zindus end of life

10 Jul 2013 by leni | No Comments

The zindus add-on is coming to the end of it’s life.

I’ve written about the reasons for why I’m winding back my involvement with the addon here:

The current release of the add-on won’t be updated unless any security or stability issues emerge.

And when Thunderbird 24 is released around 17th of September 2013, the add-on won’t upgrade.


photo sync

26 Apr 2011 by leni | 12 Comments

Photo sync is finally here!

Upgrading to this release forces a slow-sync after which you’ll find that any contacts that have a photo in either Google or Thunderbird now have a matching photo on the other side!

Platforms that’s aren’t supported for photo sync - Zimbra, Postbox, SpiceBird, Thunderbird 2. Sorry folks - it’s a matter of limited resources.


Update 2011-05-03: photo sync promoted from the testing release to production.

spicebird contact sync

19 Jul 2009 by leni | 5 Comments

Today’s 0.8.12 release of the addon supports Google and Zimbra contact sync for Spicebird.

Spicebird is a mozilla-derived mail client from Synovel, which bundles Spicebird with their enterprise messaging collaboration product, CollabSuite.

Postbox contact sync

6 Jul 2009 by leni | 11 Comments

Google and Zimbra contact sync for Postbox is now supported by the addon.

Update 2009-07-12. This feature has moved out of testing into production (0.8.11).  Thanks to everyone who provided feedback!

Postbox is a mozilla-derived mail client with loads of features.  The company behind the client, Postbox Inc is a San Francsico-based startup founded by former Mozilla employees.

The Zindus addon currently uses the same Address Book backend for Postbox and Thunderbird, so if you read ‘Thunderbird’ in the FAQ, it’ll probably apply to Postbox too.

Hungarian translation

23 Mar 2009 by leni | 2 Comments

Thanks to LG for the Hungarian translation, available in the 0.8.8 release.

Thunderbird 3 beta2 and new locale: uk-UA

24 Feb 2009 by leni | 12 Comments

Today’s 0.8.7 release includes support for the latest beta release of Thunderbird 3.

The addon has been translated into Ukranian (thanks to nazar_ko).

Bugfixes are listed in the release notes.

cs-CZ, nl-NL, pt-BR

29 Jan 2009 by leni | No Comments

Today’s 0.8.6 release includes three new translations:

  • Czech: cs-CZ - thanks to fik
  • Dutch: nl-NL - thanks to: Joost de Bruijn
  • Brazilian portuguese: pt-BR - thanks to Luiz

For Google users, the release allows duplicate contacts and supports include/ignore of Suggested contacts.

Bugfixes are listed in the  release notes.

it-IT translation

22 Dec 2008 by leni | 2 Comments

The 0.8.5 release of the addon includes:
* it-IT translation
* support for SeaMonkey 2.0a2 and Thunderbird 3.0b1
* bugfixes

de-DE translation

31 Oct 2008 by leni | 1 Comment

The de-DE translation is available in the 0.8.3 release, together with some minor bugfixes for Google users.

The first sync after an upgrade to this version is a slow sync.

If you sync with Google and experience a conflict after an upgrade to this version, it may relate to the bugfix for the Google ‘company’ and ‘title’ fields.  The conflict resolution UI will correctly select the Google version.  Simply click “confirm” and the next sync will work fine.

Multiple accounts

21 Oct 2008 by leni | 8 Comments

Today’s 0.8.0 release introduces loads of new features, including:

  • option to sync with multiple accounts: one zimbra plus multiple google
  • locale support for fr-FR and gl-ES
  • support for Thunderbird 3.0a3
  • performance and UI improvements

The first sync after an upgrade to this version is a slow sync.