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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
After I took my contacts from google to my owncloud I so missed the sync of grouping information to the thunderbird address book.
Finally found this add-on and does exactly what I need it to.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Thunderbird 31.3.0 on Arch Linux
Preferences in the Addons-Manager returns an error message:
XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Line Number 263, Column 19: <menuitem label="&filemessageschoosethis.label;"
While the custom order of folders is still displayed it can not be canged any more and other options (like excluding certain folders from te messaging of new mails) do not work any more.
I tried to remove te file localstore.rdf but tis did not fix the problem.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
With the help of this add on I keep my group of calendars, all of them sub-calendars to a google calendar account, in sync and it just works. sync happens fast and is very reliable.
There is just one <b>but</b> to this: tasks support is missing. Lightning doesn't accept imported google calendars to store tasks in and google tasks is not supported. I have no idea why a prior review reports that tasks are synced as there is nothing like it in the add-on. In fact, the term 'task' appears just once within the scripts, in a function "getProperty" with <br>case "capabilities.tasks.supported":<br> return false;<br>And since there really seems to be no viable alternative to sync tasks between lightning and, say, an android phone short of installing some collaboration server this missing feature does hurt me. So I spare the fifth star for the day when the provider adds tasks api support
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
At the core of it this is a lovely add-on if the finer details of mail server / client interaction have your attention. They do have mine and I would love to use this add-on.
However, there are some rough edges left and one of them is a show-stopper for me. This tracer somehow interferes with some http traffic.
This is from debian wheezy icedove 10.0.3.
issue 1: Add-ons manager "More"-button, intended to show more info to an add-on and basically opens a browser window. This browser gets no data when tbtrace is installed and active.
issue 2: probably the same thing but hurts me more. None of my google calendars can be reached while the tbtracer is installed. The error msg is: Warning: There has been an error reading data for calendar: blabla. However, this error is believed to be minor, so the program will attempt to continue. Error code: 0x804b0014. Description: null
this is a generic "didn't work" msg. It came up after I installed tbtacer, it didn't reappear after I removed the tbtracer. I really need my calendars working so this is a showstopper.
Another one of the rough edges is just an documentation issue and probably linux or *nix specific. It's about the env.vars and that friendly button on the preference pane which, unfortunately, doesn't seem to work for a linux user.
What happens after the button gets clicked? On my sys a file .bash_profile got created, 0755 and 2 lines of export. Now, the next time a bash shell is created for this user those two variables will be set and available in the environment. Only in new shells, not in those already existing!
So on linux you see the dialog report success, the interfaces asks you to restart thunderbird. You do, but after the restart nothing has changed. You would need to log out and restart your desktop environment to see those vars set, or do like a poster above recommends and restart thunderbird from a new shell , from the command line.
On my system there is also something between .profile and .bash_profile, .profile won't be read when -bash_profile exists. So, when a .bash_profile is added secretly we get some collateral damages as the stuff in the .profile file is secretly disabled. Nothing an editor couldn't fix but the user must be told about it.
I'll give it 3 stars from +5 for the thing itself but -2 stars for the side effects on my calendars and the profile file's content