CardBook as "Featured Addon"

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  • #2380

    gene
    Participant

    What would it take to get CardBook recommended as a featured addon for TB? This would hugely increase it’s visibility.

    As per TB planning:

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/tb-planning/RmRdfg1ZK2E

    Comments?

     

     

     

  • #2381
    Chris
    Chris
    Keymaster

    It *IS* already featured 😀

    But Cardbook has to become the replacement of the currently integrated addressbook in Thunderbird – that should be the next step 😉

    Chris

  • #2387

    gene
    Participant

    That’s great – although the requirements [1]  do say (i.e 4 weeks before TB 64 is released):

    <span style=”font-size: 14px;”>Incompatibility with upcoming Thunderbird — Featured add-ons are expected to be compatible with stable and beta versions of Thunderbird. Add-ons not yet compatible with a Beta version of Thunderbird four weeks before its expected release will lose their featured status.</span>

    [1] https://github.com/thundernest/policies/blob/master/docs/featured-addons.md

    Agree on pushing for replacement of addressbook (which I am certainly a strong advocate for whenever I can be), but that requires compatibility with the development branch first doesn’t it?

  • #2402
    Stevie
    Stevie
    Participant

    I vote…

    YES

    … as well to upgrade the existing address book in Thunderbird.

    My number one reason was to sync my google account contacts.  This has worked quite well.

    Second is this upgrades to a newer version of Vcard.  The old address book did not show all the fields.

    What is not working, and perhaps I’m still learning how, is importing older version of Vcard, 2.1 in a file from my phone’s internal contacts, to Cardbook.  I had to import to the older address book in Thunderbird and then from Thunderbird to Cardbook, the backup Vcard v2.1.

    What I would like to see it do is sync my phones internal contacts to a Cardbook address book.  For now I at least have a copy as they are at present.  My reason is I like to keep some of my contact’s data private rather than put it all out there on Google’s server, linking via a USB cable from the phone, an Android phone on T-mobile currently.

    Another feature change is to be able to change the files directory, from it’s default location, for easy backup.  I do this for my other Thunderbird mail accounts to backup on a regular basis.  Have to be prepared for Murphy’s law.  … smiles …

    Again, Thanks for your work on this.

    Stevie 🙂

  • #2404
    Chris
    Chris
    Keymaster

    Whoever wishes to vote for Cardbook to become the official Thunderbird addressbook, can find the necessary instructions here:

    https://gitlab.com/CardBook/CardBook#vote-to-replace-the-thunderbird-address-book-with-cardbook

    Note: although not mandatory, a vote with some explanations of the reasons why Cardbook is so good will certainly have a bigger impact … 😉

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