Dienstag, Januar 9th, 2007

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Virtual Identity v 0.3.5b

Posted by on 09 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: Hacking, virtual id

A new Thunderbird is on the horizon (v 0.2b1) and some emails reminding me of updating the Virtual Identity extension (see [1], [2]) for usage with the new release. As usual, it’s time to solve some problems and go trough the list of bugs, so I did. And I added some features too.

  • the smart-reply window was sometimes hidden by other windows. Changed the behaivior to wait for the MessageComposeWindow to shown up till a decision in the SmartReply-Dialog was made.
  • smart-reply till now only compared email adresses, not the full names beneath them. But sometimes the email address is always the same, but the full name changes for different recipients. So changed the behaivior.
  • In Thunderbird 2.0b I am able to retrieve an URI of the original email while editing a Draft. So its possible to extract the former senders address. Which means: Now emails with an virtual identity can be saved and edited afterwards, without any problems.

For a testing phase I released a beta version of the upcoming extension, feel free to try it and please report any problems or suggestions. You can find this release under http://absorb.it/hacked/thunderbird/virtual_identity-0.3.5b-mz+tb.xpi

The „Paragraph style Drop-Down Menu inoperable if VirtualIdentity installed„-bug is still open, see my entry in the xulplanet forum. Any help appreciated!

back to the roots

Posted by on 09 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: ... ? ...

Only after a few hours listening to music my some years old amplifier died unexpectedly last week. I decided that any rescue-attempt is not worth the effort and looked for an old amplifier I builded ages ago. Found it, plugged it in and after some small fixes I’m now as proud as I was in the last days of eastern germany with my homemade technology. Great 😉


And now I like to share this impression with you. 😉 Do you realize what the remote control was in her former live?

GXP 2000 XML phonebook from VCARD

Posted by on 09 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: Hacking

Using my Grandstream GXP 2000 since a few days, I liked to get all my adresses from an electronical addressbook to it. I found the possibillity to upload a phonebook as XML (see [1] and [2]) and so I wrote a small script to convert VCARDS (as for instance exported from kaddressbook) into the appropriate format.

You can download version 0.2 of the script at http://absorb.it/hacked/vcard2gxp.awk

Just call it with the addressbook (in the below example the kde kaddressbook) as a parameter and you can send the output to the file you offer your phone than (in my case /var/www/localhost/htdocs/grandstream/gs_phonebook.xml)

vcard2gxp.awk /home/user/.kde/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf >/var/www/localhost/htdocs/grandstream/gs_phonebook.xml