Thursday, July 15, 2010

GSoC 2010 Mid term evaluations

Mid term evaluations are here and I hope to have a progress meeting with my mentor to get his detailed feedback on the project.

I have packaged the MailNews sync engine into an xpi file and uploaded it to the mailnews sync project site ( It requires Firefox 1.4 ( to work (it is basically an extension of an extension!). The MailNews Sync extension currently syncs status, flag and tag data of Feed and Newsgroup items between different Seamonkey instances. I tested it on Seamonkey 2.0. I couldn't test it on Seamonkey trunk 2.1 yet but I'm hoping that everything will work smoothly there as well. Since comm-central build is not working (sm tinderbox is having a few hot days..) I will test with currently available nightly build.

Few things left to be done this week:

- Decide on a solid test plan for MailNews sync engine
- Start testing and bug fixing for mailnews engine


I have posted the MailNews engine test plan to the project site ( ). Testing will be done using 4 configurations.

Week 1 (18th to 24th July) :Config 01&02
Week 2 (25th to 31st July) : Config 03&04

All issues will be reported and tracked on

Testing begin today!


  1. Woa! Awesome!

    Do you plan to make it compatible with Thunderbird by any chance?

  2. hi gandalf, tnx for your comment:) I did the development with thunderbird compatibility in mind (please see:

    However the packaged xpi I have linked to above is meant for Seamonkey only. I will see if I can upload a packaged version for Thunderbird soon.

  3. Just updated this post with a link to the project test plan.