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|Name||Minister Mario F. Stevenson|
|Occupation||General Partner; Plan Administrator; Emergency Manager|
|User since||May 2, 2009|
|Number of add-ons developed||0 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Not yet rated|
Most of us offer extensive support to programs and developers where needed in hope of future improvement to applications. In this instance, I researched fully supporting and joining Mozilla overall and the Thunderbird team to further improve application development.
However, the corporation Mozilla and current management as we are aware isn't the brightest, but beyond that, I questioned the lack of development support for applications and developers when the corporation showed revenue of +$600 mil from Google Corporation.
Concentration from the corporation merely was for Firefox as global user share at 73% - 82% dropped to a mere 12% to-date. Of course that's resulting from the fallout with Mr. Eich.
Since then, the corporation has maintained its 12% global user share which isn't enough to earn developers rent income and since the corporation has yet to offer developers additional means of earning income, I see no point in further trying to increase user share through promotion.
Last words and the Thunderbird Collection Suite is closed.
SID} DTS-12312014:09:23] Review for Lightning QR Code Addon
Review for Lightning QR Code Addon
The addon had no problem during installation and works fine - as is. Impressive as it did capture most if not all the details of the event. Of course, the test was simple, but for this test all the details were captured. Test was performed using QR Droid on Samsung Galaxy Sii.
This is important when using QR Codes to transfer information such as scheduling because some applications only transfer metadata and not a summary of the details / notes.
SID DTS-12092014:15:25] Review of ThunderSync 2.1
Review of ThunderSync 2.1
The function of the add-on may be the future replacement of LDAP! In this review, I'll explain how the function of the add-on can serve as a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) alternative. In-line, I'll also explain the difference between "directory" .vcf and "single file" .vcf options. This is a great add-on for the collection: IETE Thunderbird Collaboration Suite.
The add-on presented no problems during installation and once the add-on has been installed, the end-user would go to Add-ons / Extensions / ThunderSync / Options to configure the settings. The add-on will open-up to address books on the left and tabbed settings on the right. The export format has two (2) options: (i) directory .vcf or (ii) .vcf single files.
During synchronization, the export will either export all the contacts of the selected address book as single .vcf files or as one complete .vcf file. Before selecting the directory it's advisable to follow the tips below:
(i) Create a new address book for synchronization.
(ii) Select the primary address book and copy all to the address book details that will be used for synchronization into the newly created address book for synchronization.
(iii) Go back to the ThunderSync settings and for the export directory choose a cloud synced directory. Here we created and chose the directory LDAP; this directory is synced with one of our cloud providers: SpiderOak, because we can give specific access to parties by unique URL routed through AWS IAM policies. Also MS Windows has a limit on long filenames and SpiderOak doesn't. When contacts are ranging in the 100 thousands and millions, this becomes important.
_ Navigate to Options / Account Settings and deselect: Check mail at start-up.
_ Synchronize address book often.
_ Make sure view card files (.vcf) information is complete, otherwise it's poor (dirty) data.
(iv) Choose the options for Import in Thunderbird on Startup so that, contact information is shared the moment it's updated.
(v) Choose Interactive Synchronization for Standard Action.
(vi) Choose Export From Thunderbird on Shutdown.
The next statement is virtually the most important resulting function of the add-on: Since we chose SpiderOak, there's virtually no need for an LDAP host server and millions of contacts' information are regulated, updated and synced automatically across devices and platforms.
We now use Box for Business for crypto commerce and overall design research and development. Although, it probably isn't necessary for use, Box does have a LDAP plugin. In any case, what will be looking for is ThunderSync to track files that have changed rather than trying scan and sync everything. We're now moving to more than 5k contacts and ultimately in the millions. Therefore, it's important for the add-on present an option: track for changes only.
_ SpiderOak removed due to numerous long-time fails;
_ OwnDrive managed by OwnCloud removed due to daily: domain can't be found.
Review for LDAP - View Groups Members by diesmo
Perhaps this add-on isn't for TB 30+. When I installed the add-on and I hadn't seen the visual changes inferred on the website; I also attempted the installation three (3) more times. I found no change; there was nothing. So, unfortunately the rating reflects my experience.
RE: WebApp Tabs Review for Thunderbird
Starting off, I'm not quite sure why this add-on remains listed as "experimental;" it works with TB 31.2.0.
The add-on has exceptional usage and is why I added it to the Thunderbird Collaboration Suite by VOICE. When using the add-on, end-users can access the properties from add-ons / WebApp Tabs / options. End-user can add their most used websites including HTTPS to the menu list. Each added website creates an icon located in the upper-right side of Thunderbird. Tabs will scroll in the same manner as FFDE.
There are some websites that will not load because it may require Thunderbird passing the call to FF or the default web browser. Some XML applications look specifically for a browser agent and thus won't load in Thunderbird; it's simply web programming framework technology and not a bug in the add-on. Word to the wise, it's useless and doesn't make sense, to use the add-on to include social media or news websites because these websites in general are "badly coded" and are the worst coded websites on the Web.
--- I have nine (9) tabs:
_ ZNotes Forum;
_ Debian's Administrator Handbook
_ Brightbook Bookkeeping
You'll notice most of these websites are HTTPS and none of them conflict. I once had my AWS console linked, but I now created a FFDE tab group, so there's no need. By the way, I use my Thunderbird Collaboration Suite by VOICE on a Gateway L2016U netbook; the entire collaboration suite is also cloud adapted with a remote LDAP. So if you have a faster machine and still have problems, don't blame the add-on nor the add-on developer (lol!)
RE: Has Potential (Task Information Collections Review)
Starting-off I found this add-on because I was looking "Add-ons" associated with Project Management to essentially convert SeaMonkey into a collaboration platform in competition against Universal Village Collaboration Suite < http://www.universalvillage.net >. To-date there are few Add-ons making Thunderbird or FFDE into a full collaboration suite with an exception that, FF/FFDE doesn't do e-mail, but SeaMonkey does. Thunderbird with a few Add-ons is the next best thing to a collaboration suite. I make this point because TIC should be an Add-on for SeaMonkey and Thunderbird and not FF/ FFDE.
Here, I used TIC for a short bit on more than one occasion to determine its usefulness to GTD an PM. I haven't found TIC to make GTD or PM easier, but it does provide a wider view of tasks. The greatest problem which in-itself as a task manager is the absence of calendar integration such as Reminderfox or Lightning. There's no such thing as GTD or PM having no calendar integration.
Another issue was I couldn't create a Task group, a necessary capability for task management, GTD and PM. I seen the "input" and "output" thinking it would create a workflow, but the settings didn't do anything. Beyond absence of Task grouping, I couldn't share the Tasks nor save / export the information. I was going to test saving the information to a cloud drive and determine what the effects would be if it was imported by another person (and that couldn't happen.)
It isn't the first time someone tried to place tasks into a circular reference. The problem becomes much more involved and now understandably outside the scope the TIC project build because neither the circular reference nor vertical timeline will accommodate large scale projects at the minimum.
It's a great effort from the start, still needs work. So basically we have a large digital whiteboard with scattered Pigeon notes. Without the ability to assign or share tasks nor projects, it becomes just a to-do list.
_ XML / XHTML is great for creating references. In this effort, it's best to create TIC files for import and export that, include project information including URL references to shared or open cloud files.
_ The circular reference is good compared to Kanban cards, but won't beat a good-ole extensible Gantt chart. Understand that these are just views in which to display the same metadata and the same metadata must be available for import and export to .ics or .ical calendars. The reason why GTD and PM are wrapped around calendars is so the information and fields become standardized for each project separately or from project-to-project.
_ It's imperative that nesting tasks exists and each could have it's own start and finish date. A task or task group under one project can also link to another project. In fact, projects too can be nested. These become Stories and Epics. Again, keep in mind that (i) it's managing information, people, projects and resources; (ii) data must be cleanly displayed and ready for reporting at anytime.
_ Review different GTD and PM platforms to expand on TIC like the Gantt add-on for Thunderbird Lighting. PM is a critical science not to be taken lightly; so if one should, then he / she and the work therefrom is taken "lightly."
What's the level of desperation: Should TIC be known as a gimmick or should TIC be taken seriously.
Good luck and hope for the best.
RE: FireSSH Review
This is another under-rated utility. I won't compare this review with general usage, but rather I'll generally dive into it's value.
For those comfortable with Putty and "generally" have settings that are access and go-through, FireSSH is much faster! This is especially for AWS admins and developers. FireSSH is much faster and to the point than using Putty. Now, you still will need Putty to convert the key to PPK, but FireSSH does use the PPK.
It's certain the developer of FireSSH should be pushing the extension towards AWS admins and developers or perhaps customizing another FireSSH version strictly for AWS admins and developers.
BTW works for FFDeveloper!
This review is the result after two (2) installations. Each installation of the app plugin ran interference on web pages and causing web browser slowdowns. These two (2) issues are separate from the other because the app couldn't function as is it was purposed. I couldn't use the app plugin at all.
Interesting...according to the web reference, it's Webkit only!
After downloading the add-in I have to agree with some of the other reviewers. Besides the hide tab not functioning, it makes no sense to require the website loaded into the browser in order for the IM to work. Other than that, it's a basic IM like most.
I have been using it so much that I have seemingly replaced Sunbird!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9).