tipichris

About me

Developer Information
Name tipichris
Location Warwick
Homepage http://www.oak-wood.co.uk/
User since February 15, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Occasional open source tinkerer. See my efforts at http://www.oak-wood.co.uk/oss/

Add-ons I've created

TBDialOut

Place phone calls directly from Thunderbird's address book

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (8)
1,619 users

My Reviews

Operator

Does what it says, but the cost is too high Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Operator does just what it says it does, and is really useful for that. But unfortunately it has a huge cost in terms of performance. It's taken my a bit of investigation to pin it on Operator, but it seems it is responsible for really jumpy scrolling on long pages (Facebook newsfeed for example). The more I scroll, the worse it gets. I wonder if it's a blocking issue? As the page loads more posts the plugin is blocking rendering whilst is parses the new data? Whatever it is, sadly it basically makes Operator unsuable

tzpush

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is just what I've been looking for! I'm using it to sync Thunderbird's address book to a Kolab server and it is working just fine. A couple of weeks in and everything is running smoothly. I've previously used SyncKolab, but found that had a tendency to produce some nasty surprises, but tzpush seems to do pretty much exactly what it should. One slight niggle is that the second line of addresses isn't transferred, but on the plus side it seems to be being actively developed and all the niggles I've identified so far have been quickly resolved. A really useful addon!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2).