ReSiStance 0.9.2 released

Every now and then I try to devote some spare time to add new features to ReSiStance. For this release there are 3 major changes: Item window new appearance Open links in external browser Labels support The item window (aka the window that shows the contents of a particular blog post/news/whatever) has been completely reworked. The header (with the title of the post, the name of the author and the date) used to be an static label on the top that was always visible....

June 7, 2011 · svillar

ReSiStance 0.8 with Google Reader support

I delayed a bit ReSiStance development during last months because we had a lot of work in Igalia’s WebKit team. But I managed to find some time during Xmass to advance some work and to review a couple of pending patches. The most important ones were by far, the Google Reader support ones. It all started with some sensational work done by Chus Picos. She did almost all the research regarding the status of Google Reader API (check here if you’re interested) and cooked a very nice set of initial patches....

January 11, 2011 · svillar

ReSiStance with WebKitGtk inside

I have released ReSiStance 0.3 (in case if you wonder what about v0.2, it is just that I didn’t blog about it, but it was released on Monday). I don’t know how it could happen, but I totally overlooked the presence of WebKitGtk python bindings in the Maemo repos by the time I started to code ReSiStance. I decided to move to WebKit as soon as I noticed my mistake, specially knowing all the cool features of WebKit Gtk port from the Igalia mates hacking on it....

April 2, 2010 · svillar

Vive la ReSiStance!

After all the hard work required to release Modest and Tinymail I finally found some energy to start a new pet project. I have never really liked the RSS reader that comes with the Nokia N900 Igalia gave me. I looks too “Diablo” and it’s not consistent at all with Fremantle look&feel. That’s why I decided to write my own and, at the same time, regain contact with Python. The result is ReSiStance 0....

March 22, 2010 · svillar

Tinymail 1.0 released

I’m really proud to announce the release of Tinymail 1.0. New packages are available here. It has been more than 3 years since the project started, and after all the hard work we think now it is time to release the first version of our beloved framework to build e-mail applications for mobile devices. Thank you very much to all contributors! Specially thanks to Philip, Dape, Dirk-Jan and Rob, you all rock guys!...

March 5, 2010 · svillar

The Postman always rings twice

Thanks to the hackfest time Igalia gently gives me every week I could resume the work I had previously started to add ENVELOPE support to tinymail. What’s this stuff about? Well basically what we can do now is ask the server for ENVELOPE instead of fetching a random set of headers (like ‘From:’, ‘Subject:’ …). Why is this cool? For several reasons: Speed: IMAP servers do cache ENVELOPE information so they do not have to inspect every email message to extract the requested headers....

February 19, 2010 · svillar

Moblin support for Tinymail

I have just submitted a couple of patches (this and this) to Tinymail that add Moblin to the list of supported platforms. Basically the main addition is the TnyMoblinDevice, it’s an object that allows every application that uses Tinymail to use the connectivity services provided by Moblin’s Connection Manager. In order to build Tinymail for Moblin you just need to use –with-platform=moblin in the configure process.

February 10, 2010 · svillar

Dear GMail IMAP server developers

Some people have already complained about the way GMail IMAP works. With great power comes a great responsibility. Google guys, you have one of the largest email services in the world, so this means that you have to care a lot about users and clients. Dape recently reported and error in how GMail creates the body structure of some particular messages and still got no answer. Now I found that it does not return the full bodystructure of a multipart/mixed with two refc822 messages in it....

February 9, 2010 · svillar

Another One Bites the Dust

After some months of really hard work, I managed to take a look atone of the most annoying bugs people have found while using Modest. There was some problem in Tinymail with IMAP servers that do not support NAMESPACE. Basically users were not able to open their INBOXes, just the children mailboxes. This morning I committed this long awaited fix. This bug was affecting among others people fetching mail from Oracle Beehive, Runbox, O2Online, and probably the most important one, GMX....

January 26, 2010 · svillar

Modest with BODYSTRUCTURE support

These last weeks Dape and me have been working really hard fixing bugs in Modest and Tinymail here and there. Best Modest ever is coming. But today, I don’t want to talk about fixes but features. I want to talk about BODYSTRUCTURE. This is one of the coolest features we could have added to Modest. Tinymail had some initial support, but due to the many bugs it had and the fact that some use cases were not supported forced us not to use it so far....

December 16, 2009 · svillar