It already has been announced that we are working on a new theme for Roundcube. This is planned for version 1.4 and is in a very early state. However, we already started implementing some neat features that are nice to have especially when we’re talking about mobile devices support. Here I will show you one of these features.
I recently was in a need to import a set of tasks from an .ics file. And I was surprised we can only import calendar events, but not tasks. So, after some quick copy-pasting we have the new feature.
Thanks to great CodeMirror editor and its built-in syntax highlighter we now have a nice editor widget for Sieve scripts. So, now you can edit your scripts not only using the user-friendly interface, but also by directly changing the script code. Which is especially useful if you need to use a Sieve feature not supported by the UI. Continue reading
There’s a lot about vCards in Roundcube. No surprise, this is simple and established open standard. Contacts import and export is based on it, as well as Roundcube’s internal format for contacts. There’s also the vcard_attachments plugin that adds some more functionality around vCard use.
Another small feature that will be available in Roundcube 1.3. An option to display QR code image that consist a (limited) contact information. So, you can quickly share contact with any mobile device.
It looks there are a few standards for this, but I choose the well-known vCard format as a data encapsulated by the image. Many decent applications for mobile devices actually support this method. Let me know if this works or not for you.
Identicons (avatars, sigils) are meant to give a recognizable image that identifies specified entity (e.g. contact person), like photos. So, when a contact photo is not available we could still have a kind of nice image that is unique for every contact (email address).