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Ubuntu One Contacts sync heading to Thunderbird

Mozilla’s Mike Conley’s quest to integrate Thunderbird and Ubuntu continues apace. Following Messaging Menu and Unity launcher support comes news of impending Ubuntu One contacts sync.

Writing about the proposal on his blog, Conley is excited by the benefits this will bring:

Ubuntu One is a service that allows you to sync things like files, bookmarks and contacts between different computers.  That’s a pretty cool idea.  Imagine it: you get a brand new computer, hook it up to Ubuntu One, and blam:  all of your bookmarks and contacts are already there waiting for you.

Currently, however, Thunderbird does not support sharing contacts via Ubuntu One. And that’s what I’m tackling next.”

Initial (read: buggy) code for the extension is available @ launchpad.net/ubuntu-one-extension.