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Posted By: Fabrizio Capobianco
Date: 2007-05-16 11:16
Summary: Funambol v6 is General Availability

Funambol v6 Community Edition Release Notes
New Features and Functionality

* Data Synchronization Server *
- Core: out-of-the-box SQL database support for PIM data for faster synchronizations and
more efficient data storage
- Core: compression of data exchanged with Funambol plug-ins and clients (gzip) for improved
sync performance
- Core: Server-Initiated-Synchronization (i.e. Push) of PIM information with Funambol plug-ins
and clients (using new PIM Listener)
- Core: Server-Initiated-Synchronization (i.e. Push) of PIM information with SIS-capable
SyncML mobile devices (using new PIM Listener)
- Core: intelligent toggle between TCP/IP and SMS-based push mechanisms to improve
manageability of Push Email and Push PIM (Carrier Edition only)
- Core: added support for "Folders" in calendar data (Events and Tasks)
- Core: added support for VTODO to support sync of tasks with mobile phones utilizing this
standard
- Core: auto-update notice when new version of DS Server is available
- Core: over-the-air configuration of SyncML settings for mobile phones to prevent manual
configuration of mobile phones (Carrier Edition only)
- Email: simplified configuration for Push Email for improved manageability of Push Email
- Email: command-line interface for management of PIM Listener
- Email: simultaneous connection by Email Connector to multiple email systems (sync sources)
to allow each and every user the freedom to connect to an email account of their choice
- Email: use of caching for more responsive client-server communication
- Email: automatic start/stop of inbox listener in bundle
- Email: pre-configured settings for Public Email Servers like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and AOL Mail
for improved manageability of Email Connector
- Email: encryption of email account passwords (Carrier Edition only)
- Email: Improved support for Apple Mail; improved support for email in gb2312, big5, EUCKR,
EUC-JP formats
- Logging: log level setting on per-user basis to for troubleshooting purposes
- Logging: restructuring of logs to improve human and programmatic parsing
- Logging: SNMP traps generated based on level of log entries e.g. generate SNMP trap for
log entries marked as "ERROR" (Carrier Edition only)
- Demo: multi-user support for bundled Java and Web Demo Clients
- Compatibility: support and inclusion of PostgreSQL 8.2
- Compatibility: support and inclusion of Tomcat 5.5
- Compatibility: support for Windows Vista
- Compatibility: support for Funambol 3.0 plug-ins and connectors

* Administration Tool *
- Management of Push Email for users & devices
- Management of multiple Email systems for server to connect to
- Control per-user log level setting for troubleshooting purposes
- Control level of the log entries which generate SNMP traps (Carrier Edition only)
- Auto-update notice when new version of DS Server is available

* Windows Mobile Plug-ins *
- New user interface for improved usability
- Consistent user interface on Pocket PC and Smartphone devices
- Server-Initiated-Synchronization of PIM information with Funambol plug-ins and clients
- Support for auto-sync when device is cradled
- Synchronization of a single data type (e.g. Contacts)
- Compression of data exchanged with DS Server (deflate)
- Improved handling of large objects getting synchronized
- Improved TCP connection efficiency (HTTP keep alive)
- Support for Funambol 3.0 server
- Support for Windows Mobile 5 (Note: Windows Mobile 2003 is not supported)

* Outlook Plug-in *
- New user interface for improved usability
- Synchronization of a single data type (e.g. Contacts)
- Cancel synchronization in progress
- Choose Contacts, Calendar, Tasks or Notes folder to sync
- Sync of Contacts, Calendar, Tasks or Notes sub-folders
- Compression of data exchanged with DS Server (deflate)
- Support for Windows Vista
- Support for Outlook 2007
- Support for Funambol 3.0 server

* iPod Plug-in *
- Support for Funambol 3.0 server

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