Barry Desktop 0.18.3 released

The Barry development team is pleased to announce the release of
version 0.18.3. Source and binary packages are available for immediate
download at the URLs below.

Barry is an Open Source application that provides a Desktop GUI,
synchronization, backup, restore, program management, and raw channel
support for BlackBerry devices.

Barry is primarily developed on Linux, but is intended as a cross platform
library and application set, targeting Linux, BSD, 32/64bit, and
big/little endian systems. The command line utilities have been reported
to work on Mac OSX and Windows using Cygwin and libusb.

(Note: versions 0.18.1 and 0.18.2 were source-only releases for Debian.)

What's New?

This release contains some exciting new features:

* Fedora 14 and 16 yum support

* Ubuntu 12.04 binary packages, with apt repository

* Added Evolution3 opensync plugin support to Desktop
(now both evolution2 and evolution3 plugins supported)

* Made Evolution plugin configuration in the Desktop much more
flexible and forgiving

* Added ability to import and export vcard and vevent objects
directly into and out of the device, using the Desktop GUI
(Address Book, Calendar, Memos, and Tasks supported)

* New libtar0 binary packages available on Ubuntu
to fix FORTIFY_SOURCE crashes

* Library features and bugfixes:
- MimeDump template class to library
- pkg-config now properly uses libbarry-18 for
the library name instead of libbarry-0

* Fixed parsing and syncing of recurring calendar items

* Fixed the opensync vformat plugin to recognize lower case
parameter values, which fixes a sync issue with evolution


Binary packages (32 and 64bit) and sources are available on SourceForge for
the following distros:

Debian stable (squeeze)
Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04
Fedora 14, 16

Apt Repository:

Apt users can also install Barry by adding the following to sources.list:

deb squeeze main


deb squeeze main

Replace "squeeze" with ubuntu1004, ubuntu1104, ubuntu1110, or ubuntu1204
as needed. The GPG key can be found on the public key servers.
Its fingerprint is:

82DE DE11 74C1 0EA7 C55D 5679 3B52 35AE B6C2 250E

Yum Repository:

Fedora users can create a new barry.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/ with
the following contents:

name=Barry for Fedora $releasever - $basearch

name=Barry sources for Fedora $releasever - Source


The Barry documentation is available online at the usual place:

Documentation updates to better reflect version 0.18.x are planned.
Stay tuned.

Please report any bugs or problems you have to the barry-devel mailing list.
Also, please report which features you are most interested in.



Contributors in this release: (alphabetical order by last name)
intrigeri - debian packaging
Nicolas VIVIEN - the evolution3 plugin itself

Posted by Net Direct Inc. 2012-05-26

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