Maintenacne: Upgrade to Sqlite-3.6.1 and APSW-3.5.9-r2.
Maintenance: Upgrade to pySerial-2.4.
Maintenance: Upgrade to paramiko-1.7.4 (Desmond).
Maintenance: Upgrade to PyWin32 Build 212.
Maintenance: Upgrade to wxPython-18.104.22.168.
New phone support: Motorola V3m (Sprint) (Initial)
Bug fix: iCalendar import does not process all exception dates.
Bug fix: LG LX-570: BitPim failed to read all contact entries.
Bug fix: iCalendar Import/Export: BitPim did not process all-day events properly.
Bug fix: iCalendar Import: BitPim failed to import monthly events.
Bug fix: BitPim failed to print Memo data.
Bug fix: LG VX-9100: BitPim failed to read media index file.
New phone support: LG VX-9600 (Versa) (Initial)
Bug fix: LG VX-9400: BitPim failed to write phonebook data.
Improvement: Users can now edit phone owner's name.
Maintenance: Upgrade to zlib-1.2.3
New phone support: LG VX-11000 (Initial)
New phone support: LG VX-9200 (Initial)
New phone support: LG CX-9200 (Initial)
New phone support: LG VX-5500 (Initial)
New phone support: Samsung SCH-U750 (Alias 2) (Initial)
Bug fix: Y2010 fix Sanyo SMS code
Bug fix: LG VX-8800/10000 Note Pad.
Improvement: LG AX-8600 Call History and Note Pad (patch submitted by David Ritter).
Bug fix: LG VX-8500/8800/10000: better BREW file access (i.e. fewer "file block" errors).
Bug fix: LG VX-9900: access to the mmc1 dir via Command Line Interface (CLI).
Bug fix: Motorola: BitPim failed to read phonebook from some Motorola models.
Improvement: Call History: Navigate to other subtrees.
Bug fix: SCP-6650: Fix Katana-II phone/port detection
Add "extrazero" fields to listfile and listdirectory responses so that filesystem view will work for Samsung SPHA-900. May break filesystem view for other phones.
New phone support: Sanyo SCP-8400
New phone support: LG VX-9100 (enV2)
Bug fix: Can't view Data Recording files on non-Intel Mac.
Bug fix: Correctly process BREW special files.
New phone support: LG VX-8560
New Phone support: LG VX-9700
New Phone support: LG VX-8610
Bug fix: LG VX-9900 SMS support.
Bug fix: Sanyo SCP-7500. Correctly read date on Sent messages.
Maintenance: Upgrade build script.
New phone support: LG LX-570 (Musiq) (Initial)
Bug fix: Support for the LG VX-8800 V4, LG VX-8550 V4, and LG VX-10000 V9.
Bug fix: Calendar Import Filter dialog raised exception.
Improvement: In the Get Data from Phone and Send Data to Phone dialog, clicking on either the Add or Replace All selection of a row will also enable that row.
Improvement: Edit PhoneBook Entry dialog: add/edit ICE setting.
Bug fix: LG VX-8350, LG VX-8550: failed to read/write large files.
New phone support: Samsung SCH-A870 (VZW)
Improvement: Call History duration display (patch submitted by ???)
Maintenance: Upgrade to SQLite 3.5.4.
Bug fix: Busy message dialog raised exception.
New phone support: Samsung SCH-U740 (VZW) (Initial)
Maintenance: Upgrade to wxPython 22.214.171.124
New phone support: Motorola K1m (Initial)
New phone support: Samsung SCH-U470 (Juke) (Initial)
New phone support: Sanyo SCP-7050
Bug fix: LG-AX8600 max number of phone entries.
Bug fix: Linux RPM Build.
Bug fix: Phone detection for recent Sanyo phones
Bug fix: Samsung SPH-M300: ringtone conversion.
New phone support: Motorola V3m (VZW) (Initial)
New phone support: Motorola V325 (VZW) (Initial)
Bug fix: LG VX-8550/5400/8800/10000: display wrong caller ID number.
Bug fix: LG VX-8800: image preset resolutions.
Bug fix: Help Build scripts.
Improvement: Monthly Calendar Print: print one month per page.
New Feature: Command Line Interface. See the Help pages for more details.
Bug fix: Export SMS menu throws exception.
New phone support: SCP-3200 Untested.
Bug fix: LG VX-8550: Memo support.
New phone support: LG VX-8800 (initial).
New phone support: LG VX-10000 (initial).
New phone support: Samsung SPH-M300 (Sprint) (initial).
New phone support: LG VX-8350 (initial).
New phone support: LG VX-5400 (initial).
New phone support: Samsung SPH-A900 (initial, phonebook read only).
Improvement: print SMS items in sorted order.
Maintenance: patches to libusb wrapper as submitted by Mark Rages and Thomas Rachel.
Maintenance: Upgrade to SQLite 3.5.3.
Bug fix: LG VX-8550 text memo/notepad.
Bug fix: LG VX-8550 phonebook.
Maintenance: Upgrade to Python 2.5.1
Maintenance: Upgrade to SQLITE 3.4.1
Maintenance: Upgrade to paramiko 1.7.1 (Amy)
Maintenance: Upgrade to wxPython 126.96.36.199
Improvement: List software components used by BitPim in the About Dialog.
Improvement: LG VX-8300 firmware V3 support.
Bug fix: LG VX-9400 get group error.
Bug fix: LG VX-8700 decrease data packet size.
Improvement: Added Comm Timeout setting to the BitPim Settings dialog.
Maintenance: New shorter BitPim description string.
Bug fix: Set maximum number of calendar entries that can be sent to LG phones.
Improvement: iCal support: WKST parameter.
Improvement: Allow reading of prefix 1 and other non-digit phone numbers from the phone.
Bug fix: Outlook calendar import: all-day events that span more than one day.
Bug fix: Calendar events summary window pop-up during Get Phone Data freezes BitPim.
Improvement: display ringtone information in the Contact Editor dialog.
New phone support: SCP-6650 (Katana-II)
Bug fix: LG VX-8550: BitPim failed to write contacts to the phone.
Improvement: Display the number of contacts in the Phonebook view.
Maintenance: Gentoo tbz2 package.
Maintenance: Improved support for LG VX-5300, VX-8500, VX8600, VX-8700, VX-9400.
Bug fix: LG VX-9400 calendar support.
Improvement: Reading ringtones on RL4930 also reads voice memos
Improvement: Increase read/write data block size for LG VX-8700/9400.
New phone support: LG VX-8550 (initial).
Maintenance: Disable T9 User Database read.
Bug fix: BitPim fails to auto-detect when a phone is disconnected and a different model is connected.
Improvement: Feature to allow users to automatically create trouble reports suitable for posting to the BitPim Developer List or emailing to BitPim developers.
Improvement: Sanyo SCP-6600 Change maximum phone number length from 32 to 48 digits.
New phone support: LG AX-8600 (initial).
Improvement: LG VX-8700 memo support.
Bug fix: Samsung SCH-A930/A950: Calendar time off by 1 hour (again!).
Bug fix: Float file timestamp values raised exception.
Improvement (Windows): users can now toggle between the Help window and BitPim window.
Bug fix: LG VX-8100/8300/8500/8600/8700: non-existing calendar file raised exception during calendar send.
Bug fix: LG VX-8700: bad phone file date crashed BitPim.
Bug fix: Motorola E815/E815m/V3c/V3cm auto-detection.
Bug fix (Linux): Contact entry editor does not work properly with 2 or more ringtones or wallpapers.
Bug fix: Samsung SCH-A930/A950: Calendar time off by 1 hour.
New phone support: LG VX-9400.
Maintenance: LG VX-8700: updated default image resolutions.
Maintenance (Linux): Auto port detection and phone detection. See the Linux USB Help for more details.
Maintenance (Linux): binary deb package.
Maintenance: replaced getopt with gnu_getopt.
Maintenance: updated Mac build script.
Bug fix: Calendar Import Preset dialog does not work properly on Linux.
Bug fix: Phonebook preview pane does not work at startup on Linux.
Bug fix: BitPim failed to export SMS entries with no dates.
New feature: SMS Print.
Bug fix: libusb on Debian.
New feature: Memo Print.
New feature: Generate HTML files from Print Dialog.
Bug fix: LG VX8100/8300/8500: Invalid monthly events crashed BitPim.
New feature: Added the Playlist Size field to the Playlist display.
Maintenance: Display more info when ringtone conversions fail.
Bug fix: bad/non-existing wallpaper image crashes Phonebook view.
Bug fix: Phone filesystem view does not properly set the sash position on Linux.
New feature: Enable drag-and-drop feature for Linux.
New phone support: Verizon Wireless LG VX-8700
New feature: LG VX8500/8600/8700 BitPim can now "request" the phone to enter Diagnostic Mode (DM).
Bug fix: Right-click in filesystem view does not immediately pop up the context menu.
New feature: Phone auto-detection on Linux.
New feature: Copy-and-paste files from GTK to BitPim.
Bug fix: bitfling process does not start.
Bug fix: SMS Export Browse dialog does not show CSV files.
Maintenance: Upgrade to wxPython-188.8.131.52
Maintenance: Upgrade to sqlite-3.3.17
Bug fix: media vtable reads wrong files.
Maintenance: update component package versions.
Bug fix: Samsung SCH-A930/950 calendar timezone.
Bug fix: iCalendar import fails to correctly set ALARM value.
Bug fix: BitPim imports invalid Outlook montly events, which are failed to send to the LG VX8100/8300/8500.
Maintenance: Upgrade to wxPython-184.108.40.206.
Bug fix: Calendar Import Wizard truncates path name.
Bug fix: Create Data Storage Wizard truncates path name.
New feature: Samsung SCH-A930: retrieve video files along with wallpapers.
New feature: Add Next 7 Days preset option to calendar import filter.
Bug fix: Phone contact editor incorrectly displays wallpaper and ringtone assignments.
New feature: Add Merge option to the calendar import process.
New feature: Add HowTos and FAQ to the Help menu.
Bug fix: prevent two BitPim instances using the same storage area.
New feature: display the storage name (if available) on the BitPim main window.
Bug fix: New daylight saving time in iCal calendar export.
Bug fix: Motorola V710 support.
Bug fix: T9 Editor failed to delete words.
Bug fix: LG VX8500: failed to send T9 data to the phone.
Added Phone Info for Sanyo Phones.
New feature: LG UX5000 support.
New feature: prevent two BitPim instances using the same storage area.
Bug fix: Build 0.9.11 database compatibility issue.
Bug fix: LG VX-8500: limit the size of each playlist to 50 songs.
Bug fix: LG VX-8600: disable Play List feature.
New phone support: SCP-2400.
Bug fix: Calendar Import Preset does not adjust dates.
Help pages update.
VCard import now detects Apple's files that are in Unicode format but without byte order markers
Bug fix: LG VX-8600 Call History feature.
Additional support features for LG VX-9900.
Bug fix: Added the "Secret" field to the Phone Entry Editor Dialog.
Bug fix: Print preview crashed BitPim.
Bug fix: Revert-to-saved not working in GTK.
Bug fix: Switched to OS native buttons in dialogs.
Bug fix: LG VX Busy phonebook crashed BitPim.
New phone support: LG VX-5300
New feature: Help menu item that takes users directly to the Help page of the current phone model (if available). This feature is also available from a Help button from the Set Phone wizard.
Moved menu item Phone Info from main menu Edit to View.
Sanyo SCP-6600 (Katana): Writing the phonebook now supported.
Bug fix: Windows comscan crashed BitPim.
Bug fix: Improved LG VX-8500/8600 T9 User Database feature.
Design change: storing media data via Sqlite virtual tables.
New feature: Create New BitPim Data Storage wizard.
Bug fix: iCalendar import.
Bug fix: Unknown command line parameter crashes BitPim.
New phone support: LG VX-8600.
New phone support: Sanyo SCP-200.
New phone support: LG VX-9900 (phonebook, wallpapers, and ringtones).
New feature: T9 User Database maintenance. Initially, only the LG VX-8500/8600 supports this feature.
Bug fix: Adding mp3 ringtones crashes BitPim (LG-VX8300)
Windows: Fixed issue where BitPim would silently fail if My Documents didn't exist (eg on an external USB drive that isn't plugged in).
Sanyo phones: Read "Sent" messages as well received messages when reading SMS. Add auto-detection for newer Sanyo phones (SCP-3100, SCP-6600, and MM-7500) and Bell SCP-8100.
Bug fix: Timezone issues with Samsung A930/A950 calendar events.
Sanyo SCP-6600 (Katana): Reading the phonebook now supported.
Bug fix: bad BREW file date crashes BitPim.
New feature: Added Splash Screen Time duration to the Config Dialog.
New feature: Calendar Import Preset.
Added Sanyo MM-5600 support.
Show libusb device Product ID and Vendor ID in the Comm Port Settings dialog.
Handled media unicode file names for the LG-VX8300/VX8500.
Clarified phonebook writing error message.
Fixed deleting nonexisting media files bug (LG-VX8100).
Fixed iCal import DTEND property.
Fixed support for adding 3g2 video files.
Added the Replace All and Merge options to the Contacts Import dialog.
Support for Telus SPH-A840, phonebook and calendar only, added.
Sanyo SPH-6600 (Katana): Phonebook and wallpaper/ringtone writing not supported. Camera images read with wallpaper.
Added file infor support for WMA file type.
For LG VX phones: ignore invalid calendar events read from phones.
Added the capability to export BitPim calendar data to iCalendar format.
Improved display of non-recurrent calendar events that span more than 1 day.
Added an option to reformat contact names during the contact import process.
Bug fix: BitPim crashed due to corrupted config file.
Bug fix: BitPim crashed due to corrupted Call History file.
Bug fix: Bad phone contact entry crashes BitPim.
For Sprint Samsung phones, include location in event name.
New feature: display calendar events inside a Tool Tip window.
New feature: copy/paste of SMS text to the clipboard.
Bug workaround: Unicode characters crash CSV contact export.
Fixed phonebook and filesystem splitter display.
On Windows, sync the current help topic with the TOC.
Sanyo phones: Improve setting of alarms for calendar
Renamed menu item AutoSync to Auto Calendar Import, and moved it to under Import menu item.
Fixed adding media files decode exceptions.
Added support for the LG VX8500 phone. See the Help for more details.
Increased A930 max ringtone size to 290K.
Capability to read ringtone files for the LG VX8500.
Added MS Windows Media Player Play List (wpl) files import.
Fixed Shift+Add feature for Linux.
Fix crash on reading SMS messages from Sanyo phones
Added Import Calendar Wizard feature.
Handled local filesystem file names.
Added unicode support to the Samsung A930/A950.
Fixed calendar support for the LG VX8300.
Fixed various Help screen shots.
Raise bitpim phonebook group limit from 10 to 30 on LG-VX5200/8100/9800.
Fixed Set Phone wizard for Linux plaform.
Fixed auto-detection to include libusb ports for Linux.
Fixed bug: BitPim does not always terminate on Linux.
Fixed bug: get calendar data raised exception.
Add support for calendar on LG-VX8300 (Verizon).
Fixed vCard Photo field import problem.
Added support for Samsung SCH-A930 phone.
Add support for LG-VX8300 (Verizon). Calendar not supported. Phonebook ringer and wallpaper assignment not supported.
Fixed bug: Calendar read raised exception.
Fixed bug: LG VX7000 media read raised exception.
Yet another attempt to fix LG VX6000/6100 auto-detection.
Added a work-around that allows storing ringtones on miniSD cards for the VX9800 (V2+), which was inadvertently left out from release 0.9.03.
Added Call History and SMS support to the A950.
Fix bug:Exception in wallpaper pane when it contains unrecognised image formats.
Fixed SMS feature for V3c(m) phones.
Fixed backup dir bug.
Added Calendar Read Merge feature.
Fixed bug: phonebook preview with bad image.
Fixed bug: BitPim crashes when VX9800 fails to read media files.
Improved phone detection scheme for VX6100.
Linux ISO 8559-1 encoding is now found
Added a work-around that allows storing ringtones on miniSD cards for the VX8100 and VX9800.
NOTE: If you run this version going back to an earlier version will cause all the wallpaper/ringers in BitPim to disappear.
Fixed media view toolbar bitmap problem.
Fixed status bar redraw problem.
Fixed bug: calendar entry dialog color coded fields not working properly.
Added auto-detect current phone model first.
Added Sanyo MM-7500 support. Wallpaper/ringer writing are currently disabled. Playlist and call history support are not yet available.
Added phone detection status indicator.
NOTE: If you run this version going back to an earlier version will cause all the wallpaper/ringers in BitPim to disappear.
Fixed A950 Phonebook reading problem.
Added phone detection for the Motorola E815.
Increased the size of the phonebook from 500 to 1000 entries for the V3c and E815.
Fixed V170(m) SMS reading problem.
Fixed Data Recording playback bug.
Fixed Linux Unicode alias error for the Motorola phones.
Added support for Sanyo SCP-3100 (Sprint). See the SCP-3100 model notes for driver information.
Added A950 Phonebook write.
Added iCalendar import feature.
Added Google Calendar import feature.
Fixed bug: cannot shutdown PC while BitPim is in the System Tray.
Fixed bug: undocking laptop crashes BitPim.
Fixed bug: run minimized does not go to System Tray.
Added color coded program status.
New GUI layout for media, separate nodes for all origins.
Added summary screen to show size and quantity of media.
Add right-click menus to media-related items in tree view.
Add feature to move media from one origin to another (right-click file to move).
Add support for media files of the same name in different origins.
Add ability to add media to all origins, note: some origins are read only so updates in BitPim will not appear in the phone, check phone help.
Add feature to export media files (right-click in tree view) to zip file and filesystem.
Add list view for media panel.
Fixed incorrect wallpaper sizes on LG-VX8100.
Fixed bug in preview window for wallpaper editor which cause it to be cropped in some cases.
Add support for preserving media file timestamps (not implemented on all phones).
Internal storage of media moved to database, media files now stored in origin directories.
Added patch to prevent 0 size ringers when getting ringers from phones which block reading (e.g. 8100) when the ringers were previously uploaded using bitpim.
Fixed auto-detection for phones that have 2 comm ports.
Fixed BREW file timestamp issue.
Fix bug writing the phonebook to the LG-VX9800.
Got around V3cm reading ringtones issue.
Fixed A950 reading non-existing index file issue.
Organized-by-size GUI update.
Allow access to 'My Sounds' on LG-VX5200.
Added suport for the SCH-A950 phone. See the Help section for more details.
Added phone detection for Motorola V3c/V3cm phones. Support for V3c/V3cm is indentical to the V710/V710m phones.
Fixed bug saving wallpaper and ringtones in rightclick menu.
Fixed bug requiring restart after phone model change.
LG-PM325 Add write support for phonebook, calendar, wallpaper and ringtones.
Add support for iso-8859-1 characters on, LG-VX4400, LG-LX5450, Toshiba VM4050, LG-PM225, LG-PM325. This will allow phonebooks with names with accented characters and other non-ascii characters supported by the phone to work.
Added support for the Motorola V710 phone. Supported features include phonebook, calendar, ringtones, wallpapers, and SMS. See the Help section for more details.
Added support to the Motorola V710m, which is the V710+OBEX.
Add support for LG-LX5550 (Alltel).
Add support for LG8100 (Telus Mobility).
Sprint Samsung phones Increase limit on ringers to 250K.
Fixed Task Bar Icon discrepancies.
Improved Data Recording playback.
Fixed bugs introduced with new GUI, phone reboot, standby, todolist send/get, call history stats, drag and drop.
Add support for iso-8859-1 characters on, LG-VX5200, LG-VX6100, LG-VX7000, LX-VX8100, LG-VX9800. This will allow phonebooks with names with accented characters and other non-ascii characters supported by the phone to work.
Added System-Tray-On-Closed feature.
LG VI125: Add readonly phonebook support for this Sprint phone.
Fixed bugs with new GUI, getting call history, phonebook column picker and outlook import filter.
Fixed exception when outlook is not installed for Windows.
Fixed exception when trying to access blocked files.
LG VX7000: Cope gracefully when updating ringtones and the index says a file exists that doesn't actually exist.
Add support for LG6190 (Bell Mobility).
Fix bug writing phonebook on LG-PM225.
Added Data Recording feature.
New look and feel for BitPim main screen
Fixed bug in 0.8.09 that caused exception in media conversion
Samsung A620/A740/A840: Add capability to upload wallpaper to phone. Fix writing of calendar alarm times. (Rounds down to 0, 10, 30, or 60 minutes).
Add read support for LG-PM325 phonebook, calendar, wallpaper ringtones, call history and SMS.
Added new toolbar to main window.
Added Call History export to CSV format.
Add phonebook read/write support for LG VI-5225 (STI-Mobile).
Import Outlook Contacts:Added contact category priority filter.
Add support for LG6200 (Bell Mobility).
Added Phone Setting Wizard feature.
Windows libusb is no longer looked for on Windows. (To use libusb on Windows, you had to have a device driver first. And if you had a device driver, you'd have no need for libusb.)
Mac The native Mac online help system is used for BitPim help. (Note: if the help viewer is slow or has other issues then that is a known issue and nothing to do with BitPim)
Mac The top pane of the comm port selection dialog would startup zero sized so you wouldn't know it is there. Now forced to be shown.
Add support for Samsung VI660 (SPH-A660).
Fixed the issue of BitPim not being aware of passing midnight.
Added color coded labels to editable fields.
Add support for LG C2000 (Cingular).
Added phone detection at BitPim startup.
Added Call History historical data viewing capability.
Allow Media filenames to contain hyphen, underscore and brackets on LG-VX8100/9800
Add support for LG-PM225 (Sprint).
Samsung A740/A840: On writing phonebook to phone, use default ringer and wallpaper. (Instead of Boardwalk and "People 20").
Added SMS historical data viewing capability.
Added phonebook read support for the Samsung SPH-N400.
Add support for Sanyo RL-4930.
Add support for Samsung SPH-A840.
Fixed bug importing repeating all-day events from Outlook
There is now a help page for when CRC errors are detected
Added Playlist Management feature.
Added Playlist support to the LG-VX9800.
Added a work-around for not being able to read ringtone files from the LG-VX8100(V6/7).
Added a feature that allows Window users to minimize BitPim into the System Tray (Task Bar Icon). Users can enable/disable this option from the Settings dialog.
Samsung Sprint Phones: Fixed group assignments for phonebook writes.
Added support for the Toshiba VM4050 phonebook writing and fixed bug in phonebook read, added VM4050 to help screens
Fixed bug that hid autosync feature added in previous version
Added support for LG-VX6100 Memo (notepad) read/write
Fixed Help display bug on Mac & Linux.
Added the Preset Duration parameter to the Calendar Import Filter Dialog.
Added the feature that allows the Calendar Import Filter Dialog to remember its previous settings.
Added the capablity to set Category, Ringtone, or Wallpaper to multiple contacts. Please see the Howtos section of the Help file for more details.
Fixed bug that prevented writing wallpaper and ringtones to the LG VX5200
Displayed expanded view of the SMS tree upon initialization.
Improved Phone Contact Editor part 2.
Added support for the Toshiba VM4050 (phonebook reading and auto detect only)
Add 'AutoSync' feature to automate synchronizing PC calendar with phone
Fixed LG-VX3200 phonebook read/write exception.
Added Import Outlook Notes feature.
Samsung A620/A740: Can now write ringtones to phone. Calendar fixes.
Fixed LG-VX8100/9800 phonebook speed dial bug.
Added Import Outlook Tasks feature.
Fixed Outlook Calendar all-day events spreading to the next day.
Add support for Sanyo VI-2300.
Sanyo Phones: Add reading of sms and todo.
Fixed bug that prevented writing memos to the LG VX5200
Added support for multiple data directories feature. Please see the Howtos section for more details.
Added a feature to the Phone Contact Editor that allows users to navigate to the next/previous contact item.
For calendar events, combined the description and location with the format 'description[location]'.
Added a feature to to get/send My Sounds media files.
Preserved previous ringtone and image IDs.
Fixed failed-to-write-contact-entry exception.
Fixed failed-to-read-media-file exception.
In the Today tab, fixed the order of the SMS and Call History items.
Sprint Samsung Phones: Fixed calendar writing.
Sanyo Phones: Fix phonebook writing that was broken in 8.03. Avoid exceptions when writing media to phone. (Occured with MM-8300).
Fix problem with pager and none numbers causing exceptions on LG VX5200, LG VX8100 and a few other LG phones.
Added full support for the LG LX5450 (Alltel).
Fixed SMS Deletion exception.
Added SMS Export to CSV and mbox formats.
Update filesystem tab with new look and feel. Supports drag and drop for copying files into the phone's file system.
Sanyo phones: Added reading of call history.
Sanyo picture phones: On reading camera pics, rename duplicate filenames. This prevents smaller "saved to phone" pictures from clobbering the original "in camera" pictures.
LG VX8100/VX-9800: Added the capability to retrieve video files. These files can also be played by an appropriate software player (if installed).
Fixed apparent program frozen issue.
Fixed Filesystem Backup exception.
Sanyo MM-7400 Add calendar write support.
Sanyo MM-8300 Handle clear of unused events properly when writing the calendar.
Fixed problem with writing wallpapers and ringtones to the LG-VX9800.
Fixed problem with parsing SMS outbox messages from the LG-VX9800.
Added every-nth-month capability to the Calendar feature.
Fixed exception generated when a calendar event with a long description is read.
Allowed the LG-VX8100 to access wallpapers and ringtones files stored on the miniSD card, similar to the LG-VX9800.
Add support for Samsung SPH-A740 (Sprint). Read/write of phonebook and calendar, and reading of wallpaper/camera and ringtones supported.
Fixed LG-VX7000 Call History feature.
Added full support to the LG-VX9800.
Added Calendar, Call History, Memo, and SMS support to the LG-VX3200.
Add calendar write support for MM-8300
Improved phonebook writing feature of the LG-G4015.
Fixed LG VX8100 wallpaper size.
Added phone detection for unknown CDMA phones.
Added full support for the LG VX5200.
Improved UNICODE support
Added full support for the LG VX4500.
Added support for the Sanyo MM-8300
Fixed Calendar tab background redraw problem.
Fixed Phone File System Dir Listing problem.
Samsung SPH-A620 Wallpaper readout now includes pictures in wallet and downloaded images/screensavers
Preserved "_HELP_NAVTREE_ID" in Help htd files.
Fixed LG VX8100 PhoneBook support to allow 'W' character (Wait) in dialstrings.
Added LG G4015 phone support.
Accommodated .ics file extension for vCalendar Import.
Added Calendar and Memo support to the LG VX8000 phone.
Fixed and improved 'bad cache dir' problem.
Turned on protocol log during auto-detection process.
Adapted several Palm's vCard extensions.
Added phonebook read/write support for the SPH-N200.
Added full support for the LG VX-6000.
Added phone file system emulation for development.
Provided a temporary fix for LG VX8100 BREW file system listing.
In the SMS tab, display the messages in the order of received date/time.
Added Calendar support to LG-VX4400.
Added a warning message dialog if a ringtone being added is too big.
Added a dialog to display Outlook Calendar Items that failed to import.
Added the capability to retrieve Voice Memo data from the LG VX-4650.
Completed all Help files.
Fixed bug that caused the horizontal scrolled-bar of the phonebook tab to disappear after turning on & off the preview panel.
Fixed a bug that caused old monthly event data to generate exceptions.
Added the Today tab.
Added Volume Adjustment feature to mp3 media conversion.
Added a file caching capability when reading BREW EFS files from the phone. This feature avoids reading unchanged media files repetitively from phone.
For SMS messages, added field 'Read' and 'Delivery Confirmation'.
For Calendar Events, added field 'Vibrate'.
For CAll History, added field 'Duration'.
Added support to LG-VX8100 phones: phonebook, calendar, wallpapers, ringtones, text memo, call history, phone info, and auto-detection.
Added support to LG-VX4650 phones: phonebook, calendar, wallpapers, ringtones, text memo, call history, and auto-detection.
Sanyo MM-7400 Increase wallpaper upload size to 176x220.
Fixed shift+Add wallpaper feature.
Improved Hex Editor.
Fixed media name change notification to Phonebook contacts and Calendar events. When users rename wallpapers or ringtones, the changes will be propagated to all Phonebook contacts and Calendar events, which may require (re)syncing data between BitPim and the phones.
Added TimeZone capability to vCalendar Import.
Added "nth *day (ie 1st Monday) of every month" repeat feature to Calendar Events. Also extended this feature to other Calendar Import/Export capabilities.
Added BCI file support (work-around) to wallpaper tab. Waiting for a wxPython fix to fully integrate BCI with wxPython & BitPim.
Fixed Samsung SCH-A650/A670 SMS parsing error.
Fixed Samsung SCH-A650/A670 Contacts Names Unicode error.
Fixed Contacts & Calendar print problems.
Fixed exception caused by righ-click in the File System View window.
Fixed bug 878876: Toggle Phonebook Preview pane.
Added the capability for users to view historical phonebook data.
Added a feature that would allow BitPim to download (and upload) wallpapers and ringtones which file names may be illegal on the host system.
Added numerical input fields for Clip Start, Clip End, and QCP Clip Volume to the Ringtone Conversion Dialog.
Added sound/size optimization for QCP conversion to the Ringtone Conversion Dialog.
Fixed a bug which raised an exception when trying to print out Calendar Events that have '&'s in its summaries/descriptions.
Made some improvements to the HexViewer feature.
Fixed a resizing bug in the Contacts Import Dialog.
Updated several bits of help including a section on the LG VX8000. You can now get Mac Prolific PL2303 drivers from the Prolific website. Thanks to David Hechtman for the information.
LG VX-3200 Some support added for this phone. Make sure you read the help notes first. This functionality was contributed by Bruce Schurmann.
Added a simple List View and Monthly View calendar events print capability.
For any phone that can be auto-detected, users now can assign an owner's name to it.
In Windows, added the capability to drag-and-drop wallpaper and ringtone files from BitPim to other Windows applications.
For the Wallpaper and Ringer tabs, added the 'copy', 'paste', and 'rename' menu items (and capability) to the context menu (right click) and the main menu.
Added 'Expand All' and 'Collapse All' context menu items to the SMS tab.
Added 'Organize Items by', 'Expand All', and 'Collapse All' to the Call History tab. The Call History items can now be organized by type, by date, or by number/contact.
Add auto-detection Sanyo phones and Samsung SPH-A460 and SPH-A620.
Add reading and write todos (task list) for SPH-A460 and A620. Reorganized some A460 and A620 code to make supporting other Samsung phones easier
Sanyo MM-7400 Should now read all media from the phone.
Added CSV Calendar Import/Export feature.
Updated versions of various components used by BitPim
Added the Call History tab to the main BitPim display.
Added an initial implementation of the Phone Auto-Detect feature. Currently, the only phones that support this feature are the Samsung SCH-A310/A650/A670.
Minor display improvement to ther SMS Tab display.
Samsung SCH-A670 Some bug fixes:
Better transition from mode Modem to Brew and back.
Eliminated the "Cannot seek large file" error message. To avoid this error message, users would need to re-download camera images from the phone (Get Data -> Wallpapers)
Fixed bug with adding jpeg and GIF wallpaper images.
Added speed dial, wallpaper, and ringtone info to vCard Import/Export.
Added Contacts CSV Export.
Added Phone Info Dialog feature. Supported phones include the Samsung SCh-A310/SCH-A650/A670.
Added a feature that allows users to add raw/unprocessed image files. This feature is invoked by pressing a shift key while clicking on the 'Add' button. On the Samsung SCH-A670, this feature can be used to add GIF or animated GIF files, which are not directly supported by BitPim.
LG Phones When corrupt data is detected on the phone you will be given a detailed help page about it rather than just an exception.
Samsung SPH-A460 Can read/write phonebook and calendar. See the Samsung model notes for information about oddities when writing the phonebook to the phone.
Samsung SPH-A460 Read todolist from phone
LG VX6100 Set maximum filename length for ringers and wallpaper to 20 characters. (John O'Shaughnessy)
LG VX6100 Increased wallpaper size from 128x148 to 132x148 (and 132x160 for fullscreen) (John O'Shaughnessy)
LG TM520/VX10 Support for these phones will be removed in 0.7.31 unless someone steps forward to maintain them.
BitFling now works with SPH-A620 and probably other Samsung phones.
Added the Task Todo tab to the main BitPim display.
Added the SMS tab to the main BitPim display.
Cosmetic and usability tweaks from Adit Panchal
There is now a table in the online help that lists which BitPim features are supported by which phones. The page also points to what features will be supported and when.
LG VX8000 Initial support for this phone added
Samsung SCH-A650/A670Added Task Todo and SMS support.
Samsung SPH-A620/VGA1000 Camera picture filenames now use caption name instead of timestamp based filename.
Many cosmetic and usability tweaks from Adit Panchal
BitFling has been fixed.
When adding images you can tell BitPim what you intend to use the image for (eg fullscreen startup image or outside LCD callerid). This is all part of a display that lets you select exactly what part of the image you want imported. Note that we don't have all the sizes for phone models. If you have details on specific image sizes for various uses for phone models, then read this set of messages and then post to tbe bitpim-user mailing list.
Sanyo MM-7400 Disabled calendar writing.
Added 2 more filtering parameters to Calendar Import function.
Added phone textual memo/note feature.
Added a feature that allows users to check for any BitPim program updates.
Added the capability to import data from vCalendar data files.
Mac Now have the Metal appearance. Will not be getting an 'i' prefix. Download is reduced in size by a third.
Sanyo SCP-7300 Increased wallpaper size from 132x144 to 132x176.
Sanyo MM-7400 Reading and writing of calendar should work
Samsung SPH-A620/VGA1000Work around buggy phone software that caused the apparent number of numbers in phone to increase with repeated writes of phonebook. Preserve birthdays, where possible, when writting phonebook.
LG Phones The length of memos has been increased to what each phone model supports (64 chars on VX4500 and VX6100, 48 on VX4600, 32 on all other models.)
SK6100/SK Music Slider (Pelephone, Israel) Added basic read-only access to the phonebook.
Samsung SCH-A670 Some fixes and enhancements:
Create media directories if they do not exist.
For contact names, if Full name is not specified, will use "First Middle Last" combination.
jpeg is now the default wallpaper format, which will allow these images to be reliably used as contact pix id.
Video clips can now be downloaded with other wallpaper images.
There is now a read-only mode, set in the preferences. If you turn read-only on then BitPim won't do anything that does modifications to your phone. If you turn read-only off, then you have to restart BitPim for it to take effect.
Mac Many changes:
Fixed various issues so that the ringer format conversion (except PureVoice/QCP) can happen.
Wallpaper and ringtone pane background forced to white
Items in the wallpaper and ringtone panes can be double clicked on (or right click menu - Open) and they will be launched in the appropriate program.
Samsung SCH-A670 Fixed ringtone format conversion process.
Samsung SPH-A620/VGA1000 Can now write the phonebook to the phone. Ringtone and wallpaper assignments are not preserved.
Sanyo Phones Calendar code has been updated to newer BitPim internal calendar format. Please note any problems.
The ringers tab now identifies audio file types
You can double click on items in the wallpaper and ringer tabs to launch the default program associated with that file type.
BitPim can now convert non-midi audio files into something your phone will support such as MP3 or Qualcomm PureVoice. Make sure you read and understand the documentation which is also available by pressing help in the dialog box. You can easily make your phone not work any more.
MP3 ringtones are used for LG phones. PureVoice/QCP ringtones are used for Samsung SCH A650/A670.
Import of Outlook Calendar data is now supported.
Calendar bugs fixed:
Calendar GUI now displays on Mac
Sending repeat calendar events to the phone
Samsung SPH-A620/VGA1000 Phonebook reads fixed to work with phones with old firmware. Reading of camera pictures fixed. Ringtones can now be read from phone.
LG VX6100 Underscore character "_" now supported in ringer and wallpaper file names. Number of ringers allowed increased from 30 to 60. Number of wallpaper allowed increased from 30 to 60. Number of camera images allowed increased from 20 to 60.
Bitmap (BMP) images with less than 236 colours are saved in the smaller 8 bit format (ie using a palette).
The wallpaper and ringtone displays have been replaced with an improved user interface in both functionality and appearance. The wallpaper display now works out image information directly from the file (eg you could rename a jpeg to .png and it will see work out that it is jpeg). You can also organize in various ways (try the right click menu). The ringtone display also uses the new interface but doesn't have the file type recognition or organizing implemented yet.
The matching of imported/incoming phonebook entries against what you already have has been sped up. (A C implementation of the Jaro Winkler algorithm is used.) There is also a progress dialog with estimated remaining time displayed if there is a lot of matching to do (multiply the number of incoming items with the number of existing items to get an idea of how much work is done).
The phonebook and calendar data is now stored in a transactional database (we use SQLite behind the scenes) which allows for implementing undo, archiving of old entries, concurrent instances of BitPim, storing old data so we can calculate changes for doing syncing and various other goodness. The other types of data (eg wallpaper and ringtones) will also be changing to use this database.
There is now an improved user interface for adding and editing calendar events. Most of the phone modules do not (yet) support the extra fields available, but will do so over the next few releases.
SCH-A670 Phonebook contacts now fully support wallpaper and ringtone assignments. Uploaded wallpapers are automatically converted to 128x96 24-bit BMP format and can be used for phonebook wallpaper assignments. Better transition in and out of File System mode. Calendar repeat events are now supported.
SCH-A650 Wallpaper images with 256 colors or fewer are converted to 8-bit PNG format. Others are converted to 24-bit PNG format. Better transition in and out of File System mode. Calendar repeat events are now supported.
Sanyo MM-7400 Disable reading of ringer/wallpaper assignments (which are really not handled properly for Sanyo phones anyway) so that phonebook read will work. Disabled calendar options as they seem not to work.
Added option to filesystem browser (Brew mode) to return phone to modem mode (AT commands). Known to work for some Samsung and Sanyo models. Use with caution on other phones.
Outlook When importing contacts, only email addresses with a a type of SMTP are imported. Other ones, such as those used for X.400 email, are ignored.
SCH-A650 Correctly retrieve and save ringtone assignments in phonebook entries.
Sanyo MM-7400 Please do not use 0.7.23 for this phone, use 0.7.24 or a later version. [Added option for this phone. Assumes that this phone is similar to the PM-8200. If you find bugs, or experience timouts and are willing to help debug the driver for this phone, please post on one of the mailing lists.]
Wallpaper reading (including camera images) and writing works.
Ringtone reading and writing works.
Phonebook reading and writing works with the exception that wallpapers set in BitPim are ignored when sent to the phone.
Calendar reading works. Calendar writing does not.
Fix a bug in the import process when two imported entries matched the same existing entry. Now the best import entry is always chosen, and the underlying data consistency is maintained.
Fixed SF bug #1062904: users cannot close calendar editor dialog.
SCH-A650 Fixed bugs in reading and writing phonebook, calendar, wallpapers, and ringtones.
SCH-A670 Added support for download of camera pictures as part of wallpaper gets. Partial support for caller-id assignments in phonebook: assignments of ringers and gallery photos (not other wallpapers) made on phone are preserved in BitPim.
eGroupware Workarounds for various bugs in eGroupware. Note that eGroupware has an issue with categories, and you may experience issues when editing in both BitPim and the eGroupware web interface.
There are some visual glitches in the phonebook import dialog. Resize the window and they will go away. (Long story).
You can now export to eGroupware
Windows 95/98/Me The Microsoft Layer For Unicode is now installed with BitPim so you won't get random crashes in MSVCRT.DLL
Samsung Phones Preliminary support for various features has added for the following phones. Various features may be incomplete or buggy.
SCH-A310 Reading and writing of the calendar and phonebook
SPH-A620 Reading of the phonebook. Reading and writing of the calendar. Reading of photos from the phone's camera.
SCH-A650 Reading and writing of the phonebook, calendar, ringtones and wallpaper.
SCH-A670 Reading and writing of the phonebook, calendar, ringtones and wallpaper.
You can now import phonebook contact information from eGroupware
Windows The Microsoft CHM (Compressed HTML) format help file is now used from within BitPim, and so you will get the standard Microsoft Help viewer instead of the wxWidgets one. As a bonus the Microsoft Viewer understands stylesheets so you will see the help text in all its green glory!
Mac py2app is now used for packaging BitPim up. Let us know if you see any issues.
Sanyo Phones Wallpaper written to Sanyo phones is now more likely to be accepted by the phone. The PNG files are converted to 8 bit colour and the size of the colour map is reduced to make the file size less than 16K.
Various minor tweaks and cleanups.
Sometimes Outlook comma separates the Categories field instead of semi-colon like normal. BitPim now deals with this in the import.
Fixed omitted field that was caused by importing vcards with a "uid" field.
LG VX7000 Support for this phone has now been added thanks to a phone loan by RPI Wireless. LG took the opportunity to make the firmware functionality and quality worse than their previous phones. There may still be some problems where the code assumes the phone won't be as stupid as it actually is.
The phonebook reading and writing works, although there may be some minor issues with the writing due to the new restricted fields available. It also looks like the speed dials might not be written exactly right due to the phone re-arranging some phone numbers some of the time.
LG halved the number of phone number types available. Phone number types that the phone doesn't have (eg Pager) are ignored.
The phone is very reluctant to reveal how many phonebook entries are present. BitPim works around this, but the workaround will fail if you have no entries at all. Consequently do not ask BitPim to read the phonebook if it is empty.
Calendar reading/writing doesn't work. (They tweaked some of the fields since prior phone models).
Wallpaper and ringtone reading and writing work. The BitPim code currently limits you to 50 of each. If anyone knows what the real limit is, or why the phone goes to the trouble of storing the total amount of space used by the ringtones and wallpapers then please post on bitpim-devel.
Sanyo Phones Allow entries with no name.
Linux BitPim is now packaged using cx-Freeze 3.0
You can now filter by categories in the import dialogs.
Your previous settings for the filters (eg requiring a name, number, email address etc) as well as the categories are remembered.
vCard import now understands charsets instead of always using ISO 8859-1. It also correctly deals with vCards already in a Unicode file as Apple Addressbook likes to do.
All the standard character set converters are now included with the binary distribution of BitPim instead of just two or three. This allows almost any charset to be used in vcards.
An issue with transparency and black backgrounds on 16 bit colour displays on Windows was fixed (thanks to Kevin Swan for providing the test files and screenshots).
We decided to stay with wxPython 2.5. Currently the Mac version is not Unicode, but the other platforms are. That will be addressed in the future.
Many minor tweaks and fixes for GUI issues reported on the mailing lists. Thanks to all those who took the time to give accurate reproducible reports.
Fixed a filesystem protocol issue where the LG VX7000 was behaving differently than all the other phones. This will fix some Motorola V710 issues as well.
For some Sanyo phones, the default (first) phone number for each name will be preserved for reads and writes.
Deleting call alarms read from phone won't cause exception. (Pre 0.7.18 calendar data must be overwritten by reading from phone.)
Samsung A620 Added support for downloading camera pictures. No support yet for phonebook, calendar, wallpapers etc.
The only change in this version is that BitPim now uses wxPython 2.5. wxPython is the library BitPim uses for the user interface (GUI). This is a significant stability and compatibility upgrade against the previous version of wxPython. Mac users in particular should notice a big difference. For Linux users, the underlying library is changed from GTK1 to GTK2 which is nicer as well. Note We have not made any bug fixes or any other behavioral changes. This is so that we can distinguish issues being with the upgrade to wxPython 2.5 vs generic in BitPim.
With the upgrade to wxPython 2.5, BitPim now also uses unicode for the user interface. We have not yet tested how the phones will deal with this. They likely won't like it. We will be fixing this is future BitPim releases. You are advised not to try non-ascii characters until we fixed the various phone modules to cope with it correctly.
The correct entries are used when you use "selected entries" for phonebook printing or vCard export.
You can now select all with Ctrl-A, delete with the Del key and add new with Ctrl-N in most panes.
Speed dials are now shown in [square brackets] in the various phonebook views.
The dialog that helps show how newly read phonebook data is merged with existing data is back with completely new user interface. Please click the Help button to understand what it is showing and how to change things.
US phonenumbers are now normalised and formatted in a standard way. Other phone numbers are left alone.
Improved vcard output. Unfortunately several programs refuse to import them despite following the standard to the letter. Any assistance in figuring out how the other programs are broken would be appreciated.
Some changes to the underlying code for escaping and unescaping characters in the protocols. This was needed because the Samsung SCH-A650 was unnecessarily escaping data which the code didn't account for. Thanks to Stu Grossman for discovering this.
When you double click on a field in the phonebook, the editor starts up with focus on that field.
More columns are available in the phonebook view. They are of interest if you have entries with lots of data (eg more than 5 phone numbers). Note that BitPim has always stored all data, it just didn't have columns pre-defined for all of it.
You must use a device driver instead of direct USB access to phones modem interfaces or USB to serial devices. Although the help makes this somewhat clear, many users try anyway. BitPim will now mark those interfaces as unavailable.
Windows Some of the packages BitPim uses started leaving off version numbers on their DLLs. This caused the installer to not replace the older files with the new ones. The installer has now been told to always replace files in the BitPim program files directory. That will ensure upgrades and downgrades always work as expected (as of 0.7.16 anyway). Thanks to Allen Day for finding the underlying cause.
Sanyo phones Fixed reading of calendar which was broken in 0.7.15.
Sanyo SCP-4920 Really actually fix the ordering of phone number types.
You can now export the phonebook in vCard format. Note that this code is still a work in progress and is still being worked on. (The vCard standard is hairy and no other program implements vCards 100% to the letter, so the export code is trying to deal with that).
Also note that there is a bug that means the wrong entries are output when you ask to export just the selected ones. This will be fixed in the next release. (The same bug affects printing and no one had spotted it!)
You can now import Evolution contacts that are not
stored in db files. BitPim runs
evolution-addressbook-exporter behind the scenes.
Note that you must be running Evolution 1.4 for this to
work. [Code from Peter Pletcher]
Sanyo phones Fixed crash on upload of some calendar entries. Events written to phone will show proper alarm interval on phone. Media write code will only try to write wallpaper and ringers that are not already on phone. Media code will not try to write camera pictures. BitPim will still often encounter errors from the phone (Usually "Sanyo Error code 109") because of Sanyo file size limitations. See the note on Sanyo Error Codes for more information.
Sanyo SCP-4920 Actually fix the ordering of phone number types so that they agree on the phone and in BitPim. (0.7.13 fix didn't work)
Sanyo SCP-8100 (Bell Mobility-Canada) Fixed reading and writing of the phonebook.
There is no longer any console output on Linux or Mac, and there shouldn't be the I/O errors on Windows which were indirectly caused by console output issues when a console isn't present.
vCard reading sped up considerably
If the files supplied for CSV or vCard import are in Unicode (eg UTF 16) then they will be read correctly
You can now import contacts from Qtopia Desktop (eg as used with the Sharp Zaurus)
The dialog used to confirm a phonebook being read in/imported is now not shown. It was coming up blank for many Mac users and was somewhat user unfriendly anyway. Any UI designers out there want to help work on a replacement?
LG VX4500 Speed dials now read/written correctly
Sanyo Phones Reduce WALLPAPER_HEIGHT for several phones so that wallpaper uploads won't fail
Sanyo SCP-8100 (Bell Canada) Initial support for the Bell (Canada) version of the SCP-8100. The firmware in this phone is somewhat different from Sprint 8100. This release can read the phonebook, wallpaper and ringers from the phone. However, writing to the phonebook and reading/writing the calendar will crash BitPim.
You can now import contacts from Outlook. The importing should work well.
You can import contacts from Evolution. You may experience some issues. Please include an exported vcard of any problem records if you make any bug reports. The Evolution importer uses the vCard importer behind the scenes so please read the notes below.
You can import contacts from vCards. You may experience some issues. Please include the vcard if you make any bug reports.
Note The vCard import code is very slow and the vCard "standard" is a great big hairy mess that no program implements correctly. BitPim does its best (part of the reason the code is slow). There will be speed ups in future releases.
BitPim no longer makes any attempt to convert ringtones you add to be in a valid format. That functionality will be added in the next major release.
Considerably sped up the display of images in the right hand pane for wallpaper view
LG Phones If the phonebook has multiple entries with the same serial number (which is a serious problem) then BitPim detects this and raises an alert.
Sanyo Phones Added ability to write wallpaper and ringers for all Sanyo phones. See the Ringer/Wallpaper section of the Sanyo notes for further information.
Sanyo SCP-4920 Fixed ordering of phone number types so that they agree on the phone and in BitPim.
Version number system is now sane. The development series is now 0.7.12.
Keystrokes work correctly again in the calendar
Some tweaks in the filesystem directory reading protocol as some phone models added a spurious extra byte (eg Kyocera KX414)
Sanyo phones qcp ringtones are now also transferred from the phone.
Sanyo SCP-4900 Preliminary support to transfer ringers and images to the phone. This may work for the SCP-5300 and SCP-7200 if you set the phone to the 4900 in BitPim.
Sanyo PM-8200 Can now write phonebook and calendar to the phone.
Sanyo RL-4920 Added support for this phone. Please provide feed back if there are problems.
Started code to import Outlook Contacts (disabled in this build)
Various minor tweaks and bug fixes for issues commonly occurring in the mailing lists
Tweaked where the settings that remembered window sizes and positions is stored to make the config file/registry a little cleaner. The first time you run this version it will use the default sizes/positions, and remember them from that point on.
Sanyo phones Transfer of ringtones from phone fixed. (For those phones that support media downloads, namely everything except 4900 and 5300.) Sanyo PM-8200 is still read-only.
The routines to switch into Brew mode and LG phonebook mode have been tweaked and should be more reliable.
Mac The preferences and About dialog are now in the normal place for Mac applications.
Audiovox CDM8900 This phone is no longer supported by BitPim. Do not use this phone with BitPim. Do not ask for support. The internal software in this phone is very fragile, and the phone can be rendered completely inoperable through trivial operations.
LG TM520/VX10 The code has been re-instated for this phone. The other LG items in this change log do not apply to this phone which uses different code.
LG VX4600 Reading/writing wallpapers and ringtones for this phone added. Status of phonebook and calendar is not known.
LG phones BitPim previously required that entries have at least one phone number to write them to the phone. This has now been relaxed to fit the phone's requirement that there is at least one phone number or at least one email address. (ie previously BitPim wouldn't write an entry with only an email address and no phone numbers. Now it will).
LG phones LG phones now use slightly different code for determining the number of phonebook entries. It now also works correctly with phones that can have more than 255 phonebook entries and you actually have more than that number of entries.
LG phones Speed dials are now read and written.
LG phones If the speed dials or group information change (ie different than what is already stored on the phone), then the phone has to be rebooted for the change to take effect. BitPim does this automatically.
LG phones You no longer get an exception if the description for a calendar entry is too long.
Sanyo phones Phonebook on phone no longer messed up if duplicate names are written to phone.
Sanyo SCP-5400 and SCP-7300 Broken in test9, now fixed.
Sanyo SCP-5400, SCP-5500, SCP-7300, SCP-8100 Improved media reading from these phones. Images and ringtones from the camera, Vision download, and cable upload areas can now be read from the phone. Filenames for camera images have "$camera_" prepended so they are not overwritten by wallpapers made from pictures. Mp4 videos on SCP-5500 won't crash BitPim.
Sanyo PM-8200 Untested, read-only support added. Reading of the phonebook will probably work. Reading the calendar, camera images, wallpaper and ringers may work.
You can now save the selected items from the wallpaper and ringtone views.
You can drag and drop items out of the wallpaper and ringtone views (drag out not supported on Linux)
BitFling is finally available
Started wallpaper download support for Sanyo SCP-8100 and SCP-5500. Only camera pictures on the phone will be downloaded. Wallpaper on the phone that was uploaded with Vision or by cable is not yet transferred. Videos (on the SCP-5500) will be transferred but will cause all sorts of exceptions/errors. The videos can be found in the BitPim files directory. Please do not report bugs yet. Use at your own risk.
Any combinations of carriage returns and newlines can be used to terminate the end of line for importing CSV files.
The ringers pane now uses the same layout and underlying code as the wallpaper pane. This makes it usable under Mac and Linux. Double clicking items has no effect any more though as that code is incomplete.
LG VX6000 BitPim converts images to BMP. It was converting them to JPG, but although the phone previews them correctly, it won't set them as wallpaper correct0ly.
Sanyo SCP-5400 Add support for reading and writing the phonebook and calendar.
Sanyo Phones Reboot phone after calendar writes. Reboot now doesn't cause device name to change.
Sanyo SCP-5500 Fix calendar writes. Phone put in offline mode before calendar writes.
Sanyo SCP-7200 Phone put in offline mode before calendar writes.
Sanyo SCP-7300 Add support for reading and writing the phonebook and calendar. Phone put in offline mode before calendar writes.
Added 'Other CDMA Phone' type that you can select if your phone uses the Brew filesystem protocol, but the other features are not supported in BitPim.
Started Audiovox CDM 8900 support
BitPim has changed to the GNU GPL license (details in the LICENSE file in the source code)
Characters special to HTML such as ampersand (&) no longer cause exceptions in the phonebook
Sanyo SCP-5300 Added builtin ringers list.
Sanyo SCP-5500 Fix write phonebook to phone failure. Add calendar support.
Sanyo SCP-7200 Reading and writing the phonebook is supported. Calendar is untested.
Windows BitPim will now work with ports numbered higher than
Windows BitPim now finds the location of My Documents using the correct API call instead of looking in the registry (a bad way of doing it for various reasons).
Saving of position/size for the following windows:
Comm Browser Dialog
Print Preview Window
When saving to JPEG, the quality is set to 100 (ie almost lossless)
Sanyo Phones Added data integrity measures like used for Brew and LG phones.
Sanyo SCP-5500 Added initial support for this phone (aka VM4500.) Phonebook reading and writing work.
You can now print from the phonebook.
The wallpaper tab is now based on a new 'media' displayer which will also be used for ringtones, voice memos etc. This 3 pane layout lets you see thumbnails, and detailed information at the same time. There is also a preview area on the right where many actions will be available (eg format conversions, mass resizing). Please report any problems you see in the interface. The following are known to be incomplete:
Double clicking/Open launching an external program
Wallpapers: The format to convert added images to, the maximum name length and filename characters (as well as case) now come from each phone's profile rather than being hardcoded to BMP, 19 characters and lower case alphanumerics. VX6000 users will now appreciate the default format for them being JPEG.
Windows Now using py2exe 0.5 and InnoSetup 4.1.5. The new LZMA (aka 7zip) compression in the latter results in a 700kb smaller setup file.
LG VX4500 This phone has been added but testing of writing the phonebook is not complete. Additionally some values may still be wrong for builtin wallpaper names, sizes and formats etc. If you have some developer ability (eg you can convert between decimal and hexadecimal) then please join bitpim-devel mailing list and help complete support for this phone.
Sanyo Phones Fix calendar saving which was broken in test 3.
If a read or write of a file in the filesystem takes more than 3 seconds, the log will now tell you how many bytes per second the transfer worked out at.
Several data integrity measures in the Brew protocol code. This includes throwing exceptions if file sizes don't match expectations, verifying protocol checksums, logging junk data in packets etc
You can now put phones into offline mode as well as reboot them. To do so, right click on a directory in the filesystem view and choose the relevant option. Offline mode may help overwriting some files. Note that once in offline mode your phone will not do any calls and will probably display a fairly scary message on the display. The only way to get out of offline mode is to reboot the phone, either through the menu or manually.
It has also been my experience that the LG phones do not correctly setup their USB if you reboot them while attached to the computer. Unplugging the cable and putting it back in fixes that.
USB debugging (of libusb) has been turned off. It seemed to be causing some problems on Mac, and wasn't being particularly useful anyway.
LG VX4400/6000 Added data integrity measures to LG sync protocol (the code is very similar to the Brew protocol code and the measures are the same as described above).
LG VX4400/6000 Zero length calendar files are now dealt with correctly. This would typically happen if you had never used your calendar.
Sanyo Phones The Date/Time for calendar entries is now correct for all time zones, not just EST.
Sanyo Phones Now silently truncates long phone numbers instead of failing. Also get first phone number type when bitpim data not sorted.
You can now clear the contents of the log panes from the view menu
Fixed several nasty issues that would affect first time users with poor interaction between config dialogs, splash screens and the help tour appearing.
The get and send dialogs now adjust to what features are supported between BitPim and your phone. For example it won't allow you to select wallpapers on Sanyo phones since we don't have that code (yet).
Several updates to the CSV import, including implementing the "Private" and "Category" fields, adding a "Categories" field, adding a toggle so you can say whether the first row is headers or not (the DSV library guesses weren't too reliable), none of the filters are ticked by default.
You can now sort by any column in the phonebook
There are now first, middle and last name columns available in the phonebook
Implemented missing code that will derive a full name from its pieces (and vice versa). This is relevant where an entry was imported as pieces (f,m,l) but phones write out only a full name (or vice versa).
You can double click in the phonebook entry preview (on the right) to edit the entry.
When using libusb, we have a builtin database of vendor, product and interface information as well USB protocols. This is used to give more detail in the port browser.
Modems are now also listed along with serial ports (and workalikes) in the com port browser. This means that auto-detection of Sanyo phones should work.
Devices that are likely to be the selected phone are now marked with an asterisk in the com port browser
The com port browser and auto detect code are now passed the phone module and only pay attention to devices that are that phone (before they would notice any phone supported by BitPim)
Windows Generate a dotted quad style version id for bitpim.exe otherwise upgrades can leave old versions of the executable in place when upgrading.
LG VX4400 BitPim now works correctly if your phonebook is completely empty.
LG VX4400/VX6000 BitPim now copes if the calendar exceptions file is not present.
LG TM520/VX10 These phones are no longer being maintained and cannot be selected. If you would like to maintain them, please follow the instructions on the BitPim developer page.
You can save the contents of the com port browser as HTML so other people can see what you see.
Protocol descriptions are now used throughout making maintenance and coding a lot easier.
Exceptions have their details copied to the Log window
Exceptions now include local variables from the last 6 frames making it easier to diagnose what happened
If a protocol decoding exception occurs, then buffer details are dumped to the ordinary log
Introduced a 0.3 second delay after grabbing each file when making a backup. If this isn't done the phone eventually gets overwhelmed and returns truncated buffers amongst other things
Support for Sanyo 4900/8100 added
Support for LG VX6000 added. Thanks to www.rpiwireless.com for the loan of a phone and cable.
There is incomplete support for the LG TM520 and VX10. Developers are welcome to contribute the remainder of the support.
Totally revamped phonebook pane
Phonebook entry editor that allows ordering and editing of all fields
Groups can be edited in the phonebook entry editor
Phonebook entries can be imported from CSV with predefined profiles for Palm Desktop, Mozilla and Outlook Express
Import dialog with intelligent matching against existing entries (in a similar manner to how you do reconciliation with banking programs).
The wallpaper view resizes all images when viewing (note the files on disk are not modified. This means that you will see complete camera images rather than just the top left corner.
BitPim can now access appropriate devices via direct USB even if a driver is not installed. This allows using straight USB cables on all platforms. Note however that the VX4400 has a timeout issue in its USB implementation that also affects direct USB access. The VX6000 and other phones do not have this problem.
Windows Fixed a bug in comscan that could result in not completely enumerating registry keys. This would result in some COM ports not being found that were perfectly valid.
Windows Updated to InnoSetup 4
LG VX4400/VX6000 When writing out wallpaper/ringtones, files to be written are only actually written if they are a different length than the one on the phone. This makes it considerably quicker to update wallpapers and ringtones.
LG VX4400/VX6000 The groups file on the phone is now updated based on the categories you use in your entries. Please see the phone specific notes in the online help for important information about this. Support requests where the notes have obviously not been read will be ignored.
LG VX4400/VX6000 The algorithm for ordering and values of the indices for wallpapers and ringtones was changed. If you read in everything, you can delete the index files from the filesystem view and write out your phonebook, calendar, wallpaper and ringtones. The new indices will start from zero and all phonebook entries etc will be updated. It appears that the VX4400 is less stupid with the new number allocation scheme.
LG VX4400/VX6000 Wallpaper and ringtone index files will be created if they don't exist already.
Developer A protocol analyser is available. Press Ctrl-Alt-P in a Log pane to see it. You can also run the standalone version.
Developer Protocol examples are in the examples directory in CVS
Developer There is code to interface with the
Windows Address Book using COM/MAPI in
Scrolling in the log windows now always leaves text visible
Absurd dates on files in filesystem view no longer cause an exception
Work around the LGE buggy driver which has difficulty with the concept of timeouts
Updated to pySerial 2, wxPython 220.127.116.11 on all platforms and Python 2.3.2 on Windows
Com port detection works correctly on Windows 2000
Device drivers with incorrectly formatted dates are handled without generating an error
Fixed reading file contents to be more stringent. This corrected an issue seen with the LG VX6000 that returned extra nonsense on the end of read file requests.
Added *, #, P and T as the list of allowed characters in phone numbers for the VX4400
You can now paste from the clipboard into wallpaper tab. (Not too useful since you will probably want to crop the images yourself, as well as give them a sensible name.)
Hid the File Print/Print Preview menu items since they don't do anything either
John Franklin figured out the ?internal field for calendar entries
BCI (Brew Compressed Images) are now supported. They will be displayed in the wallpaper view, and correctly uploaded to the phone etc.
Filesystem view now shows file sizes and last modified dates
You can backup and restore directories/trees from the filesystem view
All issues in open SourceForge bug reports fixed
Updated to newest pySerial
Removed the 'Version Information' setting from get phone data, as it isn't possible with the straight USB cable, and requires the phone to be in RS232 mode with the USB to serial cable. You can easily get this information from the phone itself.
Removed the File Save/New/Open menus as they did nothing, and some users may have been lead to believe they did
Online help is hooked in
Include a manifest file so that Windows XP users will see all the widgets in their hideous XP style glory
Removed the separate version history html file since it is now part of the online help
Updated to Python 2.3 on Windows
Tour is now shown on startup if it is the first time you have run BitPim
Auto comm port detection and recovery on comms errors.
Config dialog no longer pops up on first use as sensible decisions are made. You can now browse the com ports in the config dialog
Filesystem view being on/off now remembered
The notebook page/pane you were last viewing is remembered and set on startup
The files stored on disk are now versioned so if the format changes on an upgrade, old ones can be dealt with appropriately
Huge numbers of minor usability and functionality fixes
Now make two attempts to open commport with a delay as it sometimes fails on first open
Added a half second delay when switching baud rates as the phone may not be able to switch as quickly as the host
Can now read and write files bigger than 64kb
Calendar is now shown
Worked around Python bug that joins("f:\", "subdir") giving "f:\\subdir" which is not a valid pathname. This should only have affected users who told BitPim to use the root directory of a drive, or who mapped their My Documents folder to the root directory of a drive.
Also ignore ZbThumbnail.info in the BitPim wallpaper directory (some camera software litters the directory with it)
The ringtone tab was also refreshed if you selected to only get wallpaper
Reading images/ringtones from the phone ONLY uses the index now. The brew/shared directory could also contain other stuff such as scores from games that BitPim should have been ignoring.
You can now do merging as well as overwriting when sending wallpapers and ringtones to the phone.
Increased precision of calculation for scaling since it was sometimes out by one pixel
Added refresh to the context menu of directories in filesystem view. You can refresh anyway by closing and opening the directory, but this wouldn't work with empty directories.
Index generation for ringtones and wallpapers corrected
If you change the comm port while BitPim is running, it will actually pick up the change (in earlier versions you had to exit and restart due to a bug).
If mode transition fails, you now get a helpful dialog explaining possible steps to resolve.
Files in the root directory in filesystem view are now listed
Files are displayed in the wallpaper and ringtone view in alphabetical order
The wallpaper and ringtone index files are somewhat cleaner, although the phone still misbehaves is you delete an entry on the phone (this is a bug in the phone and happens no matter what tool you use)
No more than 30 index entries are added for the wallpaper and ringtone indexes (the limit of the phone)
Added a guid in the installer setup so that previous versions are uninstalled correctly. It is recommended that you uninstall versions before 0.5 before installing 0.5 to keep your add/remove programs entries clean.
Wallpapers and ringtones are written out in alphabetical order
BitPim now has an icon
We now send a generic initialization command. This allows the filesystem view to work on other Brew phones (AudioVox 9500 and Motorola T720 are known to work). The wallpaper and ringtone stuff should NOT be used on these other phones.
If you add an entry in the phonebook, the label for that row is now updated when you change the name.
Ignore the files Windows dumps in the BitPim directories (thumbs.db, desktop.ini etc)
Update to wxPython 18.104.22.168
Changed field sizes in status bar so that they are less likely to truncate on smaller screens
Group strings are now read from the phone
Pressing enter in phonebook moves selection to the right rather than down
Updating log text and protocol log is now down in an OnIdle handler. This means the user interface remains usable even when large amounts of logging happen. Feel free to watch as much logging as you want when you want
Serial numbers on phonebook entries are now preserved when writing to the phone. This means you won't lose speeddials and voicedials (as happened with 0.3).
Cope with ringtones directory not existing on phone
Cope with wallpapers directory not existing on phone
Can now write out your phonebook.
Can now crudely edit your phonebook
Changed wallpaper size to be 120x98 instead of 120x100 so that it comes out correctly centered vertically
The ondisk format of the phonebook has changed. If you
used 0.2, please delete any stored phonebook (defaults to
otherwise BitPim may refuse to start.
Fixed the issue of wallpapers inside a certain size range causing image load failures in the user interface.
Wallpapers that are resized won't have a one pixel wide black line in the framing area.
Phonebook is now saved to disk when read.
The underlying plumbing for the phonebook has been sorted out which will make editing it possible soon
First alpha release
BitPim Online Help built 17 January 2010