Phuzby is a small multi-platform desktop tool written in Java for searching LDAP databases primarily for the telephone numbers of colleagues, suppliers and customers. He sits it your task tray until you click on his icon, then he asks for your search criteria. Phuzby gives a list of matches, lets you pick each one for a closer look, and can even read out the telephone number to you to help you dial it. If your phone system is compatible with audio TDMF codes, you can also hold your handset to your PC speaker to dial. The name Phuzby was inspired by, but is different to (to avoid any potential litigation) to Buzby.
Who was Buzby?
Buzby, the multi-coloured animated bird, was the hero of a long running British Post Office Telephones publicity drive during the late 1970's to early 1980's. He appeared in a series of television commercials where his punch line was "Make Someone Happy With a Phone Call". The television commercials featured the British character actor Bernard Cribbens as Buzby's voice. There was an extensive poster and billboard promotion of which the above are just a small part. The campaign attracted a great deal of publicity at the time, with the public either loving Buzby (The majority) or loathing him (The minority).
· Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5 or later
Modify the LDAP settings in Main.java and then compile and build project. You may have to copy the systray4j.dll and systray4j.jar files along with the icon files into the distribution folder after building before the application will run. The task tray icon supported on Windows and Linux in KDE3.
What's New in This Release:
· Moved to JDK 1.6 to enable desktop entegration for email launch and to use Sun's multi-platform task tray support instead of systray4j.