September 2005

Thunderbird 1.0.7 is out!

Changelog for previous release (Thunderbird 1.0.6)
Changelogs for other releases

Last updated 30 Sep 05.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.7 has been released with several important security fixes.

Changes in 1.0.7:

  • 289091: Return receipt settings for IMAP accounts on RECEIVED mails have no effect anymore since upgrade to 1.0.2
  • 307185: [Linux only] URLs passed on the command line are parsed by the shell (bash).

Windows builds: Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds: Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds: Official Mac

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2005-09-20 to 2005-09-29 Branch builds

Major bugfixes:

  • Fixed: 246966 – Thunderbird does show blank page for some mails, due to problems with storing the previous e-mail
  • Fixed: 310305 – Message Filters Delete Text
  • Fixed: 306551 – popuplist is too small in filter manager dialog – usability blocker

Normal bugfixes:

  • Fixed: 266679 – Thunderbird consumes excessive file-handles and memory
  • Fixed: 295726 – Disable presence URL check
  • Fixed: 300983 – RSS Reader unable to parse feeds which contain xmlns parameters pointing to missing files
  • Fixed: 306997 – this rss feed cannot be added to thunderbird
  • Fixed: 307380 – Multipart Article: body (summary) charset is invalid (“NaN”)
  • Fixed: 307625 – OPML export and import seem to have different assumptions about (default) character sets
  • Fixed: 308308 – Extensions.rdf is no longer needed
  • Fixed: 308677 – “Match all” accesskey broken and duplicated
  • Fixed: 309415 – message views and quick search interact strangely
  • Fixed: 310139 – Editing mime-type handlers fails with a missing handler

Trivial changes:

  • Fixed: 303146 – Shortcut for Paste as Quotation (control-shift-V) missing
  • Fixed: 309214 – Unlabeled controls on newsgroup Subscribe dialog when using filter.

Regressions:

  • Since 10 Feb 05: 281847 – Linux: clicking mailto: link and “send link” fail to bring up mail compose
  • Since 05 Apr 05: 289126 – Internal error on browser end: Could not get the JVM manager
  • Since 14 Sep 05: 308541 – Digitally Signed email pen not visible

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer, Official Windows MSI (discussion) (2005-09-29)

Linux builds: Official Linux (i686) (2005-09-29)

Mac builds: Official Mac (2005-09-29)

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Odometer now works!

Thunderbird odometer now works! Check it out at the sidebar on the left.

Thanks a lot to Alex Bishop for helping me set this up & the folks @ Infocraft and Oregon State University Open Source Lab for providing the resources.

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2005-08-14 to 2005-09-19 Branch builds

Major bugfixes:

  • Fixed: 305622 – Account Settings broken
  • Fixed: 305654 – Mail Autocomplete is broken
  • Fixed: 303239 – crash in Thunderbird when trying to delete a post / mail in a rss feed / folder and move this folder to an other folder
  • Fixed: 305849 – Crash sending mail through Exchange 2000 server (using IMAP)
  • Fixed: 270743 – First launch account creation doesn’t honor unchecking [ ] Download messages now option
  • Fixed: 292568 – Message-Edit Message As New then File-Save (template or draft): deletes original message
  • Fixed: 305421 – drag and drop copies mail folder instead of moving it
  • Fixed: 305557 – Inline images are being blocked on Forward or composition from drafts
  • Fixed: 306235 – keyboard stops working on window restore from minimized state
  • Fixed: 306379 – Removing Spell button breaks message compose window

Compilation / Installation-related issues:

  • Fixed: 286779 – EULA for Thunderbird in all builds
  • Fixed: 301702 – Registry entries have “(en)” or “(en-US)” instead of the correct locale (e.g. “(de)”)
  • Fixed: 304473 – bump Thunderbird version on Mozilla 1.8 branch to 1.4
  • Fixed: 304478 – remove app.extensions.version from thunderbird.js on Mozilla 1.8 branch
  • Fixed: 305963 – 1.8 Branch Binary Bits Are Too Big
  • Fixed: 306355 – Don’t put important configuration in mail/config/mozconfig

UI fixes:

  • Fixed: 303948 – Sometimes, thunderbird has trouble with grouped sort
  • Fixed: 303976 – 2 caret cursors in compose window, inability to use arrow keys
  • Fixed: 304466 – SSL Icon for IMAP Accounts no longer shows up
  • Fixed: 304898 – View Certificates, Manage CRLs and Device Manager dialog should be resizable window
  • Fixed: 305020 – Allow Dynamic dictionary switching from the compose window
  • Fixed: 306866 – context menu in message window shows to much options
  • Fixed: 308142 – Language dropdown on compose window ‘Spell’ icon should show language variant

Miscellaneous normal bugfixes:

  • Fixed: 277842 – virtual folder does not populate if quicksearch selection doesn’t match folder search category
  • Fixed: 302155 – Wrong username send to POP3 server when “@” in the username
  • Fixed: 304992 – localizations sl and sk should be swapped in mail/locales/all-locales
  • Fixed: 305999 – addbook urls no longer work when clicking on vCards in mail
  • Fixed: 306897 – port some firefox preferences changes to thunderbird
  • Fixed: 307024 – named named anchor links cause exception in phishingDetector.js :: isPhishingURL
  • Fixed: 307028 – auto-save happens even if message is currently being sent
  • Fixed: 307290 – Release Notes URL should include the version
  • Fixed: 307303 – migration wizard APIs need updated
  • Fixed: 309080 – Thunderbird icon is defective

Trivial changes:

  • Fixed: 299483 – “OPML Files” string in import dialog of “RSS Subscriptions” window is hardcoded – not possible to translate
  • Fixed: 303751 – Thunderbird’s Incompatible Items dialogue contains irrelevant text
  • Fixed: 304042 – Please add separator line under “Check for updates” like in firefox
  • Fixed: 305739 – Credit encoding problem for Andr? Dahlqvist

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 307436 – app update window is too narrow to fit the UI
  • Fixed: 281975 – [Mac Pinstripe] include text in buttons in Theme and Extension dialogs
  • Fixed: 285077 – New Thunderbird Options Dialog needs a Privacy icon
  • Fixed: 305684 – No delete attachment icon for pinstripe
  • Fixed: 307156 – Mac “Get Info” copyright is wrong
  • Fixed: 307323 – New mail plays both the system beep and the notification sound
  • Fixed: 307999 – The width of the font panel is short on OS X and GNOME.

Regressions (refreshed):

  • Since 14 Jan 05: 278398 – address typed gets replaced with first email address from dropdown list after Tab is pressed
  • Since 05 Apr 05: 289126 – Internal error on browser end: Could not get the JVM manager
  • Since 24 Jul 05: 301945 – Account Wizard won’t offer to create new RSS or Movemail accounts
  • Since 31 Aug 05: 306551 – popuplist is too small in filter manager dialog – usability blocker
  • Since 14 Sep 05: 308541 – Digitally Signed email pen not visible

I will be tracking branch builds till the release of Thunderbird 1.5 since most (~>90%) activity is taking place on the Gecko 1.8 branch, which will become Thunderbird 1.5 in the future. Do note that some (not all) of the fixes above might already have made it to Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 1, which was released off the branch.

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer, Official Windows MSI (discussion) (2005-09-19)

Linux builds: Official Linux (i686) (2005-09-19)

Mac builds: Official Mac (2005-09-19)

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Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 1 is out!

Changelog for previous release (Thunderbird 1.1 Alpha 2)
Changelogs for other releases

Last updated 12 Sep 05.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 1 has been released with even more bugfixes and improvements over 1.1 Alpha 2. Note that it is still only a beta release and bugs are expected to be present.

New Features & Improvements over Thunderbird 1.0.x:

  • 269483: Automated update to streamline and improve product upgrades and/or extensions.
  • 240600278310, 278312: Spell check as you type.
  • 282500: Built in phishing detector.
  • 282174: Podcasting and other RSS Improvements.
  • 2920, 288273, 298860: Deleting attachments from messages.
  • 290237: Support for server side spam filtering.
  • 298969: Ability to create message filter actions for forwarding and replying (with a template).
  • 303160: Kerberos authentication.
  • 16360: Auto save as draft for mail composition.
  • 262626,284144: Improvements to product usability including redesigned options UI, and SMTP server management.
  • 258102: OPML import support
  • 283735, 297804: Export RSS feeds to OPML format
  • 242959, 261559: Support for .eml file type association
  • 256545, 297360: Improved user interface for building up search criteria
  • 289091: Improved processing of return receipts for IMAP users
  • 189363: Support for network timeouts
  • Many other security enhancements
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

Windows builds: Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds: Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds: Official Mac

Thunderbird Releases

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