Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 2 is out!

Changelog for previous release (Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 1)
Changelogs for other releases

Last updated 15 Oct 05.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 2 has been released. There are no new major features over 1.5 Beta 1.

Improvements over Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 1:

New feature:

  • 276632: make autocomplete be more like google suggest (make it most popular results come first)

Major bugfixes:

  • 246966: Thunderbird does show blank page for some mails, due to problems with storing the previous e-mail
  • 307875: Crash if I select the correct spell “hello” from context menu
  • 309590: thunderbird crashes when I delete some messages from folder (not imap)
  • 310305: Message Filters Delete Text
  • 264544: Templates deleted after sending
  • 270743: First launch account creation doesn’t honor unchecking [ ] Download messages now option
  • 281847: [Linux] clicking mailto: link and “send link” fail to bring up mail compose
  • 292568: Message-Edit Message As New then File-Save (template or draft): deletes original message
  • 300136: Full update archives may need to contain remove commands
  • 301649: Invalid local image filenames cause forwarded-inline messages to spin indefinitely on send.
  • 302095: Security warning dialog appears unnecessarily on View | Message Source.
  • 303152: Options ->Update , “when updates are found” is always enabled
  • 304904: Necko should refuse to look up invalid hostnames containing “%”
  • 306551: popuplist is too small in filter manager dialog – usability blocker
  • 307185: [Security fix] URLs passed on the command line are parsed by the shell (bash).
  • 307225: Language packs for Firefox 1.5 Beta need chrome.manifest files in order to install

UI changes:

  • 254564: Buddy icons not shown
  • 303146: Shortcut for Paste as Quotation (control-shift-V) missing
  • 308142: Language dropdown on compose window ‘Spell’ icon should show language variant
  • 308677: “Match all” accesskey broken and duplicated
  • 309214: Unlabeled controls on newsgroup Subscribe dialog when using filter.
  • 309415: message views and quick search interact strangely
  • 310226: “new mail alert” popup isn’t height enough (got smaller in latest builds)

RSS-related fixes:

  • 300983: RSS Reader unable to parse feeds which contain xmlns parameters pointing to missing files
  • 306997: this rss feed cannot be added to thunderbird
  • 307380: Multipart Article: body (summary) charset is invalid (“NaN”)
  • 307625: OPML export and import seem to have different assumptions about (default) character sets

Build configuration issues:

  • 306355: Don’t put important configuration in mail/config/mozconfig
  • 308308: Extensions.rdf is no longer needed
  • 310569: 64-bit unsafe cast in nsMsgIncomingServer.cpp
  • 310615: bump Firefox / Thunderbird version on Mozilla 1.8 branch to 1.4.1


  • 307436: app update window is too narrow to fit the UI
  • 307323: New mail plays both the system beep and the notification sound
  • 307999: The width of the font panel is short on OS X and GNOME.

Miscellaneous fixes:

  • 266679: Thunderbird consumes excessive file-handles and memory
  • 289126: INTERNAL ERROR on Browser End: Could not get the JVM manager; System error
  • 295726: Disable presence URL check
  • 305032: edit commands not available to subsequent instances on startup
  • 305375: Alerts service not built on non-Win32 platforms (gtk1/2)
  • 307028: auto-save happens even if message is currently being sent
  • 307303: migration wizard APIs need updated
  • 308321: Detaching attachment should remove any Content-Transfer-Encoding header
  • 309080: Thunderbird icon is defective
  • 310139: Editing mime-type handlers fails with a missing handler
  • 310772: Update version number for l10n branch build repackaging
  • 310833: Template builder doesn’t free constructed content when menulists are in use

Windows builds: Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds: Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds: Official Mac