Thunderbird 1.5 RC 1 Available

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Last updated 06 Nov 05.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 RC 1 has been released. Release notes are available. Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 2 users will be offered an update to RC 1 via the new software update system.

Please report any RC 1 bugs or problems in this mozillaZine thread.

Improvements over Thunderbird 1.5 Beta 2:

New feature:

  • 282157: Google Maps now supported

Major bugfixes:

  • 313208: Thunderbird 1.5 latest l10n builds are repackaged from wrong build
  • 313210: Compacting folder might delete content/messages
  • 274264: Japanese attachment file name garbled
  • 278398: address typed gets replaced with first email address from dropdown list after Tab is pressed
  • 306170: background download fails if server returns 200 response
  • 308196: remote xfeDoCommand broken in thunderbird
  • 308367: Resume downloading thunderbird stays in the menu after update is downloaded
  • 312846: Pressing Enter when a UI-link is focused inside a wizard advances the wizard


  • 308541: Digitally Signed email pen not visible
  • 273720: There is no preview of a default (Pinstripe) theme.
  • 286483: Thunderbird OS X builds missing prompt alert icon
  • 311527: Delaying software update by pressing “Later” doesn’t give user proper feedback when dialog reappears
  • 311755: Remove “Bring All to Front” from the Window menu
  • 313200: Jiggle in thread pane column headers with the pinstripe theme

Miscellaneous fixes:

  • 231965: LDAP Download User Interface and function broken
  • 245418: menus and contextual menus open on wrong screen when using two displays
  • 285136: apply bug 221824 “themes should be RTL compatible” to thunderbird
  • 286555: When selecting a folder in the folder list, the folder immediately below the one clicked is selected.
  • 297254: Replied status not applied after sending a message which was autosaved during composition
  • 300886: privacy icon in preferences looks stretched
  • 305226: Details link in Software Update is broken.
  • 308348: create complete MAR files for locale builds
  • 308822: rewrap function disabled on first reply of session
  • 310010: DOM Inspector from Firefox prior to 1.0 cannot be uninstalled in 1.4 and above (Applies to Thunderbird as well)
  • 310335: Build fails on xptcinvoke_arm.cpp:139: error: extra ‘;’
  • 311241: Start page doesn’t take RTL in RTL interface
  • 311402: Land NSS 3.10.2 Beta 1 on MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH
  • 311560: Migration doesn’t select any option by default
  • 312015: Attachment > Download Folder directory is not updated
  • 312182: Windows shortcut in Start Menu for “Thunderbird Safe Mode” Passes Incorrect Parameters
  • 312392: bump Thunderbird version on Mozilla 1.8 branch to 1.5
  • 312520: Use Warning.png in the phishing bar
  • 312598: Duplicated thread in threaded view of virtual folder and quick search
  • 312937: Make RSS a default component in the installer
  • 313193: Saved Search Folder Location Dialog Shows Deferred Accounts
  • 313240: Update service fails via exception when run as non-privileged user

Windows builds: Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds: Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds: Official Mac