August 2006

Other XPToolkit Software

Edit: The title should read “Other XULRunner Software”. Thanks to Anonymous for pointing that out. Guess I was sleeping on that one. 🙂

Just some additional information about other software based on XULRunner:

From Songbird‘s website:

” Songbird is a Web player built from Firefox’s browser engine. Songbird is open source, will run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions.

Songbird can do everything you’d expect a media player to do. Play music from your computer, as well as from the Web in one integrated user experience. If you run a music service, you can leverage Songbird’s APIs to create deeply integrated stores and user features.”

In short, a new open source media player application is out there on the cards, developed by Pioneers of the Inevitable LLC, a “small, chirpy team of digital media innovators”. After I downloaded, installed and used it, I realised that this application is extremely pre-alpha quality release; it would be good for anybody who wants to contribute to a potentially great product. And maybe a new “Edge” website too. There were plenty of bugs, crashes and quirkiness but also massive potential in this proof-of-concept application.

Additionally, a new Mozilla Composer (Nvu version 2?) based on XULRunner as well may possibly be released by Daniel Glazman in the future.

Total number of possible XULRunner-related applications in the future, as of mid-2006:

Do note that Nvu and Songbird are not officially related to the Mozilla Foundation.

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2006-08-19 Thunderbird 1.5.0.7 builds

Crash:

  • Fixed: 339518 – Switching IMAP folders while “mark-as-spam” is running causes a crash

Networking:

  • Fixed: 222394 – IMAP: MYRIGHTS command used on names marked \Noselect
  • Fixed: 249240 – Password dialog for POP/IMAP server does not reprompt when password is changed externally.
  • Fixed: 325379 – STARTTLS negotiation skipped when account set to “TLS, if available”

Printing:

  • Fixed: 342439 – printing certain urls (google groups and maps) from print preview shows the style/meta tags on paper

UI improvements:

  • Fixed: 337815 – Messages don’t show; summary-file increases every time Tb opens

Miscellaneous fixes:

  • Fixed: 344694 – Conflict of linkage-specification for “MimeExternalObjectClass mimeExternalObjectClass”
  • Fixed: 346302 – Yet another RFC 2231 violation (0x2a is not escaped)

Outstanding bugs:

  • Since 08 Mar 06: 329755 – make javascript.enabled=false in thunderbird
  • Since 16 Apr 06: 334263 – thunderbird crashes every time I delete a message

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (no discussion available @ mozillazine forums)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2006-08-19 Thunderbird 2.0 builds

Functionality:

  • Fixed: 345501 – enable auto-save by default

Networking:

  • Fixed: 79767 – IMAP SEARCH commands include HEADER unnecessarily
  • Fixed: 348762 – uploading message with mixed line endings in headers can corrupt headers

RSS:

  • Fixed: 348662 – incoming filters for rss feeds broken

Spelling checker:

  • Fixed: 348171 – Delete (backspace) is extremely slow in textareas in recent nightlies

UI improvements:

  • Fixed: 345887 – Thunderbird Theme Update for Qute
  • Fixed: 348387 – Group-By-Sort: First message not shown in group after selecting group header.
  • Fixed: 348717 – header overflow twisty lost when needed in consecutively viewed messages
  • Fixed: 348860 – Display name used for addresses not in address book
  • Fixed: 348897 – replace “Extensions and Themes” with add-ons in update prefs

XPToolkit:

  • Fixed: 342642 – Under specific conditions an exception is generated in the Error Console when “Clear Private Data” is used
  • Fixed: 347954 – Running the NSIS installer as normal user (restricted group) or without enough free space available makes it silently fail
  • Fixed: 348781 – Add 7-Zip SFX source to the tree

Miscellaneous fixes:

  • Fixed: 333877 – TB 1.5.0.2 – 100% processor utilization processing IMAP IDLE

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 335823 – Universal binaries not yet out for 1.8.x branch
  • Fixed: 348804 – in-param for nsMsgKeyArray.h breaks obj-c build for embedded applications.

Outstanding bugs:

  • Since 16 Dec 03: 228675 – Limit growth of junk token store
  • Since 12 May 04: 243430 – Improving the chi-square spam detection method
  • Since 17 Mar 05: 286655 – deleting or detaching attachment from IMAP message duplicates the message temporarily
  • Since 29 Oct 05: 314297 – deleting one attachment from a locally stored message deletes multiple attachments
  • Since 24 Jan 06: 324606 – Thunderbird hangs on Return Receipt Notification on some SPAM-Mails on IMAP-Accounts
  • Since 14 Mar 06: 330507 – Crash when clearing a quick search during a LDAP search.
  • Since 24 May 06: 339115 – save as file stopped working on IMAP
  • Since 07 Jul 06: 343901 – cannot install dictionaries in thunderbird since bug 216382 landed
  • Since 12 Jul 06: 344433 – Thunderbird needs to use a new set of APIs to claim defaults in windows Vista
  • Since 17 Aug 06: 349073 – address book comes up empty

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (no discussion available @ mozillazine forums)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2006-08-13 Thunderbird 2.0 builds

Topcrash:

  • Fixed: 347561 – crash [@ mozInlineSpellChecker::DoSpellCheck]

Crash:

  • Fixed: 347158 – Dojo inlineEditBox crashes Firefox 2.0b when clicking cancel

Functionality:

  • Fixed: 341570 – Preview Sound button is disabled if you choose to use the System New Mail Sound
  • Fixed: 346553 – Rebuilding mailbox index using File/Properties changes message list view but not current mailbox
  • Fixed: 347080 – Open cross-folder saved search folder doesn’t show new messages that arrive in folders that didn’t have matching hits when view opened

Networking:

  • Fixed: 222394 – IMAP: MYRIGHTS command used on names marked \Noselect
  • Fixed: 249240 – Password dialog for POP/IMAP server does not reprompt when password is changed externally.

Spelling checker:

  • Fixed: 163656 – should (optionally?) consider punctuation as a word break
  • Fixed: 172186 – Don’t spell check URLs and email addresses in email
  • Fixed: 240357 – Spellcheck doesn’t recognise ordinals (e.g. 17th)
  • Fixed: 293835 – Spellchecker inconsistently checks pasted email addresses
  • Fixed: 344607 – ClassifyCharacter needs to not use libc is* functions
  • Fixed: 345062 – No painting while key-scrolling with spellchecker on
  • Fixed: 347819 – Change some spellchecker assertions to just return failure

UI improvements:

  • Fixed: 247842 – “Help” in the menu bar should be different between Windows and other platforms
  • Fixed: 251279 – No tooltip for “From:” in collapsed/brief header if sender isn’t in Address Book
  • Fixed: 341173 – Need hotkeys to assign label/tag to message – shortcut 0-5
  • Fixed: 348253 – Unread threaded view does not update leaf nodes in thread

XPToolkit:

  • Fixed: 338048 – Richlistbox in Add-ons window not accessible to screenreaders
  • Fixed: 346760 – shouldn’t require type=unichar for non-ASCII prefs
  • Fixed: 347242 – Strict warnings in notification.xml
  • Fixed: 347687 – notifications for autocomplete actions

Miscellaneous fixes:

  • Fixed: 347499 – Remove link from throbber
  • Fixed: 347948 – remove some dead prefs from all-thunderbird.js

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 336299 – Text box for “Do not download messages larger than” is too narrow.
  • Fixed: 347317 – crash when marking message as junk

Outstanding bugs:

  • Since 16 Dec 03: 228675 – Limit growth of junk token store
  • Since 12 May 04: 243430 – Improving the chi-square spam detection method
  • Since 17 Mar 05: 286655 – deleting or detaching attachment from IMAP message duplicates the message temporarily
  • Since 29 Oct 05: 314297 – deleting one attachment from a locally stored message deletes multiple attachments
  • Since 24 Jan 06: 324606 – Thunderbird hangs on Return Receipt Notification on some SPAM-Mails on IMAP-Accounts
  • Since 14 Mar 06: 330507 – Crash when clearing a quick search during a LDAP search.
  • Since 28 Apr 06: 335823 – Universal binaries not yet out for 1.8.x branch and trunk
  • Since 24 May 06: 339115 – save as file stopped working on IMAP
  • Since 07 Jul 06: 343901 – cannot install dictionaries in thunderbird since bug 216382 landed
  • Since 12 Jul 06: 344433 – Thunderbird needs to use a new set of APIs to claim defaults in windows Vista
  • Since 25 Jul 06: 345887 – Thunderbird Theme Update for Qute

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (no discussion available @ mozillazine forums)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (PowerPC build)

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30 million Thunderbird downloads

Hot on the heels of Firefox’s 200 millionth download,

comes Mozilla Thunderbird’s 30 millionth download! It just crossed that mark a few hours ago. That said, as Asa Dotzler goes, “We know that this number doesn’t represent actual users because this number includes both Firefox 1.0 and Firefox 1.5 (soon Firefox 2,) because not every one completes every download, and because not every download results in a new Firefox user.” This applies to Thunderbird as well.

Nevertheless, a milestone for Thunderbird as well, which has occurred around 20 months since the release of 1.0 in early December 2004.

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OSL Rackathon 2006

As reported over at mozillaZine.org,

“As many of you know, we utilize Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab for our hosting and support. They do a fantastic job of taking care of us here, as well as a number of other great projects including phpBB, Drupal, Gentoo, mozdev, the Mozilla Foundation/Corporation, and many others. The OSL is kicking off their 2006 Rackathon today to raise money in support of their efforts to provide great hosting support to the Open Source community. In lieu of our traditional mozillaZine donation drive, we ask that you donate directly to the Open Source Lab, which will help increase the capacity of OSL to not only help us here at mozillaZine, but all the other great projects hosted at the OSL.”

For a one-time US$10 donation to The Rumbling Edge upkeep instead, head over to the donations page.

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2006-08-05 Thunderbird 2.0 builds

Functionality:

  • Fixed: 276716 – Virtual Folder/Saved Search Folder does not cache the message list for subsequent accesses to the folder
  • Fixed: 346378 – Renaming a folder for the 2nd time, causes us to lose the favorite folder flag

Installer:

  • Fixed: 329263 – properties menu item for Win XP Start menu is not localizable

Spelling checker:

  • Fixed: 234936 – Don’t inline spell check URLs
  • Fixed: 339123 – Words that should or need to be added to the dictionary
  • Fixed: 339127 – Provide a way for a web page to enable/disable spell checking on a given field
  • Fixed: 341420 – Speed up inline spellchecker
  • Fixed: 344172 – Spellchecker doesn’t display suggestion list for misspelled words and doesn’t underline them if Russian, Ukrainian or Bulgarian Spell dictionary is installed
  • Fixed: 345048 – Scrolling with spellchecked words visible is slower
  • Fixed: 345050 – Turning off spellchecking is very slow when there are many misspellings.
  • Fixed: 345112 – Make the inline spellchecker work incrementally
  • Fixed: 345751 – Use the new sorted range feature in the selection
  • Fixed: 346185 – fixing one of two misspelled words in a line makes spellcheck underline disappear on both
  • Fixed: 346200 – Spell checker doesn’t like curly quotes and other non-ASCII punctuation

UI improvements:

  • Fixed: 317348 – new mail indicated on folder when there is no new mail
  • Fixed: 339865 – Virtual Folders not showing up until you cycle the folder view
  • Fixed: 340434 – “Grouped By Sort” (for status) has no Group for “Unread” messages – Both Unread AND read are shown as “Read”
  • Fixed: 341173 – Need hotkeys to assign label/tag to message – shortcut 0-5
  • Fixed: 347297 – saved search folder over a single folder not showing up in the “recent folders” folder view
  • Fixed: 347464 – compose window toolbar on the mac is missing a spring

XPToolkit:

  • Fixed: 334675 – Notify user on async IO errors

Miscellaneous fix:

  • Fixed: 346302 – Yet another RFC 2231 violation (0x2a is not escaped)

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 271315 – tbird on mac should use command-n as new message shortcut

Outstanding bugs:

  • Since 16 Dec 03: 228675 – Limit growth of junk token store
  • Since 12 May 04: 243430 – Improving the chi-square spam detection method
  • Since 17 Mar 05: 286655 – deleting or detaching attachment from IMAP message duplicates the message temporarily
  • Since 29 Oct 05: 314297 – deleting one attachment from a locally stored message deletes multiple attachments
  • Since 24 Jan 06: 324606 – Thunderbird hangs on Return Receipt Notification on some SPAM-Mails on IMAP-Accounts
  • Since 14 Mar 06: 330507 – Crash when clearing a quick search during a LDAP search.
  • Since 28 Apr 06: 335823 – Universal binaries not yet out for 1.8.x branch and trunk
  • Since 24 May 06: 339115 – save as file stopped working on IMAP
  • Since 07 Jul 06: 343901 – cannot install dictionaries in thunderbird since bug 216382 landed
  • Since 12 Jul 06: 344433 – Thunderbird needs to use a new set of APIs to claim defaults in windows Vista
  • Since 25 Jul 06: 345887 – Thunderbird Theme Update for Qute

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (no discussion available @ mozillazine forums)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (PowerPC build)

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