Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 Released

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Released on 23 Jan 07, and this changelog was last updated on 28 Jan 07.

Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the new features and improvements in Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 over Beta 1. This list encompasses almost every single known fix that went into this release. Do check out the known issues as well.

Note that only Beta 1 builds will auto-update to Beta 2 when Beta 2 is released.

The Gecko 1.8.x branch (Thunderbird 2.x series) will incorporate improvements based on Gecko 1.8 foundations. No major Gecko 1.9 features will be in these builds.

Please note: Anyone other than developers and testers should not download the Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 release. It is intended for testing purposes only.

New features & significant changes in Thunderbird 2 Beta 2:

  • Tools for organizing and managing e-mail
    • 74959: implement mail “back” and “forward”
    • 114656: Message Tags
      • 359338: Ability to search tags
      • 362557: Support for editing tags
    • 251296: Folder Views
    • 301084: Conversations (Similar to Gmail)
    • 328795: Find As You Type in the message pane
    • 345501: enable auto-save by default
    • 350661: Recent folder menus for Copying and Moving messages
  • Be Informative
    • 312940: New Mail Alert Improvements
      • 360030: Ability to customize new mail alert information
    • 314124: Folder Summary Tooltips
    • 350864: Add ability to check news servers for new messages at startup
  • Automatic detection of online state
  • Preference dialog redesign
  • Remote image policy changes
  • Two pane view using a folder location picker toolbar widget
  • 278096: Main mail window now shows quota usage (IMAP)
  • 327124: Windows x64 platform support
  • 335823: Universal binaries for Mac OS X builds
  • 339135: New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
  • 345887: Thunderbird Theme Update for Windows & Linux
  • 348897: New combined and improved Add-ons manager for extensions and themes, updated to provide enhanced security and to allow for easier localization of extensions
  • 353841, 359900 : New account types – Gmail (all systems) & .Mac (Mac OS X only)
  • 360588: New localizations: Belarusian, Georgian & Portuguese

Table of Contents

  1. Security issues
  2. Topcrash
  3. Account manager
  4. Address book
  5. Attachment-related
  6. Build configuration
  7. Filter-related
  8. Functionality
  9. Localization
  10. Networking
  11. RSS
  12. UI improvements
  13. XULRunner
  14. Miscellaneous fixes
  15. Mac-specific
  16. OS/2-specific

Changes in Thunderbird 2 Beta 2: (80)

Security issue: (1)

  • Fixed: 240262 – Marquee tag functions only in default mode

Topcrash: (1)

  • Fixed: 355338 – TB1507 topcrash [@ nsPop3IncomingServer::PerformBiff]

Account manager: (5)

  • Fixed: 327298 – Double-clicking the Multiple Identities list should edit the selected identity
  • Fixed: 345121 – Option “File replies in folder of original message” disabled
  • Fixed: 359900 – Create a Gmail RDF file for the Account Manager
  • Fixed: 366093 – Unable to send Mails via Gmail SMTP because of wrong SMTP Settings
  • Fixed: 366439 – Add ability to append the default domain to the user name in ISP RDF Files

Address book: (4)

  • Fixed: 336412 – First names or Surnames disappear after sending a message
  • Fixed: 343011 – Searching Organization from LDAP address book yields no results
  • Fixed: 355409 – unable to search LDAP server (over SSL) with tbird 2.0 build, but 1.5.0.7 works
  • Fixed: 362186 – entries from ldap address book not displayed (offline) – you can only search

Attachment-related: (3)

  • Fixed: 262866 – Invalid path offered when file already exists (Save all attachments)
  • Fixed: 346332 – does no longer offer to open application/octet-stream attachments
  • Fixed: 363764 – .vcs files (and sometime rtf files) get sent as text/plain

Build configuration: (4)

  • Fixed: 360588 – Request to build be, ka, pt-PT version of Thunderbird
  • Fixed: 363070 – Upgrade NSS on trunk and branches
  • Fixed: 363679 – R_X86_64_PC32 relocations in nsLDAPBERElement.cpp building trunk thunderbird
  • Fixed: 367127 – Make mozconfig-find space-safe (e.g. spaces in $HOME)

Filter-related: (1)

  • Fixed: 215701 – hang while reading tokens for junk mail due to corrupt training.dat

Functionality: (9)

  • Fixed: 229522 – Folder starting with . (dot) disappears after restart
  • Fixed: 307046 – Autosave leaves ghost messages in drafts on cancelling compose
  • Fixed: 343102 – Thunderbird cannot forward messages correctly in the inline format when the message contains attachments encoded in quoted-printable format
  • Fixed: 350967 – adding smtp server fails if you’ve added and removed a lot in the profile’s lifetime
  • Fixed: 358124 – Replying to mail with plaintext attachment quotes the attachment
  • Fixed: 363831 – Saved Search with only one folder to search results in endless loading and high CPU load
  • Fixed: 365329 – string to date conversion returns wrong value for dates in february when run after 28th of each month
  • Fixed: 366368 – Error when looking for dictionaries for Thunderbird on a.m.o
  • Fixed: 367183 – preview text contains mail.app message boundary ID & some headers

Localization: (1)

  • Fixed: 95613 – Attachment in Eudora-J mail is not imported correctly.

Networking: (2)

  • Fixed: 319535 – Message: NO Access denied for GETACL on INBOX (ACL “a” required)
  • Fixed: 348752 – Unable to consistently remove tags from IMAP mail messages

RSS: (3)

  • Fixed: 340957 – duplicate messages from single feed item if using multiple RSS accounts
  • Fixed: 359402 – Loading remote images in RSS articles is broken
  • Fixed: 363154 – Improper RSS Display After Today’s (12/8/06) Auto-update

UI improvements: (32)

  • Fixed: 223864 – When sorting mail by “Order Received”, no sort icon is displayed
  • Fixed: 240788 – Marking Message as Junk Hangs Thunderbird
  • Fixed: 278096 – Show quota usage in main window
  • Fixed: 302470 – Virtual folders in IMAP account with non ascii characters displayed wrong
  • Fixed: 307058 – Folder Properties dialog’s Retention Policy tab has incorrectly aligned captions
  • Fixed: 331014 – Hang on incremental search in main window
  • Fixed: 333607 – Download Manager: contentAreaUtils.js error when saving link target
  • Fixed: 336910 – Buttons in Filter Rules dialog do not work with the keyboard
  • Fixed: 341957 – Improved mail alert does not respect task bar position
  • Fixed: 342315 – Reply All (to self sent msg) should preserve visible BCC recipients from original message
  • Fixed: 343875 – The old labels prefs dialog should be removed or adapted to the new tags feature
  • Fixed: 346873 – Message transfer-encoding not decoded in preview text (biff/mail alert/folder pop-up)
  • Fixed: 353193 – RFE: Add customizable mail header display
  • Fixed: 356327 – Pasted Windows Clipboard Images don’t show up in the compose window
  • Fixed: 360591 – quota indicator status bar item is too tall
  • Fixed: 360792 – mail.delete_matches_sort_order does not work when using imap mark as deleted model
  • Fixed: 360814 – remote content for (custom) thunderbird start page do not show anymore
  • Fixed: 362241 – Thread Pane selection is lost when Tb compacts folders
  • Fixed: 362567 – Customize Message Views modal dialog won’t go away
  • Fixed: 362741 – Selecting folder with previous view unread, while viewing another unread folder, fails.
  • Fixed: 362990 – Customize Message Views dialog’s selection should not affect View menu selection
  • Fixed: 363094 – Autocomplete-to-my-domain confused after ‘@’ entered in field
  • Fixed: 363113 – Thunderbird autocomplete freezes up to 1 minute after typing one or two characters of an email address
  • Fixed: 364116 – Virtual Folder list contains an extraneous splitter
  • Fixed: 364275 – some texts in Account Setting->Security dialog need LABEL_FOR set
  • Fixed: 364815 – JS Errors closing/opening compose window after opening Contacts Sidebar
  • Fixed: 365621 – Update mail/ copyright dates to 2007
  • Fixed: 365858 – tags lost on drag&drop from the IMAP (without tag support) to Local-folder (copy works)
  • Fixed: 366016 – Reduce quoted text in our message preview string to “…”
  • Fixed: 367318 – updated qute theme icons from arvid
  • Fixed: 367434 – Many labels do not have the LABEL_FOR relation set
  • Fixed: 367529 – Unable to load remote images in news

XULRunner: (1)

  • Fixed: 286933 – Enter that selects autocomplete entry should be hidden from page scripts

Miscellaneous fixes: (6)

  • Fixed: 348520 – remove threadpane.dtd from thunderbird
  • Fixed: 359967 – File pref-downloads.dtd is no longer used
  • Fixed: 362754 – confirmPhishingUrl entity is not logically formulated
  • Fixed: 362755 – Beta 1 Release notes
  • Fixed: 363163 – Thunderbird is chewing up cpu cycles even when idle.
  • Fixed: 363979 – package storage.xpt and dom_storage.xpt

Mac-specific: (6)

  • Fixed: 355547 – tag color not always showing up in thread pane
  • Fixed: 364542 – View > Messages > All/Unread doesn’t uncheck
  • Fixed: 365282 – Thunderbird changes specified content type to text/plain when programatically sending email via javascript
  • Fixed: 365710 – when in “recent” folders view, newly created folder should show up
  • Fixed: 365879 – Don’t ship movemail.rdf on the Mac
  • Fixed: 366516 – Bump Up Security Settings for pre-filled dotmac accounts

OS/2-specific: (1)

  • Fixed: 265798 – [XULRunner] cannot create new toolbar

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