Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 Release Candidate 1 Released

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Released on 06 Apr 07, and this changelog was last updated on 07 Apr 07.

Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 Release Candidate 1 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the new features and improvements in Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 Release Candidate 1 over Beta 2. This list encompasses almost every single known fix that went into this release. Do check out the known issues as well.

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 2.0.0.0 Release Candidate 1 release. It is intended for testing purposes only.

New features & significant changes in Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 Release Candidate 1:

  • 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
      • 371337: Improve Usability Of Tag Menus
    • 251296: Folder Views
    • 301084: Option to file replies in folder of original message
    • 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
    • 278096: Main mail window now shows IMAP quota usage
    • 312940: New Mail Alert Improvements [Windows and Linux only]
      • 360030: Ability to customize new mail alert information
    • 314124: Folder Summary Tooltips
    • 350864: Add ability to check news servers for new messages at startup
  • Support for new platforms
  • Automatic detection of online state
  • Preference dialog redesign
  • Remote image policy changes
  • Two pane view using a folder location picker toolbar widget
  • 3459: Spell check now also checks the subject line
  • 339135: New Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
  • 345887, 366842: Theme updates for all platforms
  • 348897: New, combined and improved Add-ons manager for extensions and themes
  • 353841, 359900 : New account types – Gmail (all systems) & .Mac (Mac OS X only)
  • 360588: New localizations: Belarusian, Georgian & Portuguese
  • 369109: Thunderbird 2 release notes link in Help menu should point to localized documents

Table of Contents

  1. Topcrashes
  2. Crashes
  3. Account manager
  4. Address book
  5. Build configuration
  6. Filter-related
  7. Functionality
  8. Installer
  9. Localization
  10. Networking
  11. RSS
  12. UI improvements
  13. XULRunner
  14. Miscellaneous fixes
  15. Mac-specific

Changes in Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 Release Candidate 1: (154)

Topcrash: (1)

  • Fixed: 356007 - [XULRunner] Crashes [@ nsFormFillController::OnTextEntered]

Crashes: (5)

  • Fixed: 353958 - crash when trying to send this webpage
  • Fixed: 369028 - crash in nsImapUrl::ParseNumBytes()
  • Fixed: 370392 - crash in NormalMessageEndDownload
  • Fixed: 372705 - ctrl-w then save crashes composing new message
  • Fixed: 372760 - crash in [@nsMsgSearchOfflineMail::OnStopRunningUrl]

Account manager: (6)

  • Fixed: 366871 - Dialog for new identity should be opened when double clicking the empty area inside the multiple identities list
  • Fixed: 367562 - Trademark Issues with Gmail.RDF
  • Fixed: 368233 - The Account Wizard should support generic attributes from ISP RDF Files
  • Fixed: 368303 - Thunderbird 2.0 forgets Junk Settings in Account Manager
  • Fixed: 369009 - new profile with MCD still pops up new account wizard
  • Fixed: 373570 - picking download new messages from account wizard causes “busy” alert

Address book: (1)

  • Fixed: 354010 - No error dialog when attempting to create multiple lists of the same name in separate address books

Build configuration: (9)

  • Fixed: 339832 - Thunderbird installer still includes an installed-chrome.txt
  • Fixed: 352370 - For TB2 release, upgrade langpack maxVersion to 2.0.0.*
  • Fixed: 366113 - mozilla-plugin.pc should not depend on mozilla-xpcom.pc
  • Fixed: 366844 - visibility pragma support broken
  • Fixed: 370041 - boatcycle typo
  • Fixed: 370345 - no XPath in Thunderbird
  • Fixed: 372878 - reduce the number of AC_TRY_RUN tests in configure.in
  • Fixed: 375553 - Update shipped-locales for Thunderbird 2
  • Fixed: 375920 - Thunderbird 2 RC Installer has Firefox as the file description

Filter-related: (4)

  • Fixed: 103658 - if a filter rule contains an odd number of quotes, Mozilla is unable to parse it
  • Fixed: 180239 - Manual “Run selected filter(s)” doesn’t work when multiple filters are selected.
  • Fixed: 366687 - Forward filter stopped working
  • Fixed: 369123 - Allow multiple tags to be set by a filter

Functionality: (30)

  • Fixed: 3459 - Spell Check should also check the subject line.
  • Fixed: 273496 - pressing ‘get new messages’ asks to send unsent messages when going online
  • Fixed: 268459 - Search / filters for Message Body broken for quoted-printable bodies
  • Fixed: 303729 - trailing space in folder name are removed and folder not accessible anymore
  • Fixed: 309566 - when sending attachment with long or multibyte filename and receiver uses e.g. Outlook, the filename is changed to att00XXX.xxx
  • Fixed: 319818 - Html Composer hangs (“attaching”) on save+(save or send) after reopen draft with images
  • Fixed: 343933 - Inserted inline images not displayed after message save
  • Fixed: 347665 - Opening a very large IMAP folder with a large number of new messages takes a long time
  • Fixed: 354895 - Add Vista Registry Support to Thunderbird’s Shell Service
  • Fixed: 354896 - Thunderbird Vista Compatibility Tracking Bug
  • Fixed: 361233 - installation of 1.1b breaks mapi linkage from excel and word
  • Fixed: 366503 - Custom tags only work properly for certain e-mails
  • Fixed: 366505 - Unable to save a saved search when no there is no folder pane selection
  • Fixed: 367011 - “Remove All Tags” does not do so for custom tags
  • Fixed: 367920 - Filter action Set Junk Status to Junk does not work correctly
  • Fixed: 368064 - Duplicate Sent folders is created
  • Fixed: 368074 - Look for ISP Spam .sfd Files in extension directories
  • Fixed: 368370 - “uncolored” tags inherit colors from other tags
  • Fixed: 368822 - new mail is marked “read” when displayed in “new mail notification”
  • Fixed: 369109 - Thunderbird 2 release notes link in Help menu should point to localized documents
  • Fixed: 370004 - Overriding the default attribute map on a per-LDAP directory basis won’t work.
  • Fixed: 370773 - When the spelling check dictionary is installed in a Japanese version, the selection dictionary is displayed with Preferences by mistake
  • Fixed: 370786 - Detaching an attachment fails to reload the message
  • Fixed: 371789 - Moving starred items pop->imap accounts deletes the starred flag/status
  • Fixed: 372671 - “Restore default” doesn’t restore the default start page
  • Fixed: 372835 - starting up w/o IMAP inbox.msf leaves empty thread pane
  • Fixed: 373270 - Running Junk Mail Controls on Folder then Switch Folders Causes Data Loss
  • Fixed: 373394 - clicking alert does not bring focus to thunderbird on linux
  • Fixed: 373403 - Bogus Vista Keys from 1.5.0.10 Shim Need Cleaned Up When Installing Thunderbird
  • Fixed: 373787 - Cannot select dictionary with the same name as locale

Installer: (4)

  • Fixed: 351359 - Add installer string to support Vista’s SPAD and SUD
  • Fixed: 354897 - Thunderbird Installer Changes to Support Vista
  • Fixed: 367540 - When launching the app from the installer the app runs with elevated privileges
  • Fixed: 368524 - Update 7zSD.sfx to include 32 bit images

Localization: (2)

  • Fixed: 371647 - ConvertToUnicode in mailWidgets.xml fails at initializing the notification
  • Fixed: 373954 - Cannot send any attachment files which are attached in original message when I forward a mail as inline

Networking: (2)

  • Fixed: 331425 - Sender and Recipient columns only show sender in sent mail folder
  • Fixed: 370740 - No Sender-Name is displayed in the Sender column, only e-mail address instead

RSS: (1)

  • Fixed: 347922 - Adding ATOM feed hangs forever for validation

UI improvements: (61)

  • Fixed: 223340 - Multiple attachments cause excessive size in attachments pane
  • Fixed: 257885 - Setting a Flag/Star with the context menu causes the Mark|Flagged checkmark to persist incorrectly
  • Fixed: 271108 - hourglass but no status
  • Fixed: 275561 - New mail icon remains when filters have marked all new mail as read
  • Fixed: 291478 - change the local folder account icon in the folderpane when the global inbox has new messages
  • Fixed: 296518 - messages/days was not grayout (“Retention Policy”tab in “Folder Properties”)
  • Fixed: 300670 - improve wording for “Sending authenticate login information…” status
  • Fixed: 303954 - Incorrect display of non-ASCII characters in template name of “Reply with template” filter
  • Fixed: 316929 - folders list displays unsubscribed imap folders prior to login
  • Fixed: 321389 - qute : pixel missing at the bottom of smileys – consistency with other themes
  • Fixed: 321551 - message-list pane: wrong scroll position if a mail folder has been entered from an account’s top level
  • Fixed: 327226 - www prefix can confuse the phishing detector
  • Fixed: 329555 - New Mail Notification Alert is not clickable
  • Fixed: 331616 - XML Parsing Error popup when dbl-click on line copied from web
  • Fixed: 339391 - message pane scrollbars jump to the top when new junk mail comes in
  • Fixed: 340373 - Escape key should cancel “send in Unicode (UTF-8)?” dialog
  • Fixed: 343677 - Need access to encapsulated MIME content-type declarations for Lightning iMIP
  • Fixed: 346966 - message headers spaced further apart (2.0a1 vs 1.5.0x) – too much vertical space
  • Fixed: 350052 - “View” menu loses focus between “Sort by” and “Threads”
  • Fixed: 352409 - signed / encrypted icon too close to the edge in the message header area
  • Fixed: 353308 - EACCES ignored: empty attachment
  • Fixed: 353987 - missing alternate link in atom feed causes unhandled exception
  • Fixed: 355633 - depending on the folder view, autosubscribing to a news:// url from the browser can cause tbird to open new 3 pane windows until the system is out of resources
  • Fixed: 359134 - Integrate with necko’s automatic online/offline management
  • Fixed: 362919 - message pane is too wide due to alert bar’s minimum-width
  • Fixed: 363996 - subject in new mail notification is stripped of Re:
  • Fixed: 365016 - Viewing in message pane for messages in newsgroup not always possible
  • Fixed: 366501 - Make back and forward history buttons default toolbar items
  • Fixed: 366508 - Not All Filter Actions are performed when the first action moves a message
  • Fixed: 366839 - images not displayed while creating replies/forwards (works in new mail)
  • Fixed: 367527 - folder tooltips don’t work for saved search folders
  • Fixed: 367998 - Tag menu in standalone message window is not color-coded according to tag colors
  • Fixed: 368043 - Infinity% displays on status bar
  • Fixed: 368506 - Error/Exception/NS_ERROR_FAILURE / nsIMsgAccountManager.defaultAccount / msgMail3PaneWindow.js :: MigrateJunkMailSettings :: line 1731
  • Fixed: 368532 - inline table editing controls aren’t being displayed
  • Fixed: 368550 - for quoted-printable msg new mail alert displays redundant ‘equal sign’ in the message preview field
  • Fixed: 368748 - allow custom column handlers to add row properties
  • Fixed: 368822 - new mail is marked “read” when displayed in “new mail notification”
  • Fixed: 368867 - spell check results from previous message show up
  • Fixed: 369026 - Start Page Style Cleanup
  • Fixed: 369160 - empty tooltip (tiny rectangle) on every folder marked read
  • Fixed: 369804 - getBestIdentity doesn’t work for saved search folders
  • Fixed: 369893 - asks to save when it shouldn’t since fix for bug 307046
  • Fixed: 369936 - Search greyed out in folder context menu
  • Fixed: 370015 - Duplicate ‘Options’ and ‘Account Settings’ items under Edit menu
  • Fixed: 370183 - File > Open saved message does nothing anymore
  • Fixed: 370516 - Miscellaneous folder picker widget fixes
  • Fixed: 370575 - In <mail3PaneWindowCommands.js>, “Error: server has no properties” on “Tools” menu opening
  • Fixed: 371337 - Improve Usability Of Tag Menus
  • Fixed: 371406 - Remove Beta 2 strings from the installer and about dialog
  • Fixed: 371431 - Add prefs to control the phishing detector’s local checks
  • Fixed: 371792 - JS Error when opening .EML file
  • Fixed: 372135 - attachments in saved emails (.eml) can not be opened
  • Fixed: 372322 - Attachments dropped into the wrong folder when using Drag and Drop
  • Fixed: 372338 - Turn on new start page
  • Fixed: 372350 - Remove cycler on the folder pane header label
  • Fixed: 372717 - Implement less-hacky technique for F6-tabbing
  • Fixed: 373506 - A checkbox in the “View” drop-down list item of the toolbar
  • Fixed: 374017 - Mail item context menu has two items with ‘m’ accelerator
  • Fixed: 374039 - Some dates not displayed when LC_TIME=hi_IN.UTF-8
  • Fixed: 374259 - Folder functionality lost when you create a new saved search in an inbox subfolder named as “.”

XULRunner: (3)

  • Fixed: 346787 - add textbox binding with support for spellcheck
  • Fixed: 369627 - WinLaunchChild elevation code breaks xulstub building
  • Fixed: 368979 - Enable to use mozStorage component with xulrunner1.8.1 .

Miscellaneous fixes: (15)

  • Fixed: 133016 - Freetext url recognition stops at “)” and “‘” (apostrophe)
  • Fixed: 251882 - assertion in isctype.c when processing non us-ascii junk mail
  • Fixed: 283729 - Startup errors/warnings in JavaScript console (trunk)
  • Fixed: 322089 - Problem handling Usenet signature separator when format=flowed, delsp=yes (RFC 3676)
  • Fixed: 335534 - Return receipts not conform to RFC 2047
  • Fixed: 339117 - Thunderbird needs an equivalent of about:license
  • Fixed: 361702 - Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIIOService2.manageOfflineStatus]“
  • Fixed: 364123 - JavaScript Error: gNotificationsDialog is not defined
  • Fixed: 365362 - Cannot add property to msgHeaderSink property bag
  • Fixed: 368635 - Hide Phishing controls for downloading local list of known phishing urls
  • Fixed: 369217 - Changed case in functions name “LoadMsgWithRemoteContent()” != “loadMsgWithRemoteContent()”
  • Fixed: 370181 - Error: () has no properties — Source File: chrome://messenger/content/preferences/privacy.js
  • Fixed: 370401 - frequently rebuilding my imap sent folder index?
  • Fixed: 370537 - Hook Up New Remote Start Page
  • Fixed: 371672 - assert in morkConfig, invalid mork db

Mac-specific: (10)

  • Fixed: 313145 - Crash when importing lots of mail from Eudora 6.2.3 on OS X
  • Fixed: 345003 - Create unique icon for Tag toolbar button for Pinstripe
  • Fixed: 365545 - Tbird throws some javascript strict warnings
  • Fixed: 366842 - Land Pinstripe Theme Update for Mac OS X
  • Fixed: 368239 - forward/back in stand-alone message window doesn’t cross folders
  • Fixed: 368581 - OS X files with resource forks and no defined MIME type are encoded incorrectly
  • Fixed: 370243 - XULRunner dmg no longer contains installer
  • Fixed: 371629 - Star header will not un-highlight
  • Fixed: 372316 - opening a .eml file with spotlight integration enabled crashes
  • Fixed: 373856 - Mail fails to select startup folder with global inbox in Tb 2.0

Windows builds Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)