March 2007

2007-03-23 Sunbird 0.5 builds

Common:

  • Fixed: 324198 – Incorrect line endings with long UID loses SUMMARY information in Apple iCal
  • Fixed: 346427 – cvs remove calendar/resources/content/dateUtils.js
  • Fixed: 348479 – “this.bgbox has no properties” error when switching “Workweek days only”
  • Fixed: 353066 – problem with refreshing tasks in main view when end due starts is set
  • Fixed: 357112 – Drag and drop of multiday-event does’t drop on days the shadow suggests
  • Fixed: 359712 – [proto event dialog] bad handling of attendees (entry corruption)
  • Fixed: 369262 – undo/redo stack needs to be in a component
  • Fixed: 372855 – getOccurrencesBetween() in calTodo.js fails on tasks without entryDate or dueDate
  • Fixed: 374084 – [pa] Enable Punjabi translation for Sunbird/Lightning
  • Fixed: 374936 – Moving event from one calendar to another fails in calTransactionManager.js

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 351380 – wrong day selected after inserting a day name in the datetextpicker
  • Fixed: 362922 – [Proto] Event dialog: “Attendees” dialog missing in menu
  • Fixed: 368558 – add colors to Lightning calendars tab
  • Fixed: 373209 – Remember last selected tab in Lightning preferences pane
  • Fixed: 374078 – Datepicker doesn’t change view

Outstanding bugs: (10)

  • Since 29 Oct 05: 314339 – need to handle non-native timezone bits
  • Since 28 Jul 06: 346318 – Datepicker appears only briefly when clicking on date dropdown in event dialog
  • Since 17 Sep 06: 353070 – drag and drop for tasks do not work if due date is not set
  • Since 06 Oct 06: 355755 – Alarms are dismissed when Sunbird is closed
  • Since 17 Dec 06: 364148 – Freeze (hang) after creation of repeating event with interval greater than 32767
  • Since 29 Jan 07: 368607 – attendees get doublequoted
  • Since 01 Feb 07: 368982 – visual enhancements for calendar event boxes
  • Since 01 Mar 07: 372287 – Sunbird crashes on open in Mac OS 10.3, works in Mac OS 10.4
  • Since 06 Mar 07: 372839 – Moving an event via drag&drop changes time when crossing DST boundaries
  • Since 21 Mar 07: 374757 – Lightning always wants to send iTIP messages to attendees

From the Calendar Weblog:

“We are currently planning to release a first release candidate at the beginning of April and release Sunbird 0.5 and Lightning 0.5 during the first half April.” Here’s the planned release schedule:

  • March 12 – string freeze – l10n begins
  • March 24 – code freeze (If it’s not in by now, it’s missing the bus.)
  • March 26 – functional testing by #calendar-qa, localizers check their work using nightlies
  • March 30 – l10n freeze
  • April 02 – first RC
  • April 08 – release date or second RC, in case RC 1 was not good enough
  • April 14 – release date, in case we need an RC 2

Note: Italics denote elapsed dates.

Functional testing of version 0.5 begins on Monday, 26 March 2007. “So, turn up your favorite music, download a nightly, and see how badly you can break it.”

Lightning vanilla .xpi:

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi (2007-03-08 build)

Linux builds Official Linux .xpi

Mac builds Official Mac .xpt

Sunbird builds:

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-03-23 Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 builds

UI improvements:

  • Fixed: 374039 – Some dates not displayed when LC_TIME=hi_IN.UTF-8

Outstanding bugs: (1)

  • Since 23 Dec 05: 321371 – error message “error truncating the Inbox you may need to delete INBOX.msf

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-03-23 Thunderbird 2 builds

Topcrash:

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

Localization:

  • Fixed: 373954 – Cannot send any attachment files which are attached in original message when I forward a mail as inline

UI improvements:

  • 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 “.”

Miscellaneous fix:

  • Fixed: 369217 – Changed case in functions name “LoadMsgWithRemoteContent()” != “loadMsgWithRemoteContent()”

Outstanding bugs: (8)

  • Since 23 Dec 05: 321371 – error message “error truncating the Inbox you may need to delete INBOX.msf
  • Since 20 Jun 06: 342154 – No more confirmation dialog of attachment correctly saved if attachment file type listed as “save to disk” and “save without asking” option is checked
  • Since 07 Jul 06: 343901 – cannot install dictionaries in thunderbird since bug 216382 landed
  • Since 20 Nov 06: 361279 – standalone mesage window: Unable to Retrieve Message when ‘Retrieve Headers Only’ applied
  • Since 21 Nov 06: 361417 – Crtl-Shift-A is no longer selecting the entire thread
  • Since 07 Jan 07: 366255 – Exception thrown in nsIEditor.inlineSpellChecker when opening/closing the compose window
  • Since 29 Jan 07: 368617 – Account setting “OK” button not saving data.
  • Since 20 Mar 07: 374682 – Thunderbird 1.8 Windows Branch Machine has DOSTYPE = WINNT5.0

Release candidate update from Scott MacGregor, posted 12 March 2007:

“We are currently in a holding pattern waiting for release cycles to do the heavy lifting for actually tagging, setting up the release machines, making the RC, generating the update diffs, pushing the updates out to the beta channel, dealing with l10n, etc. I’ll keep you posted when that process starts.”

Another update, posted 24 March 2007:

“I received an update from the build team yesterday afternoon and they have started to make the RC bits for us! Hopefully the RC will be ready by the end of next week!”

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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Adverts

To be frank, I have received many comments (and occasional email), and while most of it is regarding Thunderbird, an increasing number is regarding the placement of advertisements here.

I’ve tried to relook at the site from a third party point of view by myself as well as by showing to my friends and colleagues, and to be honest, there is that sense of annoyance when someone has to scroll down to see the content itself, which is already wordy by nature.

However, this is a source of revenue for myself, and I do regard this as a form of payment for my work on Thunderbird changes. I’ve been volunteering for more than 2.5 years and I’d probably have pulled out more than a year ago if not for the ad income. Not many people donate either, but for those who did, I appreciate that. I will be starting university soon, and my university fees will be due in a couple of months time. If you do the calculations, this blog would have started out while I was in college.

Thus, as a form of compromise on my part, I will be removing the two biggest ad rectangles you currently see below the RSS link (and admittedly my biggest sources of income), as well as the link unit shown above the firefox banner and the Paypal button lower down, for everyone’s benefit, in celebration of the upcoming Thunderbird 2 release. Some might make a return, but most probably no longer be placed such that one would have to scroll down to see the latest content immediately. (I use high resolutions near 1280 x 1024 and can see the content at the bottom on page load but I didn’t think 800 x 600 users would have trouble reading the content at that time. Now I know.)

If there is someone who can advise me on better ad placement, I’m all for it. (you could say desperately needed; I’m not that professional.) I would want to resolve this before I create more backlash again.

Please drop me an email at swader – at – gmail [dot] com, if you wish to, or just add a comment below (hopefully honest as well).

Gary Kwong

(Thanks in part to Grey, after I stumbled on his blog Burnt Electrons, who posted his comments on this topic, and all the commenters over there as well.)

Edits: Grammar corrections. Also, the new placements are less intrusive.

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2007-03-16 Sunbird 0.5 builds

Calendar:

  • Fixed: 373113 – US Holidays Calendar with new DST Rules
  • Fixed: 374018 – Finnish holiday file for Lightning

Common:

  • Fixed: 349520 – working hours for calendar-multiday-view
  • Fixed: 366613 – USHoliday observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day is 3rd Monday, not 19th of Jan 2007
  • Fixed: 370079 – Show more user-friendly error message when import fails
  • Fixed: 371806 – [proto] It’s not possible to create recurring event and/or task
  • Fixed: 373306 – selecting “annually” recurrence will misalign labels
  • Fixed: 373530 – Missing an accesskey in the preferences General Tab
  • Fixed: 373643 – Remove references to obsolete email.properties
  • Fixed: 374121 – Strict warnings in calendarWindow.js, calendar-month-view.xml, calGoogleCalendar.js, calGoogleSession.js

Common (Provider: CalDav – ICS/Webdav – Local Storage – WCAP):

  • Fixed: 327930 – events retrieved by calICalendar.getItems() have a wrong creation/modification date
  • Fixed: 370139 – Profile unusable after creating caldav calendar with incorrect file url

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 330384 – “My Timezone” tab displays timezone with tree
  • Fixed: 352667 – After deleting calendar the last calendar in list is not displayed

Sunbird-only:

  • Fixed: 266186 – calendar text unreadable in light text on dark bg theme
  • Fixed: 348254 – Some accesskeys are unreachable in Sunbird Preferences window
  • Fixed: 373437 – NSIS installer for Sunbird 0.5 should remove some Trunk only files

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 358110 – Sunbird should be registered for ICS files and webcal[s] URLs

Outstanding bugs: (15)

  • Since 29 Oct 05: 314339 – need to handle non-native timezone bits
  • Since 20 Jan 06: 324198 – Incorrect line endings with long UID loses SUMMARY information in Apple iCal
  • Since 28 Jul 06: 346318 – Datepicker appears only briefly when clicking on date dropdown in event dialog
  • Since 06 Sep 06: 351581 – Print fails on first attempt but works on second
  • Since 17 Sep 06: 353066 – problem with refreshing tasks in main view when end due starts is set
  • Since 17 Sep 06: 353070 – drag and drop for tasks do not work if due date is not set
  • Since 06 Oct 06: 355755 – Alarms are dismissed when Sunbird is closed
  • Since 18 Oct 06: 357112 – Drag and drop of multiday-event does’t drop on days the shadow suggests
  • Since 17 Dec 06: 364148 – Freeze (hang) after creation of repeating event with interval greater than 32767
  • Since 29 Jan 07: 368607 – attendees get doublequoted
  • Since 01 Feb 07: 368982 – visual enhancements for calendar event boxes
  • Since 09 Feb 07: 369885 – Can’t navigate, View fails on repeating events with modified occurrences
  • Since 01 Mar 07: 372287 – Sunbird crashes on open in Mac OS 10.3, works in Mac OS 10.4
  • Since 06 Mar 07: 372839 – Moving an event via drag&drop changes time when crossing DST boundaries
  • Since 06 Mar 07: 372855 – getOccurrencesBetween() in calTodo.js fails on tasks without entryDate or dueDate

From the Calendar Weblog:

“We are currently planning to release a first release candidate at the beginning of April and release Sunbird 0.5 and Lightning 0.5 during the first half April.” Here’s the planned release schedule:

  • March 12 – string freeze – l10n begins
  • March 24 – code freeze (If it’s not in by now, it’s missing the bus.)
  • March 26 – functional testing by #calendar-qa, localizers check their work using nightlies
  • March 30 – l10n freeze
  • April 02 – first RC
  • April 08 – release date or second RC, in case RC 1 was not good enough
  • April 14 – release date, in case we need an RC 2

Lightning vanilla .xpi:

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi (2007-03-08 build)

Linux builds Official Linux .xpi (2007-02-06 build)

Mac builds Official Mac .xpt

Sunbird builds:

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-03-16 Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 builds

No checkins during this period.

Outstanding bugs: (1)

  • Since 23 Dec 05: 321371 – error message “error truncating the Inbox you may need to delete INBOX.msf

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-03-16 Thunderbird 2 builds

Account manager:

  • Fixed: 373570 – picking download new messages from account wizard causes “busy” alert

Build configuration:

  • Fixed: 370345 – no XPath in Thunderbird

Functionality:

  • Fixed: 368064 – Duplicate Sent folders is created
  • Fixed: 373787 – Cannot select dictionary with the same name as locale

UI improvements:

  • Fixed: 370575 – In <mail3PaneWindowCommands.js>, “Error: server has no properties” on “Tools” menu opening
  • 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

Miscellaneous fixes:

  • Fixed: 283729 – Startup errors/warnings in JavaScript console (trunk)

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 373856 – Mail fails to select startup folder with global inbox in Tb 2.0

Outstanding bugs: (7)

  • Since 23 Dec 05: 321371 – error message “error truncating the Inbox you may need to delete INBOX.msf
  • Since 20 Jun 06: 342154 – No more confirmation dialog of attachment correctly saved if attachment file type listed as “save to disk” and “save without asking” option is checked
  • Since 07 Jul 06: 343901 – cannot install dictionaries in thunderbird since bug 216382 landed
  • Since 20 Nov 06: 361279 – standalone mesage window: Unable to Retrieve Message when ‘Retrieve Headers Only’ applied
  • Since 21 Nov 06: 361417 – Crtl-Shift-A is no longer selecting the entire thread
  • Since 07 Jan 07: 366255 – Exception thrown in nsIEditor.inlineSpellChecker when opening/closing the compose window
  • Since 29 Jan 07: 368617 – Account setting “OK” button not saving data.

Release candidate update from Scott MacGregor:

“We hit our code and string freeze deadline last week for Thunderbird 2. We are currently in a holding pattern waiting for release cycles to do the heavy lifting for actually tagging, setting up the release machines, making the RC, generating the update diffs, pushing the updates out to the beta channel, dealing with l10n, etc. I’ll keep you posted when that process starts.”

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Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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Thunderbird 2 released

Changelog for previous release (Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 RC 1) | Changelogs for other Thunderbird releases

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Released on 18 Apr 07, and this changelog was last updated on 19 Apr 07.

Mozilla Thunderbird 2 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the new features and improvements in Thunderbird 2. This list encompasses almost every single known fix that went into this release. Do check out the known issues as well. There are over 35 localizations available.

Windows Vista and 64-bit Windows is now supported, along with universal binaries for Intel Macs as well. There is a new installer for Windows (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System), in addition to Gmail and .Mac support, 3 new localizations have been added (Belarusian, Georgian & Portuguese). Lots of user interface improvements (Tags, folder views, Find As You Type, mail alert improvements [Windows and Linux only] etc.) were implemented. All in all, at least 963 bugfixes / improvements went into this release over the 1.5 branch.

New features & significant changes in Thunderbird 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
      • 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

Changes in Thunderbird 2.0 Alpha 1: (456)

  1. Security issues
  2. Topcrashes
  3. Crashes
  4. Account manager
  5. Address book
  6. Attachment-related
  7. Build configuration
  8. Filter-related
  9. Functionality
  10. Installer
  11. Localization
  12. Networking
  13. Printing
  14. RSS
  15. Spelling checker
  16. UI improvements
  17. XULRunner
  18. Miscellaneous fixes
  19. Mac-specific
  20. Intel Mac-related
  21. Sun-specific
  22. BeOS-specific
  23. OS/2-specific
  24. AIX-specific

Changes in Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1: (273)

  1. Security issues
  2. Topcrashes
  3. Crashes
  4. Account manager
  5. Address book
  6. Attachment-related
  7. Build configuration
  8. Filter-related
  9. Functionality
  10. Installer
  11. Localization
  12. Networking
  13. Printing
  14. RSS
  15. Spelling checker
  16. UI improvements
  17. XULRunner
  18. Miscellaneous fixes
  19. Mac-specific
  20. OS/2-specific

Changes in Thunderbird 2 Beta 2: (80)

  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 2.0.0.0 Release Candidate 1: (154)

  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

Note: Thunderbird 2 final release is the same build as Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 RC 1. For the en_US .zip build, the corresponding nightly is the one dated 2007032620.

The entire bug list is too large to be listed here. Instead, only the table of contents to the fixes of each Alpha/Beta/RC are shown. All feedback is welcome at the comments section below.

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