April 2007

2007-04-12 Thunderbird 2 builds

Build configuration:

  • Fixed: 376418 – Add ko to the 1.8 branch for future thunderbird 2 point releases.

Installer:

  • Fixed: 376675 – Don’t package regxpcom.exe

Note: Since I’m using a mac now, I am unable to check if Bug #376675 made it into Thunderbird 2.0.0.0 RC 1. For folks who want to help with this, please post your verification below. Bug #376418 concerns the future of that localization for Thunderbird 2 onwards and so does not affect the RC. The bugs listed below are still listed as blocking Thunderbird 2, but any moment they may be taken off the blocker list if they are deemed unimportant at this point in time.

Edit: The bugs above do not seem important enough to cause a respin. -Anonymous tipoff

Outstanding bugs: (6)

  • 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 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.

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-04-05 Sunbird 0.5 builds

Calendars:

  • Fixed: 364154 – Polish holidays 2007
  • Fixed: 376139 – Sri Lanka Holiday Calendar

Common:

  • Fixed: 353070 – drag and drop for tasks do not work if due date is not set

Outstanding bugs: (6)

  • Since 29 Oct 05: 314339 – need to handle non-native timezone bits
  • Since 11 Oct 06: 356269 – localization will not work Lightning are always english
  • Since 17 Dec 06: 364148 – Freeze (hang) after creation of repeating event with interval greater than 32767
  • Since 01 Mar 07: 372287 – Sunbird crashes on open in Mac OS 10.3, works in Mac OS 10.4
  • Since 13 Mar 07: 373742 – week view changes after reload
  • Since 27 Mar 07: 375509 – No ‘Add To Calendar’ button in TB 1.5 when I get a mail with a attached *.ics-file

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 (Except blockers)
  • 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 events.

Latest as of 1st April 2007:

Matthew Willis goes, “Folks, We’re continuing our march towards the 0.5 release. We’re a little behind the previously posted schedule, as we’ve still got some blockers left to resolve. However, we’re still in a code and string freeze state, except for the remaining blockers. Any checkins unrelated to those blockers need to be approved by myself or mvl before landing.

Once we have these last few bugs squashed, we’ll post an updated schedule for performing fully functional tests (FFTs) and for testing release candidates (RCs). Thank you for your continued patience, support, testing and bug reporting. With your help 0.5 can be our most solid release yet.”

He also adds on his blog that he is moving on to Flock development, and will no longer be involved with Calendar all the time anymore.

Lightning vanilla .xpi:

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi

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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2007-04-05 Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 builds

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 370243 – XULRunner dmg no longer contains installer

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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2007-04-05 Thunderbird 2 builds

Build configuration:

  • Fixed: 366844 – visibility pragma support broken
  • Fixed: 375920 – Thunderbird 2 RC Installer has Firefox as the file description

XULRunner:

  • Fixed: 368979 – Enable to use mozStorage component with xulrunner1.8.1 .

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 370243 – XULRunner dmg no longer contains installer

Outstanding bugs: (6)

  • 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 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.

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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Licensing Terms

(Last updated 07 Apr 07)

With the impending release of Thunderbird 2, the changelog will inadvertently be linked to from many websites. Here is a gentle reminder regarding the information obtained from each and every post of this blog:

The information is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license, and can be freely shared, copied, distributed, transmitted and remixed provided it is attributed to me, Gary Kwong, or to The Rumbling Edge, and a live link is provided on the attribution for HTML works (Individual posts’ links in The Rumbling Edge will suffice; not necessarily the main page).

For example, if the changelog to Thunderbird 2 is to be listed, a live link to the Thunderbird 2 changelog page is to be provided, with a mention of the origin, either the author Gary Kwong or The Rumbling Edge blog. A link to main The Rumbling Edge page is optional.

Similarly, for the case of Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 changelog, in addition to the origin (Gary Kwong or The Rumbling Edge), a live link as shown will do just fine.

The purpose of this is to recognize the works of bloggers and volunteers like me who devote their precious time, hard work and painstaking effort into providing the information free for everyone.

In the meantime, many thanks go out to all the Thunderbird developers (mscott, bienvenu) for helping me compile bug lists week in week out; Tomcat, marcia (and many more) for their invaluable help during Thunderbird Bugdays; mozillaZine (jason, alex) for hosting the site; readers, volunteers, bug-fixers and source hackers out there for emailing me all my errors, submitting bug reports and contributing patches to Bugzilla @ Mozilla.

And finally, to all end-users, if you use Thunderbird and want to contribute to Thunderbird in one way or another, you are most welcome at mozillaZine forums.

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2007-04-01 Sunbird 0.5 builds

Common:

  • Fixed: 351860 – monthly grid unnecessarily appends second month when first day of week is set to Monday
  • Fixed: 355755 – Alarms are dismissed when Sunbird is closed
  • Fixed: 357329 – Some (dark) calendar colors use black text
  • Fixed: 366299 – Can’t create new event, can’t navigate week view, can’t switch off Workweek days only
  • Fixed: 368607 – attendees get doublequoted
  • Fixed: 368982 – visual enhancements for calendar event boxes
  • Fixed: 371367 – Entered title is not shown in print output, only ‘about:blank’ is shown
  • Fixed: 372839 – Moving an event via drag&drop changes time when crossing DST boundaries
  • Fixed: 373341 – Print output is truncated after certain amount of weeks/months
  • Fixed: 375433 – cvs remove calendarUtils.js

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

  • Fixed: 362698 – CalDAV provider should check etags on add/modify/delete
  • Fixed: 369885 – Can’t navigate, View fails on repeating events with modified occurrences
  • Fixed: 375383 – WCAP event with category lost all data after view refresh

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 321244 – Lightning build for Linux crashes official Thunderbird build (trunk only)
  • Fixed: 374757 – Lightning always wants to send iTIP messages to attendees

Sunbird-only:

  • Fixed: 355360 – #unifinder-search-results-listbox min-height property is too small

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 306989 – top pane is one line tall when starting up
  • Fixed: 346318 – Datepicker appears only briefly when clicking on date dropdown in event dialog

Outstanding bugs: (7)

  • Since 29 Oct 05: 314339 – need to handle non-native timezone bits
  • Since 17 Sep 06: 353070 – drag and drop for tasks do not work if due date is not set
  • Since 11 Oct 06: 356269 – localization will not work Lightning are always english
  • Since 17 Dec 06: 364148 – Freeze (hang) after creation of repeating event with interval greater than 32767
  • Since 01 Mar 07: 372287 – Sunbird crashes on open in Mac OS 10.3, works in Mac OS 10.4
  • Since 13 Mar 07: 373742 – week view changes after reload
  • Since 27 Mar 07: 375509 – No ‘Add To Calendar’ button in TB 1.5 when I get a mail with a attached *.ics-file

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 (Except blockers)
  • 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 events.

Latest as of 1st April 2007:

Matthew Willis goes, “Folks, We’re continuing our march towards the 0.5 release. We’re a little behind the previously posted schedule, as we’ve still got some blockers left to resolve. However, we’re still in a code and string freeze state, except for the remaining blockers. Any checkins unrelated to those blockers need to be approved by myself or mvl before landing.

Once we have these last few bugs squashed, we’ll post an updated schedule for performing fully functional tests (FFTs) and for testing release candidates (RCs). Thank you for your continued patience, support, testing and bug reporting. With your help 0.5 can be our most solid release yet.”

Lightning vanilla .xpi:

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi

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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2007-04-01 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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2007-04-01 Thunderbird 2 builds

Build configuration:

  • Fixed: 372878 – reduce the number of AC_TRY_RUN tests in configure.in
  • Fixed: 375553 – Update shipped-locales for Thunderbird 2

Functionality:

  • Fixed (on 16 Feb 07): 367920 – Filter action Set Junk Status to Junk does not work correctly

UI improvement:

  • Fixed: 365016 – Viewing in message pane for messages in newsgroup not always possible

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 29 Mar 07: 375920 – Thunderbird 2 RC Installer has Firefox as the file description

Thunderbird 2 RC 1 is already in testing stages. As Scott MacGregor puts it, “If there are no problems with the RC, it is the final release.”

Also, he adds that “The binaries of full fledge release builds are now digitally signed as part of the Vista integration work.”

Note: The builds below are nightlies. They are not official 2 RC 1 release builds. However, they are as close as anyone can get to at this point in time, till the lead developers think that it is time to release the RC. Keep track of all TB 2 Beta 2 -> 2 RC 1 changes here, which will get updated once the RC ships.

It’s really close to the finish line this time!

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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