June 2007

Tabs in Thunderbird – Status Update #2

NOTE: This post is no longer updated. Please head to this post for updated Thunderbird 3 information. Thank you!

With the release of Thunderbird 2 a few weeks back, one of the lead developers, David Bienvenu, has begun some work on implementing tabs in Thunderbird, a much-requested feature of application usability. (Code is in trunk builds from 2007-06-27 onwards; please note that trunk builds are unstable and are only meant for development purposes.)

As mentioned previously in my previous “Tabs in Thunderbird – Status Update” on 19 Feb 2006, “The advantages of using tabs over windows is applicable to both applications as using tabs have been shown to reduce memory usage, taskbar clutter and increased accessibility etc.”, the details of which I won’t go into here.

The bugs tracking this development are 218999 and 297379; the latter more for Myk Melez’s work previously. Let us hope that Thunderbird 3 will incorporate tabs to bring it on par with its sister application Firefox, but there is no guarantee it will be in though. It is a good sign that progress is being made.

Please remember that all these are still work-in-progress, and David welcomes any help that anybody wants to offer, from testing to hacking to UI improvements.

On a side note, we are approaching 50 million downloads of Thunderbird since 1.0 release. We should hit this figure by mid-to-end July 2007.

NOTE: This post is no longer updated. Please head to this post for updated Thunderbird 3 information. Thank you!

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2007-06-27 Sunbird 0.5 builds

Calendar:

  • Fixed: 382395 – Mexican Holiday Calendar

Common:

  • Fixed: 384726 – Todo items are duplicated (ICS Calendar only)

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 383163 – Missing file sun-lightning.dtd in localized lightning.xpi

Sunbird & Lightning 0.5 final has been released. This will be the last post for the 0.5 nightlies category.

No outstanding bugs.

Lightning vanilla .xpi: – Please download 0.5 final builds instead.

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi

Linux builds Official Linux .xpi

Mac builds Official Mac .xpt

Sunbird builds: – Please download 0.5 final builds instead.

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-06-27 Thunderbird 1.5.0.13 builds

XULRunner:

  • Fixed: 380398 – appversion manifest flag is broken in certain situations

No outstanding bugs.

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion) (2007-06-26 build)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-06-27 Thunderbird 2.0.0.5 builds

Functionality:

  • Fixed: 268034 – Mail imported from Mozilla 1.x dumps messages in wrong mailboxes, when multiple accounts on same mail server
  • Fixed: 323373 – fails to import all SMTP servers from mozilla suite/netscape 7.2
  • Fixed: 333277 – null description in helper version info leaves Download Actions blank
  • Fixed: 363008 – “Rebuild index” results in doubled message count

UI improvements:

  • Fixed: 348395 – twisty in header pane (next to email addresses) when there shouldn’t be?
  • Fixed: 380661 – switching sort between multiple custom columns doesn’t work

XULRunner:

  • Fixed: 373972 – If opening file for writing error occurs during installation, text in displayed dialog is not interpreted correctly. Text contains line breaks (‘\r\n’). These are ignored and displayed as plain text.
  • Fixed: 380398 – appversion manifest flag is broken in certain situations

Miscellaneous fix:

  • Fixed: 385385 – in-product links to AMO should be https:// (and not http://)

Outstanding bugs: (6)

  • 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.
  • Since 24 Apr 07: 378635 – Tracking Bug: Bugs to Fix in TB2.0.0.x before offering a major update

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-06-18 Sunbird 0.5 builds

Calendars:

  • Fixed: 384301 – Kenya Holidays calendar available here
  • Fixed: 384554 – Kazakhstan Holidays Calendar
  • Fixed: 384776 – Bulgarian National Holiday written in Bulgarian language

Common:

  • Fixed: 375873 – Tracking bug for L10n issues regarding Sunbird/Lightning 0.5 release
  • Fixed: 380164 – Tracking bug for 0.5 RC1 Cleanup
  • Fixed: 384218 – 0.5 Relnote ‘other issues’ not quite right on CalDAV items

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

  • Fixed: 382840 – Alarms in ics files don’t fire when scheduled – but do fire after editing

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 383263 – Wrong install.rdf in lightning-wcap.xpi and wcap-enabler.xpi – not installable on Linux/Mac

Sunbird & Lightning 0.5 RC 2 has been released for testing.

Outstanding bugs: (2)

  • Since 04 Jun 07: 383163 – Missing file sun-lightning.dtd in localized lightning.xpi
  • Since 16 Jun 07: 384726 – Todo items are duplicated (ICS Calendar only)

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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2007-06-18 Thunderbird 1.5.0.13 builds

No checkins during this period.

No outstanding bugs.

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-06-18 Thunderbird 2.0.0.5 builds

No checkins during this period.

Outstanding bugs: (6)

  • 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.
  • Since 24 Apr 07: 378635 – Tracking Bug: Bugs to Fix in TB2.0.0.x before offering a major update

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

zz - Thunderbird 2.0 (Gecko 1.8.1.x)

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2007-06-08 Sunbird 0.5 builds

Calendars:

  • Fixed: 383034 – Updated spanish holidays calendar for Mozilla Calendar project website
  • Fixed: 383470 – Russian public holidays
  • Fixed: 383596 – French holiday calendar

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

  • Fixed: 375528 – Lightning resends Event to email alias on “Add To Calendar”

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 383124 – Bump version number for lightning-wcap to 0.5

Sunbird & Lightning 0.5 RC 1 will most likely not be the final 0.5. An RC 2 may be released instead.

Outstanding bugs: (4)

  • Since 09 May 07: 380164 – Tracking bug for 0.5 RC1 Cleanup
  • Since 01 Jun 07: 382840 – Alarms in ics files don’t fire when scheduled – but do fire after editing
  • Since 04 Jun 07: 383163 – Missing file sun-lightning.dtd in localized lightning.xpi
  • Since 04 Jun 07: 383263 – Wrong install.rdf in lightning-wcap.xpi and wcap-enabler.xpi – not installable on Linux/Mac

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)

zz - Sunbird 0.5 nightlies

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