September 2007

Thunderbird gets new Corporation

First news trickles out 17 September 2007 8pm PDT, (18 Sep 3am GMT)

Latest off the press is that Thunderbird has undergone a vast overhaul of its internal structure, getting "Dr. David Ascher, currently CTO and VP Engineering of ActiveState", to establish a new company focused on mail.

Mitchell Baker adds that "The goals for the new company are:

  • Take care of Thunderbird users
  • Move Thunderbird forward to provide better, deeper email solutions
  • Create a better user experience for a range of Internet communications
  • Spark the types of community involvement and innovation that we’ve seen around web "browsing" and Firefox. "

FAQ

Official Mozilla Press Release

Wired news

Blogs:

Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Blog (Cross-posted)

David Ascher

Asa Dotzler

Al Billings

Air Mozilla blog on Mitchell & David live @ 19 Sep 07

Tech sites:

  1. Slashdot
  2. Ars Technica
  3. News.com
  4. PCWorld
  5. Wired
  6. ZDNet
  7. Computerworld
  8. Mobility Site
  9. Read/Write Web
  10. GigaOM
  11. IT News Online
  12. Tech Shout
  13. ZDNet AU
  14. boingboing
  15. heise online
  16. vnunet
  17. TrustedReviews
  18. PC Pro
  19. Platinax

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Edit: More sites added. It’s been slashdotted as well.

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2007-09-12 Sunbird 0.7 builds

Common:

  • Fixed: 244459 – Drag and drop ical (.ics) attachments from mail onto calendar
  • Fixed: 354194 – Disabling alarm of a snoozed task/events causes an error, menu items are disabled
  • Fixed: 371365 – Duplicates appear for alarms left in Calendar Alarm window
  • Fixed: 388094 – Alarm time exported incorrectly to iCalendar format (.ics) when time is greater than 7 days
  • Fixed: 393130 – Tasks list needs context menu
  • Fixed: 393608 – [Proto] Event dialog and Task dialog have no accesskeys
  • Fixed: 393969 – After deleting an event, some events overlapps
  • Fixed: 394025 – Removing last or selected calendar from list causes exception "Could not convert JavaScript argument"
  • Fixed: 394174 – Attendees list is blank in new event summary dialog
  • Fixed: 394183 – Task creation via double click in Task List is broken
  • Fixed: 395437 – ‘Dismiss All’ doesn’t dismiss all alarms (skips every second)

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

  • Fixed: 387559 – Event creation/change fails if server requires authentication for write (PUT) but not for read (GET)
  • Fixed: 394169 – Unable to save attendee window after adding e-mail address

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 327751 – View buttons should be type=radio [Lightning]
  • Fixed: 353791 – Not possible to create new task when another task is selected
  • Fixed: 356824 – can’t add new task
  • Fixed: 360216 – Deleting multiple tasks in Todo tab deletes email due to focus issue
  • Fixed: 368075 – Remove em:updateURL from Lightnings install.rdf and let addons.mozilla.org handle all updates
  • Fixed: 372830 – Integrate UnifinderToDo into Lightning as it is in Sunbird

Sunbird-only:

  • Fixed: 378557 – Custom command line handlers can’t prevent Sunbird from opening its window
  • Fixed: 379005 – Create Stub Extension that allows <em:requires> tags in Sunbird/Lightning Extensions

Outstanding bugs marked critical or blocker:

  • Fixed: 359443 – Deleting item from Agenda deletes an email instead

For outstanding bugs with severity level major and below, please see this list of bugs with 0.7+ flags. (Currently 17 at time of writing)

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, (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-09-12 Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 builds

No checkins during this period.

No outstanding bugs.

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion) (2007-09-10 build)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-09-12 Thunderbird 2.0.0.7 builds

Topcrash:

  • Fixed: 316543 – crash when opening message compose window

Build configuration:

  • Fixed: 385095 – Account Wizard won’t offer to create new RSS accounts
  • Fixed: 387367 – mozilla-js.pc.in missing -DJS_THREADSAFE

Installer:

  • Fixed: 389244 – Uninstall information of old version not cleared from registry when updating via auto update
  • Fixed: 390214 – avoid the second UAC prompt for helper.exe on software update by launching it directly from the elevated updater.exe process
  • Fixed: 393149 – Some registry keys aren’t removed under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\

UI improvements:

  • Fixed: 219662 – "OK" button doesn’t activate in "Link Properties" dialog
  • Fixed: 351692 – Need to see Account Names in the Move To / Copy To Recent Folder menus
  • Fixed: 386855 – attachment file name stripped of consecutive spaces

Miscellaneous fix:

  • Fixed: 256510 – Return receipts don’t use Multiple identities

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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Thunderbird 2.0.0.7 (not) Released

Dropped in favour of 2.0.0.9, in order to synchronize the version numbering with Firefox.

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Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 Released

Changelog for previous release (Thunderbird 1.5.0.13) | Changelogs for other Thunderbird releases

Released on 19 Dec 07, and this changelog was last updated on 04 Jan 08.

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 has been released. Release notes are available. This post lists the improvements in Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 over 1.5.0.13. This list encompasses almost every single known fix that went into this release. Do check out the known issues as well.

IMPORTANT: The Gecko 1.8.0.x branch (Thunderbird 1.5.0.x series) has been deprecated. It is highly advisable to switch to the 2.0.0.x series to ensure that future security vulnerabilities will be fixed.

Impact key for security issues listed on the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories webpage:

  • Critical: Vulnerability can be used to run attacker code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.
  • High: Vulnerability can be used to gather sensitive data from sites in other windows or inject data or code into those sites, requiring no more than normal browsing actions.
  • Moderate: Vulnerabilities that would otherwise be High or Critical except they only work in uncommon non-default configurations or require the user to perform complicated and/or unlikely steps.
  • Low: Minor security vulnerabilities such as Denial of Service attacks, minor data leaks, or spoofs. (Undetectable spoofs of SSL indicia would have "High" impact because those are generally used to steal sensitive data intended for other sites.)

Changes in 1.5.0.14: (6)

Security-related: (4)

  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-40 – Upgraded Thunderbird 1.5.0.13 missing fix for MFSA 2007-23 (Critical)
  • Fixed: MFSA 2007-29 – Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.8.1.8) (Moderate)
  • Fixed: 388579 – Broken link opening from thunderbird causing ghost tab
  • Fixed: 393823 – -osint logic not written out to the windows registry when using software update on the 1.8.0 branch

Crash: (1)

  • Fixed: 382480 – TB Crash [@ nsBidiPresUtils::ProcessText]

Printing: (1)

  • Fixed: 275312 – Print engine allows JavaScript execution

Windows builds Official Windows installer

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Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-09-03 Sunbird 0.7 builds

Common:

  • Fixed: 351084 – [Proto] Task dialog: cannot set alarm for new task, existing or default alarm throws error
  • Fixed: 361977 – [Proto] implementation of event summary dialog
  • Fixed: 362936 – [Proto] Event dialog: Attendee dialog: title wrong: "Edit item"
  • Fixed: 385183 – [Proto] Closing the event calls alert "Do you want to save changes"
  • Fixed: 389303 – Use one ellipsis character instead of three dots in titles
  • Fixed: 389535 – consolidate implementations for minimonth control
  • Fixed: 389848 – Today Pane: Yesterday’s all-day recurring events are in "Today"
  • Fixed: 391082 – use customize-toolbar dialog from toolkit for event dialog
  • Fixed: 393362 – [Proto] Can’t remove last attendee
  • Fixed: 393838 – ORGANIZER Property is lost
  • Fixed: 393844 – Update en-US short abbreviations for weekdays
  • Fixed: 394191 – [Proto] Title of Recurrence dialog is "Edit item"

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

  • Fixed: 385916 – exceptions occuring when accessing a calendar prevent any other calendar from appearing

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 387232 – Collapsed folder pane disappears after restart, not possible to get it back
  • Fixed: 387386 – Customize toolbar dialog-overlay not being initialized on first use
  • Fixed: 388206 – Lightning 0.7pre breaks toolbar customization
  • Fixed: 388954 – Shared toolbar buttons (e.g. Delete and Print) behave faulty when customizing toolbars

Outstanding bugs marked critical or blocker:

  • Fixed: 359443 – Deleting item from Agenda deletes an email instead
  • Fixed: 360216 – Deleting multiple tasks in Todo tab deletes email due to focus issue

For outstanding bugs with severity level major and below, please see this list of bugs with 0.7+ flags. (Currently 27 at time of writing)

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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2007-09-03 Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 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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