October 2007

2007-10-15 Sunbird 0.7 builds

Current Sunbird (0.5) | Next planned Sunbird (0.7) | Previous releases

Common:

  • Fixed: 398046 – Commit trunk localization of calendar to MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH and SUNBIRD_0_7_BRANCH
  • Fixed: 399433 – [Proto] Automatic scrolling feature doesn’t work when searching for the next free meeting slot

No outstanding bugs marked critical or blocker.

For outstanding bugs with severity level major and below, please see this list of bugs with 0.7+ flags. (Currently 2 at time of writing)

0.7 RC 2 builds have been released for testing on 17 Oct 07. (Lightning / Sunbird). Volunteer testers can gather on Thursday, October 18, for testing of the final 0.7 release in #calendar-qa on IRC (the server is irc.mozilla.org).

Lightning .xpi:

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi, WCAP

Linux builds Official Linux .xpi, WCAP

Mac builds Official Mac .xpi, WCAP

Sunbird builds:

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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Survey on Intellectual Property

I’ve been busy on a college project involving intellectual property, peer-to-peer technologies and piracy. I would appreciate it if readers could spend around 10 minutes completing this 26 question survey. (and observe how long it would take to collate the maximum of 250 responses for this free survey tool, SurveyGizmo.)

Link to the survey (will open in a new window)

Note: There is a bit of a Singaporean focus here for this group project though.

Thanks to all who participate(d)!

Edit 1: Some 24 hours later, more than a hundred have responded…

Edit 2: See the progress here, along with some preliminary results.

Edit 3: The survey has been closed. Thank you all who have responded!

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2007-10-15 Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 builds

Current Thunderbird 1.5 (1.5.0.13) | Next planned Thunderbird 1.5 (1.5.0.14) | Previous releases

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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2007-10-15 Thunderbird 2.0.0.8 builds

Current Thunderbird 2 (2.0.0.6) | Next planned Thunderbird 2 (2.0.0.8) | Previous releases

No checkins during this period.

Thunderbird 2.0.0.8 will be released after Firefox 2.0.0.8 ships. See Mozilla Weekly Updates (2007-10-15).

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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2007-10-10 Sunbird 0.7 builds

Current Sunbird (0.5) | Next planned Sunbird (0.7) | Previous releases

Common:

  • Fixed: 375390 – New Event Boxes appear too large in month/multiweek view
  • Fixed: 395071 – Create release notes for Lightning/Sunbird 0.7
  • Fixed: 397642 – stale agenda update
  • Fixed: 398278 – superfluous freebusy debug messages in JavaScript Console
  • Fixed: 398303 – Attendees preview is broken in new event summary dialog

No outstanding bugs marked critical or blocker.

For outstanding bugs with severity level major and below, please see this list of bugs with 0.7+ flags. (Currently 3 at time of writing)

0.7 RC 1 builds have been released for testing. (Lightning / Sunbird), RC 2 will code freeze Friday 12 Oct 07 at 23:59:59 UTC. Volunteer testers can gather on Tuesday, October 16, for smoke testing of the final 0.7 release in #calendar and #calendar-qa on IRC (the server is irc.mozilla.org).

David Ascher met up with Calendar developers and a log of their meeting can be found here, which presents some insight into the immediate and future plans of Thunderbird and Sunbird / Lightning.

Lightning .xpi:

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi, WCAP

Linux builds Official Linux .xpi, WCAP

Mac builds Official Mac .xpi, WCAP

Sunbird builds:

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2007-10-10 Thunderbird 1.5.0.14 builds

Current Thunderbird 1.5 (1.5.0.13) | Next planned Thunderbird 1.5 (1.5.0.14) | Previous releases

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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2007-10-10 Thunderbird 2.0.0.8 builds

Current Thunderbird 2 (2.0.0.6) | Next planned Thunderbird 2 (2.0.0.8) | Previous releases

Crash:

  • Fixed: 374240 – Thunderbird crash on exit

Attachment-related:

  • Fixed: 396377 – vCard sometimes cause heuristic scanners to generate a false positive

Networking:

  • Fixed: 391556 – problems handling namespace that starts with hierarchy delimiter

BeOS-specific:

  • Fixed: 397116 – Branch build fails due to missing BeOS libs

OpenBSD-specific:

  • Fixed: 236599 – openbsd configuration fixes for alpha, amd64, arm, i386, macppc and sparc64

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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Revamping The Rumbling Edge

The Rumbling Edge is getting past three years old, and >625k visits, and its layout then was quickly hacked up and ported over from The Burning Edge back then (Thanks Jesse).

I am looking to revamp the site and would like to have some ideas on what to add / delete / reorganise in order to continue to fulfill its mission on reporting on weekly Thunderbird news. Some ideas I have in mind are:

  • Removal of adverts: Ads are a big pain in the eyes of the most of the readers, and I am supportive of removing most of them. Due to an improving financial situation on my side I am able to compromise by having just one ad banner (the one that is currently at the top of each individual blog post), removing the side ad blocks and the ones below the first blog posts. I am sure this will be very much welcomed over the existing situation.
  • Improve the readability of the posts: I feel this is necessary, and would invite any help that anyone can offer to refine my style-site.css , changing the fonts and font sizes etc.
  • Sort out the sidebar: Some links may no longer be relevant, while some links that should be present are not in. Please offer your suggestions.
  • Add automated updates: Some RSS sections to latest mozilla news would be suitable as well.
  • Any other ideas.

The final design should be similar to the existing layout and colour scheme and continue to be HTML 4 Transitional compliant within the existing Movabletype 3 infrastructure. I will post with credits to all who have significantly helped out after the redesign has occurred.

I would not be able to do this alone. Thus, I welcome anybody who has experience in CSS / web design / any other relevant skills and who can help redesign the site. I welcome all suggestions to make this become a better portal for weekly Thunderbird build news, in preparation for the upcoming MailCo taking over Thunderbird development.

Please feel free to post your comments below or email me (see the sidebar) for anything regarding The Rumbling Edge.

Edit: Removed lots of ads. Hopefully this makes the entire interface cleaner for a start.

Edit 2: Some CSS changes, default font increased, please let me know if it’s too big. Reduced the default number of entries from 7 to 5. Bits of layout changes. Side and top links tidied. Firefox 2 image at sidebar removed.

Edit 3: Some links removed or incorporated into posts to prevent me from rebuilding site templates every time a new version is released. Reverted old search function (yes the old template sucks but taking Google search away feels better) Removed more redundant HTML code. Moved categorical archives section up the sidebar. Renamed some old categories. Ensured all posts are now compliant (previous problems mostly involved the & instead of & symbol) Pulled donation button from sidebar.

Edit 4: Removed some links in individual template, reorganized the Archives by Category in the sidebar, may create new categories to accommodate future product updates.

Edit 5: Many thanks to a reader who wished to remain anonymous. I have implemented some of his recommendations. The order of the links on the left have been suggested by him.

Edit 6: Tweaked the size of the search box on the sidebar. Decided against setting a colour for the titles of each post, it makes the whole site too “colourful”. Changed some minor issues with the sidebar.

Edit 7: Changed email address to one that I check more often. Now requires a reCAPTCHA to be solved. Added a “filed under” category name for each post.

Edit for a finalized look: Increased number of posts on front page to 10. Removed obsolete links in sidebar and repaired other ones. Restored search results template to default one for MT 3.3. Added Google Analytics.

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