February 2008

2008-02-21 Sunbird 0.8 builds

Current Sunbird (0.7) | Next planned Sunbird (0.8) | Previous releases

Common:

  • Fixed: 265971 – \n in SUMMARY of VEVENT not interpreted
  • Fixed: 355874 – colors for categories with illegal chars do not work
  • Fixed: 390014 – Categories sort lower case after upper case
  • Fixed: 402206 – [Trunk] Empty button in ‘view saved passwords’ dialog
  • Fixed: 402841 – copy an event to the calendar and it shows up as the day before
  • Fixed: 403594 – ‘Last day of the month’ recurrence rule has been screwed up
  • Fixed: 403886 – Decision if prototype dialogs should be promoted official
  • Fixed: 409966 – "Workweek days only" option is inversed after update from 0.7
  • Fixed: 410931 – Update internal timezone definitions
  • Fixed: 412918 – New Tasks run out of the view
  • Fixed: 413159 – Changing calendar for tasks via context menu doesn’t work
  • Fixed: 413868 – Lightning forces Thunderbird to English due to shipping sunbird-only files
  • Fixed: 415478 – Unifinder: sorting issue
  • Fixed: 415956 – Unifinder is always sorted by event title after startup (not as expected)
  • Fixed: 416158 – Keyboard navigation of the event list (unifinder) is slow
  • Fixed: 416206 – erroneous drag’n’drop with tasks in multiweek/month view
  • Fixed: 416240 – Network ics calendar displays online but does not cache for offline access
  • Fixed: 416608 – Unifinder-closer is in selected state
  • Fixed: 416802 – Add additional properties to allow easy customization of days in the views
  • Fixed: 417056 – Disable wcap caching until dependant bugs are fixed
  • Fixed: 417508 – Event dialog is broken, it’s not possible to edit events and tasks
  • Fixed: 417808 – Reflect 2008 Changes in Australian Daylight Saving Times
  • Fixed: 417911 – Send out an event when the view is loaded
  • Fixed: 418237 – pinstripe typo, Error in parsing value for property -moz-image-region
  • Fixed: 418251 – TaskMode: Categories toolbar-button popup menu are not sorted locally dependent
  • Fixed: 418296 – unifinder event list sort key caching speed improvement
  • Fixed: 418387 – Task Mode, Context Menu: Mark Completed menuitem is often not correctly prechecked

Common (Providers):

  • Fixed: 366177 – Memory cache for storage provider
  • Fixed: 400283 – CalDAV provider issues too many requests
  • Fixed: 417873 – CalDAV provider needs to fire onLoad

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 402530 – ‘Show Tasks in Calendar’ is checked but no task is visible
  • Fixed: 413894 – add option for various toolbars in ‘customize toolbar’ of Tasks view
  • Fixed: 416584 – Drag and drop of an ics file over calendar icon is not handled correctly
  • Fixed: 417515 – [Task Mode Toolbar] Removing Progress or Priority button causes startup error
  • Fixed: 417526 – [Task Mode] Task preview pane corrupts Mail mode window layout

Sunbird-only:

  • Fixed: 417429 – js-errors when trying to Compose E-Mail to Attendees from Sunbird

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 412746 – Email addresses defect after event->task conversion on Mac
  • Fixed: 418585 – No working Sunbird 0.8pre nightly builds available for Mac OS X

Old Calendar bug triage status: ~50 bugs have been added a comment, out of around 400.

If you have some time to spare, please help to triage the remaining ones by posting a comment in the bug on whether the bug still applies to the latest 0.8pre nightlies.

Outstanding bugs (marked blocking-calendar0.8+): (8)

  • Since 23 Nov 06: 361635 – Need to support incoming updates to existing iTIP/iMIP invitations
  • Since 29 Apr 07: 379198 – Lightning doesn’t send iTIP messages on event updates
  • Since 16 Jan 08: 412641 – Tracking bug for L10n issues regarding Sunbird/Lightning 0.8 release
  • Since 31 Jan 08: 415103 – Create release notes for Lightning/Sunbird 0.8
  • Since 03 Feb 08: 415442 – Sunbird consumes much cpu time
  • Since 20 Feb 08: 418657 – [Task List] Hide Completed Task feature is broken
  • Since 21 Feb 08: 418805 – Editing of an event on a cached calendar in online mode isn’t possible
  • Since 21 Feb 08: 418854 – Undo is not possible for task/event modification

Bugs with blocking-calendar0.8? flags: currently 0 at time of writing. (Bugs requested to block 0.8 release)

Bugs with wanted-calendar0.8+ flags: currently 14 at time of writing. (Bugs which should make it into 0.8)

Bugs with wanted-calendar0.8? flags: currently 2 at time of writing. (Bugs requested to make it into 0.8)

Lightning .xpi:

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi

Linux builds Official Linux .xpi

Mac builds Official Mac .xpi

Sunbird builds:

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2008-02-21 Thunderbird Trunk builds

What’s new in Trunk since 12 August 2005 | Previous releases

Thunderbird-specific:

  • Fixed: 81091 – Go|Next|Starred Go|Previous|Starred (was Flagged) message shouldn’t be grayed out (standalone message window)
  • Fixed: 322933 – Formatting fouls up when composing
  • Fixed: 333821 – Capital (uppercase) J cannot be typed when entering text in some fields in Thunderbird
  • Fixed: 345483 – "Show images": add "This e-mail only" and "Always for this e-mail address"
  • Fixed: 375745 – Unsubscribing from feeds still shows in list until manager is closed
  • Fixed: 414290 – Preferences header has broken appearance in linux builds
  • Fixed: 416666 – Clean up Thunderbird’s global scope a bit
  • Fixed: 418338 – mac coalesced updates causing slowdown
  • Fixed: 418610 – [regression] "Search messages" is broken

MailNews and other related categories:

  • Fixed: 174409 – NNTP HEAD command fails
  • Fixed: 258018 – replace nsUInt32Array with nsTArray<PRUint32>
  • Fixed: 336737 – Crash when switching folders [@ NS_strlen]
  • Fixed: 345080 – Allow use of external hunspell library
  • Fixed: 357172 – mail invitation text garbled (VCALENDAR not recognized as UTF-8)
  • Fixed: 359305 – Spelling of arch(a)eo- root words in English/US dictionary is inconsistent
  • Fixed: 376296 – Word ‘axe’ is not in dictionary
  • Fixed: 379527 – spellcheck recognizes "dialog" as valid but not "dialogue"
  • Fixed: 383694 – foci isn’t recognized as a word (en-US)
  • Fixed: 392190 – The word ‘sitted’ & others are not recognized by the dictionary
  • Fixed: 412236 – The word ‘preemptively’ is missing
  • Fixed: 413950 – Spell Checker poorly suggests corrections and can’t identify words with different endings
  • Fixed: 417493 – Message Filters are not working right in Trunk
  • Fixed: 417699 – Crash when start SeaMonkey MailNews and Thunderbird [@ nsXULTreeBuilder::SetTree ]
  • Fixed: 418282 – Drop redundant mentions of nsIAuthPrompt in mailnews.

Here is a not-so-good query of outstanding Thunderbird-specific blocker and critical bugs.

Mozilla Messaging has just launched.

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2008-02-21 Thunderbird 2.0.0.13 builds

Current Thunderbird 2.0 (2.0.0.9) | Next planned Thunderbird 2.0 (2.0.0.12) | Previous releases

Functionality:

  • Fixed: 415135 – Hang/lock-up on long From lines

RSS:

  • Fixed: 375745 – Unsubscribing from feeds still shows in list until manager is closed

Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 is now in beta testing, tentatively scheduled for release on Tuesday, 26 Feb 08.

Outstanding bugs: (5)

  • 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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Mozilla Messaging Launches

Written on 19 Feb 08, last updated 20 Feb 08 (400th post in The Rumbling Edge)

Mozilla Messaging has just launched.

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve joined them as an intern, working on bug triage, wiki reorganization and data collection and analysis, as well as continuing to maintain The Rumbling Edge.

Of note, regarding the future of Thunderbird,

"Thunderbird already can handle RSS feeds and newsgroups, but ultimately, Ascher wants Mozilla Messaging’s software to work with instant messaging, mobile phone text messaging, and Web sites such as Facebook or Flickr that have their own e-mail systems." —CNET News.com

More news:

Mozilla Messaging news article

Official FAQ

David Ascher

An Air Mozilla Live broadcast will feature a discussion on the launch of Mozilla Messaging (rapidly known as mozmsg MoMo via IRC), along with a segment on the upcoming Firefox 3’s new themes.

Mozilla folks:

  1. Al Billings
  2. Mitchell Baker
  3. Jane Finette
  4. The Mozilla Blog
  5. Robert Kaiser
  6. Robert Accettura
  7. Alex Vincent

Tech sites:

  1. CNET News.com
  2. PR Newswire
  3. Linux World
  4. VNUNet
  5. Mobility News
  6. PC World
  7. PC Pro
  8. ZDNet: UK (1) | UK (2) | Blogs (1) | Blogs (2) | Blogs (3)
  9. Mozilla Links
  10. Mashable
  11. PC Advisor
  12. TechSpot
  13. IT Week
  14. WebProNews
  15. heise online
  16. Lifehacker
  17. Yahoo! News
  18. Betanews
  19. DesktopLinux.com
  20. InformationWeek
  21. Slashdot
  22. ars technica
  23. TrustedReviews
  24. DailyTech
  25. Wired Blog
  26. eFluxMedia
  27. International Business Times

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Monster Timezone Patch Lands

Bug 410931 has just landed. NOTE: It should bork current 0.8pre nightlies, especially when local calendars are concerned.

I did up the initial mega-patch, and with additional reviews and patches by Daniel Boelzle, Clint Talbert and Hb, bringing timezone support up-to-date in Lightning / Sunbird, based on the 2007k Olson timezone database.

If you are currently using 0.8pre nightlies, Clint adds that Thunderbird and Sunbird will start properly, but “the calendars just won’t load. So, delete the local calendars (network calendars aren’t affected) and reimport them from the backup that you made.”

This is why I am amazed by the power of open source, bringing people in the community together as a team, each contributing to his / her own ability and helping out one another.

Please remember to help test this improved functionality.

Edit: Arrgh, some other stuff got broken, patched once more!

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[Updated!] Help Triage Old Calendar Bugs

Written on 17 Feb 2008, last updated 19 Feb 2008.

Developers note:

As Sunbird 0.8 is nearing release candidate status soon, there are just under four hundred Calendar bugs (excluding enhancements) that have not had any bug activity new comments since 27 June 2007 (0.5 release date) 25 October 2007 (0.7 release date). If you have a couple of minutes free, please help triage them by testing with the latest 0.8 nightlies and commenting if they still occur, or resolving as appropriate if not. Together as a community, this form of QA is also vital to the project.

One of the best Calendar queries (date is 25 October 2007, 0.7 release date), with last added comment added before that date:

Actual search query not available (pending fixing of bug 418068 (done) and upgrading of Bugzilla@Mozilla to 3.2)

Link to 380 bugs (Search by listing each bug number) – Thanks to a custom SQL search by Dave Miller on 17 February 2008

→ START here: Untouched bugs within these 380.

The remaining touched bugs are listed here.

Old stuff (25 June 2007, 0.5 release date):

Actual search query (Should decrease as more bug activity is added) 134 bugs at the time of writing. Edit: Within 36 hours, 25 bugs have had some activity, with 7 being resolved.

Link to the same 134 bugs (Search by listing each bug number)

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2008-02-14 Sunbird 0.8 builds

Current Sunbird (0.7) | Next planned Sunbird (0.8) | Previous releases

Common:

  • Fixed: 300605 – Timezone should default to system timezone
  • Fixed: 402407 – PNGs can be re-compressed further.
  • Fixed: 405356 – Missing created calendars under calendar list if using characters like "ƒçƒá≈æƒë≈°" or more than one word in defining categories under preferences
  • Fixed: 413474 – Delete button in Mail mode does not delete events or tasks
  • Fixed: 414537 – [Task Mode] Preview pane should show link to a web page
  • Fixed: 415495 – not removing controllers calls JS on scope without Components
  • Fixed: 415894 – Remove pa-IN (Punjabi) as a supported locale
  • Fixed: 415990 – js warning: while(calGoItem = calGoPopupMenu.firstChild) {…
  • Fixed: 416525 – Add Link for task or event does not work (URL is not saved)

Common (Providers):

  • Fixed: 391379 – Does not work behind a proxy with authentication
  • Fixed: 393817 – CalDAV provider is too chatty
  • Fixed: 408968 – It’s not possible to convert a WCAP invitation in to a task
  • Fixed: 414519 – Recurring event without gd:when breaks parsing
  • Fixed: 416851 – Implement offline interfaces for GDATA

Lightning-only:

  • Fixed: 327780 – Need to sort out what sort of toolbar UI to offer for Lightning
  • Fixed: 394358 – Print toolbar button is not enabled in Calendar Mode
  • Fixed: 412739 – "Next Week" events in Today pane are really "Soon" events

Sunbird-only:

  • Fixed: 400540 – Check installer removed-files against dist/bin
  • Fixed: 412723 – nsIPasswordManager is busted on trunk

Mac-specific:

  • Fixed: 406441 – make it possible to build lightning as universal package
  • Fixed: 415759 – Javascript errors starting Sunbird with a clean profile

Outstanding bugs (marked blocking-calendar0.8+): (21)

  • Since 23 Nov 06: 361635 – Need to support incoming updates to existing iTIP/iMIP invitations
  • Since 29 Apr 07: 379198 – Lightning doesn’t send iTIP messages on event updates
  • Since 07 Nov 07: 402841 – copy an event to the calendar and it shows up as the day before
  • Since 13 Nov 07: 403594 – ‘Last day of the month’ recurrence rule has been screwed up
  • Since 05 Jan 08: 410931 – Update internal timezone definitions
  • Since 16 Jan 08: 412641 – Tracking bug for L10n issues regarding Sunbird/Lightning 0.8 release
  • Since 17 Jan 08: 412746 – Email addresses defect after event->task conversion on Mac
  • Since 18 Jan 08: 412914 – Enable offline caching for a calendar with many events -> startup horrible slow
  • (fixed?) Since 18 Jan 08: 412918 – New Tasks run out of the view
  • Since 20 Jan 08: 413296 – Leaking object on window-close
  • Since 20 Jan 08: 413297 – Leaking object after creation of event
  • Since 24 Jan 08: 413868 – Lightning forces Thunderbird to English due to shipping sunbird-only files
  • Since 30 Jan 08: 414821 – Timezone dialog throws error output when timezone of OS doesn’t fit to lightning timezone
  • Since 31 Jan 08: 415103 – Create release notes for Lightning/Sunbird 0.8
  • Since 03 Feb 08: 415442 – Sunbird consumes much cpu time
  • Since 07 Feb 08: 416158 – Keyboard navigation of the event list (unifinder) is slow
  • Since 07 Feb 08: 416240 – Network ics calendar displays online but does not cache for offline access
  • Since 09 Feb 08: 416584 – Drag and drop of an ics file over calendar icon is not handled correctly
  • Since 12 Feb 08: 417056 – The return of calendar.cache.enabled…
  • Since 14 Feb 08: 417508 – Event dialog is broken, it’s not possible to edit events and tasks
  • Since 14 Feb 08: 417526 – [Task Mode] Task preview pane corrupts Mail mode window layout

Bugs with blocking-calendar0.8? flags: currently 2 at time of writing. (Bugs requested to block 0.8 release)

Bugs with wanted-calendar0.8+ flags: currently 13 at time of writing. (Bugs which should make it into 0.8)

Bugs with wanted-calendar0.8? flags: currently 0 at time of writing. (Bugs requested to make it into 0.8)

Lightning .xpi:

Windows builds Official Windows .xpi

Linux builds Official Linux .xpi

Mac builds Official Mac .xpi

Sunbird builds:

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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2008-02-14 Thunderbird Trunk builds

What’s new in Trunk since 12 August 2005 | Previous releases

Thunderbird-specific:

  • Fixed: 407619 – From menu view > text size > increase/decrease should zoom textonly
  • Fixed: 410176 – Select current folder in subscription dialog and add feed dialog
  • Fixed: 413473 – Incorrect DONT_TRANSLATE directives
  • Fixed: 414674 – AMO integration for Thunderbird
  • Fixed: 414959 – Missing link on the Plugins pane of the Add-ons manager dialog
  • Fixed: 416183 – add afrikaans to shipped-locales
  • Fixed: 417063 – Accents (acute, grave, circumflex) and tilde can’t be entered in mail compose window

MailNews and other related categories:

  • Fixed: 387579 – crash while doing nothing… [@ nsMsgCompose::OnSendNotPerformed]
  • Fixed: 410320 – Crash when deleting mail, if two windows for the mail are opened [@ nsMsgMailSession::OnItemEvent]
  • Fixed: 417015 – crash nsMsgGroupView::GetCellText

Here is a not-so-good query of outstanding Thunderbird-specific blocker and critical bugs.

Here is a newsgroup post regarding the planning of Thunderbird 3.

Windows builds Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion)

Linux builds Official Linux (i686)

Mac builds Official Mac (Universal binary)

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