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Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 Released

Tuesday January 23rd, 2007

Scott MacGregor writes: "Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 is now available. Features new to Thunderbird 2 include message tags, folder views, session navigation history, a visual refresh of the theme, and improved new mail notification alerts."

Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 includes a theme update for Mac OS X, improved message preview text in new mail alerts, easy account setup for gmail and .Mac accounts, and many bug fixes based on Beta 1 feedback. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux in over 30 languages. en-US beta 1 users will receive beta 2 via automatic software update.

Feedback on the release is being collected in a Mozillazine forums thread. For more information, refer to the Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Beta 2 Release Notes.


#1 ??

by softknife <kyungmuk.lee@sun.com>

Tuesday January 23rd, 2007 4:54 PM

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??

#2 Re: ??...

by roseman

Tuesday January 23rd, 2007 6:01 PM

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dont worry, it's just a "beta" version... :)

#3 Re: ??

by FattMattP

Tuesday January 23rd, 2007 7:01 PM

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!!

#7 Re: ??

by shokk <ernieoporto@googlemail.com>

Thursday January 25th, 2007 7:57 AM

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Where is tabbed views?!? Are we going to go through another version not much more than a theme update?

#12 Re: Re: ??

by joschi

Friday January 26th, 2007 11:44 AM

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"not much more than a theme update"

did you even read the release notes? there are a ton of really really good new features coming in this, i'm eagerly awaiting 2.0

#4 ?

by M_Lyons10

Wednesday January 24th, 2007 8:12 AM

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What is with the "??" & "!!" posts? Can't we post something beneficial?

#13 Re: ?

by leynat

Friday January 26th, 2007 11:45 AM

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whats with the "What is with the" posts? can't we post something usefull??

#14 Re: Re: ?

by spoof

Saturday January 27th, 2007 3:07 PM

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I just couldn't resist. I became a member just so I could answer this post. :-)

Uhm, so here we go:

What is with the "whats with the 'What is with the' posts?" posts?

And OMGWTFBBQ can you believe it; it could go on in beautiful endless recursiveness! :D

#19 Re: Re: Re: ?

by donovin018

Monday February 5th, 2007 7:07 AM

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leynat & spoof...

What losers... Those of us (Such as myself - And I'm assuming M_Lyons10 as he appears agitated by the nonsense) who are trying TB 2 Beta's are annoyed by the worthless posts. If someone is testing a Beta of TB, and want to post something, it should be constructive (Whether positive or negative). I mean, why the H@!! would someone just post "??" or "!!", and why would someone spend the time drafting the responses you two made?? Are you 12? Can we please grow up here? I think M_Lyons10 was trying to convey that there is absolutely nothing anyone can gain by reading a post of "??" or "!!". If there is a problem with this Beta, or it's working great... Who knows... These posters should have spent the time composing something that would mean something to someone. Thank you for your posts though... I mean don't get me wrong, you wasted more space (Which I'm not a fan of), but at least your ridiculous posts made me laugh...

Now to TB Beta 2. This is working pretty well for me. I really like the refresh, and the new folder views. The new mail notification isn't working for me, but I'll play around with it a little before searching for a bug report on it. I can't wait for the next release? As this Beta appears pretty stable, I'm guessing the next will be an RC unless some bugs are found. The improvements to the extension system will offer options that I'm sure will create a lot of opportunity for extension authors. This is an exciting release.

#20 Re: Re: Re: ?

by donovin018

Monday February 5th, 2007 7:23 AM

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leynat & spoof...

What losers... Those of us (Such as myself - And I'm assuming M_Lyons10 as he appears agitated by the nonsense) who are trying TB 2 Beta's are annoyed by the worthless posts. If someone is testing a Beta of TB, and want to post something, it should be constructive (Whether positive or negative). I mean, why the H@!! would someone just post "??" or "!!", and why would someone spend the time drafting the responses you two made?? Are you 12? Can we please grow up here? I think M_Lyons10 was trying to convey that there is absolutely nothing anyone can gain by reading a post of "??" or "!!". If there is a problem with this Beta, or it's working great... Who knows... These posters should have spent the time composing something that would mean something to someone. Thank you for your posts though... I mean don't get me wrong, you wasted more space (Which I'm not a fan of), but at least your ridiculous posts made me laugh...

Now to TB Beta 2. This is working pretty well for me. I really like the refresh, and the new folder views. The new mail notification isn't working for me, but I'll play around with it a little before searching for a bug report on it. I can't wait for the next release? As this Beta appears pretty stable, I'm guessing the next will be an RC unless some bugs are found. The improvements to the extension system will offer options that I'm sure will create a lot of opportunity for extension authors. This is an exciting release.

#5 Where is the doc for extension enhancements?

by johann_p

Wednesday January 24th, 2007 8:52 AM

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According to the reslease notes: "Extensions can now add custom columns to the message list pane in addition to storing custom message data in the mail database."

It would have been useful to place a link to the documentation of how this can be done. Is there a documentation of the API somewhere?

#6 Lightning 0.3

by 3daysaside <reber@berson3.com>

Thursday January 25th, 2007 7:07 AM

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Just installed Lightning 0.3 with Thunderbird 2.0b1, and was really starting to dig it. Now, with Beta 2, the extension has been disabled. Any idea of a work around, or when Lightning will be updated to work with the new beta?

#8 Re: Lightning 0.3

by patience451

Thursday January 25th, 2007 9:26 AM

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that's exactly what's happened to me, highly annoying. Can I roll back Thunderbird to beta 1 to fix it?

#9 Re: Lightning 0.3

by patience451

Thursday January 25th, 2007 9:28 AM

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that's exactly what's happened to me, highly annoying. Can I roll back Thunderbird to beta 1 to fix it?

#10 Re: Lightning 0.3

by patience451

Thursday January 25th, 2007 9:38 AM

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that's exactly what's happened to me, highly annoying. Can I roll back Thunderbird to beta 1 to fix it?

#11 Lightning

by mikebene

Thursday January 25th, 2007 4:19 PM

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There is another Lightning version that will work with Thunderbird 2 beta 2....version 4a1

#15 Where is Lightening v4a1?

by Galik

Sunday January 28th, 2007 12:00 PM

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Anyone know where to download this?

#16 Re: Where is Lightening v4a1?

by mlefevre

Sunday January 28th, 2007 2:47 PM

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Hasn't been released yet - he's referring to pre-alpha nightly builds. If you want to give the latest nightly build a try, just grab it from the links at the bottom of the lightning download page - <http://www.mozilla.org/pr…r/lightning/download.html>

As it says on that page though "Please be aware, that the use of nightly developer builds has risks associated with it. Don't use them with production data, as dataloss and other scary things can occur. We're not kidding."

#17 Thunderbird on Mac 10.4

by polyfade

Friday February 2nd, 2007 6:28 AM

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Thunderbird version 2 beta 2 (20070202) seems to have a bug on the Mac G4 and G5 PowerPC running 10.4.8. It doesn't remember the last position or last message selected when opened even though my prefs are checked to remember the last selected message. I tried trashing my prefs and starting fresh. The issue still exists. Versions of TB 1.5.x do not have this problem.

Also, there are 2 different variations of light blue used on the left side area. (The top blue: #ebedf7; the bottom blue: #e6edf7) The first blue variation ends where the account folders end. Sure, I could modify my userChrome to match it, but I thought the developers should take notice.

#18 I cannot run thunderbird b2 under Ubuntu

by yinwm <yinweiming@gmail.com>

Monday February 5th, 2007 1:26 AM

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It gives me a Segmentation fault (core dumped)

[yinwm@/tmp/thunderbird] : 17:24:50 $ ./thunderbird Segmentation fault (core dumped)

#21 Saved Searches - Useable?

by ____

Saturday March 31st, 2007 8:20 AM

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Supposedly, one of the improvements is that saved searches are more efficient.

Has anyone tried them under stressful conditions?

Like, gigs of mail data, and hundreds of saved searches, many of them complex, and many overlapping with other searches?

Last I tried, saved searches were not usable (in any practical sense) under these conditions. Are they now?

#22 Saved Searches - Useable?

by ____

Saturday March 31st, 2007 8:24 AM

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Supposedly, one of the improvements is that saved searches are more efficient.

Has anyone tried them under stressful conditions?

Like, gigs of mail data, and hundreds of saved searches, many of them complex, and many overlapping with other searches?

Last I tried, saved searches were not usable (in any practical sense) under these conditions. Are they now?