Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Released
Wednesday April 18th, 2007
Scott MacGregor of Team Thunderbird writes in with news of the release of Mozilla Thunderbird 2: "Thunderbird 2 is now available for download on Windows, Mac and Linux in over 35 languages. Thunderbird 2 offers easy ways to manage and organize your email with message tags, advanced folder views, message history navigation, find as you type, and improved new mail alert notifications. Thunderbird 2 also includes a refreshed user interface and support for Microsoft Vista.
"Thunderbird 1.5.0.x users will be offered Thunderbird 2 via software update at a later date. Those wishing to upgrade now are therefore advised to download and install Thunderbird 2 manually.
"The Thunderbird 2 features page has more details about the new features in Thunderbird 2. The Thunderbird 2 Release Notes have more specific information. The Rumbling Edge has a list of notable bug fixes in Thunderbird 2.
"We also want to extend a huge thanks to everyone in the MozillaZine community for their help and support with Thunderbird 2 over the past year. We wouldn't have been able to release Thunderbird without you. A special thanks to the awesome forum moderators who spend so much time answering questions and to the folks who help organize and participate in our weekly test threads here at MozillaZine."
#30 Re: TB 2.0 issues?
Sunday April 29th, 2007 9:58 AM
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1) The filter tagging/AV quarantine problem was enough to send me scurrying back to 188.8.131.52.
It is a serious regression since it affects people's use of email AV scanning and could persuade them to switch it off rather than running manual filters on input as well as output or, worse still, risk having entire mail files quarantined instead of single emails. Hence I hope to see an early fix in 184.108.40.206
That might be facilitated if everyone who had complained about the bug registered with Bugzilla and voted for it!
2) I wasn't impressed by having about 25% of my total menubar+toolbar occupied by the 'View' and 'Search' bars having to reside there instead of their perfectly suitable place in the TB 1.5.0.n thread pane. That forced me to turn my previously neat and usable menubar and toolbar into a tightly packed mess. If there was no time to put 'user toolbars' (Cusomize) in 2.n then the 'View/Searchbar' change should have been backed out or at least made optional.
3) I didn't see any performance problem.