Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7 Release Candidate Available
Monday June 14th, 2004
Scott MacGregor writes: "A Thunderbird 0.7 Release Candidate is now available for testing. Please download the build and help us find any last minute show stopper bugs. Final 0.7 bits are due out later this week. For more details about what's new in 0.7 read the forums thread. Builds can be found on the FTP site."
Wow, the Mozilla server's really going to get hammered isn't it? Thunderbird 0.7 RC, Mozilla 1.7, Firefox 0.9 all (almost) at once.
I'm using Thunderbird 0.6 on my Windows box, is it easy to upgrade to 0.7 or will i have to copy profiles and stuff again?
On Linux I had to do nothing. I beleive that you don't have to on Windows, too. Anyway, doing a backup is always a good idea. :)
i dont know if this is a bug. i dont compose emails in html format. but when i do that a long scroll bar is viewed at the bottom of the screen (it grows long from left to right). i tried to change fonts it didnt work- and it's not 72 characters to wrap, it just goes on twice the screen, really annoying. when i tell it to compose in html, the bar disappears. any ideas?
#5 update.mozilla.org needs download option
Tuesday June 15th, 2004 1:50 PM
Well, none of the Thunderbird extensions on update.mozilla.org have a download option just an install option so when you try to get a Thunderbird extension, you end up trying to install it in Firefox instead of Thunderbird. The only way I have figured out to download an extension is to go to the update site in IE (yuck) and the site does not render correctly in IE, and then click on install which brings up the option to save the file so I can then install it in Thunderbird.
#8 Re: update.mozilla.org needs download option
Wednesday June 16th, 2004 4:25 AM
You can safe the extension file to your computer by right-clicking on the Install link and then install the downloaded file through the Thunderbird menu. I myself had to write a post on this issue in the mozillazine forum in order to find that solution, so your not the only one facing this particluar problem.
Anyway, the Install links on update.mozilla.org should be changed into Download links, since a lot people using Thunderbird probably surf the web with Firefox.
#9 Re: Re: update.mozilla.org needs download option
Wednesday June 16th, 2004 5:26 AM
well that kind of works except for the filename. The filename ends up being install.php.xpi so you can;t really tell which extension it is unless you manually change the fielname. Also, if you anti-virus software actaully allows a file with theat name to be created without a warning pop-up, you might want to consider swtiching to a better product. The double extension with the last one being executable is an old hack to get trick people into launching executables without realizing it.
#10 Re: Re: Re: update.mozilla.org needs download opti
Wednesday June 16th, 2004 5:29 AM
Actaully a cleaner way to do this is to install the ieview extension in Firefox then you can right click on the link and select "Open Link Target in IE". That allows the file to be saved and the default is the correct name. Either right clicking and Save Link as... needs to save the correct filename or download links need to be provided.
#12 Re: Re: update.mozilla.org needs download option
Tuesday July 27th, 2004 1:51 PM
I found that the easiest way to deal with this is just to open the extension manager in Thunderbird, and then drag-and-drop the links for the extensions I want from Mozilla to it. There's an extra confirmation window to click through, and it doesn't always automatically change focus, but it works every time, and I don't have to save the files or use IE :).
I've been using Thunderbird for quite sometime now, on both SuSE Pro Linux, and RedHat Enterprise Workstation. There is something weird that I have noticed on the RedHat box that I've never seen on other boxes (although, I do get more mail per day on it, but less mail per uptime), and that is that once in a while, it will simply stop receiving mail. I click "Get Mail" it seems successful, and nothing comes in, but if I restart it, then all of a sudden I have 20 or so e-mails coming in.
Has anyone else ever seen this? Ideas?
#7 Re: RedHat Enterprise Linux Bug?
Tuesday June 15th, 2004 7:22 PM
I have a similar problem (but I'm on WinXP). It seems to happen mostly when my internet connection is being highly utilised.
I have the "Get Mail" bug too: during the day the Get Mail button wil stop working. Thunderbird won't automatically check mail anymore either, and I can't get it manually because the Get Mail button does nothing. I have to restart the entire program to get it going again, and usually I've missed plenty of mails... I'm also on XP and have had this but since the last version of Thunderbird (I am not updated to 0.7 and still have it). It's highly annoying, and I'm considering switching back to outlook.... :-/