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just because it's on this page doesn't mean it's in Thunderbird 17

User Visible Changes to Thunderbird 17

Roland is compiling this page in order to compile a list of what has to be documented for Thunderbird 17


(numbered for convenience only, not in order)

  1. bug 721316 - Use Gmail IMAP Extension of X-GM-MSGID, X-GM-THRID, X-GM-LABELS in addition to XLIST - Landed in TB 17!!
    • better handling of gmail threads so they should correspond better in Thunderbird
    • reduce the amount of duplicate gmail stored in Thunderbird for new profiles
  2. Firefox-like Application Button/Menu for Thunderbird bug 650170; known issues:
    • Doesn't work for other toolbars like chat and lightning toolbar, bug 785692 - WORKAROUND press ALT to show the menubar
    • New app menu button: Menu popups cover main part of dual menu buttons like "Options... | >" - bug 789417
    • normal menu is hard to find now when thunderbird has the new style app menu - bug 790713
  3. IM and chat fixes
    • People connecting to a server with a broken or self signed SSL certificate. - Template:Fixed in bug: There will now be an error message describing what's wrong with the certificate instead of the unhelpful "Server closed connection" message Tb15 displayed.
    • People who misconfigured their XMPP account with an invalid username. (a correct username looks like an email address) - bug 786684 - TB 15 error message: "TypeError: match[1] is undefined" in the Error Console.; TB 17 error message: the error messages won't be very helpful. Typically "Error:Received unexpected data." or "Error: Not authorized (Did you enter the wrong password?)" - On TB24 - "Error: Invalid username (your username should contain an '@' character)"
    • "When configuring gtalk, typing "" no longer required - bug 795979 fixed in TB17
    • bug 795078 - Contacts connected to Google Talk / XMPP with a resource that contains a quote are not shown as online by Thunderbird. - fixed in TB17
    • bug 789745 - Thunderbird can't connect to old XMPP servers that don't support

SASL authentication, and only support the old authentication method that's been deprecated since 2006 Typical affected servers: jabberd14 (, iChat Server from Mac OS X 10.4 server - fixed in TB17

Thunderbird 16 and previous release regressions fixed in TB 17

(not in order)

  1. bug 755988 - Mail Account Setup doesn't detect service on smtps (465)


(in no order, numbered for convenience only)

  1. Thunderbird 16 Support Issues
  2. the above are great for Thunderbird changes, but open question: how do we track gecko changes that surface themselves to the user in Thunderbird?

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