Open Bug 456814 (msgreadertracker) Opened 11 years ago Updated 5 years ago

Message reader enhancements (tracker/meta bug) [incl. new header pane changes]

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Message Reader UI, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: davida, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 26 open bugs, )

Details

(Keywords: meta)

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #449691 +++

This bug will track each individual suggested change to the message reader through dependent bugs.

The milestone & blocking flag are used to keep it on radar -- each sub issue will get its own flag & milestone treatment.
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3+
Adding depends and blockers from bug 449691.
Blocks: 325661, 413487, 449560
Depends on: 9942, 80713, 455801, 456168, 456263, 456754
Depends on: 456818
Depends on: 456820
Depends on: 456821
Depends on: 456824
Depends on: 456828
Depends on: 456829
Depends on: 456830
Depends on: 456618
Depends on: 456596
Depends on: 451995
Depends on: 456834
Depends on: 35929
Depends on: 456836
Depends on: 456837
Depends on: 456832
Depends on: 456840
Depends on: 456841
Keywords: meta
Alias: msgreadertracker
Depends on: 450724
Depends on: 456011
Depends on: 455715
Depends on: 456863
Depends on: 457012
Depends on: 373996
Depends on: 457304
Depends on: 457827
Depends on: 457884
Depends on: 457975
Depends on: 458635
I just filed bug 458661, which may also be related to this work.
Depends on: 458716
I just filed two message reader related bugs (please include in dependent list of this bug)

Bug 460602 RFE: Message reader: Remove visual clutter of dropdown arrows for each address

Bug 460605 Message Reader: header pane context menu popup takes too long for contacts in long list with lots of addresses

The following bug is also message reader related, and might be an idea for the first Mozilla Messaging version of Thunderbird to "raise the bar" and catch up with usability features that have long been in MS Outlook express, e.g. the ability of selecting and copying more than just one address from a given header with multiple addresses (It is also a regression from Netscape 4...)

Bug 167010 can't select text to copy email addresses in message header

Finally, I love the new yellow stars for bookmarking new addresses, as well as tabbed email, good stuff, carry on like that...
Depends on: 460602, 460605
Depends on: 460621
No longer depends on: 460621
Depends on: 461052
Depends on: 461098
Depends on: 461128
No longer depends on: 461128
Target Milestone: Thunderbird 3.0b1 → Thunderbird 3.0b2
Depends on: 465138
Bug 418424  absent email signature disclaimer is unsatisfactory  
:clarkbw is cited @ https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=418424#c15
for integrating that bug into the new Message Reader layout.

Recommend addition to this tracker.
Depends on: 465948
No longer depends on: 465948
Depends on: 466025
 Bug 226468 -  Contacts sidebar in Thunderbird lacks "Add to BCC:" button.
Depends on: 470468
Depends on: 418424
Depends on: 472408
Bumping off the b2 blocker list as these aren't going to get finished with the time available.  We will have to do a big push on these message reader bugs in the next milestone.
Target Milestone: Thunderbird 3.0b2 → Thunderbird 3.0rc1
Summary: Message reader enhancements (tracker) → Message reader enhancements (tracker/meta)
Depends on: 456169
Depends on: 460648
Component: Mail Window Front End → Message Reader UI
QA Contact: front-end → message-reader
Meta bugs can't block.  I've triaged all the dependent bugs in this tree and marked the appropriate ones as blocking.
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3+ → blocking-thunderbird3-
Depends on: me-header
Depends on: 481966
Depends on: 418024
Depends on: 500638
Depends on: 505169
Depends on: 511625
Depends on: 511491
The following bug covers a (larger) subset of this bug and should be closed to avoid confusion:

Bug 513553 [Meta bug] Tracking bug for changes in header pane in Thunderbird 3

Maybe the reason why that "new header" meta bug was opened was that this bug's current summary ("Message reader enhancements (tracker/meta)") doesn't have some of the important keywords that might be needed to find it. I know developers will hate me for this, but in the interest of improved retrievability I suggest adding "[incl. new header pane changes]" to the summary, so that e.g. the following searches will return this bug:

- [New] Message Reader [changes | enhancements | meta bug | tracker bug]
- [New] Header Pane [changes | enhancements | meta bug | tracker bug]

I resisted adding the word "tracking" as well ;)
Summary: Message reader enhancements (tracker/meta) → Message reader enhancements (tracker/meta bug) [incl. new header pane changes]
Depends on: 513587
Duplicate of this bug: 513553
Depends on: 511924
Depends on: 516141
Depends on: 516140
Depends on: 516190
Depends on: 478468
Depends on: 517183
Blocks: 519688
No longer blocks: 519688
Depends on: 519688
No longer depends on: 519688
Depends on: 519956
Depends on: 534435
Depends on: 548062
Depends on: 523544
Depends on: 523252
Depends on: 525210
Depends on: 634831
Depends on: 77806
Depends on: 470659
Target Milestone: 	Thunderbird 3.0rc1 

We are WAY past 3.0rc1, so should change the milestone.

Thanks.
Target Milestone: Thunderbird 3.0rc1 → ---
Can we get a NEW milestone?
(In reply to Worcester12345 from comment #11)
> Can we get a NEW milestone?

We generally do not target bugs to a specific release unless they have actually been fixed, in which case it is more a pointer to the release they will be include in. Sometimes developers actively working on bugs may set a specific milestone. We do this for multiple reasons, including not setting false expectations when we don't have people allocated to work on the issue. If you disagree with this policy or the setting for this bug, please discuss on tb-planning which is better suited to this sort of discussion than bugzilla.
(In reply to Mark Banner (:standard8) from comment #12)
> (In reply to Worcester12345 from comment #11)
> > Can we get a NEW milestone?
> 
> We generally do not target bugs to a specific release unless they have
> actually been fixed, in which case it is more a pointer to the release they
> will be include in. Sometimes developers actively working on bugs may set a
> specific milestone. We do this for multiple reasons, including not setting
> false expectations when we don't have people allocated to work on the issue.
> If you disagree with this policy or the setting for this bug, please discuss
> on tb-planning which is better suited to this sort of discussion than
> bugzilla.

What is "tb-planning"? I will check it out if you help me find it. I thought the "Milestone" is something you were using as a checkpoint for where this should be fixed.
No, only when for which release it *was* fixed. 
tb-planning: https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/tb-planning
Depends on: 1074890
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