Closed Bug 477097 Opened 13 years ago Closed 13 years ago

Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 Release Notes

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(www.mozilla.org Graveyard :: Thunderbird, defect)

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(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

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(Reporter: clarkbw, Assigned: clarkbw)

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Any bugs that should be referenced on the release notes have the *relnote* keyword.

We also need a target milestone of 3.0b2 created for this bug.
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3+
manually cc'ing y'all since I didn't clone the bug.  setting as a blocker of the release tracking bug
Blocks: 477103
Target Milestone: --- → 3.0b2
Bryan, I'll be creating the release changelog usually just after code is really frozen (not slushy).
Bug 455098 is now fixed, so we don't need to reference that in Known issues under mac.


I'm also wondering if we should mention something about the password manager switch - i.e. the way upgrade/downgrade doesn't re-use the old passwords file - I blogged about it when we landed it: http://ccgi.standard8.plus.com/blog/archives/127
(In reply to comment #3)
 
> I'm also wondering if we should mention something about the password manager
> switch - i.e. the way upgrade/downgrade doesn't re-use the old passwords file -
> I blogged about it when we landed it:
> http://ccgi.standard8.plus.com/blog/archives/127

We should.
And the fact that if you didn't use the master password earlier, but had a master password (needed for s/mime signing and encryption) you will new be prompted for it at startup. And prompted again, and again until you give up and enter the password - or go to the preferences and uncheck "Use a Master Password".
In the "Performance Improvements" section, it could be made more obvious that syncing is on by default now (this was available before):  

"Thunderbird will now download IMAP messages [by default] in the background to allow for faster message loading, and better offline operation. This feature can be enabled [or disabled] on an individual folder basis (via folder properties), or for all folders in an account, via Account Settings / Sync & Disk Space."
Typo - http://trunk.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/3.0b2/ states
"Thunderbird 2 Beta 1 - Preview Release - Released: December 9, 2008"
The first part is definitely wrong... ;-)

Also, I've noticed the theme change to what mozilla.com uses, where those grayish fonts on white background have a rather poor contrast.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Bryan, I'll be creating the release changelog usually just after code is really
> frozen (not slushy).

Done at http://www.rumblingedge.com/2009/02/26/thunderbird-3-beta-2-released/
(In reply to comment #8)
> Done at http://www.rumblingedge.com/2009/02/26/thunderbird-3-beta-2-released/

Note that clicking this link at this point in time shows a "... (Not yet) released" situation. :)
(In reply to comment #11)
> draft is up.
> 
> http://trunk.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/3.0b2/releasenotes/

When you install Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 all of your Extensions and Themes will be disabled until Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 determines that either a) they are compatible with the Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 release or b) there are newer versions available that are compatible.

Can this get some formatting love so we end up with something like 

  a) XXXXXX
  b) YYYYYY
Comments 3 to 6 haven't been addressed yet.
"Users are highly encouraged to install Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 in another folder (on Windows, this is done using Custom Install) and backup their profiles before testing Thunderbird 3 Beta 2."

The installer defaults to Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Beta 2, so...


Nit: it's JavaScript, not Javascript
live:
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/thunderbird/3.0b2/releasenotes/
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(In reply to comment #7)
> Also, I've noticed the theme change to what mozilla.com uses, where those
> grayish fonts on white background have a rather poor contrast.

Apologies for my ignorance in that comment. Having had a closer look at the new pages, I really like the redesign, especially with the background images!

Main reason for my comment was that the light font color may cause problems for people with vision issues, and that's a page with a lot of information to read. Other pages (like the start page) have darker colors for the main text.
update:
beta2 is available in 43 different languages.

we listed the beta1 number of 38 languages
(In reply to comment #17)
> update:
> beta2 is available in 43 different languages.
>
> we listed the beta1 number of 38 languages

Now corrected on trunk, will be on staging shortly.
Fix(In reply to comment #18)
> (In reply to comment #17)
> > update:
> > beta2 is available in 43 different languages.
> >
> > we listed the beta1 number of 38 languages
> 
> Now corrected on trunk, will be on staging shortly.

In production too.
System requirements from TB 3.0b2 Release Notes link to TB 2.0 page: http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/system-requirements/
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
Product: www.mozilla.org → www.mozilla.org Graveyard
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