Betterbird: Release Notes

Version 102 "preview": 102.0-bb8 (24 June 2022, Build of 28 June 2022, English and Windows only)

Based on Thunderbird 102.0, release notes.

Fixed in this version:

NEW - By popular demand, the multi-line view now also supports threading

Fixed in this version (not fixed in Thunderbird 102 yet):

FIXED - Accidental mass deletion of MSF files - Bug 1773822
FIXED - Phantom unread messages due to failure to flush folder cache - Bug 1774072

Features and fixes exclusive to Betterbird (in addition to those listed for the 91 version below):

NEW - Option to send message as HTML or plain text, depending on whether rich formatting is used
CHANGED - Unlike Thunderbird, Betterbird does not use a threaded view for new folders (preference mailnews.default_view_flags, 0 = normal, 1 = threaded)
FIXED - Some disturbing error console messages
FIXED - "Edit Draft" and "Edit as New Message" at times not restoring recipients - Bug 1774991
FIXED - Folder cache not caching properly leading to long delays when showing recent folders (especially with "Quick Folder Move" add-on) - Bug 1776280
FIXED - Spellcheck dictionaries not restored when editing draft - Bug 1775376
FIXED - New mail alert only shown for one account even when multiple accounts received new mail - Bug 1776580


Note that Thunderbird 102 is still very much work-in-progress with many features destined for version 102 still incomplete and various bugs not fixed in the current release version. Please make a backup of your profile before using this version.



91.11.0-bb34 (25 June 2022)

Based on Thunderbird 91.11.0, release notes.

Fixed in this version:

FIXED - Complex search terms: Terms inserted after a group received an incorrect boolean operator - GitHub #60
FIXED - Complex search terms: Higher level groups didn't work under some circumstances - GitHub #62
FIXED - Complex search terms: Mitigation for invalid multi-level groups - GitHub #63

Still only fixed in Betterbird 91, will ship in TB 102 in June/July 2022:

FIXED - Saving the message source didn't work - Bug 1759911
FIXED - Display of symbol fonts (Webdings, Wingdings, etc.) didn't work - Bug 1756720 - Bug 1757897
FIXED - News folders which weren't open didn't receive unread message notification (highlight colour, yellow biff symbol) - Bug 1751160
FIXED - Ctrl+scroll wheel zoom did not work in message source window - Bug 1655244
FIXED - Issue with MS teams invitation in Google Calendar - Bug 1727061
FIXED - Saving a draft failed to delete temporary files under some circumstances - Bug 1751461
FIXED - Alerts in Activity Manager were missing timestamp - Bug 1717307
NEW - Re-established Enigmail's "decrypt to folder" - Bug 1693332
FIXED - Detached attachments weren't opened from original location but from temp instead (causing potential lost changes) - Bug 1761973
FIXED - Empty trash on exit not reliable, especially for flaky servers like Yahoo - Bug 1745205
FIXED - Issues with folder subscription on servers using OAuth2 (Yahoo, etc.) - Bug 1759883
FIXED - Couldn't drag link to new composition - Bug 1732903
FIXED - Couldn't drag image from message to new composition - Bug 1753331
FIXED - All day events allowed time entry - Bug 1744442

Features and fixes exclusive to Betterbird:

NEW - Multi-line view. View > Layout > Multi-line View On All Folders or per folder in the column picker
NEW - Header pane button customise restored - Bug 1556261
NEW - Search terms now allow for complex expressions by adding a group feature - Bug 297852
NEW - Quick Filter untagged messages - Bug 683809
FIXED - Global search in encrypted messages (needs to be enabled in preferences) - Bug 188988
NEW - Regular folder search and Quick Filter in encrypted messages - Bug 1562737
CHANGED - Windows systray tooltip now showing list folders with new messages - Bug 1721063
NEW - Context menu in a news message now includes "Open Message For ID" (message pane only, not in message in tab)
FIXED - New posts in ignored threads caused "phantom" unread messages. "Mark > Thread As Read" will fix corruption - Bug 799040
NEW - Preferences mail.addressDisplayAuthor and mail.addressDisplayRecipients (1 = name, 2 = e-mail, 3 = both) for message list display - Bug 697031
NEW - Showing file URL for detached attachments, correct size and strike-through for deleted files - Bug 1740956, Bug 1741093
NEW - Folder context menu now offers to set folder as startup folder (instead of last visited)
NEW - Add Recent menu to allow attaching recently used files (Windows only) - Bug 1560737
FIXED - Issues when dragging Windows shell link (.lnk) or folder to Write (compose) window - Bug 276869, Bug 524874
CHANGED - Activity manager opens in tab
FIXED - Attachments saved via double-click didn't get listed in the list of saved files (Ctrl+J) - Bug 1744709
FIXED - Copying NBSP replaced NBSP with regular space - Bug 359303
NEW - Ctrl+Shift+Space inserts NBSP now, also mostly fixes "automatic" unwanted NBSP replacement - Bug 532712
FIXED - Inserting links with spaces gave random erroneous results - Bug 1563452
FIXED - Repair Text Encoding didn't repair the subject - Bug 1739609

Not mentioned in the front page feature table:
NEW - Preference mail.openpgp.ignore_missing_mdc to allow display of attachments with missing MDC - Bug 1729221
NEW - Added preference mail.biff.show_for_server to optionally suppress biff notifications for server root folders.
FIXED - Subject change with "new subject (was: old subject)" didn't work - Bug 1680425
CHANGED - HTML-only messages will no longer be sent to plain text recipients - Bug 1727493, comment #31
FIXED - Feed reader didn't tolerate any XML errors; now it will try fetching the feed as HTML as a fallback - Bug 1746749
FIXED - Moving multiple IMAP folders didn't work - Bug 589008
FIXED - Copying an embedded image didn't work under certain circumstances - Bug 1760365
FIXED - .startup-incomplete not deleted from profile - Bug 1762043
FIXED - Status text sometimes displayed "null" - Bug 1766578
FIXED - Various problems when saving the compose window as file - Bug 1676825
FIXED - ... and a few more: Comma in detached file name (Bug 350825), Charset forward detection (Bug 1737245), Charset detection (Bug 1746695)

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