Mar 16, 2009

Thunderbird3 Compatibility Testing Thread

I've started to work for making my add-ons compatible with Thunderbird3. I'll update this post when test versions are available. Please test them and give me your feedback as a comment for this post.

I don't plan to release "Gmail IMAP Account Setup" and "Maximize Message Pane" for Thunderbird3. Thunderbird3 will have an account wizard for Gmail IMAP. And Thunderbird3's tab functionality will be an alternative for Maximize Message Pane. These are the reasons for the no plan.
  • Tag Toolbar:
    v0.8:
    • Stable version is released. Thank you for the testing!
    v0.8b2:
    • Fixed: it should not work on search result tab
    v0.8b1:
    • Fixed: support Thunderbird3.0.*
    v0.8a5:
    • Fixed: an error message is shown after customizing a toolbar
    v0.8a4:
    • Fixed: cannot add tags to a sent message
    • Fixed: support Thunderbird3b4
    • Added: Recent tags category is added
    v0.8a3:
    • Fixed: an error message is shown while searching tags
    v0.8a2:
    • Fixed: duplicated "Tag Toolbar" menuitems in context menus
    • Fixed: tags are not grayed out when no message is selected
    • Fixed: chevron button does not work
    • Fixed: Remove All Tags button is not disabled when no message is selected
    • Fixed: Save Query as Category button is not disabled when no query is inputed
    v0.8a1:
    • Initial version
  • Check and Send:
    v0.9:
    • Stable version is released. Thank you for the testing!
    v0.9b4:
    • Fixed: recipients checking is not work if a mail list has a description
    v0.9b3:
    • Fixed: recipients checking is not work if a mail list is included
    v0.9b2:
    • Fixed: cannot send a message if search by domains option is enabled
    v0.9b1:
    • Fixed: support Thunderbird3.0.*
    v0.9a3:
    • Fixed: support Thunderbird3b4
    v0.9a2:
    • Fixed: Recipients/recipients' name checking does not work
    • Fixed: Layout of the General tab in the option dialog is horizontal
    • Added: Attachment file size checking
    v0.9a1:
    • Initial version
  • Priority Switcher:
    v0.6:
    • Stable version is released. Thank you for the testing!
    v0.6b2:
    • Fixed: toolbar item is not updated when a tab is switched
    v0.6b1:
    • Fixed: support Thunderbird3.0.*
    v0.6a5:
    • Fixed: support Thunderbird3b4
    v0.6a4:
    • Fixed: Priority in the toolbar is not updated when a tab is switched
    v0.6a3:
    • Fixed: Priority menu item does not appear in a context menu
    • Fixed: "Commit" functionality does not work
    • Fixed: Support Thunderbird3b3pre
    v0.6a1:
    • Initial version
  • Google Contacts:
    v0.6:
    • Stable version is released. Thank you for the testing!
    v0.6b3:
    • Fixed: "Enable Remote Content" is always enabled
    v0.6b2:
    • Fixed: mobile phone is not synchronized
    v0.6b1:
    • Fixed: add suffix to system group names to avoid conflict of names (ex: Friends:1)
    • Fixed: support Thunderbird3.0.*
    v0.6a5:
    • Fixed: support Thunderbird3b4
    v0.6a4:
    • Fixed: Group mapping setting UI does not work
    • Fixed: Remove debugging code
    v0.6a3:
    • Added: Add option to add a pseudo email address to a contact without email addresses (for synchronizing Google groups and Thunderbird mail lists)
    v0.6a2:
    • Fixed: Sync process does not finish completely at first sync after installation of the extension
    • Added: Show icon in the add-ons manager
    • Added: A message is shown if no Gmail account is detected
    v0.6a1:
    • Initial version
  • Get before Send:
    v0.8:
    • Stable version is released. Thank you for the testing!
    v0.8a1:
    • Initial version
  • Gmail IMAP Account Setup:
    no plan
  • Maximize Message Pane:
    v1.1.00:
    • Stable version is released. Thank you for the testing!
    v1.1.00b5:
    • Fixed: Attachment view is always collapsed
    v1.1.00b4:
    • Fixed: Maximize when more link on the message header view
    v1.1.00b3:
    • Fixed: Double-clicking a message in the thread pane does not work
    v1.1.00b2:
    • Added: Maximize/restore folder pane
    v1.1.00b1:
    • Initial version

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I love google contacts. It's strange that they're not adding support for that as well in TB 3. But I guess people like you help fill in the gaps. THanks!

George said...

Thank you for jumping to TB 3 support this early! I wish other extension developers did the same thing.

Using Google Contacts 0.6a4. I use a separate Google account solely for my contacts. (So no account data for this account in TB itself to begin with.)

I added the Google account to the Google Contacts account list. Then I went to the "advanced" tab to set up groups, and the account showed up as "undefined." A cosmetic bug only, because TB doesn't have a password for that account yet.

BUT -- So I OK'd out of the Gmail Contacts options dialog. TB prompted me for a password. All good so far. All contacts load.

I go back to the advanced tab, and instead of seeing my account name, there are now six "undefined" labels, each with the default Gmail groups. (My account has other groups in addition to Gmail's defaults.) So I can't find my account and set up groups for it, and have a bunch of extra "undefined" accounts.

h.ogi said...

George:

I couldn't reproduce the problem. Anyway, I modify code which may causes the issue. Please try the following: http://hogi.a.orn.jp/xpi/gmcont06a5p.xpi

Your setting may be corrupted. Before install it, uninstall the installed version and delete address books the add-on made.

George said...

Thank you. I tried a5pre. It did fix the "unknown" listings problem.

Now the only problem seems to be that in that account, I cannot see the custom groups I created for my contacts listed.

Daniel said...

Thanks a lot for this plugin.

I did a fresh installation and synced with existing Contacts from Google.
BUT: I don't get the mobilephone and the street for any contact in TB

using TB 3.0b3(German)

btw: is there no way to sync between different language versions? I normaly have a mixture in languages in my installations.

thanks again!
daniel

Daniel said...

another nice one:
When syncing the address using separators: The fields in TB are filled correctly ecept the 'street' where to complete Sring (incl. Separators) remains. -> on every sync it grows and messes up the address.

Daniel

Anonymous said...

Have a problem:

Google Contacts 0.6a5pre could not be installed because it is not compatible with Thunderbird 3.0b4

Thanks

Lucleonhart said...

Hey there! Thanks for the compatibility for TB3, works great so far.
One feature is missing, it's the contact photo! (YES, TB3 finally has it...) Any plans for that? Would be very simple, because you can set an only photo adress for each contact in TB! :)

alec said...

George, thanks for the great work. I have been using your contacts plugin for some time.

I recently switched to thunderbird 3 beta 4. However, I am receiving "Account exceeded bandwidth limits". After some searching, I updated to the september 26 nightly build of shredder, which is an update to thunderbird 3 beta 4 (I assume). However, now the google contacts add on is no longer compatible. Any chance you can fix is to be compatible with newer versions of thunderbird (Which I'm sure others will switch to because of the google imap errors that beta 4 is producing).

thanks!

Denis said...

Hello,

Thanks very much for this wonderful job. I was looking for a simple synchronous solution to get same contacts with 2 thunderbird on 2 different computers and your module is definitly the solution !

I'm using Thunderbird 3b4 with the 0.6a5 version of your module.

I just imported 265 contacts from Outlook in different ways, and created some contacts by hand. I met a regular malfunction with the Mobile Phone Number Field. When I create the contact and I fill correctly the Mobile Phone. It disappear after closing and re-opening Thunderbird. I had to retype by hand more than 100 mobile phone numbers on my contacts... Fax number seems to be affected too, but I'm not very shure as not all contacts have it.

Well, I don't know how to explain where does it come from, but there's definitly something wrong with this field.

I'll check for a further version which can correct this !

Thanks in advance.

Jeppe Kruse said...

Thanks for this. I too am seeing problems with the field for mobile (TB 3.0b4 and GC 0.6.a5 on Mac OSX Leopard)

Christophe said...

Hi !

I also have this problem with the phone numbers. On TB 3.0b4 with GC 0.6b1, none of the phone numbers are synced.

Hope you'll be able to fix that ! It's really a great extension :-)

Anonymous said...

First of all thanks for working on this addon!
I'm using TB3rc1 with Google Contacts 0.6b1 - it synced email addresses and some of the phone numbers just fine. However, postal addresses, birthdays and pictures were not synced at all.
I don't know if it's important, but the original data came from my phone: I use "Mail for Exchange" on my phone (a Nokia 5800 ExpressMusic with Symbian s60) to sync with Google.
My postal addresses are displayed like this in Google:
Street
City
Postal code

Michael S. said...

Using Thunderbird 3.0rc2 with Google Contacts 0.6b1 breaks the Thunderbird address book. I am unable to select the different address books. Whenever I try to select an address book this error is logged to the error console:
"Error: gSearchInput is null
Source File: chrome://messenger/content/addressbook/abCommon.js
Line: 588"
This occurs with a new profile with only this extension installed. The address book that is selected will not display when selected.

Michael S. said...

Disregard my last message. It's a Thunderbird bug. If you remove the search box from the toolbar, you can reproduce this bug.

Michael S. said...

Using Thunderbird 3.0rc2 with Google Contacts 0.6b1:
All of my contacts now have "Enable Remote Content" enabled. When I disable this option it is re-enabled the next time the address book is synced. All other changes seem to sync correctly.

Mr.T said...

Using Thunderbird 3.0rc2 and Google Contacts 0.6b1 and Windows XP:
The mobile phone numbers of my contacts of my Google account are not downloaded in Thunderbird. But, if I add a number in a contact of Thunderbird, it's added on my Google account.

It seems that it's a problem since the 0.6a5. When do you think you will correct it?

Appart from that, you did a very good job. Congratulation!!

Daniele said...

Thanks for your job, use from long time google contacts and are satisfied (even if I do not succeed to synchronize the photos).
The mobile phone from google does not synchronize to thunderbird 3. When I add it in TB3 after the new syncronization it disappears also in TB3

Nicholas said...

Using Google Contacts 0.6b1 with Thunderbird 3.0 on Windows XP

Not only do the mobile numbers in my Google contacts not sync with Thunderbird, the add-on has removed the mobile numbers from my contacts on the server (it's ok in my case - I have them backed up on my phone). However, I have a few contacts with phone numbers but no e-mail address, and these were unaffected.

O said...

Hi, I can confirm, that mobile numbers were missing in 0.6b1 with TB 3.0. Trouble!

Hope you get it fixed

Mike Ratcliffe said...

Great job ... I will have to hold off getting it until the Cellphone number issue is fixed.

Hope you can get the contacts pictures in too ;o)

Anonymous said...

The issue "cannot add tags to a sent message" fixed in Tag Toolbar v0.8a4 seems to be not fixed at all, at least when using the "Copy Sent to Current" extension.

Thank you.

Gautam said...

I am looking for 'get before send' which can be compatible will Thunderbird 3.0. I had been using it with Thunderbird 2.0 but since I changed my computer and upgraded to T3.0 I am unable to send any messages.

Please help!
Thanks,

Zucni said...

Thank you for making a thunderbird 3 compatible version. Priority Switcher is working fine except one small thing. When I sort a folder by Priority(icon), if I leave the folder and come back the messages are unsorted again.

Anonymous said...

How many problems/bugs are left in the beta 1 version of Google contacts? Is a final version almost ready? Thank you so much for this Add-on. Until I downloaded version 3.0 of Thunderbird everything was working and great like usual. I have never had any problems :) I just hope a final version gets released soon :) Thanks again.

Glen

a4jp.com
agreatdream.com

Anonymous said...

"Tag Toolbar" issue in TB3: when opening a message in a new tab, the tag tollbar shows the tags for the selected message in the foldes tab, not for the one in the new tab.

Steve said...

I've tested with version 0.8b1 and the cannot add tags to a sent message" but seems still to be present in Thunderbird 3 RC3.

I *really* miss this feature. Hopefully it can get fixed as I've become hooked on TB3's search and can't go back to TB2 :)

p.s. Very useful addon.

Steve said...

Opps. Typo in last comment. What I meant was the bug "cannot add tags to a sent message" is not fixed with TB3.

Anonymous said...

HI! I'M SORRY TO READ THAT YOU WON'T BE UPDATING MAXIMIZE PANE.
I READ MY MESSAGES IN THE PREVIEW PANE AND THE LARGE AMOUNT OF SPACE THE HEADER TAKES UP HAS GOTTEN LARGER W/3. I DON'T USE THE
TABS.

AN IDEA:HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT MINIMIZING THE TO LINE IN OUT GOING MESSAGES? THERE ARE FOUR ROWS.I USUALLY SEND MESSAGES TO ONE PERSON AT A TIME...MORE WASTED REAL ESTATE! START OUT WITH ONE LINE AND PRESS ENTER IF YOU NEED ANOTHER.
THINK ABOUT IT.
THANKS!

h.ogi said...

Now Beta version of Maximize Message Pane for Thunderbird3 is available. Thanks for many requests for it. Please try it.

h.ogi said...

Thank you for the many comments about the Google Contacts' mobile phone number issue. It is fixed in v0.6b2. Please try it.

Anonymous said...

problem with googlecontact beta3:
beta2 is working correctly but with the beta3, after the installation, it compare a error pop-up message "bad format xul".

Alexander Kriegisch said...

MMP 1.1.00b3 works for me, even though F11 collides with Lightning's "Today Pane" hotkey. But I fixed this using add-ons "keyconfig" and "functions for keyconfig".

Thanks for supporting TB3. Hopefully a new stable MMP release will soon appear on AMO.

Brother Carl said...

First, thanks so much for the Google Contacts module and for updating it for TB3 (it's vital for my Palm Pre to be able to sync with my TB contacts). It seems to be working in part with 0.6b3. However, I am having problems with the Postal Address Conversion. I like to use it with the Line Break as the delimiter (and most of my google contacts have the address filled in this way). However, with 0.6b3 and TB3 I can't get the "Convert postal address fields" to stay enabled. I will enable it in the extension's options, but after clicking OK and bringing the Options back up, it is disabled again.

Loading contacts in the Address Book in TB 3 show it pulls down the City, state, Postal code and Country, but not the street address. Which I find odd since the Convert Address option is unclicked.

BTW, I completely un-installed the extension, deleted the Google contact list in Address Book, and then re-installed it this last time upgrading the extension.

It seems you are actively working on this, so I thank you and hope this feedback helps in your progress.

Anonymous said...

Hi there.
Just wanted to let you know of my desire to have bithdays sync'ed please.

I'll worry about the photos later when Picasa & GMail are synchronizing properly for me.

Anonymous said...

Google Contact 0.6b3: It's working for me now :-)
I still have some issues with the postal-address - some do work, some don't. Probably it depends in which format the address is stored...
Most important for me: It does not destroy any data anymore. Thanks a lot!!

Michael S. said...

Google Contacts 0.6b3/Thunderbird 3.0

Icons beside Text option in toolbar customization doesn't work with the Reload icon. It shows the label under the icon instead of beside it.

h.ogi said...

Now alpha version of Get before Send for Thunderbird3 is available. Please test it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for these very useful extensions!

Anonymous said...

With the stable version of Google Contacts I've the same problem of beta3, the error message is:

Errore interpretazione XML: non well-formed
Indirizzo: chrome://gmcont/content/settings.xul
Linea numero 126, colonna 5: <checkbox id="GCAddrConvDelimiterBROpt" label="&gmcont_set.af_delim_br;" checked="false"
--------------------------------^

klint said...

Hi
Thanks for the MaximizeMessagePane update :)
I just have notice one glitch so far: when you click on the "More" link to expand the list of recipients in the mail header, the window gets maximized, while it should not.

Walter said...

Using TB3.0.1 and Google Contacts 0.6, I'm getting multiple "javascript application" error messages when GC tries to sync saying that lists already exist and can't be synced. e.g. "Mail list My Contacts already exists. My Contacts in addressbook1 is not synchronized." Oddly, there is no My Contacts list needing to be synced. Same happens for Friends,Family,Coworkers,Friends (again), Family (again) & Work Contacts. None of which exist in that address book in TB, nor at Google. Those do however exist in other address books not being synced.

I thought I'd delete the account from GC and start over, but the account delete button is grayed out on preferences General tab.

h.ogi said...

To: klint

Thank you for the report. I've fixed in b4. Please try it.

Anonymous said...

With the stable version of Google Contacts I've this problem when I try to access to GoogleContacts options:

Errore interpretazione XML: non well-formed
Indirizzo: chrome://gmcont/content/settings.xul
Linea numero 126, colonna 5: <checkbox id="GCAddrConvDelimiterBROpt" label="&gmcont_set.af_delim_br;" checked="false"

Kaeel said...

Hello
I just tried to install Google contacts 0.6 (I downloaded it from Mozila Extension website) on Thunderbird 3.0.1, because I Wanted to review it on my blog.
After installation, the extension doesn't do anything; if I try to select the options menu, it displays instead this error message (tell me if you need a translation); could you please give me support? Thank you!

Errore interpretazione XML: non well-formed
Indirizzo: chrome://gmcont/content/settings.xul
Linea numero 126, colonna 5: <checkbox id="GCAddrConvDelimiterBROpt" label="&gmcont_set.af_delim_br;" checked="false"
--------------------------------^

h.ogi said...

it-IT locale in Google Contacts 0.6 has a problem. Please try 0.6.10b1.

Kaeel said...

thank you for the quick reply!
I tried the beta and it seems to work... I'll test it better on the next days.
By the way... Will it be autoupdated when you'll relase the next stable version or I should check it manually?
Thank you

K.

h.ogi said...

You'll receive an update notification automatically when it is released. Please wait for a while.

Roberto said...

Sorry but I'm not able to open your website to take the latest beta of the extension.

Any suggest?

Kaeel said...

thank you very much for the assistance; I'll notify you when I'll update a pair of posts on my blog to reccomend your extension (but I suppose I better wait for the stabile version).
right now it's working very well

klint said...

Hi
I have met the same issue as Walter on 2 new installs of TB 3.0.1 and GContacts 0.6 (group not synchronized), and even worse, apparently it creates duplicate groups on Google side!
Also the number of sync contacts is totally erratic (only 32 of 261 have synchronized...groups are empty...)

Had to inactivate the addon to be able to use TB again :(

klint said...

And by the way, thanks for the update on MaximizeMessagePane :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, why Google Contacts is actually disappeared (not found) on AMO?

Term Paper said...

I was looking for a simple synchronous solution to get same contacts with 2 thunderbird on 2 different computers and your module is definitly the solution !

tt said...

Hi,

Thanks a lot for your GMail Contacts plugin! My need is to only have customized customized group names, so I wonder if there is a way to either hide the three default group names, or to not synch them at all.
Thanks for hints on this :-)
regards

Tor

Jon Downey said...

I am having similar issues as Walkter

"Using TB3.0.1 and Google Contacts 0.6, I'm getting multiple "javascript application" error messages when GC tries to sync saying that lists already exist and can't be synced. e.g. "Mail list My Contacts already exists. My Contacts in addressbook1 is not synchronized.""

I have group lists in Google that synchronized, but now generate all the errors. Help please.

Adnan Doric said...

I am using the 0.6.20 version on win 7 64.

Some contacts are synchronized, some others are not. Are you still working on this ?

Wanderer said...

Hi,


I'm using 'Shredder' and some contacts don't seem to update:

"Google contact was not updated. The change will be discarded when you reload Google contacts."

Any ideas?

(thanks in advance)

Term Papers said...

I am quite sure they will learn lots of new stuff here than anybody else!

Michael said...

Thunderbird 3.1.1
Google Contacts 0.6.32

If a contact has an contact photo the birthday will not update when edited in Thunderbird but will when edited in Google. I am able to edit other contacts birthdays as long as they do not have a photo attached.

Manuel said...

TB 3.1.2
Addon 0.6.32

When I have a contact with the standard phone numbers in my Google Account (Home, Work, Mobile) it syncs perfectly. But when a contact has (or I add later) any custom named number in addition to the 3 standard numbers in Google, all the previous synced numbers disappear in TB and none of all the phone numbers is displayed within TB.

Since I have multiple contacts with more than 3 standard phone numbers it's difficult to sync. Please have a look at this, thanks.

Other than that I love the Addon, good work!

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