Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#6593 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Fernando de Oliveira Owned by: Fernando de Oliveira
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.8
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:



Thunderbird 38.0.1 contains underlying code that is based off of Firefox
38.0.1esr. There was no Thunderbird 38.0 release.

What’s New


    GMail supports OAuth2 authentication, removing the need to manually
    select "allow less secure applications" in Google options for the
    account. (bug 849540)
    Ship Lightning calendar addon with Thunderbird and enable with an
    opt-out dialog (bug 1113183)
    Filter sent messages (bug 11039)
    Filter messages when archived (bug 479823)
    Enable search in multiple/all address books (bug 170270)
    Add support for Yahoo Messenger in Chat (bug 955574)
    Support Internationalized domain name URLs for RSS feeds (Bug
    Show expanded columns in folder pane (bug 464973)
    Allow file-per-message (maildir) local message storage (bug 845952)
    Add a Learn more link to the support page in feeds subscribe dialog
    (bug 1053782)
    Add reading position marker line to conversations (bug 760762)
    The editor for twitter should show inputtable character count (bug


    Thunderbird will no longer use SHA-1 to sign messages (bug 1018259)
    Removed rarely used character sets: T.61-8bit, non-encoding Mac
    encoders, VISCII, x-viet-tcvn5712, x-viet-vps x-johab, ARMSCII8 ,
    map us-ascii to windows-1252, ISO-8859-6-I and -E and ISO-8859-8-E,
    (bug 1068505 and others.)
    Disable CONDSTORE support for IMAP to prevent discrepancies in IMAP
    message status (deleted, unread) on some servers (bug 912216)
    Make OpenSearch queries open in the user's default browser (bug
    Default to using SSL for XMPP and IRC. This might cause issues for
    self-signed certificates (bug 1122567, bug 1122666)


    Replied/forwarded icons disappear after folder repair, detach/delete
    (bug 840418)
    Attachment "Save As" files are displayed in Tools/Saved Files (bug
    Adding unknown email addresses to Mailing list, then deleting ghost
    duplicate entries from contacts pane, caused dataloss in mailing
    list (bug 628035)
    Web site from RSS feed was not rendered correctly (bug 662907)
    Email address with leading/trailing whitespace displayed wrongly
    with added quotes when composing ["foo"] (bug 286760)
    Force display of Sender header if S/MIME sender is the signer (bug
    Addressing autocomplete widget: Typed text in red despite
    results/matches found if suggestions change by last input (bug
    Status bar not accessible (bug 934875)
    Wrong folder may be deleted when requesting junk delete (bug
    Severe UI stutter or freezes getting new mail for very large folders
    (bug 870556)
    Automatically rejoin multi-user conversations on reconnect for XMPP
    (bug 1014472)
    Various improvements when using IRC on moznet (bug 1083768 and
    Significantly improve XMPP support (bug 1085022 and others)
    Fixes for connecting to non-standard IRC networks (bug 870556 and
    Automatically reclaim IRC nicks during a reconnect (bug 1087566)
    Changing location in editor doesn't preserve the font when returning
    to end of text/line (bug 756984)
    Inline spell checker loses red underlines after a backspace is used
    (bug 1100966)

Known Issues


    Automatic addon compatibility update checks were not completed, so
    existing addon compatibilities may not be accurate.
    Copy/Paste into plain text editor deletes newlines from quoted text
    (bug 1143570)

Security Advisories for Thunderbird


Change History (4)

comment:1 by Fernando de Oliveira, 8 years ago

I was expecting problem with new freetype-2.6, now we have the first one:

../../gfx/skia/SkFontHost_FreeType.o: In function `SkTypeface_FreeType::onGetAdvancedTypefaceMetrics(SkAdvancedTypefaceMetrics::PerGlyphInfo, unsigned int const*, unsigned int) const':
/tmp/comm-esr38/mozilla/gfx/skia/trunk/src/ports/SkFontHost_FreeType.cpp:560: undefined reference to `FT_Get_X11_Font_Format'

Help would be much appreciated.

I will investigate only tomorrow.

Think it should be easly solved, from the freetype changelog:

    - Function   `FT_Get_X11_Font_Format'   has    been   renamed   to
      `FT_Get_Font_Format',  since  this   name  better  reflects  its
      function.  For backwards compatibility, the old function name is
      still available.

I've run without libvpx-1.4.0 sed nor gcc5 patch.

Stopped at about 7.5SBU, with -j4.

comment:2 by Fernando de Oliveira, 8 years ago

Thunderbird does not build with freetype-2.6.

Built using

# Building is broken with system freetype-2.6
ac_add_options --enable-tree-freetype

No libvpx and gcc5 fixes needed, but also needed:

ac_add_options --enable-application=mail

after it built firefox-38.0.1esr.

However it was completely unstable, had to revert back to version 31.7.0.

Worse yet, it seems to have broken part of my ~/.thunderbird.

Sorry, but don't know what to do now. I am starting to believe that this, like firefox-38.0.6, is a "released mistake or for special purpose".

comment:3 by Fernando de Oliveira, 8 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to Fernando de Oliveira
Status: newassigned

Seems that an add-on was the problem. it is running fine, now.

comment:4 by Fernando de Oliveira, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed at r16117.

Thanks, Igor for fixing thunderbird-31.7.0-gcc5-1.patch.

Happy hearing from you. Would like very much having you back.

If you find a fix to build 38.0.1 with system freetype-2.6, we would appreciate very much.

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