BiDi Mail UI Version History

22 versions

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Version 0.10 79.3 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0a - 2.50.*, Thunderbird 31.0a1 - 68.*

Relative to 0.9.8:
* Compatibility: Thunderbird version upto 68.*, inclusive. This actually involved quite a lot of changes under the hood.
* Compatibility: Seamonkey compatibility _should_ have improved, but this has not been effectively tested.
* Fix: Seamonkey preferences dialog was trying to load a no-longer-existent function.
* Preferences for the extension are now named "extensions.bidiui.mail.some_pref_name" rather than "bidiui.mail.some_pref_name
* Now avoiding the Error Console message about an error with a "contentaccessible=yes" line in chrome.manifest

Version 0.10.0b2 79.3 KiB Works with Thunderbird 24.0a1 - 68.*

* Thunderbird versions up to and including 68 are now supported.
* Some under-the hood changes, mostly modularization of bidimailpack-common.js

Version 0.9.9b3 77.4 KiB Works with Thunderbird 2.0 - 60.*

Version 0.9.8 77.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 52.*

- Now explicitly setting direction of HTML tables.
- New extension icon
- Extension now works (appears to work, anyway) with Thunderbird 38.x (some contentaccessible chrome was masked by other chrome with the same URI).
- Other bug fixes, including some issues caught by the AMO validation,

Version 0.9.7 73.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 2.0 - 24.*

- Fixed a bug where the paragraph spacing preference was not put into effect in new messages.
- The preferences dialog allows choosing whether the Enter key inserts a new paragraph (which can have its own direction) and inter-paragraph spacing, or just a line break.
- Fixed a bug with the Ctrl+Shift direction change logic.

Version 0.9.6 73.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 2.0 - 13.*

- Compatibility: Dropped official support for Mozilla Suite 1.x, Seamonkey 1.x and Thunderbird 1.x
- Compatibility: Resolved version 0.9.5 compatibility issues with Thunderbird 2.x
- Reduction of the processing time required by the extension (significant in long complex messages).
- Better detection of mis-decoding in certain situations.
- Now correcting charset mis-detection also for message subjects.
- Can now insert Unicode Left-to-Right Marks (LRM) and Right-to-Left Marks (RLMs) using keyboard shortcuts, rather than requiring a mouse right-click (which would often mess up the caret position). The shortcuts are Ctrl+Shift+R and Ctrl+Shift+L.
- When composing HTML messages, the composition window now always defaults to Paragraph Mode when you open it.
- When composing HTML messages, the vertical paragraph margins are now set globally using CSS.
- Working around Thunderbird's default behavior of sending HTML messages as plain text if they don't have any "special" formatting - that makes our HTML composition capabilities useless...
- Fixed a bug of busting the status bar in most themes with Thunderbird 5.x
- Minor improvement of charset misdecoding detection logic.

Version 0.9.5 79.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 5.*

* Internal changes in conformance with requirements.
* Charset misdecoding correction now attempted as best possible on all replies
* Misdecoding correction now includes message subject lines.
* Internal changes for exposing the extension's functionality for use by other extensions.
* Direction of new paragraphs no longer reverts to the document direction, but rather preserves the last paragraph's direction.
* Significant speedup in loading & display of long uniform-direction messages (with a slight cost in loading & display of long mixed-direction messages).

Version 0.9.4 76.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 3.2a1pre

* Can now switch directions using the Ctrl+Shift key combination (although we can't tell between Ctrl+RightShift and Ctrl+LeftShift).
* Compatibility: Thunderbird 3.0rc1, recent Seamonkey 2.1.x trunk versions (with customizable toolbar).
* Now affecting HTML elements with pre-set direction set via dir attribute.
* Now affecting HTML blockquote element directions.
* No longer ignoring ISO-8859-6 charset as a relevant Arabic encoding.
* Resolved issue with formatting toolbar buttons being duplicated (but now, the indentation, numbering and bulleting buttons are not direction-corrected).

Version 0.9.4 76.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 3.0.*

Version 0.9.2 76.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

* DIV elements in HTML messages will from now on have their directions set by our autodetection.
* Fixed a problem with charset misdecoding detection on trunk builds.
* Direction setting buttons, which had become busted in 0.9, work correctly again.
* No longer complaining about the choice of ISO-8859-8-I as the default charset preference.

Version 0.9.1 74.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

Character set selection dialog bug fixed.

Version 0.9 74.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

- Direction is now auto-detected for each paragraph separately.
- When reading a message, user can choose between 'autodetect directions', 'flush all paragraphs left' and 'flush all paragraphs right', using a toolbar button or a keyboard shortcut.
- Completely reworked message charset correction logic; now correctly setting the charset in many more cases.
- Ability to correct the charset of messages with multiple MIME parts in different charsets, and even text in different charsets within the same MIME part.
- Basic message direction now preserved when doing 'Edit as Draft...'
- Version release procedure changes.
- Users whose default charset isn't windows-1255/6 are prompted about the limited functionality in this situation.
- Text direction detection logic improved: More cases correctly identified, somewhat better performance.
- Arabic locale is now the general 'ar' rather than the specific 'ar-SA'.
- Now decoding numeric HTML entities in messages, e.g. ס becomes the Hebrew letter 'Samech'.

Version 0.8 55.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

* When you manually set the direction of a message, this setting persists, so that if you view another message and come back to the first one, your choice of direction still applies.
* Composed message direction setting now also applies to the subject input box.
* When setting RTL direction, the message will now be aligned to the right edge of the window, not the the 80-characters-from-the-left vertical line.
* Now setting direction of every div element within a message separately.

Version 0.7.4 55.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

Version 0.7.2 37.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

Version 0.7.1 35.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 1.5 - 1.5.0.*

Version 0.6.7 35.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 0.7 - 1.5.0.*

Version 0.6.6 35.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 0.7 - 1.0+

Version 0.6.5 35.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 0.7 - 1.0+

Version 0.6.4 35.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 0.7 - 1.0+

Version 0.6.3 35.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 0.7 - 1.0+

Version 0.5.2 25.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 0.7 - 1.0