Send Later Version History

74 versions

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Version 8.5.3 553.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 78.2.0 and later

Changes since 8.4.5:

Features:

* Status bar menu/indicator is back
* Access key shortcuts are available within the message composition window and the popup dialog
* In the composition window, Ctrl+Alt+1/Ctrl+Alt+2/Ctrl+Alt+3 execute the user-defined shortcuts (15 min/30 min/ 2 hour delay by default)
* In the popup dialog Ctrl+1/Ctrl+2/Ctrl+3 also execute the shortcuts, Ctrl+Enter activates the "Send at ..." button, the "Send Now" and "Place in Outbox" buttons are connected to the same access keys as they were in the 7.x branch, with underlined characters in the button text to indicate what those keys are, and the shortcut keys can be manually bound to whatever arbitrary access key you'd like by placing an & character in the shortcut label immediately preceding the character of your choice.
- e.g. creating a shortcut called Next &Work Day would be rendered in the shortcut button as Next Work Day (W should be underlined, but github won't do that), and could be activated with Alt+Shift+W on Windows and Linux, or Ctrl+Option+W on Mac.
* Automatically re-save drafts when they are opened for editing, effectively "un-scheduling" them.
* Send rate throttling is possible, via an advanced configuration setting
* Indicate in drafts folder column when a draft is invalid due to pgp encryption, or is not scheduled by this specific instance of Thunderbird.

Bug fixes and performance enhancements:

* Fetch messages from the server only as absolutely necessary.
* More judicious console log handling
* Date/time locales are fixed for users whose default locale was different than their UI locale
* Ensure overlay scripts are injected in the correct order every time
* Fix the state lock for messages during 'place in outbox' operation (to avoid infinite spell check loop)
* Minor fixups and improvements to the options page interface
* Fix cases where an account has no dedicated "drafts" folder, by also checking the "templates" folder for scheduled drafts.

Version 8.4.5 546.1 KiB Works with Thunderbird 78.2.0 and later

This patch implements a workaround for Send Later's most serious bug report: cases in which send later was not correctly processing messages at their scheduled time.

It also includes lots of tweaks to keep Send Later running smoothly, including:

* Minor improvements and fixups to the scheduler dialog.
- Option to place message in outbox rather than send immediately
- Automatically adjust input based on schedule restrictions
- Relative time format is synchronized with the actual time at which send later executes (not necessarily on the minute)
- Relative time text updates periodically while the dialog remains open, rather than only being set when the input fields change.
- Fix bug with "save these values as defaults" in which default values were not properly restored.
* Fix locales, and merge translation changes from the 7.x branch
* Implement all the same pre-send checks as Thunderbird's native send operation, and make sure they only run once.
* Handle errors in cases where saveAsDraft fails to complete.
* Delay automatic updates until next restart (will not take effect until an update is available via ATN after this version)
* Offer opt-out from repeated resent message warnings

Version 8.2.1 541.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 78.2.0 and later

This update improves reliability of the overlay components like the draft folder column and the compose window button. It also fixes a number of edge-case bugs related to user scheduling functions, and optimizes several behind the scenes functions. Most users will not notice much difference from version 8.1, but things should run more smoothly over all.

As always, please contact me via email or through GitHub if you are experiencing issues with Send Later.

Version 8.1.3 565.3 KiB Works with Thunderbird 78.2.0 and later

This is a very minor patch that forces Thunderbird to include the Send Later button in composition windows. This should happen automatically, but in some cases it was not happening for whatever reason.

Version 8.1.0 564.9 KiB Works with Thunderbird 78.2.0 and later

We are pleased to announce that Send Later will remain compatible with Thunderbird throughout the ongoing transition to the WebExtension framework.

This version represents a major rewrite of the Send Later code base, and therefore some features have changed slightly, and a handful of minor features have yet to be carried over from the 7.x branch. That said, the new version should feel familiar to long time Send Later users, and incorporates all of the core functionality.

The new code base has been available in beta since August, and has been downloaded by about a thousand users. We have addressed all significant bugs reported by those beta testers, but we are aware that there are always speed bumps with major overhauls like this one. We encourage you to submit bug reports via the project's GitHub page if you find anything not working as expected.

Version 7.4.4 483.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 71.*

Somehow some Dutch strings ended up in the Danish translation. I have no idea how this happened, but it's fixed now.

Version 7.4.3 483.2 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 71.*

Remove Kickstarter campaign pop-up, since the campaign has succeeded and is almost over.

Version 7.4.2 506.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 71.*

Fix bug in putting previous scheduled send time in compose toolbar

If the user adds the send time text box to the compose toolbar and then edits a previously scheduled message, the previous send time is supposed to show up in the text box automatically, but instead the word "long" was showing up because I forgot a couple of curly braces in a date formatting string. I'm amazed that this has been broken for almost six months and no one has mentioned it to me before now.

Translation updates

Complete Catalan, Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Finnish, Galician, Portuguese (both European and Brazilian), and Russian translations.

Add to (not yet finished) Danish, Polish, and Slovenian translations.

As always, thank you to my translators!

Version 6.5.0 477.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 32.0a1 - 60.*

Fix bug in putting previous scheduled send time in compose toolbar

If the user adds the send time text box to the compose toolbar and then edits a previously scheduled message, the previous send time is supposed to show up in the text box automatically, but instead the word "long" was showing up because I forgot a couple of curly braces in a date formatting string. I'm amazed that this has been broken for almost six months and no one has mentioned it to me before now.

Version 7.4.0 505.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 71.*

Translation updates.

Version 6.4.8 477.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 32.0a1 - 60.*

Compatibility fixes for Thunderbird 45 and Thunderbird 52.

Translation updates.

Version 6.4.7 477.2 KiB Works with Thunderbird 32.0a1 - 60.*

Add the Kickstarter campaign pop-up to the Thunderbird 60 version of Send Later.

Version 7.3.9 505.1 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 71.*

Translation update

Version 7.3.8 505.1 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 71.*

This add-on will no longer be supported when Thunderbird 78 is released in a few months, unless enough people commit to supporting continued maintenance of the add-on to make it feasible. To show your commitment, please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jik/rewritten-add-ons-for-mozilla-thunderbirds-next-release and make a pledge. As a bonus, Kickstarter supporters of this and my other add-ons will receive significant discounts on add-on licenses.

This release of the add-on adds a pop-up message warning users about the potential end of support and encouraging people to visit the Kickstarter campaign and support it.

Version 7.3.6 475.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Fix errors for users of Thunderbird in Danish.

Version 7.3.5 475.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Fix Send Later compatibility with Owl for Exchange.

Version 7.3.4 475.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

FIX: Update the menu properly in the dynamic function editor

When creating or deleting functions in the dynamic function editor, update the list of available functions in the menu properly. Previously, updates were failing, so you had to close and re-open the editor window to refresh the list of available functions.

ENH: Accept CRLF line breaks in dynamic function export files

Now that dynamic function export files, i.e. ".slj" files, have line breaks in them, it's possible for them to be transmitted and copied in such a way that their LF line terminators get turned into CRLF, e.g., if someone views a .slj file in a browser and then copies and pastes it into a text file on Windows. There's no reason why we can't support this, so let's do it.

I18N: Several updates to the Chinese translations

Version 7.3.3 475.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Finish up the last few strings in the Polish translation.

Thanks to Wojciech Kazimierczak for getting the Polish translation across the finish line!

Version 7.3.2 475.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Fix potential message corruption in non-English locales

In some foreign languages it was possible for scheduled messages to be corrupted when they were sent, because a date being inserted at the top of the message contained a textual description of the sender's time zone, which could include foreign-language characters which confused Thunderbird into thinking there was a line break in the message where there shouldn't be one.

This has been fixed by no longer inserting the textual time zone description into the message.

Version 7.3.1 475.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Fix date parsing in the Polish locale

Prior to release 7.3.0, we weren't actually parsing dates in Polish for people using Thunderbird in Polish, so we didn't notice that there was a bug for Polish in the third-party date-parsing library Send Later users. Starting in 7.3.0 we were doing a better job of selecting the language for parsing dates, so we started actually trying to parse dates in Polish, which caused the hidden bug to show up.

In this release we patch that bug, so now Polish users of the add-on should be able to type dates into the prompt window.

Version 7.3.0 475.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Fix date-parsing for non-English locales (again)

The previous fix for Thunderbird 68 to make Send Later determine the correct locale to parse dates in apparently broke before Thunderbird 68 actually shipped, so an additional fix is called for.

People using Thunderbird in a foreign language that Send Later knows how to parse should be able to type dates in that language again.

This release also contains a small update to the Italian translation.

Version 7.2.1 475.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Extra logging and error handling to work around an issue that seems to be cropping up for the first time in Thunderbird 68, preventing scheduled messages in some Drafts folders from being sent.

Compatibility changes for Thunderbird 71+.

Translation updates.

Version 7.2.0 474.8 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

New feature: Support a simple n-minute delay for all sent messages

You can now configure Send Later (via its preferences) to schedule all messages which you send with the Send button or Ctrl-Enter to be delayed by a specified number of minutes.

Note that this feature and the "'Send' does 'Send Later'" feature are incompatible so only one of them can be enabled at a time.

Bug fixes:

The preferences window works in Thunderbird 71+ now.

Some (but perhaps not all) instances of the "Send Later" column showing in folders where it shouldn't have been fixed.

Version 7.1.3 471.4 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Saving modified dynamic functions and removing dynamic functions hasn't worked since the port to Thunderbird 68. This is now fixed.

Update translations.

Version 7.1.2 471.4 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Changes since 7.1.0 (including 7.1.1, which was never released):

Fix the OK, Cancel, and Reset buttons in the preferences window, which were broken in Thunderbird 68.

Add a preference to allow the user to disable the Ctrl-Alt-1, -2, and -3 key bindings in the message composition window.

Spread out the links at the bottom of the preferences window so they aren't all scrunched together.

Implement a compatibility fix for Thunderbird 70+ to make the toolbar buttons in the message composition window work properly again.

Update some translations.

Version 7.1.0 466.9 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Translation updates.

Fix the datepicker and timepicker in the Send Later prompt window.

Version 7.0.8 466.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Thunderbird 68 compatibility change

Version 7.0.7 466.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Upgrade SugarJS, the library used to parse dates, for minor improvements in date parsing.

Fix a potential future Thunderbird compatibility issue.

Version 7.0.6 465.3 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Fix a bug in the default preferences loading code which may or may not actually impact end users.

Version 7.0.5 465.4 KiB Works with Thunderbird 68.0a1 - 73.0

Make the Send Later icon appear next to the add-on name in the Tools | Add-On Preferences menu.

TB compatibility: Include some internal scripts necessary to use html:input in XUL files.