Version 36 (modified by rene, 12 years ago) (diff)

first pre-release 0.5.6pre


Development of Virtual Identity started in 2004. Many changes where made to get rid of included bugs and to follow the development of the Thunderbird Mail Client. Some information about old Versions of Virtual Identity might be found in the now mostly obsolete former

Since 2006 the development-process was documented at, where you can find Information upto version 0.4.3pre.

From September 2007 on I use this Trac to develop the project further. To keep the chronology I uploaded all Virtual Identity Versions from 0.4.0 on into the subversion repository, so you are able to see the changes between the Versions if you check Timeline. Version 0.4.0 was a complete rewrite of the Extension, so it makes no sense to compare the development with former versions.


  • 14th August 2008: 0.5.6pre first pre-release of version 0.5.6. It includes some bugfixes and contains a cleaner dialog to compare identities. Additionally a status-icon was added to quickly switch between storage settings.
  • 21st July 2008: 0.5.5 release of 0.5.5. Bugfixes for Seamonkey and TB 1.5, especially the reply-to feature and the dropdown-Menu entries.
  • 17th July 2008: 0.5.5pre3 third pre-release of 0.5.5. Bugfixes for Seamonkey and reply-to feature, initiated by #69, might not solve the reported problem completely.
  • 7th July 2008: 0.5.5pre2 second pre-release of 0.5.5. Small bugfix for the Settings Dialog (fcc folder) [286] and some small features added see #53, [287],[288].
  • 25st June 2008: 0.5.5pre pre-release of 0.5.5. Changed to support Identities selected from the dropdown menu.
  • 24st June 2008: 0.5.4 bugfix release, includes fix for #63 and removes nonterminating Warnings.
  • 1st June 2008: 0.5.3 finally, the release 0.5.3. Hope that all the questions of how to handle and modify stored Identities are gone soon.
  • 22th May 2008: 0.5.3pre10 bugfix for #59.
  • 21th May 2008: 0.5.3pre9 bugfix to let it work on TB 1.5x and Seamonkey.
  • 21th May 2008: 0.5.3pre8 included locales from babelzilla. additionally added secure updates for TB 3.x
  • 19th May 2008: 0.5.3pre7 seventh preview of 0.5.3. Bugfix for 0.5.3pre6.
  • 19th May 2008: 0.5.3pre6 sixth preview of 0.5.3. Compatibility fixes for TB 0.3a1 (till TB 0.3a2pre 22008051703)
  • 16th May 2008: 0.5.3pre5 fifth preview of 0.5.3. Repaired Mac OSX layout problem. Additional Bugfixes, RDF upgraded to 0.0.2.
  • 26th Apr 2008: 0.5.3pre4 fourth preview of 0.5.3. Bugfix [209] resulted in major restructuring of SmartIdentity. Lets try it.
  • 21th Apr 2008: 0.5.3pre3 third preview of 0.5.3. Bug prevented previous release from saving Identities. Beside, now the default Base-Identity is saved as default instead of the selected one.
  • 20th Apr 2008: 0.5.3pre2 second preview of 0.5.3. Made extension resistant against missing stored Base-Identities, added option to choose default Identity. Re-added localizations.
  • 18th Apr 2008: 0.5.3pre alpha preview of 0.5.3. Includes Data-Storage Editor and possibility to store additional Settings like Charset. No translations included.
  • 26th Mar 2008: 0.5.2 bugfix release to include [168].
  • 19th Mar 2008: 0.5.1 bugfix release to include #43.
  • 12th Mar 2008: 0.5.0 final release 0.5.0. great new features and usablity. enjoy. all bugs (except the layout-related on Macs closed).
  • 21th Feb 2008: 0.5.0pre5 fifth pre-release of 0.5.0. problem with update-Dialog if addressbook was broken - repaired #41. Added sk-SK, es-ES, fr-FR translations from babelzilla.
  • 19th Feb 2008: 0.5.0pre4 fourth pre-release of 0.5.0. now uses recycled MessageComposeDialog-windows to solve bug #37.
  • 17th Feb 2008: 0.5.0pre3 third pre-release of 0.5.0. Added (incomplete) translations.
  • 30th Jan 2008: 0.5.0pre2 second pre-release of 0.5.0. Bugfixes, especially for TB3.0a and Seamonkey.
  • 29th Jan 2008: 0.5.0pre first pre-release of 0.5.0. Stopped development of 0.4.x (there is no 0.4.5 release, was a broken path), changed Identity-storage to rdf. Works now with newsgroups and mailinglists. Storage of default smtp to support SMTP-extensions. Compatible with Tb3.0.
  • 20th Nov 2007: 0.4.5pre3 third pre-release of 0.4.5. Added configuration options to select how and where to store Drafts and Templates.
  • 12th Nov 2007: 0.4.5pre2 second pre-release of 0.4.5. Now you can choose to only query the Address-Book once and ignore other differing Virtual Identities for other recipients.
  • 8th Nov 2007: 0.4.5pre first pre release of 0.4.5. A new feature added by request enables to set a Reply-To Value the same way the Virtual Identity is set. Additionally handling of different Virtual Identities for multiple Recipients is hopefully improved. Some bugfixes.
  • 4th Nov 2007: 0.4.4 finally, the release of the best Virtual Identity extension ever is done. The Address-Book feature is great, thanks to Eric for the nice idea.
  • 25th Oct 2007: 0.4.4pre3 third pre-release. There had been problems if some email-address was more than once in the Addressbook. Now every recipient is searched by primary and secondary email address and if available, by Name.
  • 19th Oct 2007: 0.4.4pre2 second pre-release of new version. Now addressbook is also used if you edit a Draft, cause base Identity (the one which was used to create the Virtual one in the first case) and SMTP-Settings can't be retrieved from the Draft itself. Changed parsing of From:-field to ensure usual Identities to behave like they should. Updated locales.
  • 2nd Oct 2007: 0.4.4pre pre release of upcoming new version. Added support of storing Virtual Identities in your Addressbook. So you won't answer with the wrong Identity anymore, if it works as it should. Some bugs fixed, and some added.