Thunderbird 7 for developers

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This page lists the changes in Thunderbird 7 that are relevant for developers. For changes that are relevant to end users, see http://support.mozillamessaging.com/

Gecko 7.0

Thunderbird 7 is based on Gecko 7.0. The Firefox 7 page has details on the significant changes to Gecko.

Changes for Mozilla and add-on developers

For helpful tips on updating existing extensions for Thunderbird 7, see Updating extensions for Firefox 7. There are several key changes that break compatibility with existing add-ons, so be sure to read that article.

Attachment API

Attachment objects in the reader (formerly createNewAttachmentInfo) are now called AttachmentInfo. Related functions (e.g. saveAttachment) have been replaced with methods (e.g. AttachmentInfo.save).

Backend changes

 

Other Changes

 

More resources

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<p><span>This page lists the changes in Thunderbird 7 that are relevant for developers. For changes that are relevant to end users, see <a class="external" href="http://support.mozillamessaging.com/" title="http://support.mozillamessaging.com/">http://support.mozillamessaging.com/</a><br> </span></p>
<h2>Gecko 7.0</h2>
<p>Thunderbird 7 is based on Gecko 7.0. The <a href="/en/Firefox_7_for_developers" title="en/Firefox_7_for_developers">Firefox 7</a> page has details on the significant changes to Gecko.</p>
<h2>Changes for Mozilla and add-on developers</h2>
<p>For helpful tips on updating existing extensions for Thunderbird 7, see <a href="/en/Extensions/Updating_extensions_for_Firefox_7" title="en/Extensions/Updating_extensions_for_Firefox_7">Updating extensions for Firefox 7</a>. There are several key changes that break compatibility with existing add-ons, so be sure to read that article.</p>
<h3>Attachment API</h3>
<p>Attachment objects in the reader (formerly <code>createNewAttachmentInfo</code>) are now called <code>AttachmentInfo</code>. Related functions (e.g. <code>saveAttachment</code>) have been replaced with methods (e.g. <code>AttachmentInfo.save</code>).</p>
<h3>Backend changes</h3>
<p> </p>
<h2>Other Changes</h2>
<p> </p>
<h2>More resources</h2>
<ul> <li><a href="/en/Firefox_7_for_developers" title="en/Firefox_7_for_developers">Firefox 7 for developers</a></li> <li><a href="/en/Thunderbird_6_for_developers" title="en/Thunderbird_6_for_developers">Thunderbird 6 for developers</a></li>
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