ToneQuilla version 1.0.1

ToneQuilla version 1.0.1 has been posted on AMO for review (or is available on this site here.) This fixes a bug reported in the forum, where for some users .wav files were playing in the default media player, instead of using Mozilla’s internal code.

ToneQuilla 1.0.0 released

I’ve now released ToneQuilla version 1.0.0 on AMO. This allows users in Thunderbird 3.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0 to play a particular sound as a filter action, so that different types of emails can play different sounds.

In this release, I’ve fixed some bugs, plus added support for some new sound formats. If your operating system will launch a .mp3 file in a local player, you can now ask it to do that as part of the filter action. I also support .ogg files using Mozilla’s standard Ogg Vorbis player, though my experience has been that this not reliable enough yet [...]

Extension status for Thunderbird 3.0 beta 3 (and Seamonkey 2.0 beta 1)

I’ve just bumped the allowable Thunderbird (and where applicable Seamonkey) version on my extensions to allow them to work with the new version numbers in the nightlies and release candidates. I had hoped to have new releases available by now, but have not yet done that.

Major changes are planned for FiltaQuilla (new custom searches) and ToneQuilla (switching to ogg Vorbis as the standard format). JunQuilla should have bug fixes, TaQuilla and GlodaQuilla will be virtually unchanged.

Updated ToneQuilla, FiltaQuilla, and JunQuilla posted

Recently I posted new versions of ToneQuilla, FiltaQuilla, and JunQuilla to mozilla’s addons site that support Thunderbird 3 beta 2, and Seamonkey 2 alpha 3 (SM is not supported in JunQuilla). In addition to version support, extensions have these changes:

ToneQuilla mostly gets an important bug fix to stop playing from ending prematurely. JunQuilla gets the new Junk Detail Analysis view that was mentioned in a previous post. FiltaQuilla gets three new filter actions: Run a Process with parameters, Train as Good, and Train as Junk.

The description page for each of the extensions has updated descriptions of the extensions, [...]

Extension plans for Thunderbird beta2

Now that Thunderbird beta2 has entered slushy code freeze, it’s time to update my extensions to match. Here’s my plans, which I will try to accomplish near the time that beta 2 releases (currrently scheduled for 2009-02-24):


The published version has a bug that interrupts the playing in some cases. I’ll fix that, but otherwise no changes. Prior to TB3 though I would like to implement support for Ogg Vorbis files in TB core, and add that to ToneQuilla as well. I’ll try to add some more tones at the same time – though possibly in a separate extension [...]

Controlling notification with filters

Today I will write in a more practical direction, describing how to setup Thunderbird with MesQuilla extensions to control notification.

Under stock Thunderbird, notification of arriving emails (sometimes called BIFF) may be controlled in two ways – and both of these are system-wide settings. These features are controlled from the General/Options dialog:

“Show an alert” adds a small popup in the system tray when an email is received, while “Play a sound” can play a single system-wide sound.

Now if you have a complex setup, then this is not nearly enough control to be practical. I for example have [...]

ToneQuilla now available in AMO

The ToneQuilla extension is now available here on Mozilla’s addons website. ToneQuilla provides a new message filter action to Thunderbird and Seamonkey to play a sound. A number of sound files are also provided to make it easy to get started.

Details about ToneQuilla are available here on the website.