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Bug #16529

Thunderbird: jsconsole is broken

Added by hefee 3 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
03/05/2019
Due date:
% Done:

0%

QA Check:
Info Needed
Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:
Email Client

Description

The jsconsole (Crtl-Shift-j) stays empty all the time and I can't enable/disable categories. Also, running thunderbird --jsconsole does not help to have a useful jsconsole.

according to intrigeri: "anonym confirmed that what you've seen (and what I see) is not the expected behavior of the JS console (even if there's no log to show at all). anonym has tried and reproduced this bug. He says he was using that console in Tails in the past and back then it was working"


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #15661: Check that Torbirdy does not enable Memory Hole Resolved 06/17/2018
Related to Tails - Bug #16422: Upgrade Thunderbird to 60.5.1 Resolved 02/05/2019

History

#1 Updated by hefee 3 months ago

  • Related to Feature #15661: Check that Torbirdy does not enable Memory Hole added

#2 Updated by hefee 3 months ago

  • Assignee set to anonym
  • QA Check set to Info Needed

Please prioritize and select the target version for this feature. As I don't know how import such a feature would be.

#3 Updated by intrigeri 3 months ago

I think we can prioritize this at the FT meeting (I don't think anonym alone has the big picture in mind to do so). To prepare this, it would be nice to:

  • have examples of situations when the lack of the JS console will make our life a PITA
  • know whether there's a cheap workaround (I dunno, maybe there's an option to ask Thunderbird to log this stuff to stdout/stderr instead of to the JS console)

#4 Updated by u 3 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#5 Updated by hefee 2 months ago

intrigeri wrote:

I think we can prioritize this at the FT meeting (I don't think anonym alone has the big picture in mind to do so). To prepare this, it would be nice to:

  • have examples of situations when the lack of the JS console will make our life a PITA

All plugins are written in javascript, so to debug torbirdy/enigmail we need the jsconsole, as it is so far I know the only possibility to debug.

  • know whether there's a cheap workaround (I dunno, maybe there's an option to ask Thunderbird to log this stuff to stdout/stderr instead of to the JS console)

I searched a little bit in the I-Net and havn't found any alternative and no way to use stdout/stderr. (That was my first thought to workaround to be able to debug enigmail without jsconsole).

#6 Updated by hefee 2 months ago

  • Related to Bug #16422: Upgrade Thunderbird to 60.5.1 added

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