January 2012

I realize the last post, Thunderbird ESR Released was a bit brief. I had been waiting to post about the new ESR build until I knew for sure they were going to be released. I had seen in a couple places that they were scheduled for release on January 31st. I had not seen much about this most of the day and I just happened to be lurking around the Builds forums during a break in my Networking Class tonight when I saw they had been released. I will be having more information about these builds tomorrow and some other…

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More information to come…

I realize the last post, Firefox ESR Released was a bit brief. I had been waiting to post about the new ESR build until I knew for sure they were going to be released. I had seen in a couple places that they were scheduled for release on January 31st. I had not seen much about this most of the day and I just happened to be lurking around the Builds forums during a break in my Networking Class tonight when I saw they had been released. I will be having more information about these builds tomorrow and some other…

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Firefox 3.6.26 Released

Mozilla has released the next version of Firefox 3.6 on Tuesday, January 31st. Firefox 3.6.26 fixed several security issues and stability issues. Existing Firefox 3.6.x users should be prompted for an update within the next 24-48 hours. However, users may be able to update manually from within Firefox via Help > About Firefox. User can also manually download and install Firefox 3.6.26 here. The next scheduled Firefox release is Firefox 3.6.27 set for Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The final update for Firefox 3.6 will be Firefox 3.6.28 on April 24th, 2012.

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Thunderbird 3.1.18 Released

Mozilla Messaging has release a stability and security update for Thunderbird 3.1.x on January 31st, 2012 with Thunderbird 3.1.18 release. Existing Thunderbird 3.1.x users can update within Thunderbird via Help > Check for Updates or can manually download and install Thunderbird 3.1.18 from here. With the launch of the new Thunderbird ESR, Mozilla has announced: Thunderbird 3.1.x will be maintained with security and stability releases until April 24th, 2012 with the Thunderbird 3.1.20 release.

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Thunderbird 10 Released

Mozilla Messaging has released the next version of Thunderbird on January 31st, 2012. Thunderbird 10.0 includes these changes: New ability to search the Web Improvements to email search Several fixes when drafting email and several other platform fixes Existing Thunderbird user can update from within Thunderbird via Help > About Thunderbird or can manually download and install the latest version via getthunderbird.com site. Thunderbird 10 is also going to the build the new Thunderbird Extended Support Release (ESR) aka Thunderbird for  Enterprise users are based upon. Lightning Users: You will need to update to Lightning version 1.2 for Thunderbird 10….

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Firefox 10 Released

Mozilla has released the next version of Firefox on Tuesday, January 31st. What’s new in Firefox 10: The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back [Tweak: Unhide Forward Button] Most add-ons are now compatible with new versions of Firefox by default Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented (see bug 615976) CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported (see bug 505115) Complete Release Notes Existing Firefox users should be prompted for an update within the next 24-48 hours. However, users may be able to update manually from within Firefox via Help > About Firefox. User can also manually download and install…

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First Firefox ESR Coming Soon

Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) sometimes called Firefox for Enterprise Users is about to become a reality. Firefox ESR was originally purposed to address challenges that Firefox Enterprise users were having with keeping up with the Rapid Release Process implemented back in Mid 2011. Firefox 10 ESR will be the update for Firefox 3.6 (which will see its last update on April 24th, 2012). In theory this is planned for release on January 31st, but we are not yet sure how this is going to be implemented. More info to come over the next few days.

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As we had reported last night, the next build was going to contain a patch to fix the issue with mozglue.dll error message. After installing a fresh copy of the 2012-01-28 Earlybird build, everything is working again. Users will need to update manually to the newest build of Earlybird by downloading and installing a fresh copy from Thunderbird Channels page. There is no reason to uninstall the prior build, simply just install over with today’s build.

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