Thunderbird 10

Due to the changes in the development plans for Thunderbird announced last year, Mozilla has changed the numbering scheme of future Thunderbird releases. Most of us were expecting to see Thunderbird 18 (built off of Gecko 18) released on January 8th, but instead were updated to 17.0.2 version. Future Thunderbird releases for the most part are going to be maintenance updates and not actually being built off a new version of Gecko has been the case since the introduction of RapidRelease back in May 2011. The numbering is now going to follow that of The Thunderbird ESR (extended support release) aka Thunderbird for Organizations which…

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Mozilla Messaging release the scheduled update for Mozilla Thunderbird on March 14, 2012. Changes/fixes in Thunderbird 11.0: Tabs on top – facilitates navigation and make it more contextual Various security fixes (Mac) Fixes issue with Thunderbird notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later (Bug 691662) (Windows) Fixes a crash seen during importing of Microsoft Outlook profiles (Bug 723105) Unresolved Known Issue: If you are unable to view content for your RSS feeds in the Wide View Layout, you may need to disable the Lightning Calendar add-on if you have it installed or switch to Classic View and…

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Just Released February 16th Thunderbird 10.0.2 Thunderbird 10.0.2 ESR Coming Soon March 13th Thunderbird 3.1.19 Thunderbird ESR 10.0.3 Thunderbird 11 Final Release Thunderbird 12 Beta (12.0b1)* Thunderbird 13 Earlybird (13.0a2)* Future Releases April 24th Thunderbird 3.1.20 *LAST RELEASE ON 3.1.x BRANCH* Thunderbird ESR 10.0.4 Thunderbird 12 Final Thunderbird 13 Beta (12.0b1)* Thunderbird 14 Earlybird (13.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more details.

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Thunderbird 10.0.2 Released

Mozilla Messaging released a security update to all versions of Thunderbird 10 on February 16, 2012. The Thunderbird 10.0.2 security release addresses a bug in the lipng reference library which could cause an integer overflow or truncation. This in turn could be exploited and could result in execution of arbitrary code on a victim’s system when viewing a specially crafted PNG image in an affected mail client. More info here. Users can update via Help > About Thunderbird or manually update and install from getthunderbird.com

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Due to bug 720346 there may still be some updating issues when trying to update from Thunderbird 10.0.0esr to the newly released Thunderbird 10.0.1esr. This bug does NOT affect the regular desktop versions of Thunderbird 10.0.0. No word yet when this may be fixed. If needed users can manually download and install Thunderbird 10.0.1esr here. The next scheduled update for Thunderbird 10.0esr will be Thunderbird 10.0.2esr on March 13th. While on the subject of version numbers, Mozilla in an attempt to fix one issue has once again caused (or recreated) another issue. We are back to the version numbering getting…

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Just Released February 9th Thunderbird 10.0.1 Thunderbird 10.0.1 ESR Coming Soon March 13th Thunderbird 3.1.19 Thunderbird ESR 10.0.2 Thunderbird 11 Final Release Thunderbird 12 Beta (12.0b1)* Thunderbird 13 Earlybird (13.0a2)* Future Releases April 24th Thunderbird 3.1.20 *LAST RELEASE ON 3.1.x BRANCH* Thunderbird ESR 10.0.3 Thunderbird 12 Final Thunderbird 13 Beta (12.0b1)* Thunderbird 14 Earlybird (13.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more details.

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Thunderbird 10.0.1 Released

Mozilla Messaging has released an update for Thunderbird 10.0.0 desktop and ESR versions. Thunderbird 10.0.1 was released on February 9th, 2012: Several fixes to improve stability. Fix a security issue, see the Security Advisory. User can update via Help > About Thunderbird or manually download and update at getthunderbird.com site.

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Just Released January 31st Thunderbird 3.1.18 Thunderbird 10.0 Thunderbird 10.0.0 ESR February 3rd Thunderbird 11 Beta (11.0b1)* Thunderbird 12 Earlybird (12.0a2) Coming Soon March 13th Thunderbird 3.1.19 Thunderbird ESR 10.0.1 Thunderbird 11 Final Release Thunderbird 12 Beta (12.0b1)* Thunderbird 13 Earlybird (13.0a2)* Future Releases April 24th Thunderbird 3.1.20 *LAST RELEASE ON 3.1.x BRANCH* Thunderbird  ESR 10.0.2 Thunderbird 12 Final Thunderbird 13 Beta (12.0b1)* Thunderbird 14 Earlybird (13.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary…

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Back in July we wrote that support for Windows 2000 and XP SP1 would be ending with the Thunderbird 8 release (November 8, 2011) due to Mozilla moving to C++ 2010 compiler. Thunderbird 10 was released on January 31st and still supports Windows 2000 as well as all versions of Windows XP. Bug 563318 (switch Firefox trunk builds to use Visual C++ 2010) has had landed on the Firefox 13 Nightly builds (has been temporarily backed out to address some crash issues). This also means the Comm-Central (Thunderbird Daily) channel would have had the same update. So those who are…

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There has been a lot happening this week with Thunderbird and a result a lot of activity on this blog recently. Here is a brief summary of what has happened so far:     Thunderbird 3.1.18 Released     Thunderbird 10.0 Released     Thunderbird ESR (10.0.0) Released     Thunderbird 3.1.x support ending April 24, 2012     Mozilla-Central (Firefox Nightly) Channel moving to MSVC2010 / No more support for Windows 2000 or Windows XP RTM/SP1 (Firefox 13+) As promised, more information on the Thunderbird ESR. Thunderbird ESR was created to address concerns with the current Rapid Release Process by Enterprise Users. The first…

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