Thunderbird 6

Starting with Thunderbird 9.0 Beta 3 (released November 25, 2011) hardware acceleration is now turned off by default. While the premise was good to allow Thunderbird 5.0 and newer to utilize video hardware acceleration, for many user it caused issues including blurry fonts. Thunderbird 9 Beta can be downloaded from the Mozilla Thunderbird builds page.

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As mentioned today on our Firefox Blog, support for Firefox 3.6 will be likely ending in late April 2012. However, the Enterprise/Thunderbird/ExtendedSupport has not been refined yet. It still states, We intend to conclude on this subject within two weeks in order to be able to offer Thunderbird ESR 1.0 at the same time that Thunderbird 8 or 9 is released. Thunderbird 3.1 will be declared end-of-life 12 weeks after the release of Thunderbird ESR 1.0. Given that Firefox (though not yet official) has decided to make Firefox 10 the first ESR, it would seem logical that Thunderbird would follow…

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Bug 701875 was created a few days ago to address a major issue with Windows and Gecko 2.0 (Firefox 4.0+/Thunderbird 5.0+). omni.jar is a core file for Gecko 2.0 versions of Firefox and Thunderbird. From MDN: Firefox 4 and Thunderbird 3.3 achieve performance improvements by moving many of their internal parts from being standalone files or sets of JAR files into just one JAR file called omni.jar; this reduces the amount of I/O needed to load the application. This issue is no fault of Mozilla’s rather Microsoft Windows. It seems the Window’s System Restore does not backup .jar files. Trying…

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Just Released Thunderbird 3.1.14 – September 6th Thunderbird 6.0.2 – September 6th Thunderbird 7 Beta 2 – September 6th Coming Soon Thunderbird 7 Beta 3 – TBA Thunderbird 3.1.15 – September 27th Thunderbird 7 Final Release – September 27th Thunderbird 8 Beta – September 27th* Thunderbird 9 Earlybird – September 27th* Future Releases Thunderbird 8 Final Release – November 8th Thunderbird 9 Beta – November 8th* Thunderbird 10 Earlybird – November 8th* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule, dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is to begin. The actual release to…

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Mozilla has pushed out another emergency update for Thunderbird 3.1, 6.0 and 7.0 Beta due to more fall out from the DigiNotar hack back in July. This time around the focus is on revoking  Staat der Nederlanden Certificates. More information here. Users can update to the newest versions via: Thunderbird 3.1 users go to Help > Check for Updates or download directly Thunderbird 6.0 and 7.0 Beta users Help > About Thunderbird or download directly [6.0.2 | 7.0 Beta 2] Note: Since Thunderbird 3.1 uses the old release process, all features, bug fixes, improvements, etc.planned for the upcoming Thunderbird 3.1.13…

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Just Released Thunderbird 3.1.12 – August 16th Thunderbird 3.1.13 – August 30th Thunderbird 6.0 – August 16th Thunderbird 6.0.1 – August 30th Thunderbird 7 Beta 1 – August 26th Thunderbird 8 Alpha 2 – August 18th Coming Soon Thunderbird 7 Beta 2 – TBA Future Releases Thunderbird 3.1.14 – September 27th Thunderbird 7 Final Release – September 27th Thunderbird 8 Beta – September 27th* Thunderbird 9 Earlybird – September 27th* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule, dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is to begin. The actual release to that particular…

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On Tuesday, August 30th, Mozilla pushed out emergency updates for both Thunderbird 3.1 and 6.0. These updates revoke the root certificate for DigiNotar due to fraudulent SSL certificate issuance [Additional Details]. Thunderbird 3.1 users can update via Help > Check For Updates. Thunderbird 6.0 users can update via Help > About Thunderbird. Also updated versions of Thunderbird 3.1 and 6.0 can be downloaded: Thunderbird 3.1.13 Thunderbird 6.0.1 Note: Since Thunderbird 3.1 uses the old release process, all features, bug fixes, improvements, etc.planned for the upcoming Thunderbird 3.1.13 release on September 27th are being rolled over to Thunderbird 3.1.14. Source: Mozilla…

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Stylish 1.2.1 and Thunderbird 6.0

Stylish 1.2.1 which will work with Thunderbird (and Firefox) 6.0 is currently stuck in the AMO approval queue, so users who are updating to Thunderbird 6 are finding that Stylish 1.2 is being disabled. User can install Stylish 1.2.1 via this link, just click the yellow Download Now’ button and click through the warning. Looks like they submitted the updated on August 15th, the day before Thunderbird 6 was released. Likely will be approved by the end of the week and those have add-on update checking enabled will see it as an update when they restart Thunderbird.

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Thunderbird 6.0 Released

Mozilla/Mozilla Labs has released the next version of Thunderbird, 6.0 on August 16, 2011. New stuff in Thunderbird 6.0 is listed below, be sure to check out the complete release notes for full details. The latest version of Thunderbird has the following changes: Thunderbird is based on the new Mozilla Gecko 6 engine Several theme improvements for Windows 7 Support for Windows 7 Jump lists Several fixes when importing email from Microsoft Outlook Default mail client check now works with newer Linux distributions Various other user interface fixes and improvements Numerous platform fixes that improve speed, performance, stability and security…

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Just Released Thunderbird 6 Beta 2 – August 2nd Thunderbird 6 Beta 3 – August 10th Coming Soon Thunderbird 3.1.12 – August 16th Thunderbird 6 Final Release – August 16th Thunderbird 7 Beta – August 16th* Thunderbird 8 Early Bird – August 16th* Future Releases Thunderbird 7 Final Release – September 27th Thunderbird 8 Beta – September 27th* Thunderbird 9 Early Bird – September 27th* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule, dates listed for Earlybird and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several…

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