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February 2008

Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 Released

As mentioned in the Weekly Update 2008-02-25, Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 is suppose to be released today. So in theory, when this post goes live Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 should have already been released by Mozilla. Users will be prompted for an automatic update within the next 72 hours.Those wishing to upgrade now can do so via the Help Menu, Check For Updates option or by downloading the latest release at getthunderbird.com. Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 contains many security fixes and the full details can be found in the Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 Release Notes.

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Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 Released

As mentioned in the Weekly Update 2008-02-25, Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 is suppose to be released today. So in theory, when this post goes live Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 should have already been released by Mozilla. Users will be prompted for an automatic update within the next 72 hours.Those wishing to upgrade now can do so via the Help Menu, Check For Updates option or by downloading the latest release at getthunderbird.com. Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 contains many security fixes and the full details can be found in the Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 Release Notes.

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Week Update 2008-02-25

Reminder: Due to the scheduled meeting time and my work schedule, I am not be able to get the meeting notes posted until the following Tuesday. Here’s an overview of this week’s Update Meeting: Fx 2.0.0.13 Purposed Release Schedule: Code freeze: March 7 Builds start: March 10 QA starts: March 11 Release to beta channel: March 18 Final Release: March 25 Firefox 3 Beta 4 12 P1 blockers, ~70 P2 blockers remaining for Fx3 Fixes coming soon for: All P1s seem to be on track Save As… name suggestions (bug 299732) Auto-hide for toolbars in full screen mode (bug 240859)…

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February 23, 1998: mozilla.org Launched

In continuing with the celebration of Ten Years of Mozilla, mozilla.org was launched 10-years ago today. The purpose of mozilla.org was simple, coordinate the open source development of the Netscape Communicator 5.0 source code. The next big date is going to be March 31st, when the Netscape Communicator 5.0 source code was released to developers. On a semi-related note, mozillaZine will be celebrating their 10th anniversary as well on September 1st. Here is brief from their first official article Welcome To MozillaZine: MozillaZine materialized out of a need for a central site for Mozilla advocacy. More and more people want…

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500 Million Downloads

Back in September we announced Firefox had passed the 400 Million Downloads mark. CyberNet had estimated (see below) the 500 Million Downloads mark would be around April 15th. Today (February 22nd) Firefox surpassed the 500 Million Downloads mark! So, when should we expect to see 600 Million Downloads? The estimate is July 30th which is about 5 months and 1 week from today. The Firefox Download* Time Line: November 9, 2004 – Fx 1.0 Released February 16, 2005 – 25 Million Downloads April 29, 2005 – 50 Million Downloads November 2, 2005 – 100 Million Downloads November 29, 2005 –…

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The End of Netscape is Very Near

In December AOL announced they would discontinue support of Netscape in February. Now with the release of Netscape 9.0.0.6 comes the official end of support as users will be greeted with this screen with their first launch after installing the upgrade: However it turns out AOL is not going to force you to upgrade as the Netscape Blog explains: The “Remind me later”, followed by clicking the “Stay with Netscape” button, can be used in case one wants to keep Netscape 9 after the end of support date. For those who are keeping Netscape, the Navigator 9.0.0.6 release contains the…

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Meet Mozilla Messaging

Back in July 2007, Mitchell Baker, then Mozilla Corporation’s CEO, announced a major change with Thunderbird’s Future. Now, nearly 7 months later, David Ascher has announced the official creation of Mozilla Messaging (has unofficially been called MailCo for the past few months). This is a new subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, focused on email and internet communications. David explains the purpose and the goals of the new subsidiary, including future plans for Thunderbird 3: integrated calendaring (building on the great work done by the Mozilla Calendar team and their Lightning add-on to Thunderbird) better search facilities easier configuration and a…

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Meet Mozilla Messaging

Back in July 2007, Mitchell Baker, then Mozilla Corporation’s CEO, announced a major change with Thunderbird’s Future. Now, nearly 7 months later, David Ascher has announced the official creation of Mozilla Messaging (has unofficially been called MailCo for the past few months). This is a new subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, focused on email and internet communications. David explains the purpose and the goals of the new subsidiary, including future plans for Thunderbird 3: integrated calendaring (building on the great work done by the Mozilla Calendar team and their Lightning add-on to Thunderbird) better search facilities easier configuration and a…

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Discussion Forum Closed

As of February 15th, the Firefox Extension Guru’s Discussion Forum has closed. Over the past couple months there has been a major decline in new activity (except the major increase in spam).  The forum is no longer accessible, Not having to constantly ‘clean-up’ the discussion forum, will allow more time to put towards the blog.

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