Apparently someone thought it would be a good idea to introduce extension signing into Mozilla Thunderbird. At the end of May 2015 Magnus Melin filed Bug 1168571: consider force signing add-ons requirements on in beta/release for thunderbird (too). So Mozilla is going to shoot themselves in the other foot if they are stupid enough to do this. A couple interesting points against this: Unlike Firefox, Thunderbird does not have issues with rogue add-ons Thunderbird dropped the ESR Branch a while back which would likely have to be reintroduced in order to support proprietary enterprise add-ons that shouldn’t be hosted on AMO. It…
After each major update there is always some people who are confused by the numbering scheme used for Thunderbird. Common question is why did the version number just jump up by 7? Thunderbird follows the Firefox ESR release numbering which means there is major release every 48 weeks or 7 regular updates of Firefox/Gecko. So, next big update will be Thunderbird 45 in March 2016. This is the tentative schedule for the next year: June 30th: Thunderbird 38.1.0 (Gecko 39) August 11th: Thunderbird 38.2.0 (Gecko 40) September 22nd: Thunderbird 38.3.0 (Gecko 41) November 3rd: Thunderbird 38.4.0 (Gecko 42) December 15th: Thunderbird 38.5.0…
Support for Thunderbird 24.x ESR has ended and there will no longer be any further Thunderbird ESR releases. Starting with Thunderbird 31.x, Mozilla is basing the mainstream Thunderbird releases off of the Firefox ESR standards, so Thunderbird ESR releases have been merged into the mainstream Thunderbird releases. This means the mainstream releases will be stable for about one year before a major update is released. Click here for more information.
Thunderbird 24.3.0 was originally scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. However, due to Mozilla shutting down their operations until January 6th, they have opted to push the release back two weeks to ensure the build quality is not sacrificed. The new release date for Thunderbird 24.3.0 (both desktop and esr) is now Tuesday February 4th, 2014. via Firefox Future Releases
Just Released None Coming Soon October 29th Thunderbird ESR 24.0.1 Thunderbird 24.0.1 Thunderbird 26 Beta (25.0b1)* Thunderbird 27 Earlybird (26.0a2)* Future Releases December 10th Thunderbird ESR 24.0.2 Thunderbird 24.0.2 Thunderbird 27 Beta (27.0b1)* Thunderbird 28 Earlybird (28.0a2)* * 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.
Mozilla has released the next updates for Mozilla Thunderbird with versions 17.0.7 and 17.0.7esr (Thunderbird for Organizations) on June 25th, 2013. Fixes in this version include Various security fixes. Depending on the operating system and update settings (Tools > Options… > Advanced > Update Tab), users will be prompted to update within in the next 48-hours. Windows users can also go to Help > About Thunderbird and click the Check for Updates button. Users can choose to manually download and install Thunderbird via getthunderbird.com. The next scheduled release will be Thunderbird 17.0.8 and 17.0.8esr on August 6th, 2013.
Just Released None Coming Soon April 2nd Thunderbird 17.0.5 Thunderbird ESR 17.0.5 Thunderbird 21 Beta (20.1b1)* Thunderbird 22 Earlybird (22.0a2)* Future Releases May 14th Thunderbird ESR 17.0.6 Thunderbird 17.0.6 Thunderbird 22 Beta (22.0b1)* Thunderbird 23 Earlybird (23.0a2)* * 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.
Mozilla released an emergency update for Thunderbird on March 11th, 2013 with versions 17.0.4 and 17.0.4esr. This release addresses issues in regards to security advisory MFSA 2013-29. The next scheduled releases are Thunderbird 17.0.5 and 17.0.5esr on April 2nd, 2013.
Mozilla has released Thunderbird 17.0.3 and 17.0.3esr (Thunderbird for Organizations) on February 19, 2013. As a reminder starting with Thunderbird 17.0.2, Thunderbird is now following the branch numbering of Thunderbird 17.0esr instead of Firefox. Besides security fixes this release also includes a fix for issues removing attachments via the keyboard while composing (Bug 799451). Depending on their update settings (Tools > Options… > Advanced > Update Tab), users will be prompted to update within in the next 48-hours. Users can also go to Help > About Thunderbird and click the Check for Updates button or go to getthunderbird.com and manually download and install Thunderbird. The…
Just Released None Coming Soon February 19th Thunderbird 17.0.3 Thunderbird ESR 17.0.3 Thunderbird 20 Beta (20.0b1)* Thunderbird 21 Earlybird (21.0a2)* Future Releases April 2nd Thunderbird ESR 17.0.4 Thunderbird 17.0.4 Thunderbird 21 Beta (20.0b1)* Thunderbird 22 Earlybird (21.0a2)* * 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.