June 2011

Toolbar (Icons) Next To Tabs?

I mentioned over on the Firefox Blog about a thread in the Thunderbird Builds forum asking if there is a possibility of being able to have toolbar (icons) next to the tabs like in Firefox. They posted the following mockup of how they would like this to look in Thunderbird…

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Thunderbird for Mobile?

While there has been a lot of new development on Firefox for Mobile aka Fennec there is currently no official Thunderbird for Mobile. Further, there has not been any talk about developing a mobile version of Thunderbird. This could change in the future as the development of Thunderbird is now…

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Thunderbird Override Add-on Compatibility Checking Issues

We described in the Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 Released post how to override Add-on Compatibility Checking by adding and setting the following Boolean entry to FALSE in Thunderbird’s about:config: extensions.checkCompatibility.5.0b There has been some isolated reports that after restarting Thunderbird users see the message: Add-on compatibility checking is disabled. You…

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Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 Released

Mozilla Labs has released the first beta of Thunderbird 5 (formerly Thunderbird 3.3) on June 2, 2011. To bypass extension compatibility checking in Thunderbird 5 Beta 1: Tools Menu > Options… Advanced Tab > In the Advanced Configuration section near the bottom click the Config Editor… button Click the I’ll…

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Thunderbird 5 Beta 1 (Miramar) Coming

Mozilla Labs should be releasing the first beta for Thunderbird 5 (Miramar) later today. Important: To match up with the current version numbering of Firefox, Miramar has been renumbered from 3.3 during the Alpha builds to 5.0 for Beta builds and final release. Further Thunderbird has skipped version 4.0.

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Thunderbird Release Update: June 2011

Just Released None Schedule this Coming Month Thunderbird 5 Beta (Miramar) – May 25h* Thunderbird 3.1.11 – June 21st Thunderbird 5 Final Release – June 21st Future Releases Thunderbird 6 Beta – July 5th* Thunderbird 6 Final Release – August 16th Thunderbird 7 Aurora – August 16th* * As part…

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Merge Date vs Release Date

It is still a learning process for the new Thunderbird rapid release schedule. Earlier this month Mozilla Developer’s News blog explained the difference between the merge and release dates. To sum it up, the dates show on the release page (as well as those posted here) are the date the…

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