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Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 Released

Tuesday June 5th, 2007

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 was released yesterday, offering stability and security updates to the Mozilla Corporation's mail client. This latest update replaces Thunderbird 1.5.0.10 (the 1.5.0.11 version number was skipped to keep up with Mozilla Firefox). The Mozilla Developer News weblog recommends that all Thunderbird 1.5 users upgrade.

The security fixes are detailed in the Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page. They include flaw in APOP authentication (which also affects the Mail & Newsgroups component of SeaMonkey) and a memory corruption bug (which also affects Firefox and SeaMonkey). The release of Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 brings Thunderbird 1.5's security into line with that of Firefox 1.5.0.12, Firefox 2.0.0.4 and SeaMonkey 1.1.2 and 1.0.9, all of which were released last week.

Thunderbird 1.5 was supplanted by Thunderbird 2 in April but 1.5 will continue to be supported with security and stability updates until Thursday 18th October this year. Support for the equivalent Firefox 1.5 release, which was replaced by Firefox 2 last October, is currently being phased out.

There has been no formal announcement of a new Thunderbird 2 update but there have been various references to a Thunderbird 2.0.0.4 launch posted on the mozilla.org website, including several mentions in the security advisories relating to last week's releases. According to the Mozilla Wiki, the next Thunderbird Community Test Day will test 2.0.0.4 release candidate builds. This will take place on Friday, suggesting that Thunderbird 2.0.0.4 will be made available some time next week.

Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 can be downloaded from the older Thunderbird releases page or via Thunderbird's built-in software update system. The Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 Release Notes have more details.


#1 Skip the number

by JohnWu <wudeg@tom.com>

Tuesday June 5th, 2007 9:25 PM

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I was astonished at the idea of skipping the revision number! Be warned! It will affect the new users' confidence in FF and TB because it suggests that, for example, tb2 has been updated 4 times while it have been updated only once! FF and TB's opponents will make use of it to question FF and TB's stability.

#2 Skip the number

by JohnWu <wudeg@tom.com>

Tuesday June 5th, 2007 10:07 PM

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I was astonished at the idea of skipping the revision number! Be warned! It will affect the new users' confidence in FF and TB because it suggests that, for example, tb2 has been updated 4 times while it have been updated only once! FF and TB's opponents will make use of it to question FF and TB's stability.

#3 "This latest update replaces Thunderbird 15.0.10"

by roseman

Wednesday June 6th, 2007 2:24 PM

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"This latest update replaces Thunderbird 15.0.10"..

WOW, is this therefore know as Version 16 (?) ...i miss version 14 :(

#5 Re: "This latest update replaces Thunderbird 15.0.

by Nitin

Monday June 18th, 2007 8:16 AM

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fixed

#6 Thanx: "latest update replaces Thunderbird 15"

by roseman

Monday June 18th, 2007 10:54 AM

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thanks for fixing the typo :)

and yes, i made typos too (in my previous post)... teach me to use decaf :(

#4 System tray notification of emails...

by simmerz

Thursday June 14th, 2007 11:32 AM

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...is still not available under Linux, even using the Open Desktop standard. Highly disappointed that this hasn't been implemented in such a long time on Linux and has been there since the start under Windows :(