Mozilla Thunderbird Released

Thursday July 12th, 2007

Mozilla Thunderbird was released on Thursday 14th June. This update to the Mozilla Corporation's mail client includes bug fixes but no new features. For the first time, this release of Thunderbird is available in Korean.

The Thunderbird section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page includes details about the security flaws fixed in this release while The Rumbling Edge has a complete Thunderbird changelog. More general details can be found in the Thunderbird Release Notes.

This is the first minor update to Thunderbird 2 since the launch of Thunderbird in April; the version number was selected to match that of the latest Mozilla Firefox release.

The older Thunderbird 1.5 will continue to be supported until Thursday 18th October this year. Thunderbird was released last month with the same security fixes as

While Thunderbird can be downloaded from the Thunderbird product page, most existing Thunderbird 2 users will have received it via the software update mechanism built in to the program.

#1 Uhm....

by baka_toroi

Thursday July 12th, 2007 5:49 PM

This has GOT to be a friggin' joke, ain't it?

You are almost a whole month behind! By no means this can be considered news.

#2 Re: Uhm....

by Shadow_Fox

Thursday July 12th, 2007 10:00 PM

I concur

#3 Re: Uhm....

by pahles

Thursday July 12th, 2007 11:44 PM

Yeah right...

#4 Re: Uhm....

by Lyx

Friday July 13th, 2007 1:59 PM

So, complaining when it IS reported, whille not complaining when it WASNT reported, you are achieving what exactly? Stupid morons.

#5 Re: Re: Uhm....

by baka_toroi

Friday July 13th, 2007 5:16 PM

OK, Einstein, which entry should I have posted this into? The one about the security exploit? Or the one about the server software?

#6 Re: Re: Uhm....

by FattMattP

Friday July 13th, 2007 6:00 PM

We're complaining because people *do* submit stories but they are hardly ever posted. Instead we get excuses from the editors here that their submission queue is filled with spam. Yet they haven't bothered to fix the spam problem with a captcha or something (as far as I know) and we as readers are powerless to fix it for them. So we build up a little frustration that there's no recent news even though people are willing to submit it. As a long time Mozillazine reader this front page seems like a shadow of its former self. Only the really major news items get posted, which is better than nothing. I would love to see more Mozilla news but it's not worth submitting if it's not going to be posted. Less posts means less readership (I know I hardly come over here anymore) and it might be a chicken and egg problem now: Not many people to submit news because not many people are still reading. :-(

#7 Not to pile on, but...

by DP3_001

Saturday July 14th, 2007 3:50 AM

I first heard rumblings about MozillaZine's spam problem well over 18 months ago, and I fail to understand why it still hasn't been dealt with. There's no excuse for that. FattMattP has a point about MozillaZine news being a joke, because it is. It's embarrassing when software updates are reported on well after the fact (the TB update is a perfect example). I learn more about what's going on by browsing the forums then going to MZ's home page. To say the latter is out of date would be an understatement.

#8 Mozilla Update

by findcash

Monday July 16th, 2007 12:02 PM

Excuse me, but, am I missing something? Am I right in assuming that the members that posted these blogs are complaining about a FREE upgrade for a FREE email product (now considered the industry standard) because their ego wasn't crushed when their article was not published in a FREE online magazine?

If I'm wrong, Colleagues, I apologize. But, if I'm right...shame on you.

#9 Re: Mozilla Update

by baka_toroi

Monday July 16th, 2007 5:51 PM

Woah, we aren't complaining about the free upgrade for Thunderbird. (At least, I'm not. In fact, I'm very grateful)

Now, that bit about a free online magazine... I have a "free" blog, yet if I post garbage in there I'd expect people to bash me. What I'm criticizing is the lack of commitment from the staff behind mozillazine. If you don't have the time to post a single entry like this one, delegate this to someone else. A lot of people put a lot of their time in fixing and patching Mozilla's products. By not updating regularly this website, the crew at mozillazine is hampering the community as a whole.

Of course, you might argue that if I don't like this site I should not check it anymore. I don't think that's the point of these remarks, though...

#11 Re: Re: Mozilla Update

by DP3_001

Friday July 20th, 2007 11:30 AM


#10 TB now available

by roseman

Friday July 20th, 2007 8:08 AM

they just released TB now, fixing the ms-ie URL protocol issue (just like the FF- did)