First Thunderbird-Branded Stand-Alone Mail/News Build Available for Windows

Thursday April 17th, 2003

corolla writes: "A Windows binary of Thunderbird, dated 2003-04-16, has been posted to" The build,, is the first version to carry the new Thunderbird name (previous releases were branded as Minotaur).

In related news, all of's Thunderbird/Minotaur-related information has been moved to the new Thunderbird project site.

#9 Re: So big ???

by minh

Thursday April 17th, 2003 11:54 PM

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Okay, with 7-zip I was able to compress that file to 7.70 MB (.7z). In addition, I made a 7-Zip self-extracting file (no installer) that was only 7.77 MB (.exe). For comparision, the original file was 23.1 MB uncompressed. That's ~2.5 MB less than Zip format.

Is that better? At least it gives you the impression that Thunderbird is smaller.

*How do I convince the developers to use 7zip format instead of the Zip format. That would save users downloading time and lighten the server load a bit.