Windows Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2 Release Candidate

Wednesday August 27th, 2003

Scott MacGregor has declared this week's Mozilla Thunderbird build to be a 0.2 release candidate. Download the build (only available for Windows right now) from and find out more about future release plans in the Mozilla Thunderbird Roadmap.

Update: A Mac OS X release candidate is now available.

Another Update: A Linux build has also been released.

#1 Bowling for Thunderbird !

by ecjs

Wednesday August 27th, 2003 11:57 PM

No bug and less than 5 seconds to launch ! 7,3 Mo to download ! Infact, it is the build which can blow up OE6 for every users.

#2 WOW

by bandido

Thursday August 28th, 2003 5:16 AM

There was a significant decrease in binary size (over one meg) from the previous weekly release. .. and it does feel much snappier that any previous release. Am wondering when the icon set for the Address Book will be completed. Go 'bird

#3 and please Linux without gtk2

by turrican

Friday August 29th, 2003 12:32 AM

... and would it be possible, to release Linux builds without the need of an installed gtk2 package on the system? :)

#4 Startup time down from 11 to 7 seconds

by rkl

Sunday August 31st, 2003 7:22 AM

Noticing other people's posts, I hand-timed Thunderbird 0.1 vs. this 0.2 RC on a Win 98 SE system (beefy one though - 512MB RAM and 2.0 GHZ P4). The startup time after a cold reboot went down from 11 seconds to 7 seconds, which is impressive. One hopes, of course, that there's further room for improvement of startup time because on my system, most "small" apps (and I'd classify standalone e-mail clients as small apps) start up within 5 seconds.