Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 Released

Monday May 3rd, 2004

Scott MacGregor writes: "Thunderbird 0.6 has taken flight! Some of the more promiment features include a new Windows installer, Pinstripe theme for Mac OS X, new artwork, improved junk mail controls, new mail notification in the system dock for Mac OS X, server-wide news filters and a slew of other new features."

Builds can be grabbed from the Thunderbird Download Page on, or from the release notes, which also include more on what's new in this latest release of Thunderbird.

#17 Re: What a ridiculously short RC cycle

by mlefevre

Monday May 3rd, 2004 7:07 AM

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It's all relative - a couple of days is plenty of time to get feedback from the forum regulars who use nightly builds, and a few extra people that might have been sticking with a nightly build from the previous weeks. I don't think it was intended to be something that got wide distribution. Thunderbird is only at 0.6 - 0.5 was out less than 2 months ago, and 0.7 isn't too far into the future. If you're pushing milestones of pre-beta software every 4-6 weeks, there isn't really time for a long "release candidate" period before each one.