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Moving my blog (or at least my Mozilla & Thunderbird related posts)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | Comments Off

A few weeks ago I made some changes to my account with my ISP and was expecting to loose my webspace (intentionally, due to a better deal all round). At the time I started getting a new blog set up. As ...

Thunderbird nightlies are now code-named Daily

Sunday, September 11th, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | 8 Comments »

From around the time of the Thunderbird 3 release, Thunderbird's trunk nightly builds were code-named Shredder. Following the switch to the rapid release cycle, we've now changed these to be code-named Daily. They've got a shiny new logo to go with ...

New Thunderbird Blog

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | 5 Comments »

In case you haven't already seen it, we've created a new blog for news and other notes about Thunderbird. You can find the blog here:

Draft Rapid Release Document for Thunderbird

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | 1 Comment »

Something I know we've been missing since switching to the rapid release process, is a document saying what we are doing and how we are going to be working, reflecting the documents ...

Thunderbird Add-on Authors: its time to update your add-ons

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | Comments Off

As of the first Thunderbird 5 Beta, Thunderbird 5 is now feature and API frozen, and the 5.* version has been added to Therefore you can now test your add-ons with Thunderbird 5 Beta, and increase the compatible versions accordingly. We ...

Thunderbird 5.0 beta is now available

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | Comments Off

In case you hadn't seen the announcement, the first beta of Thunderbird 5.0 is now available. Get it now and help us test Thunderbird and make Thunderbird even better. There are various improvements in this version, including a revised add-ons manger: New ...

Thunderbird updates

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | 2 Comments »

In case folks hadn't noticed, Thunderbird has decided to adopt the rapid release / schedule driven development plan that Firefox has recently started. If you want to know more, see the announcement on our tb-planning list. As part of this, we ...

Thunderbird 3.3 build changes

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | Comments Off

Today, we have created a new Miramar tree on tinderbox (and tinderboxpushlog). This tree is the one that will track the Thunderbird 3.3 development to release. In addition to this change, the Thunderbird 3.3 builds are now being generated from a ...

Improving Thunderbird review responsiveness and tracking review times

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | 1 Comment »

As you may have seen, over the last year (especially the second half), the Thunderbird team have been looking at improving interactions with external contributors to help both Thunderbird development and the contributors. Most of these thoughts have been on ...

Thunderbird 3.0.x branch builders turned off

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | 1 Comment »

Following the last week's release of the last security and stability release of Thunderbird 3.0.x we are now turning off our 3.0.x builders. This is everything relating to Thunderbird that is following the comm-1.9.1 branch. Hence nightly builds on that branch ...