Thunderbird 38 release expectations
tanstaafl at libertytrek.org
Tue May 5 10:44:07 UTC 2015
I for one would like to thank Kent and everyone else who is currently
working on Thunderbird. I admit I was a little worried when Mozilla
announced it was ceasing its active development support for TB, but I
actually feel like it is getting more and better attention now than it
was when it was fully under Mozilla's leadership/control.
Congrats! It looks like TB 38 will be the best release in a long time.
On 5/5/2015 12:56 AM, R Kent James <kent at caspia.com> wrote:
> Thunderbird 38.0 will not ship on the same date as Firefox 38.0 but will
> likely be delayed a couple of weeks.
> We are approaching the originally scheduled date of the release of
> Thunderbird 38, which would be May 12 following the standard Mozilla
> release calendar. But there are still a number of regressions that we
> are working on, and last week's beta was the first beta that was feature
> complete. That means we will not be ready to ship according to the
> original schedule. A current estimate of when we will ship Thunderbird
> 38.0 is approximately May 26.
> Until we are ready to ship a finished Thunderbird 38.0, we will continue
> to ship betas of Thunderbird 38 to the beta channel.
> We'll do a new beta of Thunderbird 38.0 this week. At this point
> mozilla-esr38 has diverged from mozilla-release, and it is mozilla-esr38
> that is the correct channel for us to follow. So we will do future betas
> of Thunderbird 38 from comm-esr38 and mozilla-esr38 (on branch
> THUNDERBIRD_38_VERBRANCH) unless there are unforeseen technical issues.
> (Thunderbird 38.0 is a major release, that will be the successor to
> Thunderbird 31 which is our current release).
> Kent James
> Chair, Thunderbird Council
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