Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition 3 Beta 2 has been released in English, Italian, German, French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. It's the latest test release of the upcoming Mozilla Thunderbird 3 email client bundled with a PortableApps.com launcher as a portable app, so you can take your email with you. It's also a great way to test out all the new features of version 3 without affecting your existing Thunderbird installation. This release updates Mozilla Thunderbird to 3 Beta 2 and has an improved launcher and installer. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.
What's New in Thunderbird 3 Beta 2
Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 platform including some major re-architecting to provide improved performance, stability, web compatibility, and code simplification and sustainability.
There are over 340 changes in this release, many laying the groundwork for future changes.
New In This Release
The included Thunderbird has been updated to 3 Beta 2 (release notes). The launcher and installer have been updated. As with other tests, it will install alongside your current Thunderbird Portable installation in a ThunderbirdPortableTest directory by default. You can distinguish it in the PortableApps.com Menu by hovering over it to see the version number. You can right-click on it to rename it to 'Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition Beta' or another name if you prefer.
PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format
Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all your email and settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.
Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition 3 Beta 2 homepage. You can get the German, French, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese releases from the Localization page. Get it today!