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John T. Haller
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Portable Thunderbird 1.5.0.2 Test Release

I've posted a test release of Portable Thunderbird 1.5.0.2 bundled with GPG and Enigmail (I'll be making packages available without them in the final release). This release sees a few changes:

1. Updated to use App/Data directories
2. Updated to newest GPG and Enigmail
3. Profile updating for GPG path
4. Registry key backup/restore to avoid "Would you like TB to be the default mail client?" issue on launch

The updated GPG/Enigmail settings and the registry key backup/restore is what needs the most testing. The registry backup is not done when AllowMultipleInstances is on due to conflicts.

Please do not share this link outside of PortableApps.com.

All feedback is appreciated.

https://portableapps.com/downloads/PortableThunderbird1502PreRelease.exe

(7.2MB download)

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Uh Oh!

Me sees a server overload coming.
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Nah

Hopefully noone will be lame about it.

Even if they do, I've got quite a bit of bandwidth available. And I specificially labeled it a PreRelease to keep casual downloaders off it.

I just wish someone would hurry up n test it.

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Reg trick works fine for me.

Reg trick works fine for me. Havent tested PGP yet, never used it, but I'll give it a go. Works fine for everything else.

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Enigmail is easy to use.

Enigmail is easy to use. Works great. I sent test messages to my own email accounts and a couple of family members. It works fine. I tested all the features I could think of with various test messages. 4 different email providers. Good Work John!

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Running it now

Works great, I like the new directory structuring, it is a much cleaner install. I install it on my desktop first, copy the profile into it, then run it on my desktop (to be sure the profile took). Then remove the entire directory from my USB drive and copy the new thunderbird over to the USB drive. I have been running it for 7 hours now, stopping it for 1 hour at lunch and then restarting it. I have it checking for mail ever minute. No problems thus far, it seems very stable.

As always, great work John. I tell everyone I can about Portable Thunderbird, Portable Firefox and Portable Gaim.

Dan

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UPX?

So far its running fine Smile but is there no UPX compression on these files for beta purposes?
Tnx.

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Forbidden

It is illegal to distribute modified binaries of Mozilla Thunderbird or Firefox with the official naming and branding on them.

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Whoops

Doh! :-|
I forgot that it was a Mozilla product (knew that Firefox couldn't be modified).

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Where to store GPG keys

I am a little confused about the GPG folders under the "app" folder and under the "data" folder...which folder is for what keys/files?

Nearest I figure, the files in question are:

pubring.gpg
pubring.bak
random_seed
secring.gpg
trustdb.gpg

I currently have these all in the GPG folder under "data"

Thanks.

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Yup

All the "data" files end up under data. All the "app" files end up under app.

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