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Thunderbird Portable, newer than version 17?

Hi all,

I noticed that the regular Thunderbird has reached version 24, but Portable Thunderbird is at version 17. Why the gap?

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because untill today there wasn't a version newer than 17?

To the best of my understanding, while there have been beta releases of Thunderbird 18, 19 -> 24 Beta 3, the official release version was kept at 17.

This is (I think) because the Development of Thunderbird was cut back and it has basically been an Extended Support Release (ESR) release. Security/important updates were added, but new features were not.

Firefox 24 ESR was released today, and it would make sense (to keep the numbering consistent) for them to do the same for Thunderbird.

I'm not sure if Thunderbird is back into active release or if 24 will be another ESR.

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Package for Thunderbird 24 is

Package for Thunderbird 24 is built and mirroring.

Give it a few hours to a day and it will be available.

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THANK YOU for this. There's

THANK YOU for this. There's been a very annoying bug in TB since forever:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=812638

that seems to be fixed in 24. I just checked my TB Portable and I'm running the "latest" 17.0.8, yet the official site shows 24.0 as the latest/greatest:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Note that the hotlink you provided doesn't seem to mention TB 24, but I'll check back a bit later with my fingers crossed.

- Dave

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Sure does

It sure does. Under "work in progress", it says: "Mozilla Thunderbird 24 (John built, mirroring)"

Have patience. It's coming.

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I'm totally willing to be

I'm totally willing to be patient, so no worries there.

Does this hotlink resolve to:

https://portableapps.com/development/outdated

for you as well? If so, a Ctrl-F for "24" reveals nothing. I could be blind (or being tricked by an extension), but I just don't see the reference.

- Dave

EDIT: It may not be blindness because it's now available here: https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/thunderbird_portable

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Yep

Yes, it does resolve to that page, and it was listed as I indicated up until it was available on the thunderbird portable page.

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Thank you so much!

Thank you so much! Smile

Greetings,
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