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17 September 2010, 09:58

Mozilla releases Thunderbird updates

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Thunderbird Logo One day after it released updates for its Firefox web browser, the Mozilla Project has issued versions 3.1.4 and 3.0.8 of Thunderbird, the latest stable and legacy branch updates of its popular open source email client. According to the developers, the latest maintenance updates improve the applications overall stability and address several user experience concerns found in the previous stable branch release.

Like yesterday's Firefox and SeaMonkey updates, Thunderbird 3.1.4 and 3.0.8 both correct a bug across all three platforms – Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, that, for some users, caused the application to crash during start-up. The 3.1.4 update also fixes two other crashing bugs and an issue related to the Personas blocklist. Personas are lightweight "skins" for the web browser that change the look of Firefox by changing the header and footer areas, while leaving the navigation buttons and menus alone. A complete list of changes is provided in the 3.1.4 and 3.0.8 change logs.

Further information about the updates can be found in the 3.1.4 and 3.0.8 release notes. Thunderbird 3.1.4 and 3.0.8 are available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems from the project's site. Alternatively, existing Thunderbird users can manually update by selecting "Check for Updates" from the Help menu.

Thunderbird binaries are released under the Mozilla Thunderbird End-User Software License Agreement and the source code is released under disjunctive tri-licensing that includes the Mozilla Public Licence, GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1.

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