Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced it's ceasing development on Thunderbird; one more version will be released, and it'll be security updates from then on. "Most Thunderbird users seem happy with the basic email feature set. In parallel, we have seen the rising popularity of Web-based forms of communications representing email alternatives to a desktop solution. Given this, focusing on stability for Thunderbird and driving innovation through other offerings seems a natural choice." Makes sense - I mean, there's only so much you can do with something that needs to send and receive mail, and I can't imagine Thunderbird having a lot of users. Strange, almost Microsoftian obtuse announcement, by the way.
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by Bringbackanonposting on Sat 7th Jul 2012 23:37 UTC
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As said before they aren't killing TBird off.
I have used TBird for so long it's not funny. I tried Kmail a few times but we just don't get along.
I don't care that they have stopped "innovating" on TBird. I just hope that the add-on community don't drop it and run for something else and I also hope that Mozilla actually fix the silly bugs in TBird. If it actually did what it's advertised to do properly (no bugs) it will be great for all.

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