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Mozilla to halt all development on Thunderbird email client

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jul 2012 23:46 User comments (6)

Mozilla to halt all development on Thunderbird email client Mozilla has confirmed today that it will be halting development on its popular free email client, Thunderbird.
While there won't be any new features, Mozilla says it will continue to support the software indefinitely.

"We have come to the conclusion that continued innovation on Thunderbird is not the best use of our resources given our ambitious organizational goals," Thunderbird Managing Director Jb Piacintino wrote in a letter.

"We're not 'stopping' Thunderbird. But proposing we adapt the Thunderbird release and governance model in a way that allows both ongoing security and stability maintenance, as well as community-driven innovation and development for the project."

Mozilla's Thunderbird staff will be moved to other projects, although many have already been transferred.

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6 user comments

17.7.2012 11:03

Ah so TB 20 soon to be released desu?


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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27.7.2012 13:05

This is bullshit. I Love TB and use it everyday. Its everything I need for my own personal emails. ... It might not be so good for the corporate world but for my use, it's perfect.


Carpe Noctem

38.7.2012 9:39

I love TB, so what are we supposed to use now? A paid version?? That sucks loads.

48.7.2012 12:23

Originally posted by star299:
I love TB, so what are we supposed to use now? A paid version?? That sucks loads.
they said you could use it for ever.they are not going to take it away from you.it works great just like it is.

58.7.2012 13:39

Something else will come along from someone else to replace it -- until then, it works fine as-is for me.

68.7.2012 15:21

OMG, people. Read the release. They are only stopping continued development on TB. I'm presuming of course that means new features. They are still supporting bug fixes and the like.

Sheesh.

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