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The future of Thunderbird

Post by The Masked Marauder » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:04 pm

Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0: New calendar, better search

Thunderbird 3.0 is due to ship by the end of the year with a more comprehensive search feature and official integration of the Lightning calendar add-on, said David Ascher, chief executive of the newly named Mozilla Messaging subsidiary.

http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9873385-39.html

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Post by rick752 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:33 am

Wow. Weren't they just talking about how it was going to die? :|

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Post by Lanik » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:42 pm

AFAIK Thunderbird will be going away and will be possibly replaced by SpiceBird: http://www.spicebird.com I've been using it since the first beta came out and I like it a lot. So far lots to do manually to transfer email, settings, contacts, extension etc but soon I'm sure there will be a GUI built to do just that.
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Post by rick752 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:52 pm

Spicebird ... Now I remember that :) :
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,19827283

Anything notable about it compared to Thunderbird now that you have been using it for awhile, Lanik?
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Post by Lanik » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:59 pm

Quite a few things are notable. EVERYTHING is tabbed I mean everything. You have your home tab which resembles Outlook home page and tab for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and I'm sure more in the future. Its using Tango theme from Linux which I'm quite found off at the moment. I've got all my TB extensions to work ones I needed anyway. Its quite functional some things of course don't work I've seen lots of bug reports but I haven't encountered any issues as of late so we'll see where this goes. I was under the impression we won't be seeing TB 3.0 but if they want to release it more power to them I'm pretty happy using Spicebird.
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Post by VF » Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:23 am

OpenOffice.org 3.0 is set to include a PIM app based on Mozilla Thunderbird with Lightning integrated, it'll be really interesting to see how that works out - sounds almost like they're just working on Thunderbird 3.0 and planning on bundling it though.

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