Mozilla to halt all development on Thunderbird email client

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.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 6 Jul 2012 23:46
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  • 6 comments
  • ZippyDSM

    Ah so TB 20 soon to be released desu?

    Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy!
    Ah modern gaming its like modern film only the watering down of fiction and characters is replaced with shallow and watered down mechanics, gimmicks and shiny-er "people".
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    7.7.2012 11:03 #1

  • flyingpen

    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

    7.7.2012 13:05 #2

  • star299

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

    8.7.2012 09:39 #3

  • tleewade

    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.

    8.7.2012 12:23 #4

  • GernBlan

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

    8.7.2012 13:39 #5

  • jb0918

    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.

    8.7.2012 15:21 #6

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