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Thunderbird 78.2 - ETA ?

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Is there an ETA on Thunderbird 78 for Mint ?
Will it look physically like Mozilla TB-78.1 or 52.x ?
Last edited by karlchen on Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: title: the thread is about release date for TB 78.2 or 78.3 by now, not about 79.3. Change the thread title accordingly
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Re: Thunderbird 78.2 - ETA ?

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if it's available for general release,
& then it will get offered, in due course, via the Ubuntu System,
with it's release cycle . . thus you will get it, via the LinuxMint Updater.
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Re: Thunderbird 79.2 - ETA ?

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Here you can find a few screenshots https://blog.thunderbird.net/

If you are using Thunderbird with Enigmail, the advice is to wait for upgrade to version 78.2
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Re: Thunderbird 79.2 - ETA ?

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TB 78 introduces an (for me) important change from Enigmail / GnuPG add-on to TB-integrated OpenGPG.
78.2 was not yet quite ready and therefore not released for automatic updates.
78.3 is now deemed ready and was yesterday 2020-09-24 released for automatic updates.

Any idea when it will appear in Mint’s / LMDE’s updates?
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Re: Thunderbird 79.2 - ETA ?

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Mint repositories when it is ready. LMDE4 repositories when 78 becomes the ESR release too which it is not at the moment.
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Re: Thunderbird 79.2 - ETA ?

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Huh? To my knowledge, there are no ESR for TB anymore; the last one was 17.0.11 .
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/organizations/
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Re: Thunderbird 79.2 - ETA ?

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Well they keep releasing updates for Thunderbird 68 as well as 78 which is no longer 'Edge' or beta :?

So even if they dropped the ESR term the branch still exists. My LMDE4 is running 68.12 which is also newer than normal Mint Edition's build.
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Re: Thunderbird 78.2 - ETA ?

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LMDE4 got 78.3.1 last night from Debian repository so clearly even Debian deem it stable enough for regular usage now.
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Re: Thunderbird 78.2 - ETA ?

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I Can See Clearly Now … TB 78.3.1-2 in Mint’s updater… let’s hope they are right and it’s stable. Thanks!
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I guess they were holding off until the signature snafu was fixed. Anyway that resolves this thread :D
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Hansl wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:11 am
I Can See Clearly Now … TB 78.3.1-2 in Mint’s updater… let’s hope they are right and it’s stable. Thanks!
where ?
I still got 68 ...
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it'll roll through & appear in your Local Repository,
- - as those all get synced to the official release.
that will, take an little time, though.

you can also download it & install it, manually as well.
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In my mintupdate — but I run LMDE4; Ubuntu Mint might come later.
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Thanks !
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Still nada ?
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Pierre wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:45 am
it'll roll through & appear in your Local Repository,
- - as those all get synced to the official release.
that will, take an little time, though.

you can also download it & install it, manually as well.
I have tried installing the tar.bz2 manually but most instructions require a "make" command with an install file I think, and the Thunderbird tar.bz2 doesn't seem to have any "install" file in it that I could find so my attempts always fail. I came to the forums to ask about this very topic, how would you do it with the thunderbird tar.bz2?
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Re: Thunderbird 78.2 - ETA ?

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If you are talking about here https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/all/
In there you can't start TB from file thunderbird and from profile you can set default your previous profile.
But this is the "barbaric" style for me and also it modifies the profile files so you can use them with the 68 version
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Re: Thunderbird 78.2 - ETA ?

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Hi, folks.

I think that it has been mentioned in a similar thread in our forum only recently, yet I am too lazy to search for the relevant thread at the moment. So I will try to explain briefly:
  • Linux Mint users receive Thunderbird and Thunderbird updates from the Ubuntu software repositories.
    (Or should I say, they received it from there in the past?)
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  • Linux Mint 20.x, 19.x and 18.x:
    It seems as if Ubuntu has never made available in their official software repos anything newer than Thunderbird 68.10.0.
    Linux Mint 20.x, 19.x and 18.x users, who wish to switch to Thunderbird 78.x (most recent version 78.4.3 at the time of writing this),
    have got the following choices:
    1. install it as a snap package (Canonical snap store) ... Thunderbird
    2. install it as a flatpak package (Flathub) ... Thunderbird
    3. install it as an AppImage (AppImageHub) ... Thunderbird
    4. install it from the .tar.bz2 file (Thunderbird download server) ... Thunderbird
    5. install it as a .deb file through the external Ubuntuzilla repo ... Thunderbird
      (Hope mentioning so will not result in an overload on the Ubuntuzilla repo server.)
  • Linux Mint 20.x:
    In addition to the choices listed above, the users of Mint 20, based on Ubuntu 20.04, still have the choice of receiving their Thunderbird 78.x and Thunderbird 78.x updates through the normal software repositories.
    (Had to correct myself. Had been too rash and drawn an incorrect conclusion based on what a Launchpad PPA offers. Details in a post below.)
You have got the choice, which way to go.

Karl
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Reason: corrected: .deb file (not .dev) tse tse
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Re: Thunderbird 78.2 - ETA ?

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you simply download that *.tar.bz2 and then extract it's files.

from there, you would simply Run the T/bird executable.
- - you don't actually Install it, as such.
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Re: Thunderbird 78.2 - ETA ?

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karlchen wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:46 pm

[*]Linux Mint 20.x:
In addition to the choices listed above, the users of Mint 20, based on Ubuntu 20.04, still have the choice of receiving their Thunderbird 78.x and Thunderbird 78.x updates through the normal software repositories.[/list]
You have got the choice, which way to go.

Karl
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