Thunderbird 5 Stability and bug fixes marked which like its better-known relation Firefox has adopted a rapid-release cycle. Thunderbird 5 is now available to download for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Thunderbird has skipped version 4 entirely so it keep Stabe with Firefox. “Seth Rosenblatt” share a report on this update in download.cnet. Let’s checkout his findings bellow.
The new Thunderbird also follows some of Firefox’s feature leads by incorporating version 5 of the Mozilla Gecko engine, supporting dragging to reorder tabs. It also can add the in-tab add-on manager that launched in Firefox 4 back in March.
“So now the program will launch faster”, Mozilla said in a blog post, and the company has also streamlined the account creation wizard for faster e-mail setup. File size will now be included next to e-mail attachment icons, and plug-ins support RSS feeds by default.
Two platform changes include theme fixes for Windows 7 and Vista, while Thunderbird 5 has dropped support for PowerPC on Macs. This follows the end of PowerPC support in version 4 of Firefox.
Also of note are significant improvements to the Thunderbird Conversations add-on. This extension, originally known as Gmail Conversation View, gives Thunderbird a Gmail feel, with e-mail organized along subject threads instead of solely by time stamp. Conversations makes it easy for those who are queasy about using Google’s Web-based e-mail service to still get its unique management system.
Mozilla also release a changelog for Thunderbird 5, go through the link for more.