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Post Posted November 11th, 2009, 4:15 pm

Anonymosity wrote:Why is nobody saying anything about Thunderbird 3.0pre? That is the only pre-release version I could find in British English.

Because there is no Thunderbird 3.0pre (it's not a release, just the nightly builds have a "pre" after the version, and those are not called Thunderbird to avoid any mixup). The Shredder 3.0pre builds are included three posts up.

Assuming that the first release candidate will come out very soon now, this will be called Thunderbird 3.0 (without pre) already as this exact build may become the final release if no more work is needed requiring a second release candidate.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2009, 12:23 pm

So the beta versions are actually releases? Why are none of them available with British English?

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Post Posted November 12th, 2009, 1:26 pm

Yes, beta versions are test releases, just not stable versions. Which locales are provided depends on whether or not the respective localizers have opted in for a specific release. Some translations were available in some alpha or beta versions but not in others. Since there is more time between the string freeze and the final release, all locales should be available for the final version (and according to the shipped-locales list, en-GB is available for 3.0RC1 and thus for the final release).

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Post Posted November 13th, 2009, 1:04 pm

Yes, I have v. 3.0 RC1 now and it is working fine.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2009, 6:23 am

From where did you download the RC1? On http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla ... /releases/ I see only up to 3b4.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2009, 6:36 am

MandeaSaracu wrote:From where did you download the RC1? On http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla ... /releases/ I see only up to 3b4.


RC1 is not officially out yet. There is a candidate build for it but it is for testing only; there may be another build of it before they officially release RC1.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2009, 6:42 am

Anonymosity wrote:Yes, I have v. 3.0 RC1 now and it is working fine.

Then where from did that guy get his version? I also want it for testing...

LE. Never mind. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... andidates/
Got it. Thank you.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2009, 7:16 am

Note that 3.0 RC1 hasn't officially been released yet, it's still in the QA phase. You should find it in the "releases" section of the server once it is intended for the public.

See this newsgroup thread for details.

Edit: It was also announced today that a 2nd build for RC1 will be necessary (same newsgroup).

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Post Posted November 17th, 2009, 4:58 pm

Kerrith,

I split off your question. Please continue at your thread here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1595945
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Post Posted November 17th, 2009, 6:18 pm

Thanks LoudNoise,

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Post Posted January 7th, 2010, 10:46 am

Update for download locations of nightly builds:

Now that Thunderbird 3.0 has been released, the following new links should be used for the nightly downloads:


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Post Posted May 27th, 2010, 4:58 pm

Is there a guide similar to the one in Firefox Builds on how to properly install the builds in parallel with the normal TB?

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Post Posted May 27th, 2010, 5:35 pm

Yes, see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Testing_pre-release_versions for some hints (actually, independent of the application). You can either pick a different installation directory when using the installer, or just take the ZIP version (for Windows in the "unsigned" directory of the candidate builds) and put it anywhere you like. It's important to keep separate profiles for your regular work and for testing; mixing different versions in the same profile seems to work, but you are on the safer side separating them and add the profile name to the shortcut.

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Post Posted May 27th, 2010, 11:30 pm

Thaaank you! :D

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