Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thunderbird 10 Available in Stable PPA, Official Repos Not Yet

Thunderbird 10 was released a few days back. This new version most importantly brings:
  • New ability to search the Web
  • Improvements to email search
  • Several fixes when drafting email
  • And several other platform fixes
A list of all changes in this version can be found here:

Lucid, Maverick and Natty Installation

Thunderbird 10 can be installed in Ubuntu Lucid, Maverick and Natty from the 'Stable PPA'. If you have already added that PPA to your Software Sources, and you have Thunderbird already installed, all you need to do is to install the available updates via the Update Manager.

If you didn't add that PPA yet and want to upgrade your already installed Thunderbird to the latest version, run from a Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

If you haven't installed Thunderbird yet, just replace the last command above with:

sudo apt-get install thunderbird


Oneiric Installation

Oneiric users will be updated to Thunderbird 10 automatically via the Update Manager. Thunderbird 10 isn't available in the official repositories of Oneiric yet, but it should be there soon. You can keep an eye on it by checking this site:

Update 2/19/2012: Thunderbird 10 is now available in the official repos, finally.

To upgrade your installed Thunderbird via command line, run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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