Four days ago, Mozilla Messaging made an announcement about the release of Thunderbird 3.0. This release has been a very long time in the making, and brings with it a very impressive list of features. Thanks to the work of Jory A. Pratt (anarchy), we Gentoo users have a quality ebuild for mail-client/mozilla-thunderbird-3.0 in the tree (committed the same day as the release itself)! It is, for obvious reasons, only available in the testing (~arch) repositories at this time, but if you would like to try some bright and shiny new software, I urge you to add it to your /etc/portage/package.keywords file. If you were already using Thunderbird 2.x, then I believe the only additional package that will require keywording is >=x11-plugins/enigmail-1.0.
After I have used this new release for some time, I will report back on my experiences. I hope that some of you Thunderbird users will do the same, and file bugs if necessary.
|:| Zach |:|