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When will the final version 68 be released?

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Post Posted July 20th, 2019, 11:22 am

Was planned to be released version 68.0 on July 9, 2019 but was released version 60.8 has a new release date?

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Post Posted July 20th, 2019, 1:25 pm

Thunderbird does not release on specific scheduled dates, because they ship when code is ready and tested.

http://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Home#Releases

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Post Posted July 20th, 2019, 2:00 pm

The July 9 date was for the desktop Firefox 68.0 Release (and also for Android).

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Post Posted July 20th, 2019, 3:41 pm

A reply from later duplicate thread. viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3052279

tanstaafl wrote:Because it breaks most add-ons. Supposedly they will not release it until the top 50 add-ons work with that version. The delay is a good thing.

https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.0beta/releasenotes/ is the release notes for beta 5. Notice "Add-on support: Restartless add-ons and non-restartless legacy add-ons using XUL overlays are only supported if add-on authors have adapted them" and "Theme support: Thunderbird no longer supports so-called lightweight themes. Therefore none of the themes offered at addons.thunderbird.net currently work. Lightweight themes will be converted to WebExtension themes, but this conversion has NOT happened yet. It has happened at addons.mozilla.org. Workaround: Manually install from addons.mozilla.org by dragging the link or .xpi file into the Add-ons Manager."

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Post Posted July 21st, 2019, 4:57 am

As things stand it seems version 68.0 has a problem with the built-in spellchecker not working as it should. See Jorg K's post here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1565919

I would suspect it likely it won't be released until (at minimum) that bug is fixed. At the end of the day Thunderbird is all about writing and text entry so it would seem to me to be sensible to not release a version until such times as this can be managed well with a spell checker. I'm just guessing of course but I wouldn't want them releasing it with such a basic fault.
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