TBird 3 (Shredder) Alpha 2 Released

Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by El Guru in 3 (Shredder), Mozilla News, Releases, Thunderbird

Since I want to see how the whole message tagging system worked on TBird 3 (Shredder), so I went ahead downloaded and installed TBird 3 Alpha 2. This is it for the Thunderbird 3 Alpha builds. After I got Alpha 2 installed I changed over to the ‘Nightly’ Update Channel and downloaded Shredder/3.0b1pre. Cain’t say I am too thrilled with the new logo…

What’s New in Shredder Alpha 2

There were over 300 bug fixes in this release, many laying the groundwork for future changes. Some notable changes include:

Integration improvements

  • Shredder can import mail from Mail.app on Mac OS X
  • Shredder theme looks more native on OS X
  • OS X Address Book integration on by default
  • Improved accessibility for screen readers
  • Outlook Express import now copies SSL and port settings

Other features

  • IMAP delete and undo operations are faster
  • Forwarded messages are inline by default
  • Replies allow to quote only selected text
  • Purge button added to toolbar optionally

Platform improvements

  • Extension authoring made easier by assigning IDs to most XUL elements
  • Windows x64 builds now possible
  • Several improvements to junk scoring subsystem

You can download Shredder in several localized builds from Mozilla Messaging.

  1. Kevin says:

    That’s actually a really old logo. They used it a long time ago and must be using it again for trunk development.

  2. Sam says:

    Sure hope they are just using it for the trunk development. Looks more like a swan than a Thunderbird to me.

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