Future OpenPGP Support in Thunderbird

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Mon Oct 14 09:17:49 CEST 2019

Binarus wrote on 13.10.2019 18:27:
> 1) The schedule
> We have all been educated to update our applications (notably, "internet
> applications" like browser and email clients) as soon as updates are
> available; at least, this is true for security updates.
> Despite release plans, I think nobody knows for sure how much time
> actually will pass between TB 72's predecessor and TB 78, and how many
> security updates will be released between these versions.
> During that time, I either can't use Enigmail (if I decide to install
> the security updates), or I have to ignore the security updates
> (possibly putting me to risk).
> Did I understand this correctly?

The current stable version of Thunderbird is 68 (and 60 for a few more
weeks); the next stable version will be 78. Users of Enigmail staying on
the stable version of Thunderbird will receive all security updates
until TB 78 will be available. Thunderbird 69 ... 77 are only released
as beta versions that are not intended for end users.


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