Thunderbird 68 ?

Asked by Olivier Febwin on 2019-09-13

Why Thunderbird 68 isn't available on ubuntu repos ?

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy thunderbird

Thanks

Olivier Febwin (febcrash) said : #2

crash@HP-EliteBook-820-G3:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy thunderbird
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 19.04
Release: 19.04
Codename: disco
Linux HP-EliteBook-820-G3 5.0.0-27-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 20 19:53:07 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
thunderbird:
  Installé : 1:60.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.19.04.1
  Candidat : 1:60.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.19.04.1
 Table de version :
 *** 1:60.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.19.04.1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:60.6.1+build2-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Even Mozilla themselves advise to stay on 60.*, see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Home#Upcoming_releases :

"Unless you want to be on the bleeding edge you will want to stay on version 60, and wait for your automatic update to 68 some time in September."

I assume that Thunderbird 68.* will be made available in Ubuntu soon; it is already available in Debian "experimental" but not yet in "unstable" or "testing" https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=thunderbird&searchon=names&exact=1

Ubuntu isn't a rolling release distribution and packages can be left in favour of stability. Firefox and Thunderbird are usually kept up to date, especially in the non-LTS releases.
I suspect this will be updated soon.
What feature is in the new version that you require? Maybe there is an alternative....

Olivier Febwin (febcrash) said : #5

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.