= Releases =
Thunderbird's release schedule <u>tracks</u>, but does not strictly follow**, the '''ESR''' release schedule of Firefox.
You can find links to the schedule (with an ESR column) , release notes and other release information, at [[RapidRelease/Calendar]].
We ship releases when the Thunderbird code is '''ready''' based on testing and other factors, not on a specific date certain. So take any documented dates you see with a grain of salt - because we will lag by some number of days or weeks, not by a published date. Not seeing the "newest" version at the [https://www.thunderbird.net/ Thunderbird home page]? Do not worry, it is just not yet ready for release.
== Latest release ==
* Get the latest release of Thunderbird from '''[http://www.getthunderbird.com/ getthunderbird.com]'''.
* Get the
most recent beta from [https://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/channel/ the future of Thunderbird].
== Upcoming releases ==
Thunderbird gets new features and bug fixes as volunteers have time to work on them and fix them. There are no schedules for features or specific fixes that can be communicated to users.
But you can get newer features as they become available in the beta mentioned above.
* [[Thunderbird/Release_Driving|Release Driving]] - How releases move towards completion
== Past releases ==