= Releases =
Thunderbird's release schedule <u>tracks</u>, but does not strictly follow**, the '''ESR''' release schedule of Firefox. See the Firefox schedule (with an ESR column), at [[RapidRelease/Calendar]].
'** Releases ship when the Thunderbird code is '''ready''' based on testing and other factors, not on a specific date certain. So take any dates you see with a grain of salt - because we will lag by some days or weeks, not ship 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 beta from [https://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/channel/ the future of Thunderbird].
== Upcoming releases ==
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. If you want new features sooner than normal, use the beta mentioned above.
* [[Thunderbird/Release_Driving|Release Driving]] - How releases move towards completion
== Past releases ==