'''Welcome to the [https://www.thunderbird.net/ Thunderbird] project community page.''' Below you will find links to commonly requested information.
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= Status =
'''Thunderbird is alive and well in
2018! Yes, 2018. [[#Contributing|Please help us keep it that way!]]
* The community has continuously [[#Latest release|shipped releases]] with bug fixes and enhancements for
* The community holds [[Thunderbird/StatusMeetings|regular meetings]] to discuss important matters of common interest, open to all.
* The [[Modules/Thunderbird|Thunderbird Council]] is the governing body for the Thunderbird project, and coordinates legal and fiscal matters on behalf of the community.
= General information =
* [[Thunderbird:Getting_Help|Get help]]
* [[Thunderbird/CommunicationChannels|Thunderbird Communication Channels]] - How and where to get information.
* Learn how to deploy "Thunderbird in an organization" at [[Thunderbird/Enterprise|Thunderbird for enterprises]].
* Get the '''beta''' from [https://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/channel/ the future of Thunderbird].
== Upcoming releases ==
<u>Thunderbird does not
have a solid schedule of dates</u>, that version X will happen on mm/dd/yyyy. We <u>track</u> but does not strictly follow** the '''ESR''' release schedule of Firefox. See the ESR column of [[RapidRelease/Calendar]]. * We typically release 1-3 weeks after Firefox , but it is can be more or it can be less because we ship when '''code is ready and tested''' , not on a specific date certain. In other words dates cannot be predicted and you should take any dates you see with a grain of salt. If you do not see the "newest" version at the [https://www.thunderbird.net/ Thunderbird home page], do not worry, it is just not yet ready. Regarding specific features and fixes , these happen as volunteers have time to work on them and fix them . There are no schedules that can be communicated to users. If you want new features sooner than normal, please help us [https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/get-involved/ test and code], or use the beta mentioned above.
* [[Thunderbird/Release_Driving|Release Driving]] - How releases move towards completion