Thunderbird 'demo' port releasedPublished: 31st Jan 2007, 15:10:34 | Permalink | Printable
Iyonix, A9home and Omega-onlyAn early, alpha quality RISC OS port of popular email client Thunderbird was released this week by Peter Naulls. The open source client, which is a stablemate of the Firefox web browser, is now available as a free download from Peter's riscos.info website.
The port looks like Thunderbird running on X Windows yet trapped inside a RISC OS desktop window, although it does have RISC OS-style menus. It also uses other bits and pieces from the Firefox port, such as its iconbar icon, menu and 'about this program' box. The software is suitable for Iyonix, A9home and Omega computers only.
Peter described his work as a "demonstration" of Thunderbird on RISC OS. He said: "This version is not fully functional, and is intended only for show," and added that "bug reports against it will have to be discarded."
THunderbird port screenshots: click for bigger images
Punters unable to run Thunderbird should copy the contents of their working Firefox 2 Choices directory into the Thunderbird Choices directory. If the application complains of a 'missing template file', you should run Firefox 2, quit FF, and then run Thunderbird.
Download Thunderbird from RISC OS here
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