Thunderbird 5.0 has been out for a while but has yet to hit the Linux Mint Debian XFCE repository.On a whim I downloaded Thunderbird, extracted it and then, with root permissions in Thunar, I copied the 'thunderbird' folder into the /opt folder overwriting all the old files. Now when I start up Thunderbird I am running 5.0.
One thing I have noticed is Synaptic still shows Thunderbird as 3.17. I'm wonder what will happen when the 5.0 hits the repositories.
Not sure if this is right or wrong, but hey, it works. I mean, what could go wrong? Oh yea, if I toast my install, there are those 1000 updates to install!
By the way, the reason for my wanting to upgrade to 5.0 is that Lightning calendar project only works on 5.0