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64 bit version of Thunderbird

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With the upcoming version of Thunderbird (v53) no longer supporting XP, will there be a 64bit version of it soon?

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It was related because with them stopping support for the primary 32bit OS's it frees them up to create a 64bit version of it for Windows

I'm afraid it isn't that simple. In any case, the 32-bit version will run on a 64-bit Windows.

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There won't be a new major Thunderbird release until about a year or so. The next major Thunderbird version will be v57. Until then, TB52 will receive security updates.

There are 64-bit Thunderbird builds for Linux, and I believe builds for Mac are 64 bit anyway. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all/

I'm not sure how that relates to TB53 (which will be released as a beta) though.

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The reason I referenced TB53 is that I read somewhere that it will no longer support XP, it made no mention that it was just a beta and the next major build will be v57.

So I guess my (revised) question is will TB57 for Windows be 64bit?

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The reason I referenced TB53 is that I read somewhere that it will no longer support XP

That's correct - see the TB52 release notes. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/52.0/system-requirements/

So I guess my (revised) question is will TB57 for Windows be 64bit?

There is also a statement about 64-bit Thunderbird for Windows (or the lack of) in the release notes. I really don't know whether there will be a 64-bit Thunderbird 57 for Windows. I also don't understand why this is important in the context of your question about ending Thunderbird support for Win XP.

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It was related because with them stopping support for the primary 32bit OS's it frees them up to create a 64bit version of it for Windows in addition to Mac and Linux as Windows has more installations than both of the aforementioned OS's combined. That is why I asked the question.

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It was related because with them stopping support for the primary 32bit OS's it frees them up to create a 64bit version of it for Windows

I'm afraid it isn't that simple. In any case, the 32-bit version will run on a 64-bit Windows.