Lightning Mac/Linux 64 bit nightlys are here!

After a fair amount of duplicates (19 as of now!), we finally have the hardware set up so we can provide Linux 64 bit nightlys on Trunk. On a related note, we now provide mixed x86/mac64 nightlys for the Mac OSX Platform, in turn we have dropped support for PowerPC.

After Thunderbird started providing nightly 64 bit builds it was time to follow. Unfortunately, our Mac builder was a G5 with a PowerPC processor, which doesn’t support OSX 10.6. Thanks to Mozilla Messaging, we have now received a new mac and linux builder with 64 bit support.

Also I’d like to thank gozer from Mozilla Messaging for setting things up for us. Thanks to him, we now have the builders running comm-central (Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha compatible) builds.

You can get the new builds here, they are compatible with the current Thunderbird nightlys from comm-central:

If you are looking for Thunderbird 3.1.x compatible nightly builds, you can get them as usual from here.


  1. Any chance of getting 3.1 compatible 64 bit linux nightly builds?

  2. Could not load Lightning (tried lightning.xpi from the nightly latest update download, and also tried lightning-1.02b-tb-win) into my version of Thunderbird (3.0.10). Get this error message during the attempt the install:
    Lightning 1.0b3pre could not be installed because it is not compatible with Thunderbird 3.0.10
    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

  3. @Gerald: Yes, this is at least planned. I’ll ask gozer how easily this is possible.
    @Dean: Please upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1.x.

  4. Hi! I’am trying to install one of the 64bit versions and any doesn’t work. As mentioned below, the versions I’ve found here, are not compatible … I’am using Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit, thunderbird 3.1.7. Is there any build that works? Thanks for your help.

  5. krassmatt, as noted in the post and comments above, we do not have 3.1.x compatible nightly builds yet (although my comment to Dean was wrong, he should upgrade to a Thundebird 3.3 Alpha or later).
    I’m working on making this possible for 3.1.x too.