Software Installation Updates Thunderbird – Get Latest Thunderbird Version (38.0.1 for 15.04 32bit)

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Ubuntu 15.04 comes with Thunderbird version 31.7.0, but the current latest stable version is 38.0.1 (date: 1st July 2015).

$ apt-cache policy thunderbird
thunderbird:
  Installed: 1:31.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  Candidate: 1:31.7.0+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
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  1. Does it make sense to update?
  2. Why does Ubuntu not provide the latest version in its repository?
  3. How can I get it without too much pain?

Best Answer

  1. It makes sense!
  2. Maybe the new design???
  3. Using a PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-next
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade