Stony Stevenson writes to mention that the Mozilla Foundation has quietly released the first beta version of the revised Eudora email application
. This is the first development Eudora has seen since Qualcomm stopped development and turned it over to the open source community in 2006. "Eudora first appeared in 1988 and quickly became one of the first popular email applications, enjoying its heyday in the early 1990s as it developed over the early days of the internet. Use of Eudora began to wane in the mid-1990s as the third-party application was muscled out of the market by web-based services such as Hotmail and bundled applications such as Outlook."
Linux.com has a bit more explanation about why many may not consider this simply a new release of Eudora
. According to the release page the new Eudora application is not intended to compete with Thunderbird
, but instead to complement it.