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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.1 Beta 1 Thunderbird 3.0.2
  • String/code freeze date: 2010-02-23 (Tuesday)
  • l10n-mozilla-1.9.2 freeze date: 2010-03-01 (Monday)
  • Build/relbranch date: 2010-03-02 (Tuesday)
  • Ship date: 2010-03-09 (Tuesday)
  • Relbranch opens: January 21
  • Code freeze: February 12 23:59 PST
  • L10n freeze: February 15 23:59 PST
  • Builds start: February 16
  • QA with builds start: February 16
  • Beta period starts: February 18
  • Final release: February 25

Thunderbird Meeting Details :


Action Items

  • Open: Planning for a dry-run security firedrill build
  • Open: Go over Lehigh U feedback
    • kathy.f/wayne/clarkbw: to meet re: ue feedback space management/migration assistant (in progress)
    • dan.s/bwinton: to meet re: ispdb (mostly done, should finish this)
    • need to explore to have something for Tbird. (rebron to followup with kevin)

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Thunderbird 3.1 (Lanikai)

  • We've added a beta 2 and moved string freeze/code freeze to that.
  • UX/Feature work being driven from Thunderbird:UX/Priorities/3.1; however, only some things on that page are blockers
  • Bug lists: Thunderbird:Thunderbird3.1:Status_Tracking
    • Old bugs all triaged; two-state blocking flags are now gone
    • clarkbw and dmose went through main UX blockers; will try and get remaining driving work ironed out by end-of-day Thursday

Lanikai Alpha 1

  • Shipped (W00t!)
  • Still not enough users. rebron to drive separate trunk page.

Thunderbird 3.1 Beta 1

  • Code freeze tonight
  • String/code freeze date: 2010-02-23 (Tuesday)
  • l10n-mozilla-1.9.2 freeze date: 2010-03-01 (Monday)
  • Build/relbranch date: 2010-03-02 (Tuesday)
  • Ship date: 2010-03-09 (Tuesday)

Thunderbird 3.0.x Developer Update

See Tinderbox for how to get your patches into 3.0.x

Thunderbird 3.0.2

  • See Schedule above - Starting builds today.
  • Generally smaller amount of fixes than 3.0.1, but still improving user experience for upgrades and stability.

Thunderbird 3.0.3

  • No schedule yet (waiting for gecko schedule)
  • Expect stability fixes plus a few more feedback/upgrade-focused fixes.

QA Updates

done :

  • Held our weekly event last week
  • Tested 3.0.2 - results are green with 95% coverage. Thanks to Remco for his help testing Litmus
  • Made sure bug 536667 was fixed on builds

To do :

  • 3.1b1 test day - Needs some developer's input
  • Finish preparing the litmus coverage for 3.1b1
  • Talk to _Tsk_ if you're interested in helping out with Litmus help!

Marketing Updates

IT update

  • Thunderbird 3.0.2
  • l10n nightly updates on all branches (details)
  • MozMill in production (details)
    • All branches
    • Win32 Only, mostly green
  • Up next: attacking some try server issues, including hopefully getting unit tests working on try server builds




  • q from Standard8: how do bugzilla/GS contribs learn about new SuMoMo content?
    • roland, jenzed: no automated mechanism (except RSS change feed, which is a firehose)
    • wsm, roland: short term: all linked to from one main page that people can watch
    • roland to post "company update" describing these things


  1. Praise in Get Satisfaction: 4
  2. Hot Topics: Uncheck Use Name and Password (fixed in 3.0.2), cannot send email with AOL
  3. improving community and GS and SuMoMo: working on scripts for videos to explain community and support as well as improving SuMoMo front page, looking for your feedback on this, please email roland at
  4. SuMoMo - need to create project plan for SuMoMo 1.1 based on SuMo 1.5.x which will include upgrade to SuMo 1.5, comment viewing for anonymous
    1. Auto config - How to change change IMAP to POP - KB article written FAQ Change IMAP to POP
    2. Analytics from last week - 105K (99K last week) visits, USA #1 (23K, previous 21K), Germany #1 (22K, previous 21K), Japan #3 (10K, 9K), FR, UK, IT, CA, NL, AU
    3. Looking for Contributors to write articles in English (and German!) and any other languages
      1. first concentrating on German & Spanish communities who have expressed interest; will reach out to more l10n communities once we have more experience with the first few
  5. GS Topics reviewed February 22, 2010
  6. Issues to be reviewed at the next GS Triage meeting scheduled for March 8, 2010 - Please tag topics "review" if you think they need to be reviewed because they cause customer pain especially any TB2-3 problems and any problems in 3.0.2 when released
  7. GS Key Support stats from the following graphic:
    1. approximately 80/ day (564/7 slightly higher than previous), # of visitors 20,000ish on graph seems to be right but numerical stats are wrong)
    2. total new topics:564 (slightly higher) total replies:1459 from employees and champions: 182 a wee bit lower than normal (NonMoMo:250 FROM Michael Pasek (thanks!), 68 from Chris Ramsden aka Xenos (thanks!), 59 from Aureliano Buendia (thanks and belated welcome!), 12 from DavRo (thanks!),21 from from Kent (Thanks!), 13 from tanstaafl (thanks!), 56 from Wayne Mery (thanks!) MoMo: 55 from Roland, 12 from David Bienvenu (thanks), 13 from Mark Banner (thanks), 3 from Ludo (thanks!) (Ruby Code)
      1. date:20100216 #new support topics:66 resolved:28
      2. date:20100217 #new support topics:71 resolved:15
      3. date:20100218 #new support topics:78 resolved:17
      4. date:20100219 #new support topics:75 resolved:10
      5. date:20100220 #new support topics:52 resolved:12
      6. date:20100221 #new support topics:40 resolved:14
      7. date:20100222 #new support topics:74 resolved:14

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Lightning Updates

  • Lots of patches reviewed, many landed
  • Fallen review queue down to 8 or 9 patches
  • Working on triage
  • To discuss with the team; blog entry forthcoming

Status updates

See the Mozilla Status Board for status updates specific to developers.




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