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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha 1 Thunderbird 3.1.7 & 3.0.11
To Be Announced
  • Code freeze: 23rd Nov 23:59
  • L10n freeze: 23rd Nov 23:59
  • Builds start: 24th Nov
  • QA with builds start: 29th Nov
  • Beta period starts: 30th Nov
  • Final release: 9th Dec

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Feel free to ask questions in the meeting either by speaking up or by asking them in #maildev on IRC.


  • Who's taking minutes? --> clarkbw
  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to davida for schedule changes/additions.
  • Note: this meeting is for interactive discussion. Feel free to ask questions!

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

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Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • Funnelcake 3, still crunching numbers have a weeks worth of data now. We have about 1k less than in funnelcake 2 in this sample w/ ~4200 users.
  • ISPDB: 39% conversion rate; top 10 domain misses:,,,,,,,,,

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • We're still waiting on legal stuff, and are using the time to polish.

Pluggable Mail Stores:

  • Merged with trunk, fixed some test failures in Berkeley store, 3 left to fix
    • Test to fix not to hard up to now, but busy with other point
    • should be dogfoodable by 3.3


  • Up next: Thunderbird Conversations (formerly Gmail Conversation View). Currently ironing things out with clarkbw and andychung before cutting a 2.0 release. [protz]
  • Updates for Mailing List Manager, Contacts on deck.
  • Sync Add-on further out.
  • On schedule to release an add-on a week for the next month or so

Trunk Development

  • Set up new wiki page listing our various branches.
  • New blocking and status flags set up for 3.3x. Bug tracking page also set up.
  • Trunk Alphas will be code-named Miramar, based on previous discussion on tb-planning. Nightlies will adopt the name once we branch.
Mac builds
Miramar Alpha 1
  • Release what we have on trunk
    • Backend improvements
    • Add-on Manager and extension changes
    • Linux 64 bit and Mac 32/64 bit builds.
  • Current blockers
  • Expecting to start release process this week.
Post Alpha 1
  • Aiming for frequent alphas, specifically to pick up fixes / features.
  • Help on fixing blockers would be very useful and appreciated, see this list of higher priority bugs.
  • blocking criteria :
    • Alpha 1 -> Serious usability issues.
    • After -> not real criteria, regression/usability issues as usual.


  • Decision on if/when we'll do 3.2 on hold until we progress account provisioning further.

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • mozilla-1.9.2/1.9.1 starts code freeze on Thursday.
  • Bug Lists: 3.1, 3.0
Major updates to 3.1
  • Unthrotle 3.1.0 -> 3.1.6
  • 2.x user down to 17%

QA Updates

  • Preparing testing round for Alpha1

Marketing Updates

  • PR Update: Lots of positive reviews 1, 2 for F1 by Mozilla Labs. Articles boosted by Firefox 4 Beta 7 news on the same day.
    • Facebook Messaging announced. WSJ, Washington Post. Lots of coverage, mixed reception.
    • AOL Phoenix Project also announced, an updated version of their AOL Mail.
  • ADUs: 6.4MM total ADUs current high; 2.x is 18% of total ADUs now, downloads steady at above 90k a day average
  • Starting planning for 2011 conferences (FOSDEM, etc), marketing events participation. Send me info if you have suggestions on where we should be.

Infrastructure Update

  • Mac OS X 10.6 32/64 Universal builds on trunk nightly
  • Packaged Mozmill/XPCShell tests on trunk (no more check builders)

Build / Release Update

  • added comm-central trunk release builders

Web Update


Sumomo clean-up: complete and make draft articles live; new articles; combine duplicates; updates

This week:

  • looking at contribution sources / metrics, MDC and Sumomo
  • Kitsune QA (the new support / KB platform)


(If you support Thunderbird or write documentation to help support Thunderbird, please subscribe to the tb-support-crew mailing list and briefly introduce yourself to the list)

  1. 449 new support topics down 21% (567 last week; this week is a bit down from normal)
  2. Make TB 3.1 look like TB 2 MozillaZine/Mozilla Messaging Collaboration "sprint" is technically over but could still use your edits!
  3. 3.1 Support Issues
  4. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


Dmose, standard8, bwinton, davidB ,gozer,john,Andrei