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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.3 Beta 1 Thunderbird 3.1.10
Releases/Thunderbird 3.3b1
  • Code freeze: 12 Apr
  • L10n freeze: 12 Apr
  • Builds start: 13/14 Apr
  • QA with builds start: 13/14 Apr
  • Beta period starts: Week of 15 Apr
  • Final release: 28 Apr

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Action Items

Friends of the Tree

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General Announcement

Mozilla Messaging is being integrated into Mozilla Labs. Blog posts by Mitchell Baker and David Ascher have more details.

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • Had a bunch of meetings.
  • Need to send out a bunch of info.
  • Also need to continue working on the new UI.


Thunderbird Conversations

chapter in the FLOSS manual (preview)

Bugfixes, most important is newer builds now work properly when there are multiple windows open at the same time. Working on backend patches with :bienvenu and :asuth to speed things up for messages that just arrived and haven't been downloaded yet. Should improve reactivity a lot if you received a message with attachments over IMAP and try to display it at once.

Compose in a tab

Released a snapshot version, see thread in mozilla-labs. Patch send by FredCK, should help with the blockquote issue, I still need to give it a try.

Thunderbird Sync
Account Summary
Ubuntu Unity Integration
  • The Messaging Menu port to JS-Ctypes is complete - a new version should be up on labs today or tomorrow.
  • I'm doing an online talk for Ubuntu App Developer week on my Unity integration work - today, 4PM EST, #ubuntu-classroom on Freenode.
    • My talk will be mainly focused on how I interface with the Unity libraries via JS-Ctypes

Miramar & Trunk Development

  • We're going to be resyncing Miramar on to the same backend as Firefox 5.0
    • This would put our release date at late June/early July.
    • Final freezes sometime in May.
    • More information will get onto tb-planning during the week as we work out the details.
  • Help on fixing blockers would be very useful and appreciated, see this list of higher priority bugs.

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • Revised code freeze for 3.1.10 is today, should be building this week.
  • Updater fixes now landed which will hopefully resolve the update issues we've been seeing (with mis-matched versions).
  • SQLite upgraded to 3.7.4 which should fix a topcrash we've been seeing.
  • Bug Lists: 3.1

QA Updates

  • tester's mailing list is low traffic you should subscribe to be warned when testing is going on.
  • The QA page is going under a lot of rewrite : feedback wanted !

Marketing Updates

  • PR Update: Mozilla Messaging announcement, coverage 1, 2, 3
  • Hit 7.1MM ADUs and consistently reaching 7MM ADUs, 10% of Thunderbird users now on 2.0
  • All Hands.
  • Next Up
    • Web site work.
    • Coordinating with Firefox marketing.

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

Web Update



(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. 603 new support topics (my guess: higher count is due to Firefox 4 "knock-on" effect) - Media:4-10April-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Kitsune KB migration: [Project Plan] Dutch, French, Polish, Spanish locales are the first locales to get most of their translations done; thanks for being Thunderbird Kitsune pioneers! Let's try to finish those locales soon! Missing some big locales like Germany and Japan which means we may push back the launch back from April 19th
  3. 3.1 Support Issues
  4. At Mozilla All Hands, discussed the effect on TB Support if TB decides to get on the Firefox rapid release platform train (SUMO support plan for Firefox release plan; we'll need something similar if TB goes for rapid release)
  5. 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