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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

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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  • Who's taking minutes? --> Usul
  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to davida or dmose 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)

  • Next Funnel cake release off 3.1.10, possibly Thursday otherwise, next week.

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Account Provisioner: On pause while I concentrate on OpenSearch.


Thunderbird Conversations

Finished work on Thunderbird to speed up loading of messages. Feature work on Thunderbird Conversations (checkout the forward-conversationo branch, a branch with a new menu that allows you to forward a whole conversation). Tidied up the issue tracker by taking advantage of the new GitHub issue tracker.

What will be in the next release:

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Thunderbird Sync
Account Summary
Ubuntu Unity Integration
  • Bumped compatibility of Unity Launcher extension to use libunity4
  • De-RDFing of the address book continues unabated

Miramar & Trunk Development

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • 3.1.10 is now out on the beta channel.
  • Should be released on Thursday assuming no issues found.
  • 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: likely some press pick up for 3.1.10, several articles on the new dev channels for Firefox
  • Thunderbird ADUs: 5-6MM ADUs this week likely due to Spring Break/Easter Holiday, biggest drops in Germany.
  • Working through contracts for web site update for Mozilla Messaging ->

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. 570 new support topics (my guess: higher count is due to Firefox 4 "knock-on" effect) - Media:18-24April2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Kitsune KB migration: [Project Plan] Looks like we are almost ready for launch - Japanese, Dutch, French, German, Spanish,Polish appear to mostly converted to the new Syntax
    1. More agile, more friendly
    2. updates once a week or so after sumo gets updated
    3. easier, more user friendly for the users
  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


roland , dmose, Usul, Sancus, gozer, jhopkins, rebron, bienvenu, mconley, bwinton