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  • Who's taking minutes? --> Ludovic
  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to Standard8 for schedule changes/additions.
  • Note: this meeting is for interactive discussion. Feel free to ask questions!

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Thanks to our Friend of the Tree. When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size, phone number (needed for shipping!) and send it to that she can send them a shirt!

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Test Pilot
Filelink (Big Files)
  • Still seem to be on track to release this in TB 13.
Account provisioner
  • Will ship with TB13
Instant Messaging
  • IRC fixes
  • Searches IM is merged
    • polishing needs to happen
    • Needs ironing testing
  • Next Address book integration

Google Summer of Code Projects

App Tabs for Thunderbird

Gmail integration

  • Working on downloading the gmail attributes (msg-ID, Thread-ID)


  • Working on testing
  • Admin to edit domains
  • users to request domains

Schedule and Progress

Daily & Earlybird builds
  • Signing of builds now enabled by default (PGP - all platforms, Binary - windows)
  • Mac builds will also now be signed by default, ready for 10.8 compatibility.
Beta Version
  • New automation went really well on the last beta. Shipped in less than 24 hours without pushing hard.
  • Final beta this week, will incorporate the Mac signing.

Extension of the week

address close button a utility that is make removing a recipient in Thunderbird easier. Without it you need to select the complete email address and press backspace - with it you click a button.

QA Updates

  • Late on a test plan for external services
    • FileLink
    • Account provisionner
  • Worked on Mac signed build
  • Worked on beta release
  • Had a rather unsuccessful test day last Thursday - (no activity visible)

Marketing Updates

Build / Release Update

  • Bug 698843 is CLOSED. All Thunderbird builds are running on Firefox infrastructure now!
  • Thunderbird 13.0b4, 13.0 final, and 10.0.5 ESR on deck this week

Web Update

  • account provisioner server work is done & working with new provider
  • usual start page update


  • reorganizing Knowledge Base forums to make it easier for contributors to find tasks (the forums function as a TODO list)
  • prep for BCIT panel
  • practicum student projects:
    • article sourced in French needs to be translated into English so that it gets included in update / localization workflow
    • add saved search draft from Andrew to Knowledge Base
  • new enterprise tip transferred to MDN from enterprise mailing list: Updating users to access LDAP
  • contributor drafts:
    • enabling digital signatures and encryption
    • compacting background and usage


  • Next support day will be the day after TB 13 releases i.e. 1 day after TB13 release day June 5 which will be June 6, 2012

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

  1. 1235 new support topics (1207 one week ago ) - Media:21-27May2012-Thunderbird-1-of-2-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png ; Media:21-27May2012-Thunderbird-2-of-2-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Thunderbird 12 Support Issues
  3. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Upcoming events!

Lightning Updates

  • Mac builder could not be moved to scl3, we likely need a new one.
  • Callek volunteered to put together a new VM for the windows builder to fix bug 757500.
  • Lightning 1.5 release builds to be created tomorrow or Wednesday, likely need to be manually put together due to missing mac builder (2-3 changesets added)

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


Usul, jb, standard8, Jenz, Roland, John, Abourcier, Jcranmer, Bwinton, moncley, irving,bienvenu,florian,sancus