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Thunderbird notes 2016-05-17. NOON PT (Pacific). For meeting time, previous notes and call-in details see


  • Pegasus, aceman, ba, Paenglab, rkent,neandr, MakeMyDay, Jorg K, PatrickB, mkmelin, marcoagpinto, wsmwk


Action items from last meetings

Current status / Announcements

Current Release Critical Issues

Leave critical bugs here until confirmed fixed. If confirmed, then remove.


  • Bug 1162148 - Warning: Identity file /builds/.ssh/{ffxbld_rsa,tbirdbld_dsa} not accessible: No such file or directory (won't be needed after esr38, fixed in 42) - status? (DUP of [[bug|1173459} -> Fixed?)
  • what is holding up Linux builds on trunk? Edmund Wong looking at it.

important (but not top critical)

  • bug 1224846 (esr45) - TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL | toolkit/components/osfile/tests/xpcshell/test_read_write.js
    • Fallen?
  • status TBD - bug 1182629 - update to 38.1.0 from 38.0.1 re-enables disabled Lightning
  • status TBD - bug 1176399 - Multiple master password when GMail OAuth2 is enabled
  • status TBD - bug 1176748 - fix main thread proxies to the migration code (jorgk and m_kato helped in past)
  • proxy (eg causing foxyproxy problems)
  • topcrash bug 1149287 is ** 31% of our crashes** - see below (where?)
  • bug 1211291 (esr38, unknown in esr45) - Folders are visible, but messages are not. (?related to bug 1211358 lightning chrome.manifest not updated in 38.3.0 ?)
    • nobody has a clue about what to do with this, leaning toward shipping 38.7.0 with not fix. (wsmwk) agree, ship without fixing it
  • Problems updating to 38.6 to do with Lightning bug 1249894 and its five duplicates. Two users attached their extensions folder.
    • Isn't this the same as the one above, bug 1211291?

Version 45


  • Past
    • 45.0
    • 45.1beta (on beta channel)
    • 38.7.1 (shelved)
    • 38.7.2
    • 38.8.0
    • 45.1.0


Past releases:

  • (bundled)
  • (AMO)

Upcoming releases:

  • 4.0.8 (bundled) (TB 38.6)
  • 4.7.0 - bug 1225778 (TB 45 tracking) Is this on AMO yet?

Round Table


bug 1246500 Security errors when displaying a message.

  • Please can someone with debug skills debug what is suggested in comment 34? (Jorg K debugged it, we got feedback from Christoph Kerschbaumer. Apparently this will be fixed by M-C bug 1269254

Jorg K


  • Update on building Enigmail in comm-central - similar as S/MIME or other Mozilla extensions

Question Time


  • Donation planning:
    • Ease of giving
    • Not intrusive
    • Ask at download screen and once/year campaign. "If everyone reading this gives $5, we'll be fully funded". Vision of Thunderbird that will excite people
  • Need people to volunteer to do the work!
    • Magnus to contact kohei
    • wsmwk to file bug (for the more aggressive annual campaign

Friends of the tree

Action Items

Help Wanted

  • Accessibility lead
  • Person comfortable (not necessarily technical experts) with Core type issues. Example, graphics to guide bug 1195947 Thunderbird hardware acceleration (HWA) issues to be resolved
  • Lead to run the donation campaign after TB 45 is released.