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Thunderbird notes 2017-03-21 NOON PT (Pacific). For meeting time, previous notes and call-in details see


Jorg K, Paenglab, mkmelin,marcoagpinto, ba,


Action items from last meetings

Current status / Announcements

Current Release Critical Issues


  • none

Version 52


  • Past
    • 52.0beta 1 (2017-01-27)
    • 45.7.0 (2017-01-26)
    • 52.0beta 2 (2017-02-11)
    • 52.0beta 3 (2017-02-16)
    • 45.7.1 (2017-02-07)
    • 45.8.0 (2017-03-07)
    • 52.0beta 4 (2017-02-28)


Past releases:

  • 4.7.8 (bundled)

Upcoming releases:

  • 5.4 (TB 52 ESR)

Round Table

Jorg K

  • Landed:
    • bug 1346338 NNTP - crash when downloading, regression of bug 1337865
    • bug 1344538 Fix error handling in OnProxyAvailable() for SMTP, POP, NNTP and IMAP.
    • bug 1344138 Bustage (disable web extension test)
    • bug 1345771 Bustage (missing include file in DOM web speech)
    • bug 1347868 Fix crash when sending e-mail via MAPI
    • bug 1347687 Bustage fix (disable M-C test_handlerService_json.js xpcshell test)
  • Awaiting review:
    • bug 853881 Backend: Eliminate PLDHashtable in nsMsgDatabase (Joshua's patch).
    • bug 1346916 Bustage fix (disable web extension test)
    • bug 1347598 Images sent from Hotmail/Outlook aren't displayed
  • Ongoing:
    • bug 1231592 Mentoring new contributor to fix IMAP issues with Charter server
    • bug 1242030 Assisting Chiaki with a set of patches to improve error handling



  • Started work on converting the website to static site.
  • The above was paused to do active work for the final switchover of the live.* services to our servers.
  • Attempted switchover but the traffic overwhelmed a linode load balancer(!!!!), >13k connections, so working on resolving that.
  • Also streamlined cluster setup significantly and added CI for the ansible repo via circleci ( - green checkmarks beside each commit tell you whether building and testing succeeded or not)



  • Trying some de-RDFication in bug 464710 (works) and in bug 453908 (almost working).
  • I proposed a GSOC project for TB (upgrade to mozmill 2.0).
  • doing a cleanup sweep, removing some nsISupportsArray references, compile warnings, converting obsolete code (e.g. Date.toLocaleFormat bug 1332351)

Question Time


  • Google Summer of Code coming up

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.