Features/Thunderbird/Test Pilot

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Test Pilot in Thunderbird
Stage Shipped
Status In progress
Release target Thunderbird 10
Health OK
Status note Questions out about test surveys, privacy & security reviews. Waiting for feedback. Release criteria listed in the relevant section below.


Product manager JB
Directly Responsible Individual Mark Banner
Lead engineer Gregg Lind
Security lead `
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead Ludovic Hirlmann
UX lead Blake Winton
Product marketing lead `
Operations lead `
Additional members `

Open issues/risks

  • Privacy policy updates
  • Initial test of the system
  • Add-on approved on AMO
  • Visibility of background on Mac

Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

Firefox already has test pilot which allows them to pass out surveys to their userbase on usage of the application. The functionality also allows for users to give direct feedback on the application. We would like both items in Thunderbird.

2. Users & use cases

1. Provide facilities for surveying actual Thunderbird usage. 2. Provide options for users to give quick feedback on their Thunderbird experience.

3. Dependencies


4. Requirements




Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification


6. User experience design


Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan

- Week Feb 21st, 2012 - text layout approval and test within tb team members

8. Reviews

Security review

  • Where is the FF one?
  • We need to do this for the release channel on TB.

Privacy review

  • Existing Test Pilot privacy policy here
  • Does this need incorporating into the main policy? How is the UI presented?
    • Language incorporated into main Thunderbird privacy policy.

Localization review

No localisation planned at this stage



Quality Assurance review


Operations review


Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation


Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria

  • Security Reviews complete
  • Privacy policy to be checked (with Gregg L)
  • Remaining bugs fixed
  • At least two trial runs with results

Feature details

Priority P1
Rank 999
Theme / Goal `
Roadmap Thunderbird
Secondary roadmap `
Feature list Thunderbird
Project `
Engineering team Thunderbird

Team status notes

  status notes
Products ` `
Engineering ` `
Security sec-review-needed dchan
Privacy priv-review-active Privacy/Reviews/Test_Pilot_in_Thunderbird
Localization ` `
Accessibility ` `
Quality assurance ` `
User experience ` `
Product marketing ` `
Operations ` `