Releases/Thunderbird 3.0b3

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Tracking document for the release of Thunderbird 3.0b3


  • Overall lead: dmose
  • Web pages lead: rebron
  • Release notes lead: rebron
  • Build lead: gozer
  • QA lead: _Tsk_
  • l10n lead: sipaq


Late l10n tracker

Release Tracking & Schedule

step start date est. duration end date status
planning meeting Tuesday, 2009-07-14 drivers meeting 20m 2009-07-14 completed
heads up to MoCo IT for push requirement (push of files to stage/mirrors/bouncer) bug 504145 Tuesday 2009-07-14 - 2009-07-14 completed
develop release notes bug 504182 2009-07-14 concurrent through posting date completed
firm string/code freeze (update tinderbox & blog) Tuesday 2009-07-14 2h completed
Checkin AUS builder update Wednesday, 2009-07-15 completed
Ensure in-tree extensions (Venkman, DOMi) have correct maxVersion numbers 2009-07-15 - completed
code hand-off to build and en-US pull date/rev

date: Wednesday, 2009-07-15
comm-central rev: 6e2787312bd8
mozilla-central rev: a97db942191c
dom-inspector rev: 02308bc6eb4c
(mozilla-central and comm-central will be branched COMM_20090715_RELBRANCH)

2009-07-15 - completed
Cut relbranch 2009-07-15 - 2009-07-15 completed
Land asuth's JS patch from bug 497355 on mozilla-central relbranch 2009-07-15 - 2009-07-15 completed
Get crash-stats.m.c updated with 3.0b3 and add 3.0b4pre bug 504526 (note in future this may become a Webtools/Socorro bug). 2009-07-15 - completed
Get updated with 3.0b3 and add 3.0b4pre bug 504528 (Clone previous fixed bugs) 2009-07-15 - completed
l10-mozilla-1.9.1 freeze Thursday, 2009-07-16 23:59 Pacific
update shipped-locales with locales to include in the build bug 504786 2009-07-17 - completed
heads up to QA testers 2009-07-16 - 2009-07-16 completed
RCs built (all en-US builds/items) ftp server - build1 2009-07-15 - 2009-07-15 completed
Check builds for symbols (crashme!) 2009-07-15 - 2009-07-15 completed
Announce RC builds ready for testing (newsgroups etc) 2009-07-15 - 2009-07-15 completed
RCs built (all non en-US builds/items) ftp server - build1 2009-07-17 1d 2009-07-17 completed
Announce all locale RC builds ready for testing (newsgroups etc) 2009-07-17 - 2009-07-17 completed
QA tests RC builds
-bug 489128 bugs found during testing
Thursday, 2009-07-16 - 2009-07-21 completed
Get code signed bug 504145 Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - Tuesday, 2009-07-21 completed
make decision about uk build if necessary Monday, 2009-07-20 - completed; uk owner verified in email that the correct rev was chosen
website changes on trunk Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - completed
File Bug for setting up website redirects ( start, what's new etc) Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - Tuesday, 2009-07-21 completed
QA & release driver approve release to mirrors Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - Tuesday, 2009-07-21 completed
Build pushes download files to mirrors Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - Tuesday, 2009-07-21 completed
download page ready on staging site Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - completed
QA tests staged website changes (text, links etc) Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - completed
Build pushes content from stage/ to production/ so that releasenotes, firstrun pages, early_releases, beta pages go live on Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - completed
QA download links and checks release notes, start page, what's new pages options from within TB. Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - completed
release announced, and check the results
- [1],,,, mozilla.announce.prelease
- About:mozilla
- blog
see moderator info
Tuesday, 2009-07-21 - completed
post-mortem meeting 1/2 hour