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Getting Involved

You can contribute to Thunderbird by:

Code Architecture

Current situation

Thunderbird code resides in "mozilla/mail", "mozilla/mailnews", "mozilla/toolkit", and "mozilla/chrome" directories.

Future

Module Owners And Review Rules

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Mailnews_and_Mail_code_review_requirements.

Build

To get started, see the Simple Thunderbird build page on MDN. The Thunderbird:Build page has some additional hints.

Also, see Thunderbird/Infrastructure for information on builders, tinderboxes, try servers, etc.

Debugging

Thunderbird:Debugging has some links to get you started. Join us on IRC in #maildev for more help.

Community

If you need assistance in developing Thunderbird, feel free to head to the following IRC channels in irc.mozilla.org for discussion, or post in the Thunderbird development newsgroup.

Miscellaneous