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Thunderbird 3 Beta 3

  • Important piece to land is new search functionality bug 474701 - aiming to land before or on next Tuesday
  • Will therefore wait until next week before making a decision about dates.
  • Looking to ship beta 3 in small number of weeks.
  • Planned Freeze Dates ( All dates use time of 23:59 PST )
    • Slushy String freeze date: TBD
    • Slushy Code Freeze date: TBD
    • Firm String / Code freeze date: TBD
    • l10n-mozilla-1.9.1 freeze date: TBD
    • Target Build Ship date: TBD
  • dmose is release driver
  • gozer is build engineer

Thunderbird 3

  • Please set bugs to assigned status (as well as owner to you) if you want to do them.
  • If you have other bugs assigned to you that you don't want to do, please reassign or discuss with drivers.

QA Updates

  • when confirming bugs in component=General, please move but to better component (otherwise General because a dumping ground)
  • Had a Gmail special Bugday last week - with very low participation. Due probably that 1st of May was a day off in most parts of the world.
    • Gmail will probably be carried over to this week
  • Waiting on schedule updates to reorganize testing
  • Wondering on the best method to get developer's attention on crashers
    • Use the current method of nominating top crashes with the blocking flag.

Marketing Updates

IT update


  • talking to devs about how to provide "New in TB3" info (larger process enhancements after TB3)
  • talking to community about forming an advisory committee / getting community involvement with docs
  • housecleaning and updating "infrastructure" docs


Status Updates

  • good progress on bug 454829 and bug 466644
  • working on poptarts this week
  • last week
    • participated in MoCo onsite
      • very productive sessions, esp. module owners && new UX keywords
      • unstuck a few things; recruited a few volunteers to look at tb3 blockers
    • worked on slimming down daily triage tasks
    • driving work
  • goals for this week
    • close out compact message header discussion
    • security review planning
    • calendar organizational work
    • get back on the 1-hour-a-day code review track
  • Lots of bug triaging, JS assertions in mail.
  • Reviews & Triage
  • Few days holiday.
  • Attended the test day. Fixed crash bug 489779 that was found during the day (send in background/later combination).
  • Activity Manager
    • bug 489588 Hooked up activity manager events and processes to the status bar.
  • Send in background bug 440794
    • Did a couple of patches reworking the notification system, so that hopefully will have something sane to be able to hook up automatic retry etc. Still needs some work to refine it.
    • Almost have shutdown protection working for the case where we don't get quit-application-requested.
  • Content Policy
    • bug 480674 Formulate content policy for Audio/Video tags
      • Existing policy is adequate, except need to reword "Remote Images" to "Remote Content" - supplied patch for the rewording.
    • What's new page/non-message pane content display: bug 374578/bug 466527 Revised the patch for review.
  • Leaks
    • We're still not (quite) in a position to tidy up our leak output in mailnews (due to bug 384339, then bug 438922 can be checked in).
    • However, took a brief look at leaks in xpcshell unit tests - Fixed some leaks due to the tests themselves bug 490468, and fixed one in address book import bug 490602.
    • Remaining leaks look minor or possible problems with how the tests tidy themselves up (or don't). Probably will schedule 1 day post b3 to take another look at resolving these.
  • Old patch submission (these had been sitting in my mq for a while):
    • bug 490972 Change "string" attributes to "ACString" in nsIImapUrl which should save on copies/allocations (hence help perf).
    • bug 490969 Some random header include tidy up to reduce size of rebuilds when idl/headers change.

Next week

  • Beta 3 blockers!
  • Reviews and driving
  • Autoconfig landed (english only)
  • Smart Folders landed
  • Archive folder granularity landed
  • Fixed blanking out of message pane when deleting message from smart folder, bug 474725
  • make copy service return immediately on attempts to move/copy a msg to and from the same folder, and fix archive not to do that bug 490990
  • Fixed imap download when going offline bug 471695
  • Fixed hang with quick search when msg threading ancestry hierarchy has loops, bug 489711
  • Wrote patch for XLIST support bug 476260
  • Triage & looking at blocking bugs
  • triaged *sync* bugs
  • triaging memory bugs
  • triaging double click
  • triaged drag and drop
  • helped setup bugday
  • poked on litmus performance
  • Got updates working for Eudora on an internal web server, and will have updates available on a production server for the next beta release
  • Submitted a patch to improve logging of the update service bug 491436

I return from my trip to Azerbaijan on Thursday night, but with 12 hours of jet lag and life to catch up with, it may be awhile before I return to normal. I've been working on adding a post-bayes filter context under bug 198100, which will allow filtering on junk characteristics. At the same time I'm hoping to provide a body filter capability to locally-stored IMAP in the same patch. This is the last major feature that I hope to land before b3. As I look at my assign list, I still have a number of minor non-blocking bugs in areas that I work in that I want to try to land in TB3. But I will also want to mix in some b3 blockers. Anyone who is familiar with my capabilities should feel free to suggest specific blockers for me to investigate.


Last week

  • Moco onsite. Coordinating with Mozilla marketing and International teams.

This week

  • Interviews, PR work.
  • GetSatisfaction contract.
  • done:
    • Off last Thursday and Friday
    • Organized bugday
  • This week
    • Try to organize testing with new schedule
    • Try to finnish mozmill bloat launcher
  • last week (and the week before):
    • vista, mac and linux icons for activity manager
    • vista theme work
    • mac theme work
    • hunted down the big Swedish ISP e-mail data for autoconfiguration
    • Linux account central
  • this week:
    • finish the activity manager icons
    • blog about theme changes on Linux
    • archive icons for all platforms
    • more vista and xp theme work
    • more pinstripe work


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