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Thunderbird Meeting Details :


Action Items



  • Autoconfig process
    • Webapp currently being tested to fix some initial problems, will open up for broader testing soon, i.e., move the webapp to a place where more people can access it.


Thunderbird 3 Beta 4

  • Release Driver: Standard8
  • Build Engineer: gozer
  • Main things we want to land:
    • gloda (by default)
    • background sending,
    • message headers improvements
    • autoconfig
      • With ispdb
      • locales string
    • autosync space/time policies sorted out.
  • This week will see more aggressive cutting down of the blocking and proposed bugs, figuring out what we don't really need for the release
  • Proposed Dates (any feedback to Standard8 please):
    • Friday, September 11th is the proposed target for code freeze
    • Tuesday September 22th, is the proposed estimated release day
    • Following with the final string freeze 1 week after release
    • RC1 proposed date Tuesday, November 3rd for code freeze
    • Final release dates will depend on RC1

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

  • Worked on upates for B2 to B3
    • Large amount of users using b3
    • No new spike in crash-stats
  • Had a normal bug day.
  • Monitoring crash-stats and filling bugs for it.

This week working on :

  • Weekly | with the community will focus on bug tagged dupme
  • Long term - come up with an overall strategy for upgrade path testing

Marketing Updates

  • Press Watch 10 Useful Thunderbird Add-ons for Almost Everybody; reposted articles from Beta 3
  • Icon update Designer is on vacation, wrapping up final details (appearance with different sizes, a few more minor edits)
  • Met with Mozilla Japan marketing team to get them up to speed on launch planning.
  • Working through marketing messaging documents.

IT update

  • ISPDB Preview moving along
  • MozMill tests have been going on comm-1.9.1 and comm-central for a week now
  • Thunderbird 3 Beta 3 Uptake Stats are available and looking good


  • first day back from vacation - nothing to report


  • All hands next week.

Status Updates

  • Landed bug 501308.
  • Fixed a couple of MozMill test failures: 1 and 2.
  • Worked with humph to get bug 501045 fixed.
  • Reviews and driving
  • Finished last patch to bug 121647 POP/IMAP server passwords are inappropriately forgotten.
  • Fixed some intermittent test failures in test_sendBackground.js bug 495776
  • Came across and did some debugging on bug 504552 Default tab show only a message and no other panes.
  • Starting to pick up send in background work again.

Next Week:

  • Send in background
  • Reviews and Driving
  • Worked on date constraints for auto-synced offline stores, bug 482476
  • Fixed creation of special folders to set special folder flag which helps with localized folder name and special folder icons, bug 467527
  • Bullet-proof one more libmime mimemult crash, bug 482879
  • Add "mail-startup-done" notification to SM so mailnews core can use it bug 487820
  • Don't allow sub-folders or saved searches under smart folders inbox bug 490326
  • Fixed topcrash in VirtualFolderChangeListener::OnHdrAdded, bug 383584
  • Try to fix crash in GetInsertIndexHelper, by detecting failure to get db, bug 492571
  • Finished code for imap undo of delete after expunge of source folder, working on tests.
  • Add extra status to imap urls so that the backend code can get more information about the url status, add add status for flag adding/removal failure, part of bug 323875
  • Make imap url hold a reference to the nsIFile it is operating on, to prevent crashes, bug 313026
  • Fixed invalidation of view lines when moving threads on incoming mail, bug 504297

Next week

  • Finish IMAP Undo w/ tests
  • Land date-based autosync constraints
  • Build
    • Shipped Thunderbird 3 Beta 3 Updates
    • Mozmill running in staging
    • CCNightlyFactory / CCNightlyRepackFactory tested in staging
      • Will remove a lot of custom code
      • Will address lots of l10n build/repacks problems
      • Parallel l10n repacks
  • Web
    • ISPDB Preview in progress
      • Small tweaks and bugfixes

Last Week

  • ui-reviews
  • bugs

This Week

  • continue with autoconfig iterations
  • actually do the header refinement work
  • Marketing messaging/launch planning.
  • GS integration.
  • Web site updates for launch.
  • Dashboard builder for Thunderbird metrics.

Last week:

  • Looked up at ispdb
  • Weekly event
  • Tested updates

Upcoming week:

  • Start launching upgrade testing effort
  • Daily maintainance
  • Last week
    • Windows Vista theme work #507595, #506626, #506633, #506660, #507122
    • Account setup layout #506290
  • This week
    • More Vista theme work #488060
    • Look into WinXP theme feedback
    • Linux theme fixes #505721
    • Dialog sizes

Last week:

This week:


Last Week:

  • more Get Satisfaction (GS) integration (getting topics finally moved over, configuration of links, etc)
  • meeting more folks (Mozy Tom, Ludo, Wayne Mery)
  • changed link on mozillamessaging.com/support to point to mozillamessaging's GS

This Week:

  • GS triage - goal is to do 50, need developer for triage help
  • initial support process and plan presentation