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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.2 Thunderbird 3.1.5 Thunderbird 3.0.9
To Be Announced
  • Code freeze: Sept 30 @ 23:59 PDT
  • L10n freeze: Oct 3 @ 23:59 PDT
  • Builds start: Oct 4
  • QA with builds start: Oct 5
  • Beta period starts: Oct 6
  • Final release: Oct 19
  • Code freeze: Oct 1 @ 23:59 PDT
  • L10n freeze: Oct 4 @ 23:59 PDT
  • Builds start: Oct 5
  • QA with builds start: Oct 6
  • Beta period starts: Oct 7
  • Final release: Oct 19


Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Agenda

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • Funnel Cake 2: ~82% retention rate after 30+ days in comparison to ~84% retention rate after 30+ days for Funnel Cake 2
  • ISPDB Conversion: 38 - 42% success rate. Top missing domains: psmtp.com, ocn.ad.jp, cox.net, interia.pl, aon.at, telia.com, one.com, tiscali.com, outlook.com

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • Start sending out the Add-On and API to our partners for feedback.
  • Add various fields to enable alternate forms of integration.

Pluggable Mail Stores:

  • Down to four xpcshell test failures with Maildir store, and a couple mozmill failures, build and play with it

Experiments

  • Up next: GMail Conversation View
  • Updates for Mailing List Manager, Contacts on deck.
  • Sync Add-on further out.
  • On schedule to release an add-on a week for the next month or so

3.2

  • 3.2 currently planned to be released from a comm-1.9.2 branch
  • Waiting for account provisioning discussions to progress before making decision on if/when to cut it.

Trunk Development

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • 3.1.5 and 3.0.9 now being built and pushed to beta channel.
  • Bug Lists: 3.1, 3.0
Major updates to 3.1
  • Pushed out 3.0.8 -> 3.1 again.
  • Advertised about latest version on more 2.x builds.
  • Still getting transition of users across from both 2.0.0.x and 3.0.x, now about 65% of ADUs on TB 3.1.

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

  • PR update: mostly mentions this week Postbox 2 review and here
  • ADUS: 6.2MM Total ADUs, 1.5MM on 2.x was 3MM in July and 2.5MM in August
  • Launched Participation Survey w/ dmose
  • Continuing discussion on "One Mozilla" web site updates.

Next:

  • Exploring use of User Voice w/ Mozilla Engagement Team for marketing feedback

Infrastructure Update

  • New hardware order completed, awaiting delivery
  • 64-bit Minis acquired
  • Try server not merging unittest builds anymore
  • Moving ISPDB to MySQL (staging done)
  • Pending Builds Dashboard:

Build / Release Update

  • working on the Thunderbird 3.1.5 and 3.0.9 releases
  • enabling packaged unit tests
  • began work on reconfiguring our builds using the latest MoCo code (generateCCBranchObjects)

Web Update

Documentation

Support

  1. 539 new support topics down 18% (655 last week) again looking into why it's down so much!
  2. 3.1 Support Issues
  3. Support Contributor, Matt, of Australia has written some useful material on his blog at http://thunderbirdtweaks.blogspot.com/ - with permission hope to repurpose some material with edits for SuMoMo
  4. welcome to new Get Satisfaction Contributor, Laurent_Laperrousaz !
  5. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details -

Lightning Updates

  • Trunk builds are mostly working again, mac64 will be our next hurdle.
  • Crashes due to JS threading, working on fixing them
  • Backporting fixes to 1.9.2 will be started soon
  • Much progress on l10n nightlys, local repack builds were successful

Status Updates

See the Mozilla Status Board for status updates specific to developers.

Roundtable Highlights

  • Mac PPC trunk nightly builds may be broken (see bug 600965
    • Looking to follow Firefox down the 32/64 bit Mac nightly build route.
    • May take a couple of weeks to get running.

Attendees

Gozer, dmose, bienvenu, standard8, usul, roland, Fallen, rebron, sancus and bwinton