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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

Thanks to our Friends of the Tree When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size and send it to rebron@mozillamessaging.com so that he can send them a shirt!

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • It's been made quite generic now.
  • We're almost code complete, and should be by EOD.
  • I still need to record the screencast.

Pluggable Mail Stores:

  • xpcshell tests all pass with Maildir store, as do all mozmill tests, build and play with it (but don't use your production profile)
  • xpcshell tests hang with Berkeley mailbox store - need to investigate.
  • If you want to test it out, you should create a new profile, for safety's sake.

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 and FF 4 status before making decision on if/when to cut it.

Trunk Development

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

Major updates to 3.1
  • Now have over 70% of ADUs on 3.1.x.
  • Working on getting Thunderbird 2 updates fully unthrottled (they had been on a 1 in 4 pings would get an offer).

QA Updates

  • Worked on releases and bugzilla maintainance

Marketing Updates

  • PR Update: Coverage on Tbird security releases 1, 2
  • ADUs: 6.3MM Total w/ 1.3MM users on Tb 2.x.
  • Sunset announcement for Tb 3.0.x released
  • Continuing work on Mozilla One web site plan.
  • Mozilla.com webdev wants to revamp website with FF4. We'll do something similar.

Infrastructure Update

  * Nagios upgraded to version 3 and other monitoring improvements
  * Load shuffling between Mozilla and Amazon EC2 resulting in less connection drops
  * gozer OOTO this week

Build / Release Update

  * No newsworthy items this week

Web Update

  • WebDev Road Map to provide better information on scheduling
  • The Account Provisioning service is about ready to go.
  • Switching back to ISDPB work.

Documentation

  • great to be back!
  • Thunderbird manual book sprint Oct 26 and 27
  • follow up with Simon Fraser Uni Writing and Publishing program
    • follow up with practicum student - back in November
  • new KB page: Keyboard Shortcuts for Searching (also updated keyboard shortcuts page)
  • minor edits to KB article on installing on Linux

Support

  1. 540 new support topics down 22% (692 last week)
  2. FLOSS Thunderbird Manual Writing Sprint Tuesday 26-27October 2010, Jen's Thunderbird FLOSS Manual writing sprint blog post - If you know Thunderbird we'd love your contribution to this unofficial Thunderbird manual! No docs experience required just have to be a Thunderbird user and the ability to write English! See you online at the sprint! (IRC:irc.freenode.net #flossmanuals, click here to edit the Thunderbird manual (requires registration to edit the manual))
  3. How to install Thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux published! - Thanks to Slovenian contributor Vito Smolej for finishing and thanks to caméléon for writing the first draft! - bug 560635
  4. 3.1 Support Issues
  5. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

Attendees

roland, bwinton, dmose, bienvenu, sanucs, rebron, usul, jhopkins.