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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.2 Thunderbird 3.1.7 Thunderbird 3.0.11
To Be Announced
  • Code freeze: 23rd Nov 23:59
  • L10n freeze: 23rd Nov 23:59
  • Builds start: 24th Nov
  • QA with builds start: 29th Nov
  • Beta period starts: 30th Nov
  • Final release: 9th Dec
Thunderbird 3.0.11 is a stability update to Thunderbird 3.0.x


  • Overall lead: Standard8
  • Web pages lead: rebron
  • Release notes lead: rebron
  • Build lead: gozer
  • QA lead: _Tsk_
  • l10n lead: sipaq



The following schedule assumes no significant issues between beta start and final release.

Bug Queries

See 3.0 Branch tracking page

Significant Notes

Last planned security & stability release for 3.0 users.

Build Revisions

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Action Items

Friends of the Tree

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Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • Trending 79% on Funnel Cake 2 users, maybe due to upgrade to 3.1.6.
  • Next Funnel Cake 3 to be on 3.1.6, not yet scheduled.
  • ISPDB - top domain misses,,,,,,,,,

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • Minor delays due to legal issues & sickness

Pluggable Mail Stores:

  • Most tests pass, bienvenu's been focussed on branch work this past week


  • Up next: Thunderbird Conversations (formerly Gmail Conversation View). Currently ironing things out with clarkbw and andychung before cutting a 2.0 release. [protz]
  • 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


  • Waiting for account provisioning discussions to progress and FF 4 status before making decision on if/when we'll do a 3.2 branch release.
    • If we do include account provisioning in a release before one from trunk, then 3.2 will likely be a branch from comm-1.9.2.

Trunk Development

  • Starting 3.3 alpha cycle to get test trunk builds and major feature work
  • Looking at building with omnijar (bug 601573) and places (bug 608981
  • Working on migrating Mac builds from ppc/32 to 32/64 bit universal.
    • Two more patches to go (one to land) before we can consider enabling.
  • Help on fixing up trunk welcome, see this list of higher priority bugs.

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

  • chemspill release
  • Lagging in preparing dupme workshop

Marketing Updates

Infrastructure Update

Returned from vacation, processing e-mail slowly.

Build / Release Update

  • Investigating what it would take to do release builds across more than one branch in parallel
  • Planning a release engineering meeting to talk about build signing automation and security, how to make build automation more testable, and how to improve build turnaround time and robustness.

Web Update

  • fixed a couple minor website bugs(bug 607481)
  • moving ispdb to wsgi so it can co-exist with the account provisioning middleware
  • Added tests and did some more Account Provisioning work


  • Thunderbird manual from the sprint (I believe the build link is temporary - check the project page for updates)
    • lots of content generated, bigger than expected!


  1. 652 new support topics up 21% (540 last week; this week is normal)
  2. tb-support-crew mailing list for support contributors has been launched! If you support Thunderbird or write documentation to help support Thunderbird, please subscribe - Thanks to Eric Moore of MozillaZine and Wayne Mery for helping define this mailing list and its charter
  3. SuMoMo Localization Dashboard announced on l10n newsgroup
  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

  • Standard8 has done some TryServer tweaks so it's now possible for pushing to work, see tb-planning for more info.