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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha 2 Thunderbird 3.1.7 & 3.0.11
  • Code Freeze and build start: 14th Jan (tentative)
  • Release: 20th Jan (tentative)
  • 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 Meeting Details :

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Feel free to ask questions in the meeting either by speaking up or by asking them in #maildev on IRC.

Agenda

  • Who's taking minutes? --> Standard8
  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to davida or dmose for schedule changes/additions.
  • Note: this meeting is for interactive discussion. Feel free to ask questions!

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • Still crunching logs for Funnel Cake 3.
  • ISPDB: 47% success rate, Top missing domains: ocn.ad.jp, psmtp.com, interia.pl, aon.at, cox.net, telenet.be, one.com, charter.net, freemail.hu, netease.com

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • Dave Sifry is working on contracts/term sheets.
  • Sancus is working on integrating with another provider.
  • Andreas is working on a new end page.
  • Other than that, nothing new.

Pluggable Mail Stores (bug 402392):

  • Merged with trunk, fixed some test failures in Berkeley store, 3 left to fix
    • Test to fix not to hard up to now, but busy with other point
    • should be dogfoodable by 3.3

Experiments

Trunk (Miramar) Development

  • Active branches.
  • Aiming for frequent alphas, specifically to pick up fixes / features.
  • Help on fixing blockers would be very useful and appreciated, see this list of higher priority bugs.
  • blocking criteria :
    • Alpha 1 -> Serious usability issues.
    • After -> not real criteria, regression/usability issues as usual.

3.2

  • Decision on if/when we'll do 3.2 on hold until we progress account provisioning further.

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • 3.1.7 and 3.0.11 out on beta channel
  • Bug Lists: 3.1, 3.0
Major updates to 3.1

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

  • Press Update: Miramar Alpha 1 articles 1, 2, 3
  • Web site task force notes 11-18-2010, reviewing bugs for Mozilla.com new design update as they pertain to us
  • Got mentioned on german tv "Abenteuer Leben"

Next:

  • Driving more users to Miramar Alpha 1
  • Plan out "Get Add-ons content" for Add-ons Manager in Miramar.

Infrastructure Update

  • New Hardware : arrives today/tomorrow
  • Expect new builders to be spinning up by the end of the week

Build / Release Update

  • John back from vacation
  • Parallel build infrastructure: worked
  • Thunderbird 3.0.11/3.1.7
  • Nightly updates on builders
  • Ability to run packaged tests on release builds (comm-central)

Web Update

  • Mostly blocked on Broker(account provisioning middleware) waiting for provider services
  • Will spend time on ispdb this week and other bugs that have been in queue for a while

Documentation

  • Various support articles / bugs fixes

Support

(If you support Thunderbird or write documentation to help support Thunderbird, please subscribe to the tb-support-crew mailing list and briefly introduce yourself to the list)

  1. 363 new support topics -19% from last week (449 last week; this week is again a bit down from normal, American pre-Thanksgiving lingering effect?)
  2. 3.1 Support Issues
  3. finally put the Get Satisfaction Metrics code into git:(momogs repo, emailreport.rb - the script that I run daily to gather daily Get Satisfaction Metrics) - HELP WANTED - love to have a real programmer fix and enhance this code
  4. Welcome to new GS support contributor, Chris Richard!
  5. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

  • Still having a lot of trouble on trunk, most notably venkman no longer works
  • Backporting to 1.9.2 completed, will blog today or tomorrow.
  • Didn't hear much from Oracle people since the sun -> Oracle move , and neither from inverse.

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

Attendees

davida, dmose, bwinton, sancus, jhopkins, jenzed, roland, gozer, Ludo,