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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha 3 Thunderbird 3.1.8
  • Code freeze: 18 Jan 23:59
  • L10n freeze: 18 Jan 23:59
  • Builds start: 19/20 Jan
  • QA with builds start: 21 Jan
  • Beta period starts: Week of 24 Jan
  • Build 2 starts: 7th Feb
  • Build 2 Beta period starts: 8th/9th Feb
  • Final release: 1st March

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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  • Who's taking minutes? --> Usul/Ludo
  • 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

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Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • Contracts continue to be worked on.
  • Standard8 is working on making a version that's bundled with TB for wider testing.
  • Bryan and I are implementing a new UI with both free and paid account options.
  • We will likely ship 3.3 with only limited integration with free accounts.

Search Integration:

  • First version released! Woo!
  • Working on alternate UI for second version.
  • We want more feedback so more communication.


Thunderbird Conversations
  • Bug fixes, mostly.
  • Launched l10n work on Babelzilla.
  • Considering releasing an alpha3, maybe when Thunderbird 3.3 is out...
Compose in a tab
  • Now working properly, and using the backend send functions from thunderbird-stdlib.
  • Attachments support.
  • Many more fixes, does not depend on Contacts anymore for the autocomplete.
  • Huge cleanup of the code.
  • Still need to implement saving/edit drafts + autosave, and then will release a new version.
  • Goal is to try to get some people interested in the project so that they can contribute and improve the thing.
  • Lots of issues, will blog about this.
Thunderbird Sync

Trunk (Miramar) Development

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

QA Updates

  • Maintaining Bugzilla
  • tester's mailing list is low traffic you should subscribe to be warned when testing is going on.

Marketing Updates

Infrastructure Update

  • VM migrations all around
  • Core networking failure (Thursday)
  • Added server VM capacity
  • Kitsune, now with search (new support site) Staging

Build / Release Update

Web Update

  • Export script for tiki wiki articles and logging script done
  • Start prototyping TB download page optimizations this week/early next week


  • tracking progress with MDC switch to kitsune (code name "Kuma")


(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. 610 new support topics (again don't know why it's up,normal is 400-500, last week 655)
  2. 3.1 Support Issues
  3. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

  • String freeze for 1.0b3 this week.

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


dmose, me, bwinton,gozer,jhopkins,jenzed,sancus,roland,philipp