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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Agenda

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

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

  • No nominations this week.

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

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Account Provisioner
  • This feature now has a Draft Schedule:
    • Write Technical Documents. (2011-07-18)
    • Get Privacy Review. (2011-07-29)
    • Get Security Review. (2011-07-29)
    • Make changes as required by Privacy and Security Reviews. (2011-08-09)
    • Merge add-on code into core: (2011-08-15)
      • Remove unused parts of the code.
      • Refactor pieces to use the built-in functions.
      • Re-style to blend better with the rest of the UI.
    • Get core patch reviewed, and make required changes. (2011-09-12)
    • Get core patch committed. (2011-09-26 = Final Merge day - 1)
    • Release the hounds! (2011-12-20 = Release Day for TB 9)
OpenSearch
  • No progress, as I've been concentrating on the Account Provisioner.
  • I should really release an update to the addon this week, though, to pick up Squib's changes.

Experiments

Thunderbird Conversations

Nice progression of the userbase, went from ~2000 users on the 2.0 series to ~32000 (nice!). Lots of press coverage (lifehacker, lifehacker japan) which certainly helped.

Main issues:

Redirected the feedback to getsatisfaction (see http://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/tags/conversations); any help is welcome. About to issue 2.0.7 to change the "would you like to leave some feedback" link to point to getsatisfaction.

Compose in a tab
Account Summary
  • About ready to release version 1.1; just waiting to get some additional testing before uploading to AMO (probably on Friday). See bug 489999 for the XPI.
Ubuntu Unity Integration
  • Spent most of last week tackling EDS address book authentication, which is now working.
  • The deadline to demonstrate add/write capability for the EDS add-on is August 4th. I seem to be on track.

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 5 (Miramar)
  • Currently doing throttled major updates as we keep an eye out for any stability issues. Should be opening it up later this week.
  • Miramar nightlies have been stopped, redirecting users to early bird - It's a a two stage process you'll need to update twice to get there.
Thunderbird 6
  • Thunderbird 6.0b1 is being build and tested - should be released by the end of the week, but we're aiming for Wednesday morning.
Thunderbird 7
Thunderbird 8
Thunderbird 3.1.x
  • Firefox have scheduled the next 1.9.2 release for August 16th.
  • Bug Lists: 3.1

Extension of the week

  • Mailbox Alert allows you to specify, for each seperate mail folder, a message, sound and/or a system command that will be executed when new mail is found there.

QA Updates

  • Validating 6.0b1

Marketing Updates

  • 6.0b1 this week.
  • Scoping out Test Pilot studies.

Infrastructure Update

  • On-site all week in MV
  • Network rewiring completed
  • New build capacity should come online this week

Build / Release Update

  • Thunderbird 6.0b1 pushed to test channels. Preparing for release to beta channel.
  • Testing upstream buildbotcustom changes. Will need a buildbot master downtime window to deploy them.
  • Win32 build slaves are now using the NTFS filesystem (was: FAT32).

Web Update

  • Fixed a few bugs on the new site, and updated l10n merges.
  • Learned how to update the web l10n dashboard!
  • Started discussion on moving sumomo to mozilla.org

Documentation

Support

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

  1. 2013 new support topics (1478 two weeks ago) - Media:11-17July2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Thunderbird 5 Support Issues - thanks to cameleon and tanstaafl for helping keep the page current
  3. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details
  4. DRAFT Thunderbird 6 User Features Page for TB 6 docs, draft page for TB 7, draft page for TB8

Lightning Updates

  • Some urgent bugs showed up post 1.0b4 (Don't you love that "beep" ? ;-)
  • They all have fixes now, spinning 1.0b5
  • Update: Bugs fixed in this release are here
  • Builds temporarily available at:

All builds will of course move to ftp.mozilla.org when done.


Please take a moment to test these builds!


  • We want to get 1.0 out as fast as possible. The current blocking list is too long, I will go through those bugs and throw out as many as possible.
  • Blocking 1.0 list here
  • Lets talk about how reasonable my decisions are when I have the list

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

Attendees

bienvenu bwinton jb ludo roland mconley reid fallen gozer jhopkins rebron sancus