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(current release schedules returning soon)

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Agenda

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, phone number (needed for shipping!) and send it to rebron@mozilla.com so that he can send them a shirt!

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the <a href="Thunderbird/Driver Meetings/2011-08-09">driver meeting notes</a>.

<a href="Thunderbird:Feature Work">Feature Work</a>

<a href="Thunderbird/Experiments#Account_Provisioner">Account Provisioner</a>
  • No news this week.
OpenSearch
  • No news this week.
Test Pilot
  • Coming along nicely. Merging changes to main trunk this week.

<a href="Thunderbird/Experiments">Experiments</a>

Thunderbird Conversations
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Account Summary
Ubuntu Unity Integration
  • Unofficially, mission accomplished!
  • Canonical will bundle my EDS Contacts Integration add-on with Thunderbird after the next beta is released
  • I've started poking at the EDS provider for Lightning - might try to flex some muscle on that

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 6
  • Releasing final beta today or tomorrow.
    • 48 locales in this release.
  • Final builds should start on Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Add-on compatibility bump happening on Thursday or Friday
    • We're aware this is late, will be able to improve and do this earlier from now on.
  • Releasing on the 16th August assuming no issues found.
Thunderbird 7
  • Merge to beta on 16th August - next week, we'll start beta builds soon after.
Thunderbird 8
  • Merges to Earlybird on 16th August.
Thunderbird 3.1.x

Extension of the week

<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/bugmail/">bugmail</a> A nice extension that adds value if you receive plenty of bugspam. Say you have a Thread of emails and start reading it, with that extension you'll know the status of the bug at the beginning of the thread. Combined with the magic r keyboard shortcut you can be way more efficient at reading your daily bugmail. Bugzilla, Trac, Flyspray and Launchpad are the currently supported bug systems.

<a href="Thunderbird:Testing">QA</a> Updates

Working on releases mostly.

Marketing Updates

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

Web Update

  • patched amo-validator to add Thunderbird compatibility checks
  • committed blog theme, still needs some tweaks
  • merges, bugfixes on mozilla.org/thunderbird and discussed the upcoming mozilla.com+org merge

Documentation

  • contributor engagement form
    • responses
    • metric collection
    • update / create boilerplate for responses

<a href="Thunderbird/Support">Support</a>

(If you support Thunderbird or write or translate documentation to help support Thunderbird, please <a href="https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/tb-support-crew">subscribe to the tb-support-crew mailing list</a> and briefly introduce yourself to the list)

  1. 1993 new support topics (1938 2 weeks ago) - <a href="1-7August2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png" class="internal" _fcknotitle="true" _fck_mw_filename="1-7August2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png" _fck_mw_type="media" title="1-7August2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png">1-7August2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png</a>
  2. <a href="Thunderbird/Thunderbird5.0SupportIssues">Thunderbird 5 Support Issues</a>
  3. Started <a href="Thunderbird/Thunderbird6.0SupportIssues">Thunderbird 6 Support Issues</a> in preparation for TB6 release. Please edit the page and add any issues found in TB6 Beta 1, 2, 3 and release
  4. See <a href="Thunderbird/StatusMeetings/2011-08-09/SupportAppendix">this week's Support Appendix</a> for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

Unfortunately I can't make it to the meeting today. As discussed with the Thunderbird Drivers, Lightning needs to return to non-beta version numbers as fast as possible. I will be attempting to release Lightning 1.0 together with Thunderbird 7, so on September 27th.

To achieve this goal, I have further condensed the buglist to a very small number. Despite exams I'm going to try to fix these bugs in the next weeks, so we can broaden testing to make 1.0 as good as possible. Please take a look at <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Calendar Talk:1.0 Product Planning#Version_2:_Together_with_TB7">Calendar Talk:1.0 Product Planning#Version_2:_Together_with_TB7</a> and let me know if there are any more urgent issues that you think need to be taken care of in 1.0.

Status Updates

See the <a href="http://benjamin.smedbergs.us/weekly-updates.fcgi/project/thunderbird">Mozilla Status Board</a> for status updates specific to developers.

Roundtable Highlights

protz: At Vancouver office, several GLODA improvements now and more next week.

Attendees

bienvenu, bwinton, jb, jenzed, mconley, jhopkins, rebron, sancus, andreasn, standard8, ludo, irving, rolandtanglao