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(current release schedules returning soon)
Thunderbird Meeting Details :
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011 16:30 UTC (9:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Eastern)
- How to dial-in
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- 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!
Friends of the Tree
No Friend of the Tree this week.
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For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.
- JB has agreed to take over Project Management of the Account Provisioner so that Blake can focus on other things.
- Did more Telemetry-related work, including an opt-in UI (port from Firefox), currently blocking on:
- Sid Stamm's privacy review for our Thunderbird-specific probes.
- Gloda work finished, currently blocking on: Telemetry landing, so that we can compare the probes before/after
- Thunderbird Conversations 2.1 is about to be released, please try out the latest version and report anything suspicious. See http://blog.andychung.ca/post/9563922811/thunderbird-conversations for shiny screenshots. (Almost 70000 users, w00t!). Lots of good feedback re the newer versions. Did a lot of polish, people seem to appreciate it.
- Leaving Vancouver on Friday.
Compose in a tab
Ubuntu Unity Integration
- Breakage on EDS Contacts Integration add-on was due to build problem on Canonical machines - that's been fixed.
- Still keeping an eye out for serious show-stoppers, major problems - but so far, so good.
Schedule and Progress
- We now have a new channels page for Thunderbird for Earlybird and Beta channels: http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/channel/
- Next merge date: 27th September
- Doing chemspills for 6.0, 3.1, and TB 7 beta because of http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2011/08/29/fraudulent-google-com-certificate/
- For inf about channels, point people here - http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/channel/
- Good uptake so far.
- Has a lower crash rate than TB 5.
- Currently on: Beta
- Released the first beta last Friday, with updates going out on Saturday
- We had various delays this time around partially due to still getting the automation up to date with the rapid release cycle. Should be much easier for subsequent betas.
- Currently working on getting the add-on compatibility bump set up, should be completed next week with documentation for Add-on authors.
- Currently on: Earlybird
- Starting to prepare information for add-on compatibility bump, so that we can bump before it goes to beta.
- Currently on: Trunk.
- Next merge date is in about 4 weeks.
- The 3.1 series is going to keep going while we discuss how to work with enterprise users. Once there's a way forward there, we'll close down the 3.1 branch.
Extension of the week
- Release work
- Bugzilla maintenance
- We need more people running on the Aurora channel
- How we plan on changing testing with the train release model
- Tb6, 3.1.12, 7.0b releases
- Next up, 6.0.1, 3.1.13, and second 7.0b.
- PR Update:
- Scoping out branding and marketing research to help solidify our branding, market segments, and messaging.
- Starting All Hands prep.
Build / Release Update
- bug 656049 client.mk invoking client.py (via mozconfig) last patch approved!
- working with gozer on bug 682078 - Tracking bug for unforking buildbotcustom
- doing chemspill release builds today: 6.0.1, 3.1.13, 7.0b2
- channel page live @ http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/channel/ (l10n still to come, apologies for delay)
- kitsune updated on staging @ http://support-stage.mozillamessaging.com/
- known error in the showfor JS(because we have no mobile versions) I still need to fix that I spent time tracking down yesterday.
- helped fix the finnish bug bug 681868 and some other small issues with the mozilla.org/firefox merge.
- merged revisions/cleaned up tb6 whatsnew l10n bugs
- pushed several small fixes to the website, thunderbird blog, fixed some rewrites bug 674735 bug 682425 etc
- Thunderbird 7 compatibility bump patch
- fixing the issues with kitsune and maybe pushing it live
- probably a half dozen issues that will come up
- Knowledge Base community contributions:
- Blocking a Sender
- Configuring Email Aliases
- three KB article expansions from contributors
- New MDN contributor: update and expand Thunderbird extension tutorial
- investigate enabling feedback site for Thunderbird
- 17 responses to (from us to them) to contributor inquiry form
(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) (on vacation Mon-Wed last week so no report last week)
- 1640 new support topics (1591 2 weeks ago) - Media:22-28August2011Metrics.png
- Thunderbird 6 Support Issues
- Thunderbird 7 Support Issues - new! please edit and add any issues found in TB7 (currently beta 1), starting at beta 1 for TB7 and future releases
- See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details
Philipp's last exams are next week, after that: Lightning speed ahead ;-)
- Working on automatic beta releases together with Mark, tracking in bug 673089.
- Transplanted all needed changesets between comm-central, comm-aurora and comm-beta. These are now near to in sync and comm-beta contains everything needed to release a beta-beta.
- Working on getting trunk back to speed after ChromeWorkers were re-written bug 678343.
Previously proposed buglist from the discussion page is now on bugzilla, see the new needed-beta list, tentatively named so until its clear if we can make 1.0 for Thunderbird 7.
See the Mozilla Status Board for status updates specific to developers.