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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Agenda

  • Who's taking minutes? --> mconley
  • 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

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Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Account Provisioner
  • Protz is lining up to get this landed soon.
  • Code is being developed here.
OpenSearch
  • Still undergoing merge into core
  • What's left to do:
    • Fix search engine providers
    • Tests
Test Pilot
  • Aiming to land this ASAP
  • Blake has UX reviewed it, but still needs a little bit of work to land
  • Standard8 will run it down this week

Experiments

Thunderbird Conversations
  • Paused to concentrate on Open Search / Account Provisioner / Test Pilot
Compose in a tab
  • Paused to concentrate on Open Search / Account Provisioner / Test Pilot
Account Summary

Paused to concentrate on Open Search / Account Provisioner / Test Pilot

Ubuntu Unity Integration
  • There have been some small breakages as Oneiric nears the finish line. Chris Coulson and I have been dealing with them, and we're looking OK so far.

Schedule and Progress

  • Next merge date: 27th September
    • Get your patches in soon if you want them to land in Earlybird.
    • Make sure to set the appropriate tracking flags so that your patches are not overlooked.
  • For information about channels, point people here - http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/channel/
Thunderbird 7
  • Currently on: Beta
  • Releasing third beta today.
  • Add-on compatibility bump delayed due to issues with getting AMO updated. Pushing for that to happen today.
Thunderbird 8
  • Currently on: Earlybird
  • Add-on compatibility bump information prepared, looking for this to happen soon.
Thunderbird 9
  • Currently on: Trunk.
Thunderbird 3.1.x
  • 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.
  • 3.1.15 will start building today, releases next week.

Extension of the week

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  • Note that Google Docs is currently opened up in the default web browser, as opposed to a content tab.

QA Updates

  • Maintaining bugzilla
  • Release work

Marketing Updates

  • Reached 7.2MM ADUs; top countries - Germany, US, France, Japan, Italy
  • Latest Thunderbird Beta announcement
  • Next: working on resourcing for a brand book/brand positioning for Thunderbird. See Firefox brand book example.

Infrastructure Update

  • New VMWare server for Win64 soon
  • Pushing out new Try server this week
  • YVR Mac minis outage Wednesday

Build / Release Update

  • all-hands last week
  • joined the Firefox build team to share infrastructure and load balance with Thunderbird
  • planning transition
  • creating feature page for MSI + Active Directory integration
  • need to book input.mozilla meeting with aakash, tofumatt, davedash + one or more from Thunderbird to discuss pushback on adding Thunderbird to the existing service. (include standard8 or jb + sancus)
  • pushing Thunderbird 7 beta 3 to beta channel today
  • building 3.1.15 build 1 today

Web Update

  • new version of kitsune this week
  • compatibility bump for TB7 live no later than Thursday, TB8 bump live next week
  • We're looking into the possibility of getting Thunderbird onto nightly.mozilla.org

Documentation

  • Knowledge Base:
  • reported an Opera bug with conditional content on Knowledge Base
  • 18 responses to (from us to them) to contributor inquiry form

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. 1769 new support topics (2041 two weeks ago) - Media:ThunderbirdGetSatisfaction-stats-2011-09-19_1614.png
  2. Thunderbird 6 Support Issues
  3. Thunderbird 7 Support Issues - new! please edit and add any issues found in TB7 (currently beta 2 soon to be beta 3), starting at beta 1 for TB7 and future releases
  4. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

  • Lightning release is probably better named 1.0b7, this gives us more time for testing the just pushed patches.
  • We are on slashdot
  • Google Summer of Code student Mohit seems to be sticking with us! Yay!

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

Attendees