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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Action Items

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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.
  • 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


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
  • thunderbird-couchdb landed in the Canonical archives a few days ago. Ubuntu One contacts are now available!

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 7
  • Releasing today.
Thunderbird 8
  • Currently on: Beta (after today)
  • Add-on compatibility bump information prepared, looking for this to happen soon.
  • Expecting to start a beta build soon and release probably next Monday.
Thunderbird 9
  • Currently on: Aurora (after today)
Thunderbird 3.1.x
  • 3.1.15 releasing today.
  • 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

  • Zindus An extension that let's you synch contacts between Thunderbird's Address book, Google mail and Zimbra servers.

QA Updates

  • Worked on released.
  • Worked on bugzilla.
  • Thunderbird QA is now visible on QMO.

Marketing Updates

Infrastructure Update

  • bug 688554 Spinning up 16 new minis in our colo, to replace the Vancouver ones.
  • [delayed] New VMWare server for Win64, still coming soon.
  • [delayed] Pushing out new Try server this week

Build / Release Update

  • urgent work to bring up Mac minis in MPT colo to replace Vancouver minis (bug 688838). Testing this week. May require some closed tree time.
  • fixed two automation bugs:
    • 688687 - Tagging builds should be restartable
    • 688995 - BumpFilePath() produces incorrect results when newVersion contains oldVersion
  • Thunderbird 7.0 build/release
  • Thunderbird 3.1.15 released

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


  • Knowledge Base:
  • reported an Opera bug with conditional content on Knowledge Base
  • 18 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)

  1. 1625 new support topics (1769 1 week ago) - Media:19-25September2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Thunderbird 6 Support Issues
  3. Thunderbird 7 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues found in TB7
  4. Awesome number of new Get Satisfaction support contributors in the last 3 weeks, not sure why (jen's contribute form work perhaps?) but love it! Welcome to new support contributors bernd_s, odinbc aka husveg, inoneear and sfhowes !
  5. 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