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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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  • Who's taking minutes? --> Ludovic
  • 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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  • aceman from Slovakia for helping in daily triage.

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Account Provisioner

Polishing the latest details.

  • Just finishing up some refactoring and adding some Mozmill tests
  • After that, reviews/landing!
Test Pilot
  • Test Pilot checked into 9.0.
  • Next up
    • File followups for minor issues
    • Update add-on version for 8.0
    • Start making studies!
    • First study about Menus and Toolbar or what kind and # of accounts


Thunderbird Conversations

On hold, working on get an account.

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Account Summary
Ubuntu Unity Integration
  • EDS Contacts Integration add-on got updated to fix an annoying authentication loop problem. Fix should be rolled out shortly.
  • Ubuntu Oneiric gets released on Thursday! Woo!
    • As such, Mike is bracing himself for a possible onslaught of bug reports / triage (in Launchpad)
  • Blake and Mike are heading to Orlando at the end of the month to attend the Ubuntu Developer Summit

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 8
Thunderbird 9
  • Add-on compatibility bump information collated, should be done before Thunderbird 9 makes it to beta.
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.

Extension of the week

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QA Updates

  • Releases
  • Bugzilla

Marketing Updates

  • Thunderbird ADUs reached 7.4MM with Germany, US, France, Japan, Italy leading the way.
  • Getting ready for TB8.
  • Preparing a few surveys.
  • Getting swag ready for Ubuntu Dev Summit

Infrastructure Update

  • New Try Server is out: Known Issues
    • Still experiencing various issues, but will get them hammered out.
  • SSL serving infrastructure significantly beefed up for all the new https:// start pages.

Build / Release Update

Web Update

  • Ran the TB8 compatibility bump last week, catching up!
    • TB9 bump should be done ahead of beta, code will be done this week.
  • Fixed a number of kitsune bugs, and the new version is live on SUMOMO.
  • Filed bug 692956 to track getting TB on



(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. 1687 new support topics (1944 1 week ago) - Media:3-9October2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Thunderbird 8 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues found in TB8 starting with TB8 Beta 1
  3. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


rebron , mconley, bwinton, standard8, Usul, roland, bienvenu, sancus,gozer,jenzed