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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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  • Who's taking minutes? --> roland
  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to Standard8 for schedule changes/additions.
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Action Items

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Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

hoping to land both Account Provisioner and Open Search for Thunderbird 10 next Tuesday November 7th

Feature Work

Account Provisioner
Test Pilot


Thunderbird Conversations
Compose in a tab
Account Summary
Ubuntu Unity Integration

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 8
  • Final beta for 8.0 currently being generated.
Thunderbird 9
  • Add-on Compatibility update performed yesterday
    • Caught up on these now, and add-on authors therefore have a much longer notification period.
    • 325 checked, 309 bumped, 16 notified about possible issues (includes binary add-ons, but other issues as well).
Thunderbird 3.1.x
  • 3.1.16 builds to beta channel tomorrow.

Extension of the week

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

  • Getting ready for Thunderbird 8 and Lightning 1.0
  • UDS this week.
  • Prepping for MozCamps, presentations.
  • Japanese survey in progress

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

  • Thunderbird 8 beta 4 build 2
  • Need to take on bug 682805 - Generate snippets using new attributes
  • Slow Windows builds
  • Configuring Thunderbird builds on Firefox build infrastructure

Web Update

  • TB 8.0 product pages on staging, filing l10n bugs after meeting.
  • TB 8 -> 9 compatibility bump was completed last week
  • finishing kitsune l10n script today
  • AOL support in account provisioner next


  • two new tech writing students doing a practicum with Thunderbird
  • update: AMO info about monetizing add-ons and updating AMO to include TB in agreements and docs (AMO folks are figuring out their end)
  • work with MDN folks to improve Thunderbird visibility on MDN
  • new article by contributor: Why has my "Send" button been replaced with "Send Later"
  • one major article edit by contributor; three major article edits by internal folks
  • 15 responses to contribution inquiries
  • reminder: doc sprint for updating the FLOSS Thunderbird manual on November 9 (project wiki)


(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. 1165 new support topics (1146 week ago) - Media:17-23October2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Thunderbird 7 Support Issues
  3. Thunderbird 8 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues found in TB8 starting with TB8 Beta 1
  4. 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


sancus, standard8, ludo, roland, jhopkins, gozer, fallen, jenzed, rebron