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  • Who's taking minutes? --> Roland
  • 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
Test Pilot
  • First study ("A Week in the Life of a Mail Client") ready to go onto index-tb-dev.json; just waiting for Jono to merge it.
Folder/Account Summary
  • Nearing release of version 2.0 of the add-on
    • Post about this on Labs?
  • After that: merge into Thunderbird
Tabs on Top

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 9
  • beta 3 this week - will turn OFF hardware acceleration by default because there are very few usecases where Thunderbird benefits
Thunderbird 10
Thunderbird 11
Thunderbird 3.1.x

Extension of the week

Folder pane view switcher restores the arrow keys that let you switch folder views from say all to only folders with unread messages.

QA Updates

  • Following the winqual discussion for Firefox and getting ready for it.
  • Catching up on bugmail
  • Need to clean up litmus
  • Setting up new VMs

Marketing Updates

  • Normal season holiday patterns for Tb ADUs in the 7.0MM range.
  • Publishing latest survey results this week on Thunderbird blog
  • Getting ready for TB 9.

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

  • jhopkins back from vacation, now located in Eastern time zone
  • continuing work to build Thunderbird on Firefox infrastructure; will add platforms this week

Web Update

  • Fixed email config issue with Yahoo
  • Working on some persistent error messages with kitsune
  • Improving website release process(script to copy locales & merge)



(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. 1115 new support topics (1419 one week ago) - Media:21-27NovemberGSThunderbirdSupportStats-2011-11-28_1513.png
  2. Thunderbird 8 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues found in TB8
  3. Thunderbird 9 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues or bugs found in TB9 (as of this writing current TB9 version is TB9 Beta 2) on Get Satisfaction please tag them appropriately i.e. "tb9b2" for beta 2, "tb9b3" for beta 3 and "tb9" for general Thunderbird 9 issues
  4. Support Contributors, please add yourself to the Mozillians directory and tag yourself "Thunderbird", "Support" and your city e.g. "Berlin". Contact Roland, rtanglao AT to get vouched! Roland will vouch for anybody on the tb-support-crew mailing list!
  5. Love to hear your views on how we can grow the Thunderbird community of developers, support folks, QA folks, documentation folks, etc
  6. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

  • C code conversion almost complete
  • Microsoft Exchange provider hope to ship that as part of Lightning core in Lightning 1.2 or 1.3

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


dveditz, jenzed, standard8, usul, rolandtanglao, sancus, gozer, jhopkins, fallen, mconley,bwinton, bienvenu, jb