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Action Items

Friends of the Tree

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Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Test Pilot
Tabs on Top
  • Fixed a bug that made buttons dragged beside the menubar have icons below text
  • Andreas will soon be landing a patch that will make the transition between the tab selector and message tabs easier on the eyes.
Big Files
Account Provisioner

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 10
  • Releases on Tuesday, Jan 31
Thunderbird 11
  • Going to beta next week
  • Has Tabs on Top
Thunderbird 12
Thunderbird 3.1.x

Extension of the week

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QA Updates

Marketing Updates

  • Recent articles 1, 2
  • Thunderbird ADUs around 7.8MM w/ Germany, US, France, Japan, and Italy leading the way.
  • Release work, Tb 10 and ESR announcements.

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

  • On-deck this week: Thunderbird 10.0b5, 10.0 final, 3.1.18, 3.1.17->10.0b4 major updates

Web Update

  • working on TB10 content updates
  • This week
    • Thunderbird ESR pages & website support for ESR builds
    • Getting ready for TB10 release
    • TB11 compatibility bump



(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. Thunderbird 3.1 -> Thunderbird 10 upgrade test day is Thursday January 26 2012, this Thursday! If you want to help, create a new TB profile, revert to TB 3.1 and test upgrading with us on Thursday. Love to see you there! The more testing we do on Thursday, the less Support issues we'll have when TB3.1 is EOL'ed.
  2. 1615 new support topics (542 one week ago) - Media:ThunderbirdGetSatisfactionMetrics16-22January2012-2012-01-23_1056.png - NOTE: last week's numbers are low because GS's stats failed to work for Monday-Wednesday of last week
  3. Thunderbird 9 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues or bugs found in TB9 and tag them tb9
  4. Thunderbird 10 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues or bugs found in TB10 and tag them tb10 - TB10 Release is next week, so backup up your Thunderbird profile, and try the TB 10 beta today if you have some time!
  5. 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