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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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  • Who's taking minutes? --> andreasn
  • 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

Test Pilot

We published first study a couple of weeks ago so we got the first batch of data back now. Unfortunately Metrics is moving their hardware so we can't get the data right now, but we'll get access to it soon. The data might be scewed due to ui issues we had in test pilot, so we'll push out the first study again with those ui issues fixed.

Filelink (Big Files)
  • Most of the major polish bugs have landed.
  • We've just switched over to YouSendIt's production server
    • We're still not getting the user's total storage quota, which is necessary in order to complete the YSI usage graph.
    • Getting "Gateway Timeout" on file deletion on the production server. I'll file a bug after this meeting.
Instant Messaging
  • Fixing lots of UI bugs
  • Working on instant messaging and mail integration.

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 11
Thunderbird 12
Thunderbird 13
Thunderbird 14
Thunderbird 3.1.x & ESR
  • End of Life for Thunderbird 3.1 on April 24th

Extension of the week

  • This week's extension is a Theme named Walnut2. It make Thunderbird look like being build out of wood. And looks quite nice.

QA Updates

  • Nothing sexy to repport

Marketing Updates

  • Thunderbird recruitment campaign: the goal is to organize a short and pro-active recruitment campaign during month of May. It will mainly focus on explaining what we expect from contributors accross different functions in the Thunderbird group. We think that it's still intimidating to enroll within community.
  • TB3.1 and earlier version: EOL campaign started. Migration article in Knowledge base with Video on YouTube done.
  • New start page released for EN versions with Tip of the Week.
  • On going communication on FB and Twitter.

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

  • Last week: The main bulk of code and config changes reviewed/landed to get Thunderbird building on Firefox infrastructure.
  • This week: aiming to start doing "parallel builds" of Thunderbird on the new infrastructure. These will go into a thunderbird-test directory on ftp. Continue to monitor progress in bug 698843.
  • Releasing Thunderbird 12.0 final on Tuesday, April 24
  • Thunderbird 12.0 beta 5 'go' today or tomorrow.
  • Thunderbird 3.1.x EOL next week. One more set of major updates to be published to give users an opportunity to move to Thunderbird 12.

Web Update

  • built a script to save time with localizers and the l10n dashboard
  • start page is live on en-US, l10n will begin this week with tip content. Tips will be changed once every three weeks, or so.



(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. TB 3.1->TB11 Upgrade Video is out in English, Check it out on the Thunderbird 3.1 Upgrade Knowledge Base article! We'd love your help localizing it into all other languages!
  2. 1259 new support topics (1459 two weeks ago ) - Media:9-15April2012-GS-TB-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  3. Thunderbird 11 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues or bugs found in TB11 and tag them tb11
  4. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Upcoming events!

  • TB community day June 1st (not confired yet)
  • TB support camp before Mozcamp Europe

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights