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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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  • Who's taking minutes? --> jhopkins
  • 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
  • have had Test Pilot running for a bit. Had a few issues with notifications (have a fix on AMO, awaiting approval)
  • on the data front, have ~16,000 submissions (more info pending).
Filelink (Big Files)
  • All of the major polish has landed. Yay!
  • We're still waiting on YouSendIt for a few things, which is why the management pane still doesn't give very useful information yet.
  • This is going to Beta today, so hopefully we'll get some more feedback and spot / fix any bugs before we ship.
Instant Messaging

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 11
Thunderbird 12
  • 12.0 final released
Thunderbird 13
Thunderbird 14
Thunderbird 3.1.x & ESR
  • Thunderbird 3.1.x is officially UNsupported today.
  • Thunderbird 10.0.4 released

Extension of the week

  • Fit-image a nice little extensions that will re-size pictures attached to your emails so they fit your viewing area. You don't need to restart Thunderbird to see it in action.

QA Updates

  • Releases.
  • Thinking about a RSS/Feeds testday for the end of the month.
  • May organize a Big Files test day in a few weeks

Marketing Updates

Infrastructure Update

  • Move hasn't affected thunderbird yet
  • gozer will hunt down move of Calendar machines and keep us updated
  • Tomorrow at 9AM Pacific there's an outage planned

Build / Release Update

  • Thunderbird 12.0 beta 5, 12.0 final release
  • Thunderbird 13.0 beta 1
  • Pushed bulk of Thunderbird configs to Firefox production build pool to build in parallel on Friday last week.
  • This week:
    • resolving build issues (tracked under bug 698843's dependencies)
    • get graph server entries deployed
    • cut over nightlies and nightly AUS to new infrastructure
    • configure release builders for testing
    • configure try server for testing

Web Update

  • compatibility bump for Thunderbird 12 done, goes live Thursday
  • Several website bugs fixed, including removing the 3.1 warning for PPC Macs
  • Features page update l10n, TB ESR French update, Start Page content update system, looking at redesign this week


  • KPIs
  • interview process with practicum students (not as simple as two new students, as reported last week)
  • Filelink: MDN instructions for adding a new storage service
  • Invitation to speak as part of an industry plenary panel for BCIT's Annual Alumni Event on June 9 (BCIT is our province's largest and most respected technical college - many IT programs)


(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. 1246 new support topics (1259 one week ago ) - Media:16-April222012-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Thunderbird 12 Support Issues - Please edit and add any issues or bugs found in TB11 and tag them tb12
  3. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Upcoming events!

  • TB community day June 1st in Vancouver (to be confirmed)
  • TB Support Clinic in Vancouver modelled after the Firefox in person support event aka Firefox Clinic before Mozcamp Europe

Lightning Updates

  • today's release fixes an update problem

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

  • GSOC status
  • Introducing Adam Muntner (adamm)
    • recently joined the security team
    • will be interfacing more with the Thunderbird team
    • works out of New York


adamm, bienvenu, bwinton, fallen, florian, gozer, jenzed, jhopkins, mconley, rolandtanglao, sancus, standard8, usul