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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Feel free to ask questions in the meeting either by speaking up or by asking them in #maildev on IRC.

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

Thanks to our Friend of the Tree. When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size, phone number (needed for shipping!) and send it to that she can send them a shirt!

  • Patrick Cloke (nominated by Florian). Patrick has been in the maildev community for a while; he started with some patches to lightning, and is now a chat/ peer. He's the author of the IRC code that is now part of Thunderbird.

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Test Pilot
Filelink (Big Files)
  • Our Dropbox implementation is not ready for release, so support has been disabled in beta until further notice.
  • Landed a fix that prevented users from easily updating their saved YouSendIt passwords if they'd gotten it wrong the first time (bug 753797)
Instant Messaging
  • Unified search results for IM conversations and email messages landed. Still polishing some details of it.
  • Updated the chat/ folder to take changes made to it for Instantbird.
App Tabs (GSoC Project)
  • The Thunderbird tabmail code is still being studied to determine how best to port Firefox's pinned tabs implementation

Better Gmail Integration

  • Code being read

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 12
Thunderbird 13
Thunderbird 14
Thunderbird 15
Thunderbird ESR

Extension of the week

QA Updates

  • working on testdays for FileLink and IM.

Marketing Updates

  • working on the contributors recruitment campaign.
    • up for grab posted
    • Contribute blog post on its way with QA and Developers calls
    • Polishing the new start page

Infrastructure Update

  • Datacenter move happening today.
  • A couple of things not quite working yet.

Build / Release Update

Web Update

  • ispdb has gotten Django 1.4 and browserid support added thanks to sergio
    • production/staging of ispdb have been taken down for now, will re-stage it with moco IT soon, no production until it's actually ready this time
  • Added geoip functionality to account provisioner server side
  • Tracked down some bugs in kitsune and other pages due to server moves



  • Next support day will be the day after TB 13 releases i.e. 1 day after TB13 release day June 5 which will be June 6, 2012

(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. 1480 new support topics (1630 one week ago ) - Media:7-13May2012-GetSatisfactin-Thunderbird-1of2-2012-05-14_1603.png ;7-13May2012-GetSatisfactin-Thunderbird-2of2-2012-05-14_1607.png
  2. Thunderbird 12 Support Issues
  3. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details
  4. working on requirements for possible future integration of the Thunderbird Knowledge Base into SUMO

Upcoming events!

  • TB community day June 1st in Vancouver
  • TB Support Clinic in Vancouver modelled after the Firefox in person support event aka Firefox Clinic before Mozcamp Europe sometime Summer 2012

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


usul, standard8, bienvenu, bwinton, mconley, rolandtanglao, andreas nilsson, sancus, mmecca, irving, jhopkins, mmecca