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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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

Feature Work

Test Pilot
Account Provisioner
  • Shipping today!
  • We discovered an issue really late last week where users who change their passwords will have to *remove the original password* from the Password Manager. Details are here.
    • Yes, this is less than ideal - it's unfortunate that we discovered this so late. It was too late to fix it for TB 13.
    • The fix for this has already landed for TB 14 beta, and EarlyBird.
Filelink (Big Files)
  • Shipping today!
Instant Messaging
  • It's now possible to enter chat names for several chat networks in address book cards (the address book used to only support AIM screen names).

Google Summer of Code Projects

App Tabs for Thunderbird
  • Have done:
    • User can pin/unpin App Tab.
    • App Tabs are located on the left of the tab panel.
  • To be done:
    • Determine the exact tab size.
    • Separate App Tabs from normal tabs.
  • Known bugs:
    • The inbox (the default tab) does not allow any tab to be dragged to its left.

Schedule and Progress

  • Late issue found (Bug 760807) due to a regression in the version of NSIS the builders are using. Upgraded builder has respun the builds, which will mean TB 13 will be shipped in the next hour or two.
  • Due to the above issue, ESR release delayed a few hours, ETA early tomorrow (EDT)
Beta Version
  • New beta 14 starting later this week.

Extension of the week

  • SlideShow - Displays a slideshow of picture attachments. When email has attached pictures, it displays "View as Slideshow" button next to the attachment. Button click pops a slideshow window with all the images, allowing you to zoom in/out, save...

QA Updates

  • Release activity
  • More testing of new features
  • Bugzilla maintenance

Marketing Updates

  • finalized the Thunderbird announcement tools and plan with partners (Gandi, Hover and YouSendit) and with Mozilla communication team

Build / Release Update

Web Update

  • release activities
  • had to reconfigure my VM and all my dev environments due to the move from momo servers killing my old VM
  • account provisioner debugging/work



(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. 1248 new support topics (1235 one week ago ) - Media:GS-TB-28May-3June2012-1-of2-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png ; Media:GS-TB-28May-3June2012-2-of2-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Thunderbird 13 Support Issues
  3. See this week's Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Upcoming events!

  • TB Support Clinic - Location and time TBD. Possibly in Vancouver, possibly at the next Thunderbird Work Week
  • Possible joint event with the fabulous Ubuntu Vancouve Local Users Group who have 500 people in their mailing list

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights