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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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  • Who's taking minutes? --> Irving (This page has been updated with notes)
  • 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!

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Test Pilot
Filelink (Big Files)
Instant Messaging
  • Polishing
Modern Address Book
Account Provisioning
  • Shipped! (Aside: Features/Thunderbird needs to be updated)
  • Do we have automatic metrics on signups? No, only occasional reports from partners.

Google Summer of Code Projects

App Tabs for Thunderbird
  • No in-person update from Trung today, since he's currently on a flight.
  • Last week was spent studying how the inbox tab works, since it is a special case (it's currently non-draggable, and is forced as the first tab)
  • This week, Trung will be finishing up the app tab width calculation, and handling tab dragging.
  • A more verbose update can be found on Trung's project blog.
  • David reports that his GSOC student has made progress on retrieving and storing GMail's custom message and thread IDs.
  • Blake reports that Sergio is almost done domain deletion and issue reporting.

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 13
  • We found a few issues in 13 that we're going to be following up in a 13.0.1. Should be released by the end of the week.
    • Yousendit files default to expire after 7 days
    • Some libraries loaded twice or not at all on Linux
Beta Version
  • 14.0b2 this week, it will contain most of the fixes that are going into 13.0.1 as well as the normal fixes and L10n updates.

Extension of the week

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

  • Monitored TB13 announcement effect. 23 trackbacks on our blog post in multiple languages. Positive feedback on both features
  • Positive feedback on social networks too

Build / Release Update

  • Thunderbird 14.0b1 released
  • Thunderbird 14.0b2 release this week or next

Web Update

  • Fixed several bugs with the account provisioner
  • Start Page Update
  • Wrote and ran the TB13 Compatibility Bump
    • TB14 Compatibility Bump is also done and should go live next week, much earlier in the cycle than before
  • L10n merges, What's New translation coverage is ~75% done.


  • British Columbia Institute of Technology Tech Writer's grad / alumni event:
    • gave talk about Mozilla / open source
    • participated in industry panel
    • unfortunately, nobody approached me for more info about becoming a Mozilla contributor - everyone was pretty employment-focused
  • Open Badges:
    • write-up on how we might implement these with Thunderbird
    • separate project regarding P2PU badges (specifically for recent Thunderbird course; more generally to encourage further contributions of this kind)
  • Student practicums: working with SUMO to extend / formalize our student practicum program
  • Working with current practicum students on their projects


(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. 1340 new support topics (1248 one week ago ) - Media:4-10June2012-Part-1-of-2-Thunderbird-GS-stats.png ; Media:4-10June2012-Part-2-of-2-Thunderbird-GS-stats.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

  • Calendar team has been fighting build infrastructure issues.

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

  • Question about visa requirements for travel to MozCamp, hopefully the planning team will have answers for us.


Usul, jb, standard8, Jenz, Roland, John, Abourcier, Jcranmer, Bwinton, moncley, irving, bienvenu, florian, sancus