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Thunderbird notes 2016-04-05. NOON PT (Pacific). For meeting time, previous notes and call-in details see


marcoagpinto, aceman, ba, Jorg K, Paenglab, wsmwk, rkent, mkmelin, makemyday


  • release 45

Action items from last meetings

Current status / Announcements

Current Release Critical Issues

Leave critical bugs here until confirmed fixed. If confirmed, then remove.


  • bug 1224846 (esr45) - TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL | toolkit/components/osfile/tests/xpcshell/test_read_write.js
    • Fallen?
  • bug 1250723 (esr45) - startup CRASH: C-C TB ASSERTION: can't be your own parent aka morkTable::AddRow (v45 topcrash)
    • rkent is taking this, reproducible result of exceeding limit of key size - FIXED, LANDED
  • bug 1251120 (esr45)- crash in nsMsgI18NConvertFromUnicode (v45 topcrash) - FIXED, LANDED
  • Bug 1162148 - Warning: Identity file /builds/.ssh/{ffxbld_rsa,tbirdbld_dsa} not accessible: No such file or directory (won't be needed after esr38, fixed in 42) - status?

important (but not top critical)

  • status TBD - bug 1182629 - update to 38.1.0 from 38.0.1 re-enables disabled Lightning
  • status TBD - bug 1176399 - Multiple master password when GMail OAuth2 is enabled
  • status TBD - bug 1176748 - fix main thread proxies to the migration code (jorgk and m_kato helped in past)
  • proxy (eg causing foxyproxy problems)
  • topcrash bug 1149287 is ** 31% of our crashes** - see below
  • bug 1211291 (esr38, unknown in esr45) - Folders are visible, but messages are not. (?related to bug 1211358 lightning chrome.manifest not updated in 38.3.0 ?)
    • nobody has a clue about what to do with this, leaning toward shipping 38.7.0 with not fix. (wsmwk) agree, ship without fixing it
  • Problems updating to 38.6 to do with Lightning bug 1249894 and its five duplicates. Two users attached their extensions folder.
    • Isn't this the same as the one above, bug 1211291?

Version 45

  • tracking-tb45 flags: unfixed ?/+ -
  • Items that may need to be checked and tested: gtk3, windows 10


  • Past
    • 45.0b1 2016-02-04 with GTK3 built but updates not enabled
    • 45.0b2 with GTK2 2016-02-19
    • 45.0b3 (shelved)
    • 38.6.0 2016-02-12
    • 38.7.0
    • 38.7.1 (shelved)
    • 38.7.2


Past releases:

  • (bundled)
  • (AMO)

Upcoming releases:

  • 4.0.8 (bundled) (TB 38.6)
  • 4.7.0 - bug 1225778 (TB 45 tracking)

Round Table

Jorg K


  • triage Neil review and NI requests
  • releases


  • donation website is "live" but procedures to report and spend income are not established. Meeting on Thursday 2016-04-07 with MoFo admin on this.
  • beginning to investigate bug 1260724 IMAP failing with godaddy servers in TB 38
  • investigated and landed bug 1250723 (esr45) - startup CRASH: C-C TB ASSERTION: can't be your own parent aka morkTable::AddRow (v45 topcrash)
  • releases
  • I have a huge project to convert ExQuilla to JS (prototype for a possible similar conversion for Thunderbird) that will take the majority of my time for the next six months.

Question Time

rkent, there is no 64-bit version of TB 45 for Windows. It seems only 46+ but the next public will be 52. :( Is there a possibility of compiling 45 in 64-bit?

  • Someone needs to work on the release engineering to figure out to enable those builds.


Friends of the tree

Action Items

Help Wanted

  • Accessibility lead
  • Person comfortable (not necessarily technical experts) with Core type issues. Example, graphics to guide bug 1195947 Thunderbird hardware acceleration (HWA) issues to be resolved
  • Lead to run the donation campaign after TB 45 is released.