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Thunderbird notes 2017-06-27 NOON PT (Pacific). For meeting time, previous notes and call-in details see


Jorg K, marcoagpinto, Paenglab, aceman, Tom,, mkmelin, rkent, wsmwk


Action items from last meetings

Current status / Announcements

Current Release Critical Issues


Version 52


  • Past
    • 52.1.0 ESR (2017-04-30) (rush job for gmail problem)
    • 52.1.1 ESR (2017-05-15 - plan to enable automatic updates from 45.x)
    • 54.0b1 (2017-05-19)
    • 54.0b2 (2017-05-25)
    • 54.0b3 (2017-06-02)
    • TB 52.2 (2017-06-14)
    • TB 52.2.1 (2017-06-23) - Fixing Gmail issue


Past releases:

  • 4.7.8 (bundled)
  • 5.4 (TB 52 ESR)

Upcoming releases:

Round Table

Jorg K

  • Landed:
    • bug 1372943 bustage-fix (wwc)
    • bug 1373031 beta fix: disable webrenderer in release configs
    • bug 1374093 two bustage-fixes: 1) remove EncodingUtils 2) remove arguments of nsIConverterOutputStream::Init)
    • bug 1354002 Making use of defaultparagraphseparator
    • bug 1363281 Port "Replace uconv with encoding_rs" to mailnews, test fix, post-landing review
    • bug 1375680 bustage-fix (s/ReadUserPrefs/ReadUserPrefsFromFile/)
    • bug 1374190 bustage-fix (adjust wait time in test after M-C change)
    • bug 1374779 Make addbook: links work again
    • bug 1374093 2 bustage-fixes (mozilla::dom::EncodingUtils and nsIConverterOutputStream::Init)
    • bug 1376139 bustage-fix (SQL fixes in calendar)
    • bug 1376414 bustage-fix (name runnable)
    • bug 1376467 bustage-fix (charset lower/upper)
  • Awaiting review:


  • some reviews


  • off next week to deal with some family stuff!
  • now redirects to the correct Accept-Language.
    • release notes management will be ready for testing by 06/30, will sent out an email to interested parties.
    • release notes will be managed by YAML text file in a dedicated github repo.
    • fixed some broken URLs, all download page, etc.
    • Once we are happy with release notes management, website is ready to go live.
  • Got AMO set up and working locally, there are a lot of moving parts. I'm not sure this is suitable for us to run without any webdev.
    • Will have further conversations with AMO team members this week.


  • ship 52.2.0 and 52.2.1
  • much triage and monitoring of support forums, especially gmail issues


just some small reviews


  • Some small patches checked-in, mostly Fx ports.



  • Investigating whether there is any subset of Thunderbird suitable for a rewrite experiment
  • Looking over Lightning code to understand issues in migrating away from Mozilla platform
  • prison teams: politics for Contacts group looks grim, going to back off; Calendar group will proceed though they are weak.
  • trying to figure out how to move forward with an engineering council

Question Time

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