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Thunderbird: 2012-11-27

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am


  • 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!

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!

  • Roland nominates Vincent aka el cameleon for writing articles in English, French and keeping track of hot, breaking Thunderbird issues.Merci beaucoup!

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Modern Address Book
  • Regression that I caught last week when importing contacts from the Mork address books is fixed. Hooray!
  • I need to refactor the way we save contacts in the database, since that’s affected by the new connector interface
  • I’ve started designing the “backend for the front-end”, so to speak. Nothing down yet, but soon.
Instant Messaging
  • This section is getting removed because IM shipped! Woo!

Schedule and Progress

Beta Version
  • Thunderbird 18.0b1 rolling out this week (start build on Wednesday, ship it on Thursday)

Extension of the week

QA Updates

  • Did TB release stuff.
  • Trying to figure out how to do new job and old job!
  • Cleaning up Bugzilla components that is watching.

Build / Release Update

  • Thunderbird 18.0b1 this week
  • bug 815302 – [tracking] Build Thunderbird ESR and Mainline from a single repo

Web Update

  • New Features page @:
  • Sandstone background and layout
  • Font updated to Open Sans
  • Tabzilla added to header menu, will be site-wide.
  • Footer needs a few minor alterations, and screenshots probably need to be retaken/cropped better. I resized them quickly with CSS so some are a bit blurry. Couple of other minor tweaks.
  • Not sure what to do with the main landing page image.
    • Probably going to use the octopus.

Support and Documentation

  1. Again big thanks to all contributors (both volunteer and staff), past and preset, who helped support Thunderbird in the employee-driven phase. On to the next phase post Thunderbird 17! Can never give enough thanks!
  2. Hot Thunderbird 17 Support Issues:
  3. 915 new support topics (734 1 week ago ) – Media:19-25nov2012-tb-gs-stats.png
  4. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

  • We’re getting a few conflicts wrt times for this meeting.
    • Mark is going to be sending around mail to tb-planning about frequency and timing for the status meeting moving forward, as well as the content for the status meetings.
  • No meeting next week until further notice.
  • If you’re not on about:credits, go to about:credits, scroll all the way to the bottom for instructions on how to make that happen.


Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to use headphones and mute yourself when not talking

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

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