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Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2010-07-13

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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.2

Thunderbird 3.1.1

Thunderbird 3.0.6
To Be Announced

  • Relbranch opens: June 24
  • Code & L10 freeze: July 13
  • Builds start: July 13
  • QA with builds start: July 14
  • Beta period starts: July 14/15
  • Final release: July 20
  • Relbranch opens: June 18
  • Code freeze: July 1
  • L10n freeze: July 1
  • Builds start: July 1
  • QA with builds start: July 2
  • Beta period starts: July 13
  • Final release: July 20

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

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Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Thanks to our Friends of the Tree When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size and send it to so that he can send them a shirt!

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • 29% – 38% success rate for ISPDB configuration.
  • Top missing domains:,,,,,,,,,,; adding Top 20 will give us 4% more success rate.
  • Next Funnel cake on TB 3.1.1; shooting for week of July 26th, possibly w/ German version also.

Thunderbird 3.2

  • Help Wanted: Working on getting the trunk stable and significant issues fixed. See thread on tb-planning.
  • Gecko 1.9.2-based
  • later this year
  • key feature: account provisioning
  • a few other possible features, probably non-blocking
  • dmose/Standard8 to post more details in the next few days
  • only pull explicitly important features/fixes/API that need a ship vehicle back from trunk
  • alpha (beta?) unscheduled yet, as nothing new to get feedback on
  • Schedule of first alpha TBD, probably mid-July.

Major updates to Thunderbird 3.1

  • Expecting to push prompted major updates to TB 3.1.1.
  • Initial 3.0.6 -> 3.1.1 push planned for 27th July.
  • Initial -> 3.1.1 push planned for 3rd August.
  • Pending any new and unexpected 3.1/3.1.1 feedback

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • Releasing TB 3.0.6 and 3.1.1 the same time as FF 3.6.7
  • Bug Lists: 3.1, 3.0

QA Updates

  • working on releases
  • had great talks with external contributors at the summit.
  • We have a mailing-list targeted for people willing to help test releases.

Marketing Updates

  • Great catching up w/ everyone at Mozilla Summit.
  • Press Update: Tbird 3.1 US coverage report Total of 54 articles, 36 original
  • Steady at 80K downloads a day, and 5.6MM ADUs w/ 2.7MM on Tb 3.x
    • Starting to see seasonal Summer decrease in usage; tracking against other products.


  • PR push for Labs/Messaging Add-ons
  • Support for 3.0.6 and 3.1.1
  • Survey localization for DE
  • scoping out upcoming Mozilla & Thunderbird email newsletters

IT update

  • Mozilla Summit 2010!
  • Thunderbird 3.0.6 build2


  • Doccelerator / Bespin / source doc editing project idea (proposals / discussion)
  • ongoing knowledge base work
  • look into connecting with writing programs at SFU / Douglas College
  • terrific discussions / feedback / ideas at Summit 2010


  • Roland out-of-office; more next week

Lightning Updates

Status updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


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