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Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2010-07-20

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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 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 :

Remember to press *1 to unmute yourself before talking!


  • Who’s taking minutes? –> Standard8
  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to davida for schedule changes/additions.

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)

  • Funnel Cake 2 next week, looking to do a German version as well.
  • Conversion #’s after 3 months shows us at 78% retention.
  • ISPDB conversion is steady at 30-39%. Top missing domains:,,,,,,,,,

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work


  • Initial tb-planning thread, quick summary:
    • 3.2 based off a comm-1.9.2 with mozilla-1.9.2 with limited back-ported features and fixes.
    • Would allow some API changes (many for extensions benefit) and string changes.
    • Next trunk release would be after FF 4 ships, possibly as little as one month, depending on what state our trunk is in, features landed etc.

Major updates to 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.

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 3.0.6
  • working on 3.1.1
  • Usage of [tb-qa] in subjects to flag messages on mdat

Marketing Updates

IT update

  • Thunderbird 3.0.6
  • Thunderbird 3.1.1
  • New builders on : Linux + Linux64
  • TryServer progress



  1. 3.1 Support Issues – nothing really major so far, seems to be better than 3.0.x – please add your support issues to the Discussion page of this wiki page still a work in progress
  2. still assimilating lessons of #moz10 – amazing contributors and technology
  3. looking forward to working with Jen’s intern on Improving SuMoMo
  4. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details – welcome back to GS contributor Michael Pasek!

Lightning Updates

Status updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

  • Trunk maintenance
    • Getting too difficult/lots of maintenance to keep open – too much non-libxul build bustages
    • Proposed route for trunk:
      1. Go for the libxul option 2 asap.
        • We know we’re going to libxul
        • It will fix the current bustage, and protect us from any more non-libxul versus libxul
        • Support shared builds as a lower priority option – developers can back up to a working version, but tree can remain open.
      2. Let the work that is being done on external API finish
        • because I can see devs, and maybe linux distros, wanting this.
      3. Do some performances tests of internal & external APIs.
      4. Make decision on which to ship with Thunderbird trunk.


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