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Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2010-07-27

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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.2

Thunderbird 3.1.2

Thunderbird 3.0.7
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to press *1 to unmute yourself before talking!


  • Who’s taking minutes? –> bienvenu
  • 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!

  • FuzzyFox/William D
  • Jonathan Kamens

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • 31% – 41% ISPDB success rate. Top 10 misses,,,,,,,,,, and Next 20 would add 4.6%.
  • Next funnel cake 2 will be on Tb 3.1.2. Bug 582240
  • Funnel Cake 1: 81% retention rate after 4 months.

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 a small 3.1.2
  • Then push prompted major updates to TB 3.1.2.
    • Initial 3.0.? -> 3.1.2 push planned for ? August.
    • Initial -> 3.1.2 push planned for ? August.

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases


  • Pushed back release of this weeks add-on (Contacts)
    • Expected for release later in week (thursday)
  • Will be doing screen casts for add-on experiments

QA Updates

  • Nothing much to report for this week.
  • when shall we start closing (or perhaps asking for retest) of so-called “2.0 only” and older bugs, eg older crashes?
  • Planning on having QA seminars in September, to teach volunteers how to do things like regression window discovery.

Marketing Updates

  • PR Update: Over 40 stories on Thunderbird and Firefox security update 1, 2, 3
  • Worked with FuzzyFox to come up with a screen cast for Quick Filter. Turned out great.
  • Thunderbird Quarterly Satisfaction Survey, launching this week, on Thunderbird start page.


IT update

  • Nightly updates now from dedicated system
  • Build capacity improvements
  • YVR (minis) network link issues
  • TryServer almost ready
    • won’t get unit tests until we link into libxul



  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. SuMoMo localization dashboard is up on trunk, thanks to Andrei – hope to go live powered by web trends data next week
  3. thanks to fuzzyfox for upcoming screencast on Quick Filter – will clarify things for lots of people, love to get Thunderbird HowTo Screencasts from others!
  4. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details –

Lightning Updates

Status updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


dmose rafael standard8 bienvenu clarkbw ludo jenzed gozer roland bwinton

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