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Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2010-09-28

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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.2

Thunderbird 3.1.5

Thunderbird 3.0.9
To Be Announced

  • Code freeze: Sept 30 @ 23:59 PDT
  • L10n freeze: Oct 3 @ 23:59 PDT
  • Builds start: Oct 4
  • QA with builds start: Oct 5
  • Beta period starts: Oct 6
  • Final release: Oct 14
  • Code freeze: Oct 1 @ 23:59 PDT
  • L10n freeze: Oct 4 @ 23:59 PDT
  • Builds start: Oct 5
  • QA with builds start: Oct 6
  • Beta period starts: Oct 7
  • Final release: Oct 14

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to press *1 to unmute yourself before talking!


Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • 86% retention of Funnel Cake 2 after 3 weeks, inline with Funnel Cake 1 which was at 87%.
  • ISP Conversion between 40-50% rate. Top missing domains:,,,,,,,,,

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

  • account provisioner design, coding, and other work ongoing


  • MuteThread posted to Labs Messaging blog
  • Up next: GMail Conversation View
  • Updates for Mailing List Manager, Contacts on deck.
  • Sync Add-on further out.
  • On schedule to release an add-on a week for the next month or so


  • 3.2 planned to be released from a comm-1.9.2 branch
  • Waiting for account provisioning discussions to progress before making decision on if/when to cut it.

Trunk Development

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • 3.1.5 and 3.0.9 now being planned, patches landing.
  • Bug Lists: 3.1, 3.0
Major updates to 3.1
  • 3.0.4 -> 3.1.4 going live today
  • 3.0.8 -> 3.1.4 will be unthrottled today.

QA Updates

  • Preparing test day for this Thursday.
  • Crash-stats being half broken as some impact post releases.
  • Thunderbird-tester is our low traffic mailing list where announces of testing events are made.

Marketing Updates

  • PR Update: Nice article on backing up Thunderbird, a nod to our Tabs, and several mentions with the Mozilla Seabird announcement
  • ADUs: 6.2MM ADUs, 62% on our latest version, downloads still steady at 90k a day range. Back to levels before the Summer and slightly ahead.
  • Web Site Task Force Update – notes from mtg, focused on Domain Names strategy, Archiving old sites, and Web Fonts. Starting to get into the details/issues. So far, plans are making sense.

Infrastructure Update

  • Try running packaged mozmill *and* xpcshell tests
  • libxul
  • Tinderboxpushlog updated
  • bloat builders renamed to ‘leak test build’
  • Ordered additional hardware to expand build capacity

Build / Release Update

  • John Hopkins (:jhopkins) now the primary contact for Thunderbird Build and Release Engineering and will start weekly updates next week.
  • (and bugzilla) is still the right place to contact us

Web Update

  • Andrei (:sancus) will be giving us a status update next week.



  1. 655 new support topics down 22% (840 last week) looking into why it’s down so much!
  2. 3.1 Support Issues
  3. about:support add-on is looking great! will blog about it on mozilla labs to get more feedback, next step would be to land it in Thunderbird! thanks sid0!
  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 has drafted participation survey; expect to see posts requesting input soon


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