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Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2010-10-05

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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)

  • Funnel Cake 2: ~82% retention rate after 30+ days in comparison to ~84% retention rate after 30+ days for Funnel Cake 2
  • ISPDB Conversion: 38 – 42% success rate. Top missing domains:,,,,,,,,

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • Start sending out the Add-On and API to our partners for feedback.
  • Add various fields to enable alternate forms of integration.

Pluggable Mail Stores:

  • Down to four xpcshell test failures with Maildir store, and a couple mozmill failures, build and play with it


  • 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 currently 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 built and pushed to beta channel.
  • Bug Lists: 3.1, 3.0
Major updates to 3.1
  • Pushed out 3.0.8 -> 3.1 again.
  • Advertised about latest version on more 2.x builds.
  • Still getting transition of users across from both 2.0.0.x and 3.0.x, now about 65% of ADUs on TB 3.1.

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

  • PR update: mostly mentions this week Postbox 2 review and here
  • ADUS: 6.2MM Total ADUs, 1.5MM on 2.x was 3MM in July and 2.5MM in August
  • Launched Participation Survey w/ dmose
  • Continuing discussion on “One Mozilla” web site updates.


  • Exploring use of User Voice w/ Mozilla Engagement Team for marketing feedback

Infrastructure Update

  • New hardware order completed, awaiting delivery
  • 64-bit Minis acquired
  • Try server not merging unittest builds anymore
  • Moving ISPDB to MySQL (staging done)
  • Pending Builds Dashboard:

Build / Release Update

  • working on the Thunderbird 3.1.5 and 3.0.9 releases
  • enabling packaged unit tests
  • began work on reconfiguring our builds using the latest MoCo code (generateCCBranchObjects)

Web Update



  1. 539 new support topics down 18% (655 last week) again looking into why it’s down so much!
  2. 3.1 Support Issues
  3. Support Contributor, Matt, of Australia has written some useful material on his blog at – with permission hope to repurpose some material with edits for SuMoMo
  4. welcome to new Get Satisfaction Contributor, Laurent_Laperrousaz !
  5. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details –

Lightning Updates

  • Trunk builds are mostly working again, mac64 will be our next hurdle.
  • Crashes due to JS threading, working on fixing them
  • Backporting fixes to 1.9.2 will be started soon
  • Much progress on l10n nightlys, local repack builds were successful

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

  • Mac PPC trunk nightly builds may be broken (see bug 600965
    • Looking to follow Firefox down the 32/64 bit Mac nightly build route.
    • May take a couple of weeks to get running.


Gozer, dmose, bienvenu, standard8, usul, roland, Fallen, rebron, sancus and bwinton

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