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Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2011-12-20

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  • Who’s taking minutes? –> jhopkins
  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to Standard8 for schedule changes/additions.
  • Note: this meeting is for interactive discussion. Feel free to ask questions!

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Thanks to our Friend of the Tree. When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size, phone number (needed for shipping!) and send it to so that he can send them a shirt!

  • Hashem Masoud for his strong involvement in bugzilla.
  • alta88 for his RSS feed handling improvements

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Account Provisioner
  • UI and behaviour polish patch has landed (bug 700536)
  • We need to land a tiny patch that takes into account longer strings in buttons that was screwing up our layout somewhat (bug 711968)
Test Pilot
  • a few fix-ups this week
Tabs on Top
  • On the brink of landing. I hope. Sid has noticed some issues with Tabs on Top and TestPilot, so he’s looking into that.
Big Files

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 9
  • Releasing today.
Thunderbird 10
  • Merges to beta today, will be doing builds later this week.
Thunderbird 11
  • Merges to aurora today.
Thunderbird 3.1.x
  • Releasing 3.1.17 today

Extension of the week

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

  • Thunderbird ADUs reached all time high 7.9MM last week, normalizing this week due to the holidays at around 7.6MM ADUs.
  • Tb 9 release work.

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

  • Thunderbird 9.0 beta 5
  • Thunderbird 9.0 final builds
  • Bug 710350 – Don’t hard-code ‘firefox’ and ‘fennec’ in
  • Bug 698843 – Build Thunderbird on Firefox infrastructure (should be getting some help from armenzg in the new year)

Web Update

  • TB9->10 compatiblity bump done, should go live on thursday
  • Over 50% of locales are done l10n for TB9 content updates, including all major ones
  • fought with webtrends a bunch last week for kitsune analysis, not done yet but today hopefully!



(If you support Thunderbird or write or translate documentation to help support Thunderbird, please subscribe to the tb-support-crew mailing list and briefly introduce yourself to the list)

  1. 1147 new support topics (1176 one week ago) – Media:Thunderbird-GetSatisfaction-stats-12-18Dec2011-2011-12-19_1453.png
  2. Thunderbird 9 Support Issues – Please edit and add any issues or bugs found in TB9 and tag them tb9
  3. Support Contributors, please add yourself to the Mozillians directory
  4. Experimental twice a day Thunderbird support report showing trending topics, ISPs, mail providers, tags, anti-virus and active contributors at Unfortunately due to what seems like a bug in the posterous API it’s truncated (same report from another developer). Luckily I have an email backup which I can use to fix it. Help wanted with the code: i) email to Posterous script, ii) post to API Posterous script; contact rtanglao AT or send me a github pull request
  5. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details
  6. Happy Holidays and thanks to all who contributed to support in 2011! Thunderbird Get Satisfaction year in numbers work in progress: over 4000 topics solved by contributors and employees; over 25000 replies by contributors and employees

Lightning Updates

  • lightning 1.1 released to AMO yesterday
  • hope to have Thunderbird 10 and Lightning beta out for Christmas

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

  • no meeting next week
  • looking at how to move ispdb updates faster


  • sancus, jenzed, standard8, rolandtanglao, rebron, gozer, jhopkins

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