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Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2012-05-08

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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to use a headset and mute yourself when not talking

Feel free to ask questions in the meeting either by speaking up or by asking them in #maildev on IRC.

Other ways to get in touch with us can be found on our communications page


  • Who’s taking minutes? –> mconley
  • 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 that she can send them a shirt!

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Test Pilot
  • Nothing to add this week.
Filelink (Big Files)
  • Nothing major to report. A final polish bug is landing shortly (bug 748400)
Instant Messaging
  • We’re pushing shipping IM off by a release.
  • Florian is working mostly on backend changes and cleanup – i.e., making it easy to mix search results between IM and messages (still limited to 400 search results though)

Schedule and Progress

Thunderbird 12
Thunderbird 13
  • The tab appearance problem that people have been seeing will be resolved when a new beta goes out
  • Hoping to release another beta late this week or start of next week (depending on where we are with the new build automation stuff)
Thunderbird 14
Thunderbird 15
Thunderbird ESR

Extension of the week

QA Updates

  • No QA updates due to holiday. Oh, and also because Ludo got married! 😀 Congrats Ludo!

Marketing Updates

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

  • Update on moving to Firefox build infrastructure (bug 698843):
    • Try, Comm-Central switched over
    • Comm-Aurora moving today
    • Beta,Release,Esr moving later this week
  • Beta late this week or early next week
  • swapping over to Visual Studio 2010 (via mozconfig change)
    • users having SP1 and older have already been disabled from getting updates
    • as a result, slightly different nightly builds will be coming out

Web Update

  • moved ispdb to, started accepting patches from helpful contributors like Sergio!
  • Start Page weekly update
    • We are missing some icons from the initial redesign, already pinged Tycho about getting them
  • The usual merging and l10n update stuff
  • worked on bedrock some( revamp)



  • Next support day will be the day after TB 13 releases i.e. 1 day after TB13 release day June 5 which will be June 6, 2012

(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. 1630 new support topics (1555 one week ago ) – Media:30April-6May2012TBGS-1of2-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png ;Media:30April-6May2012TBGS-2of2-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Thunderbird 12 Support Issues
  3. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Upcoming events!

  • TB community day June 1st in Vancouver
  • TB Support Clinic in Vancouver modelled after the Firefox in person support event aka Firefox Clinic before Mozcamp Europe sometime Summer 2012

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

Here are some quick GSoC updates:

  • We’re still in the “community bonding” phase, and some students are still getting through exams
  • Atul has been in communication with Bienvenu, is still finishing off exams, but will be ready to dive in soon
  • Sergio has already landed some changes, and has upgraded ISPDB to work with Django 1.4, and integrated Persona ID as an authentication mechanism!
  • Trung has been studying tabs in Thunderbird, and how Firefox did the app tab implementation.


usul, standard8, bienvenu, bwinton, mconley, rolandtanglao, andreas nilsson, sancus, mmecca, irving, jhopkins, mmecca

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