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Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2012-05-22

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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to use headphones 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? –> bienvenu
  • 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

Feature Work

Test Pilot
Filelink (Big Files)
  • We’ve noticed that a newline is being inserted after signatures on replies (see bug 756500)
  • The “Learn More” and “Need an account” links for the account setup dialog for YouSendIt have been updated to point to TB-specific landing pages
  • Ubuntu One has passed code review. We have some string issues to deal with but we should be able to land on the trunk in a day or two.
Instant Messaging
Account Provisioning

Account provisioning should land in TB 13 with two providers.

Google Summer of Code Projects

The Community Bonding Period is over, and coding should have officially started yesterday, if not sooner.

App Tabs for Thunderbird
  • Spent more time studying Firefox’s app tabs implementation – it actually works a bit differently than we originally supposed (ask trungnn or mconley for the sordid details)
  • trungnn has started hacking on the TB UI to port the Firefox app tabs implementation over.

GMail integration

  • GMAIL SOC project – Atul has been working on figuring out if it’s a gmail server, requesting the extra attributes, and parsing the responses.

ISPDB Project

Schedule and Progress

  • As per the merge date is now one day before the release to reduce the amount of churn on release days.
Beta Version
  • 13.0b2 just realised – first release on the new Firefox based automation.
    • Thanks to the releng team, especially jhopkins
  • 13.0b3 starting today.

Extension of the week

  • Sender Name make seeing who sent the email way easier by doing lookups in your AB.

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

Web Update

  • working on account provisioner stuff & compatibility bump for TB13
  • staging is down, IT is shifting it to an hostname.
  • TB startpage is updated this week.


  • edits and personal profile for AM’s contributor engagement blog posts
  • MTD Knowledge Base contributions: 4 contributors, 4 minor contribs, 3 major contribs
  • reworking KB forums to make it easier for contributors to find projects
  • Thunderbird “challenge” course on P2PU (encryption)
  • writing Facebook posts about Mozilla / Thunderbird for the upcoming British Columbia Institute of Technology event (background for a panel)


  • 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. 1207 new support topics (1480 one week ago ) – ;
  2. Thunderbird 12 Support Issues
  3. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Upcoming events!

Lightning Updates

  • Getting builders back up again after the network moves, should be up soon.

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights


bienvenu, ann-marie, jb, standard8, roland, jen, sancus, bwinton, mconley, ludo, irving

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