[help wanted] # 1 support problem since TB12 is auto-compacting dataloss, would love community help

Roland MoCoWin7 Tanglao rtanglao at mozilla.com
Thu Aug 9 18:46:56 UTC 2012


Blake Winton suggested I forward the problem here.

Anybody want to work with me to find steps to reproduce and work with 
developers to fix this pesky problem that's been around since TB 12?

No experience required, just the ability to think logically and setup 
test email accounts and test Thunderbird profiles (and I can teach you 

if so please ping me on irc (rolandtanglao on #tb-support-crew on 
irc.mozilla.org or email me rtanglao at mozilla.com)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	number 1 support problem since TB12 is auto-compacting Fwd: 
Re: [General] data loss following compacting.
Date: 	Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:28:24 -0700
From: 	Roland MoCoWin7 Tanglao <rtanglao at mozilla.com>
To: 	thunderbird-drivers at mozilla.org <thunderbird-drivers at mozilla.org>

Hi drivers:
as I said on IRC:
[10:42] <rolandtanglao> all: our number 1 support problem at the moment 
is automatic compacting causing dataloss (caused by AV, perhaps only 
occurs when deleting emails on POP and local folders), there's a thread 
on tb-support-crew any insight appreciated
[10:44] <rolandtanglao> i.e. bugs and steps to reproduce; ping me and i 
will do anything, run crazy test builds etc

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [General] data loss following compacting.
Date: 	Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:19:19 -0700
From: 	Roland MoCoWin7 Tanglao <rtanglao at mozilla.com>
Reply-To: 	For Thunderbird Support Contributors anywhere in the 
world:Germany, Japan, USA, Canada, France etc - NOT for Thunderbird 
support <tb-support-crew at mozilla.org>
To: 	tb-support-crew at mozilla.org

Hi all:
Agree that this is the hottest current support problem and will forward
this to the Thunderbird drivers

I have read bugs 750569 and 762169 but see no steps to reproduce
If anybody has steps to reproduce (is it simply a matter of deleting
emails from POP accounts and local folders? I have never seen this
problem on Windows 7 and Mac but I don't delete I just archive and only
use IMAP), I would love to work with you on this, ping me via email or IRC

On 09/08/2012 3:36 AM, Wayne Mery (d531) wrote:
> On 8/9/2012 6:25 AM, Wayne Mery (d531) wrote:
>> Anyway, some of our current bugs...
>> - Bug 750569 Compact Folders window appearing very frequently starting
>> in TB12
>> - Bug 762169 Always asking to compact folders starting version 12,
>> continuing version 13
> I should add, that in this context, we are really hurt by several things
> - our inability to find certain issues in automated tests
> - related - not identifying some issues before they get into the hands
> of the average user
> - the difficulity to find regression ranges, once a problem has been
> identified
> - and finally, when issues linger across multiple releases, perhaps
> some get fixed, but some new issues get introduced, it becomes
> difficult to determine whether an issue from version M was truly fixed
> in M+i, or whether a problem is a new issue in version M+i
> relevant gsfn topics:
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>Tb-support-crew at mozilla.org

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