Removing test pilot from Thunderbird

Ludovic Hirlimann lhirlimann at
Thu Jun 20 08:21:12 UTC 2013

On 6/19/13 10:23 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
> Just a heads-up.
> Unfortunately, we've never quite made the use of test pilot in 
> Thunderbird what we could have. Now, Firefox is removing the current 
> version of test pilot, (bug 867445 
> <>) and 
> implementing a revised version (bug 840108 
> <>).
> Additionally, Gecko is now removing a function that Test Pilot relies on.
> There's been in the past complains about memory usage and other issues 
> when test pilot is installed, although as far as I know there's been 
> no confirmed issues.
> Given this all of this, but especially the Gecko breakage and what 
> Firefox are doing, I am accepting that we'll remove test pilot 
> <> from 
> Thunderbird. If we want to re-implement it with Test Pilot 2 (or 
> whatever it gets called) then we can do, but for now, I think we might 
> as well remove the current version of Test Pilot, rather than trying 
> to fix the issues it contained.
Great. I'm all in favor of using the new version  and figure out where 
we should work for the future versions of TB. I think we should work out 
what test we would like to run before tring to implement a new version 
of TP.

I'm thinking about the following things that I have alwas wanted to know :

  * % of people using NNTP
  * % of imap account vs pop
  * % of users using RSS
  * # of accounts average

Then we can get into more specifics , but having these fgures woul help 
us cncentrate on what our suers use.


[:Usul] SRE Team at Mozilla
QA Lead fof Thunderbird

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