Quality game plan for the coming release of Thunderbird

Ludovic Hirlimann lhirlimann at mozilla.com
Fri Jun 20 12:25:44 UTC 2014

On 20/06/2014 14:24, Wayne Mery (Thunderbird QA) wrote:
> On 5/9/2014 7:53 AM, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
>> Howdy all,
>> I'd like to share with you what some of the quality plans are for the
>> next release of Thunderbird aka, Thunderbird 31.
>> For 30 we are going to get two betas[0] one is currently being built -
>> and as soon as it's released I will ask people thru a blog post to
>> install it and use it until 31 comes out - because it will get updates
>> and will get you updated with everything. I'm very interested in having
>> windows users use it with theyr favorite commercial extensions and
>> repporting to those vendors (AV, fishing, calendaring etc ...) issues
>> they encounter.
>> For the first beta I want people to use it and file bugs[3] (again the
>> bog post will contain a meta bug to link to , and if that last sentence
>> doesn't make sense let me know I'll explain with screenshots ....).
>> We'll have a second beta - for which I'd like to get way more formal
>> testing done using mozilla's moztrap[1] tool. There's a set of tests
>> written there that covers most of the funtionnality for Thunderbird (it
>> doesnt cover chat so if some of you want to add chat test let me know
>> and I'll give you the powers to add new test in to our pools of tests).
>> To make this work I've always asked people in the past to sign up to
>> participate - and then I would split the work and send emails reminders
>> manually to all the testers. I don't have the time to do that this time
>> - so I'm proposing to host a virtual event using evenbrite[2] (I've used
>> it in the past and got quite sucesffull with it) - so I can moe easily
>> communicate with your guys (what do you think about that ?).
>> For 31 we will also have 2 betas at least depending on what needs
>> fixing.
>> How can you help ?
>>   * Participate in testing is easy - just requires time and reading some
>>     english
>>   * Translate this and post it to your local mozilla-community
>>   * Make the beta available on your favorite linux distribution
>>   * if you are an addon authors now is the time to test and fix your
>> addon.
>>   * Spread the word
>> Ludo
>> ps if you want to help *now* please run the beta today.
>> [0] http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all-beta.html
>> [1] https://moztrap.mozilla.org
>> [2] http://www.eventbrite.com/
>> [3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Thunderbird
>> -- 
>> [:Usul] MOC Team at Mozilla
>> QA Lead fof Thunderbird
>> http://sietch-tabr.tumblr.com/  -http://weusepgp.info/
> Results so far http://tinyurl.com/obppn9t don't show anything that
> would block wider testing or publicity, or afaict anything that would
> need to be rolled into a second beta.
> Do we need to wait for second beta to announce formal testing?
I'd say no - but then I don't know what TB specific fix we'll have
> And do we have an ETA on second beta?

prolly next week

[:Usul] MOC Team at Mozilla
QA Lead fof Thunderbird
http://sietch-tabr.tumblr.com/ - http://weusepgp.info/

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