[thunderbird-testers] Quality game plan for the coming release of Thunderbird

sec.consult at comcast.net sec.consult at comcast.net
Fri May 9 17:56:11 UTC 2014

Howdy Ludo,

Good to hear from you.  I've three questions:

1/  "... I will ask people thru a blog post..."  What URL/address of blog post?

2/  "...again the bog post..."  Ibid

3/  "...I'll give you the powers to add new tests..."  Within the past month, I encouraged my significant other to try TB, because her 'Outlook 2003' was randomly deleting text, sometimes while editing, and sometimes during 'send' operation.  For the past 4 years, Erika has been writing her memoirs.  And because her 'Word 2003' was randomly deleting text, she got in the habit of 'saving' frequently.  Well, when she saved frequently in TB (Her current version of TB is 24.5.0), after about 4 saves, the entire email completely disappeared!  :(.  She and I will conspire to replicate her sad experience.  If we come up with something usable, will you let us put it into 'our pool of tests'? 


1/ It was good to hear Sid Stamm, Senior Manager, Security and Privacy Engineering, Mozilla.  He stopped in town this week and spoke to the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

2/ Erika's first book, FightingForRoadApples.com will be promoted at the Frankfurt Buchmesse October 2014.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ludovic Hirlimann" <ludovic at mozilla.com>
To: thunderbird-testers at mozilla.org
Cc: dev-apps-thunderbird at lists.mozilla.org, dev-quality at lists.mozilla.org, tb-planning at mozilla.org
Sent: Friday, May 9, 2014 7:53:43 AM
Subject: [thunderbird-testers] Quality game plan for the coming release of        Thunderbird

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 

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/ 

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