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

Helen Kavanagh hckpost at freeola.net
Sun May 11 11:42:20 UTC 2014

Hi Ludo

I have downloaded the beta [0] and will be testing by basically using it day to day with all my add-ons etc i.e. [3]

I have a few questions:

is there a dedicated forum area for the beta?

is there somewhere we can keep track of which add-ons have already been reported as incompatible with the beta? in fact, in general it would be great 
to have somewhere with a table of which add-ons are compatible with which version of TB (I'm currently using release, earlybird and daily versions in 
tandem), and if the compatibility reporter could feed into that in some way that would be great.

I have quite a few systems I can test on here: Windows XP , Windows 7 64bit , LUbuntu (basically Ubuntu)

I can also stick on another linux system if you guys are short of someone to test something, e.g. a Debian based Linux

later on if I'm not as busy as I am now, I would like to learn about the moztrap testing [1] as I have never used it before

also I have never heard of eventbrite, but if it is at a handy time for me I wouldn't mind having a go :-)

In general I can't dedicate days at a time to this, but anyway I'd like to be kept in the loop and offer any extra testing when I have time


On 09/05/2014 12:53, 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
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