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Thunderbird – Lanikai/Thunderbird 3.1 nightly builds now set up

January 4th, 2010 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird

Lanikai/Thunderbird 3.1

As mentioned in David’s blog post, we’re using Lanikai as the code name for the Thunderbird 3.1 branch.

Last week we transitioned our Thunderbird 3.1 nightly builds to be building with Gecko 1.9.2 and to have the Lanikai code name. We’re still missing some new images for the branding, but hopefully they will come soon.

If you want to help with testing these builds, then the nightly builds can now be found in the latest-comm-1.9.2 (or latest-comm-1.9.2-l10n for localised builds) directory on ftp.

Thunderbird Trunk

In tandem with the setting up of Lanikai builds, we’ve also set up new trunk builds with Gecko 1.9.3. These builds currently have the version number “3.2a1pre” – this does not mean that the release after Thunderbird 3.1 will be called Thunderbird 3.2, it is just the lowest increase that we need to implement at this stage to be something different from 3.1.

Trunk builds are retaining the Shredder branding but will hopefully get new images at some stage.

At the moment, these builds are pretty much the same as the Lanikai builds from the Thunderbird perspective. It is only the core files that are different.

The nightly builds can be found in the latest-comm-central-trunk (or latest-comm-central-l10n) directory on ftp.

Thunderbird 3.0.x

There’s no changes on the stable builds for Thunderbird 3.0.x – just mentioning for completeness. The nightly builds are still in the latest-comm-1.9.1 (or latest-comm-1.9.1-l10n) directory on ftp.

For Developers / Other interested parties

The Lanikai and Thunderbird 3.2 builds are both generated using the comm-central repository (this has not been branched yet).

Thunderbird 3.2 builds are using the core mozilla-central repository.

Lanikai builds are using the mozilla-1.9.2 repository (specify --mozilla-repo= to to pull that repository).

The branch date for comm-central into comm-1.9.2 has not yet been agreed, iirc it is likely to happen around about the first Lanikai preview build, more on that later.

Tinderbox pages can be found as follows:

  1. 5 Responses to “Thunderbird – Lanikai/Thunderbird 3.1 nightly builds now set up”

  2. By Armond Avanes on Jan 4, 2010

    Are there any roadmaps for 3.0.1 and 3.1 versions? Any release date set?

  3. By Standard8 on Jan 4, 2010

    @Armond Updates on roadmaps and release dates can be found on the weekly status meeting pages:

    They are also echoed to a blog:

  4. By Nomis101 on Jan 5, 2010

    Nice to see the progresses in the forthcoming 3.1. And I really like the name “Lanikai”, sounds exotic. :-) A few wishes to 3.1 from users are listed it this thread:
    I think with a few (or all *g*) of this wishes Thunderbird would be the best (free) available Email client (at the moment its one of the best).

  5. By Standard8 on Jan 5, 2010

    @Nomis101: Well I could forward them for consideration, but that link is 404…

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