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Archive for September, 2010

Thunderbird try server now does xpcshell-tests and TryChooser

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | 1 Comment »

Following the switch to libxul, we've now been able to turn on xpcshell-tests on the Thunderbird Try server. These tests join the existing MozMill tests. Both of these are using the packaged tests mechanisms and hence are run on a Thunderbird ...

Thunderbird and SeaMonkey builds switched to libxul-style builds

Monday, September 27th, 2010 Posted in Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird | 3 Comments »

Last week was a busy week on build config for me - we've landed the patches to make Thunderbird and SeaMonkey build "libxul" style by default (we used to build most of the files into one static executable). The big advantage ...

Thunderbird Trunk Version updated to 3.3a1pre

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 Posted in Mozilla, Thunderbird | 2 Comments »

We've just updated the trunk version to 3.3a1pre. You might be asking why we've done this. Here are the details: We are currently planning a possible Thunderbird 3.2 release. This will be a minimal update with some small new features, and ...

Thunderbird L10n Contact wanted

Friday, September 10th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

As you may have seen from the recent announcement, Simon, our current L10n contact for Thunderbird, has decided to step back as his life got too busy. We would like to thank Simon for all the hard work he's done ...

New Thunderbird 3.1 localisations

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 Posted in Localisation, Mozilla, Thunderbird | 1 Comment »

I just wanted to mention that since we released Thunderbird 3.1, we've had a few more locales update their localisations and join the 3.1 group of localisations: Sinhala Bengali (Bangladesh) Vietnamese I'd like to say a big thanks to the localisers who have worked ...

Tinderstatus now handles purple (non-build failure) states

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 Posted in Mozilla, Tinderstatus | 2 Comments »

Following the recent addition of non-build failures turning the tree purple, I've just posted a new version of Tinderstatus which handles the non-build failure state. As always, this can be found on or just by updating your existing version.

Notificiations added to Tinderstatus

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 Posted in Firefox, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird | 1 Comment »

Tinderstatus 0.4 can notify you when a tree state changes, or even particular builds on a tree change state or stay broken: I find this especially useful if I'm tree watching, as tinderstatus does the watching for you - you no ...