A few things have happened that I keep meaning to talk about, but never find the time.

Tomorrow at 9:30am PST (1730 UTC) is the first weekly status call for Thunderbird (well, first that I know of). It’ll be chaotic and unstructured I’m sure, but we’ll figure it out over the next few weeks. One of the big topics for discussion will be how to structure the work towards our first alpha of 3.0, which won’t be feature complete by any means, but should be a good first step towards releasing a stable Thunderbird build off of the current 1.9 trunk of Gecko. Crawl, walk, run.

Today, Emre and I started the move into the new Vancouver offices of Mozilla Messaging, at 675 West Hastings (the old RBC building, for the locals). Possible karmic connection: just yesterday, the impressive boring machine made it through to the Waterfront station across the street. I look forward to that giant hole in the ground being filled again! I was a bit sad to leave my friends at ActiveState where I’d been staying, but this way I get to make new friends at Actenum.

Also worth noting is this post by Gen Kanai about recent Thunderbird activity in Japan. It’s interesting that the Mopera extension he talks about is exactly what we’re talking about in the newsgroups this week.


  1. I read this article at the Rumbling Edge site:

    I’m not a software developer and I may not understand all details, however, this leaves somewhat mixed impressions of Firefox being Mozilla’s no. 1 priority, whereas other Gecko apps like Thunderbird may not receive the attention they deserve. As this was one of the reasons to establish Mozilla Messaging, I’d just be curious if these sort of things are being discussed at the status calls, or is this too technical?


  2. You might also want to consider a small server-side linux daemon which stores and enforces your filtering/rule processing/and spam scanning while you are away and have to access your mail through SquirrelMail or something. Its quite annoying to have to leave Thunderbird on all the time to have my filters run and put things in the right folder. Also, this daemon could eventually be expanded to be a scheduling and address server. Essentially just a remote meta-instance of all the local Thunderbird clients that keeps things consistent and centralized.


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