April 15, 2009

Updated Thunderbird 3 beta3 release schedule for localizers

There's been a slight change of plans for the Thunderbird 3 beta3 release. The release schedule has been pushed back a week. That means that the new release schedule is now (All dates use time of 23:59 PST - l10n-relevant dates are bold):
  • Slushy String freeze date: 2009-04-28 (Tuesday)
  • Slushy Code Freeze date: 2009-04-30 (Thursday)
  • Firm String / Code freeze date: 2009-05-05 (Tuesday)
  • l10n-mozilla-1.9.1 freeze date: 2009-05-07 (Thursday)
  • Target Build Ship date: 2009-05-12 (Tuesday)
As with our beta2 release, these dates have the following goals:
  • All string-related work should done by the slushy string freeze date
  • All other code-related work plus the late-string work should ideally be done by the slushy code freeze date
  • The firm freeze date will be for fixing remaining bugs and regressions found in the nightlies
  • The l10n-mozilla-1.9.1 date would be the last time by which we would accept changes in localizations
  • Late string changes will require an additional approval by the beta3 release driver Dan Mosedale (dmose on IRC)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to respond here.

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