February 23, 2010

String freeze for Thunderbird 3.1 beta1 is today

I just wanted to remind everyone that today, Tuesday February 23 at 23:59 PST, the string freeze for Thunderbird 3.1 beta1 will go into effect.

We are planning to accept sign-ins up until Monday March 1 pacific time. Please use the new sign-in functionality in the l10n dashboard to become part of this release.

February 15, 2010

Updated release schedule for Thunderbird 3.1 (Lanikai)

There are some news regarding the Thunderbird 3.1 release schedule, which I wanted to share with everyone:
  1. The Thunderbird developers have decided to add another milestone (the Thunderbird 3.1 beta2 release) to the Thunderbird 3.1 schedule. This additional milestone will approximately add one month to the overall release schedule. That means that the release date of Thunderbird 3.1 is now estimated for June 1, 2010.
  2. The string freeze date has been shifted accordingly. The overall string freeze for Thunderbird 3.1 will now coincide with the Thunderbird beta2 string freeze, which is currently scheduled for March 23, 2010.

February 8, 2010

The death of opt-in threads is imminent

Good news, for localizers. With the new release of the l10n dashboard, co-developed by Pike (Axel Hecht) and Gandalf (Zbigniew Braniecki) we're killing off the opt-in threads for localizers.

Every localizer should take a close look at all the functionality that the new dashboard exposes. There is also a 5-minute screencast, that hopefully guides you through some of the new features.

We'll start to use this new functionality once Thunderbird 3.0.2 is out of the door. So Thunderbird 3.0.3 and onwards as well as Thunderbird 3.1 beta1 will be our starting points.