WeeklyUpdates/2006-07-31

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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm PDT (20:00 UTC)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 866 432 7917 (US toll free)
  • +1 334 309 0297 (International)
  • join irc.mozilla.org #staffmeeting for attendance taking

In Attendance

Agenda

Development Updates

IT Updates

Product Management and Marketing Updates

Foundation Updates

Roundtable

Other Business

Development Updates

FF/TB 1.5.0.5

  • Firefox and Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 released last week.

FF 2.0

  • Beta2 planned for Early August. Daily triage happening.

TB 2.0

  • Thunderbird 2 Alpha is Now Available!
  • Thanks to Paul, Marcia and everyone who helped get Alpha 2 out the door.
  • Beta 1 Scheduled for end of August.

Gecko 1.9

  • Sherman wants comments on Fx3 Data Gathering, see dev-planning group
  • Gecko 1.9 bug triage meetings will start this week, most likely Thursday afternoon (most likely 3pm, need to verify people's availability)

Other

Build

IT Updates

  • OSCon
  • Addons move
  • 1.5.0.5/6
  • Tinderbox fixes

Product Management and Marketing Updates

Product Management

  • Kicked off thread for long-term focus for Firefox on dev-planning. Will use to drive immediate-term research and data gathering activities.
  • Firefox User Panel should be going live today, announcements will be rolling out to mail lists, Spread Firefox, MozillaZine, etc.

Marketing

  • Kicked off branding project last week with Factor Design; goal is to streamline brand assets for Mozilla and partner use.
  • Prepared to update English, French, German, Polish Firefox start pages with World Firefox Day link.
  • New marketing manager David Rolnitzky starts on Thursday.

Community

  • OSCON screening of Flicks went great. Booth duty and other Firefox advocacy also went well.
  • Spread Firefox v.2, developed by the SFX+ team, completed and is to be staged and tested soon.
  • Firefox 2 party planning underway with new tool to come online soon.
  • Crop Circle moving forward with help from OSU friends.
  • Digg style news app for Mozilla to be folded in to SFX or possibly maintained by SFX volunteers mozillakicks.com.
  • 200M downloads today. Will update the SFX banner but no high visibility events or coverage planned.

Developer Relations

Projects we made some progress on last week:

  • Newsgroup summaries plan -- still looking for more feedback on this idea (see this thread for more details)
  • Getting MDC added to the web stats system
  • Developing a 6 month marketing plan for promoting MDC
  • Working on getting a logo for MDC, and planning a new visual design (will be meeting about this in TO next week, prepping for that meeting this week)
  • Getting a feedback system set up for MDC
  • Further improving the XUL Reference
  • Finalized list of Q3 tasks and priorities for MDC, refined goals statements
  • Worked up a rough agenda for Toronto meetings next week
  • Worked with marketing/pr to arrange sponsorship of the An Event Apart conference in Seattle

Add-ons and AMO

  • shaver continuing to gather/capture requirements for key site interactions for Sept relaunch in parallel with interaction design and prototype
  • sancus and Radiant Core got mockup and Cake-based live prototype running for first part of the site refresh (add-on display); search is next up
  • morgamic working on schema issues (for localization, initially), add-on blacklisting
  • clouserw continuing to make current templates localizable, we'll be working with the Japanese localization team initially to get some feedback on the model
  • nailing down URLs for localizers to use to point to plugin/theme/extension/search-engine pages, though they'll all point at the en-US page until we have some l10n capability rolled out

Foundation Updates

See the report on Mozilla Foundation activities for the week ending July 28, 2006.

Roundtable

Agile2006 Conference Report

Other Business