WeeklyUpdates/2008-08-25

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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 2, 2008)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 650 903 0800 x91 Conf# 8600 (US/International)
  • +1 416 848 3114 x91 Conf# 8600 (Canada)
  • +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
  • join irc.mozilla.org #staffmeeting for backchannel

note: all participants are muted automatically; if you want to talk, press *1 to un-mute yourself

WeeklyUpdate Streaming Video & Podcast update

You can watch the weekly meetings live at Air Mozilla and I'll link to the Podcast here until I can get the podcast directory listing added to the Air Mozilla page.

Because I suck, there will again be no podcast this week. Sorry. I'll try again to get it right next week. -Asa

Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Rob Strong wrote in to nominate Serge Gautherie as a friend of the tree. He has been tracking down bugs that cause tests to fail in debug builds as well as tested many edgecases and filed bugs for them."
  • Deb Richardson wrote in after last week's meeting, "I would like to nominate Mister Asa Dotzler as one of this week's friends of the tree for totally kicking ass with setting up video streaming of the weekly meeting on air mozilla. It was much, much more engaging than the regular old 'disembodied voices over the phone' that we usually have. Also, with the ability to record and post meetings after the fact, Asa has solved the problem of keeping good and accurate notes for folks in other timezones who can't make the live meeting. Three cheers for Asa. Awesome, awesome work  :)"

Please send FotT nominations to asa@mozilla.org. This is a great opportunity for the community to recognize those who go above and beyond, so please tell me when you see that happening. Thanks.

Development Updates

Fx 2->3 Major Update / Fx 2.0.0.17 / Fx 3.0.2

Firefox 2.0.0.16 -> 3.0.1 Major Update

  • no showstopper feedback from beta
  • thanks to some awesome localization work we're ready to issue the major update today
  • QA is off site for a meeting, so we'll go live late PDT today, around 7pm
  • initial throttle rate will be 75%, will monitor and adjust based on uptake
  • we will not be issuing the update to ja-JP-mac builds until Firefox 3.0.2

Firefox 2.0.0.16

  • code freeze is tomorrow at 11:59pm
  • several bugs need patches

Firefox 3.0.2

  • code freeze is tomorrow at 11:59pm
  • a few bugs still need patches
  • several bugs need to land

Gecko 1.9.1

Firefox 3.1

  • please update your status on the feature list wiki page
  • code freeze for beta 1 is Tuesday, September 9th
  • good discussion of ctrl-tab interaction on planet.mozilla.org, a summary thread will soon follow on dev-apps-firefox
  • need to pay attention to small usability issues that remain in the product

TB 3

  • Current Schedule
    • Beta 1 string freeze in 1 week (Sept 2)
    • Beta 1 code freeze in 2 weeks (Sept 9)

Mobile

  • Close to release of M7, tracking bug
  • Proposed new themes for Fennec

IT

Release Engineering

  • l10n on mercurial - workaround in progress
  • FF2->FF3 major update still on track for today 7pm
  • FF3.1a2 builds scheduled to start Wed (27th)
  • Armen and Lukas internships ended, now migrating back slowly to Canada.

QA

Security

Marketing/PR

PR

Tracemonkey is announced and well received in the technology trade press; more than 20 articles to date. Highlights include Ars Technica, Information Week, InfoWorld and ComputerWorld

Firefox 3 extension contest appears in ComputerWorld and LifeHacker

Events

  • BarCamp Bangkok, August 30 - 31, 2008: Mozilla is co-sponsoring and Gen Kanai is participating.
  • Events Triage call: Please join us for our bi-weekly events triage call Wednesday at 10 a.m. PDT. Dial-in is 650-903-0800, ext 91, id 248 or 800-707-2533, password 369, ext 91, id 248 and #events on irc.mozilla.org.

Spreadfirefox.com

Support

Metrics

  • We have begun posting about the uninstall survey (data analysis, along with suggested changes we're looking to implement) at the metrics blog and are looking for feedback.

Evangelism

  • New MDC launched on Tuesday. Updates and fixes for the mostly minor glitches are underway.

Mozilla Labs

  • Labs Meet-up in San Francisco. Thursday 8/28, 6-9pm at the Twitter office, 539 Bryant St. Suite 402, SF. We will be discussing Ubiquity and encouraging general hacking and conversation.

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

  • SUMO 0.6.2 pushed
  • AMO 3.4.7 pushed
  • AMO 3.5 was merged back into trunk (dev control panel revamp)
  • AUS updates for major updates pushed
  • Breakpad/Socorro - work continues on server-side throttling, PHP version of reporter is staged on cluster, working out some issues with rewrites/apache

L10n

With the addition of these localizations, Firefox's coverage of the Internet population grew from 88.64% to 93.10%. (This is based on a rough model constructed by Gerv and Seth. Ping sethb if you want to learn more.)

  • bsmedberg volunteered to do unsupported fx3.1 l10n builds

Foundation Updates

  • Future of the Foundation
  • CAs and related issues
  • www.mozilla.org
      • David worked on more www.mozilla.org archiving and redirect issues.
  • Other
      • We also worked on various internal-for-now projects; details later as they move forward.
  • Upcoming activities
      • Frank will be out on vacation most of this week.

Roundtable

Other Business