WeeklyUpdates/2009-01-12

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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (21:00 UTC until March 8, 2009)
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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

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

Branch work: Firefox 3.0.6 / Major Update

Gecko 1.9.1

Firefox 3.1

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

  • we are string frozen
  • we are add-on compatibility frozen
  • code freeze is going to slip out by 1-2 weeks due to high remaining number of tracemonkey blockers
  • everyone should still be trying to hit 0 P1s by tomorrow
  • after that, the goal should be to reduce P2s to zero by end of the month
  • new proposed schedule (to be decided at tomorrow's meeting):
    • Jan 25th, 11:59pm PST - code freeze
    • Jan 27th, 9:00am PST - QA start
    • Feb 1, 12:00pm PST - Beta 3 ship

TB 3

  • 3.0b2
    • String Freeze: Monday, 2009-02-02 23:59 Pacific
    • Code Freeze: Thursday, 2009-02-05 23:59 Pacific
    • Want to help? Grab something from the blocking list: http://tinyurl.com/7ar9de
  • Various messaging folks (asuth, bienvenu, clarkbw, davida, dmose, rebron) in MV starting Weds for varying numbers of days

Mobile

  • Next milestone release: end of Feb
    • Maemo Beta 1
    • Windows Mobile Alpha 1
  • Initial Symbian port to land in incubator this week or next

IT

  • core1 switch upgrade last night bug 473084
    • Problems with flash drive, problems with single-homed devices
    • Mini post-mortem
  • Socorro database downtime Tuesday night
    • disk expansion

Release Engineering

  • FF2.0.0.20->FF3.0.5 MU went out last week; hoping lots of remaining people move up.
  • fun last night with netapps bug 473126
  • upcoming changes in graphserver schema - see upcoming blog post from alice

QA

Test Execution

  • Firefox 3.1 Feature testing progress:
    • Testplans (92% completed)
    • Testcases (81% completed)
  • Work on QMO to add documents, such as the Test Case Writing Primer
  • Organizing a testweek on Places Testing in QMO
  • Reviewed Litmus ownership areas and flagged that item for followup
  • installed Windows 7 on the lab machine
  • Testing and bug verifications of Mozmill 1.0 before ship

Web Dev Testing, Metrics, Accessibility, Localization, Crash Reports

  • Web Dev Testing: Began reviewing changes to Mozilla.com for 3.1. Verified 22 bugs. Stephen analyzed and summarized our Web Dev test coverage.
  • Accessibility: Marco started a proposal to expose calendaring controls to ATs in the future, using Lightning as a basis.
  • Metrics:
    • Murali summarized his results and findings. Check out the pretty pictures!  ;)
    • We are working on identifying the first 6 components to focus on to create a set of project metrics extending beyond code coverage.

Test Development

  • Mozmill 1.0 Released
  • Reconfigured and better positioned the VMs for JavaScript testing to decrease turnaround time and increase reliability
  • Continuing to process Javascript test failures to get a handle on actual failing test cases. Began process of reviewing modifications to the known failures to ensure all new bugs are filed.
  • Completed investigation into Crashtest and Mochitest Chrome failures on maemo for Fennec.
  • Started creating "projects" and "tools" entries for corresponding test development and automation on QMO (quality.mozilla.org).

Security

Marketing/PR

PR

Events

  • Break the Floor, Jan 9, 2009, Cannes, France: William Quiviger and Julie Deroche attended on Mozilla's behalf. Mozilla sponsored in order to drum up more end user awareness of Firefox.
  • Churchill Club, Jan. 15, 2009, San Jose: Mike Shaver is speaking on the "Browsers are Hot again" panel with Opera, MSFT and Google.
  • Campus Party, Jan. 19 - Jan 25, Sao Paulo, Brazil: Finalizing details, but Mozilla will be collecting video testimonials at this technology and digital entertainment event.

Mozilla.com

  • Overview of planned site changes for the 3.1 release is now up.

Support

Metrics

Funnelcake

  • Published some findings around November's edition -> examined experience of users from clicking download, to receiving download file, to completing installation. Blog post here. There's a good discussion in the comments section about possible changes to the download experience for us to consider.
  • The next Funnelcake ships tonight at midnight.

Evangelism

  • Asa has been rocking pretty hard on streaming with ogg.
  • Paul has been looking at an updated add-ons manual that was provided by one of our Japanese contributors. He will be working on getting it into developer.mozilla.org and making sure that it's updated for 3.1.
  • Geolocation and web workers documentation have been updated to deal with some spec changes.
  • Starting to evaluate the next version of Deki -- due for release in February -- and provide feedback to MindTouch to ensure our needs are addressed as well as possible. Things look very promising so far.
  • Certain localizable strings are missing when using MDC while logged in. We're trying to figure out why this is happening and hope to have it fixed soon.
  • Send newsletter-worthy stories to deb if ya have 'em.

Labs

  • Welcome Blair McBride (aka Unfocused) to the Firefox team. He'll be bridgewalking between the Firefox team and Labs team. He'll be working on, among other things, uplifting features into Firefox informed by Ubiquity.
  • released Snowl 0.2 with updated river view, a new stream view for keeping track of messages in a sidebar while you do other things, the ability to send tweets, and support for multiple Twitter accounts; more info in the blog post;
  • released Ubiquity 0.1.4 and we'll be releasing 0.1.5 today or tomorrow.
  • We are doing a open Ubiquity logo redesign. We started with 25 logos, which has now been narrowed down to 3. Please participate! See the Ubiquibot! here
  • Weave can now sync your history on Fennec
  • Personas released to the beta crowd on Friday, and they are busily submitting personas.

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

  • L10n drivers team is presently gathering participation of all locales for FF 3.1 b3
    • Two new locales likely to participate: Persian and Vietnamese
    • 33 locales checked in so far: vi fa tr ro fy-NL zh-TW it ru et es-ES mk el ca is si zh-CN fr de sv-SE sr eu pl be nl fi nb-NO nn-NO hu ar lv ga-IE bn-IN th
  • This week, l10n-drivers will be finalizing their 2009 Q1 goals. Email [1] for any suggestions or comments.

Foundation Updates

  • Mark and Frank worked on a planning document for possible Mozilla Foundation education activities in 2009.
  • The developers of the NVDA open source screen reader published a report on NVDA development activities funded by the Mozilla Foundation. NV Access (the nonprofit organization supporting NVDA) also published its own annual report.

Roundtable

Other Business