WeeklyUpdates/2009-04-06

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Development Updates

Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x

  • Firefox 3.0.9
    • Handed off to build today
    • On track for release on April 21
  • Firefox 3.0.10
    • Opening tree this Tuesday for approved checkins
    • Please work on your blockers

Gecko 1.9.1

  • Beta 4 progress: JS has 11 bugs blocking the last planned beta, and five of those 11 have patches or has a potential fix. At this rate we should be able to hit the new freeze date (next bullet). Overall, there are 24 remaining JS blockers.
  • Code freeze for beta 4 is now Wednesday April 15th.
  • I mentioned this last week, but it's still happening and it's important that people participate: We're in the middle of planning new features and work items for future releases.
    • Each team has created a list and prioritized possible major work items for the next release.
    • There's several ongoing dev.planning discussions of the work lists for each of the groups. Links to threads: Javascript, GFX, Layout, and Content.
    • For overall Platform planning, see this wiki page.
    • Next steps are to discuss the overall plan for what the next Gecko release will look like, not just features, but duration and timing.
  • Blocker Status:
    • 12 final blocker bugs left in content. (9 last time)
    • 3 GFX final blockers. (Last week: 4)
    • 10 Layout final blockers. Six have patches. (Last week: 11)
    • 2 SVG final blockers.
    • JS with 24 blockers. (Last week: 37)
  • Triage needed. 22 (I updated this number this time!) noms are in the queue right now.
  • For weekly engineering meeting notes and other info see the Platform page.
  • 70 total 1.9.1 blockers (last week: 88).

Firefox 3.5

Firefox Front End Work

  • 6 blockers left, only 2 of which are complicated
  • some likely UI opportunistic updates for Beta 4
    • updated privacy preferences pane bug 462041 (needs review)
    • updated clear recent history dialog bug 480169 (needs review)
    • restoring only visible tabs first upon session restore bug 480148 (landed)
    • updates/fixes to PFS so plugin installers can be executed bug 435788 (landed)
    • new tab experience - under evaluation, would require some string changes

Beta 3

  • getting great feedback from community
  • around 500,000 users daily
  • most add-ons now compatible

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4

  • SCHEDULE CHANGE
    • we are string frozen
    • code freeze Wednesday April 15th
    • release late in week of April 20th

TB 3

Mobile

IT

  • Lots of database work
    • SUMO moved to separate cluster
    • Added slaves to AMO/Bugzilla/Bouncer
    • Built second "b" level cluster, moved databases around
  • Upcoming hardware (going online this week)

Release Engineering

  • TryServer backlog cleared [1] [2]
  • Please file bugs when you see a service down
    • Try server backlog, jobs waiting 24hours to start
    • Try server waterfall not up for 4 days after iscsi failure
  • Downtime coming this week for ESX host migrations; details being worked out

QA

Test Execution

Web Dev Testing, Metrics, Accessibility, Localization, Community

Test Development

  • Completed Windows Mobile testplan
  • Working on testing interruptible reflow
  • Added bunches of crashtests for old security bugs to be sure they don't regress

Security

  • No updates this week

Marketing/PR

General

  • Quarterly Survey Update
  • All.html Redesign test and results
    • Tested four designs (including the 'old' design to see which design improved user experience and downloads the most
    • Winner was All-3.html (tweaked version of the 'old page')
  • Spread Firefox:
    • Launching tomorrow, April 7th. Expect downtime starting at approximately 8:00 a.m. PDT.
    • Join us for a brownbag at 2:00 PDT today for a walk through of the site on Air Mozilla with guest stars Alex Buchanan, Krupa Raj and Stephen Donner.
    • Help test the affiliates now tracking by clicking on this affiliate button and downloading Firefox.
  • Next Community Marketing call is this Wednesday, April 8th, at 10am PDT. Dial-in Info: +1.650.903.0800, followed by 92# and then 7391#. Or you can use our toll-free number: +1.800.707.2533, followed by 369# and then 7391#. For those that can't make the call or want to participate online, join us in #marketing on irc.mozilla.org.

PR

Events

  • Congrats to Marcia Knous for her keynote at the IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation, ICST 2009.
  • JSConf, April 24 - 25, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Mozilla is signed up sponsor. John Resig and Kevin Dangoor are speaking!

Support

  • No updates this week.

Metrics

Evangelism

  • No updates this week.

Labs

  • See Aza's TaskFox prototype at http://azarask.in/aza/TaskFox/ for an interactive demo of how ubiquity features might be incorporated into the AwesomeBar without breaking users' existing AwesomeBar use habits.

Developer Tools

No update this week

Add-ons

5.0.4 Release this week

  • Experimental add-ons no longer require login to install
  • Public Stats Dashboard
  • Remove old developer dashboard
  • Improved registration flow
  • Adding blog, contact, about links to footer (woo!)
  • Editor queue now sorted as a FIFO queue, so we'll be able to see how long add-ons are in the review queue so we can react appropriately

Compatibility update

  • 82% compatible with Fx3.1
  • 66% compatibility with 3.1b3

Review queue update

  • 230 editor reviews last week
  • 152 accepted
    • 41 nominations
    • 111 file updates

Webdev

  • Personas site launched
  • SUMO 1.0 launched, 1.0.1 to go out tomorrow
  • AMO 5.0.4 code freeze is today, push on Thursday
  • New Socorro hardware arrived and the team testing/configuring it this week
  • SUMO database was successfully migrated to dedicated hardware (thank you IT!)
  • New SFX will launch this week (stage might give you a cert error, just fyi)

L10n

  • No updates worth announcing to everyone
  • Slow, continuous work by localizers on Firefox 3.5 beta 4

Foundation Updates

Roundtable

Other Business