- 1 Friends of the Tree
- 2 Development Updates
- 2.1 Firefox
- 2.2 Gecko
- 2.3 Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Firefox 3.5.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x
- 2.4 Thunderbird
- 2.5 SeaMonkey
- 2.6 Mobile
- 2.7 IT
- 2.8 Release Engineering
- 2.9 QA
- 2.10 Security
- 2.11 Marketing/PR
- 2.12 Support
- 2.13 Metrics
- 2.14 Evangelism
- 2.15 Labs
- 2.16 Developer Tools
- 2.17 Add-ons
- 2.18 Webdev
- 2.19 L10n
- 3 Foundation Updates
- 4 Roundtable
- Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 scheduled to be released Wednesday, October 28
- nightly and beta users are encouraged to help us by reporting add-on compatibility
- Paul and others will be landing a change which should speed up session restore for users with many windows and tabs
- we'd like as many people as possible to test recent nightlies and the upcoming beta with Windows 7; there's some concern about how well the implementation of Aero Peek tab previews are working (see bug 474056 and dependencies)
- there's an ongoing discussion about how we plan on updating Firefox 3.5 users to Firefox 3.6 when it's ready for release
- Stephen Horlander continues to QB discussions about changes to the Firefox 3.7 theme on the wiki and his blog
- Alex Faaborg and the UX team are looking at how to simplify our Preferences panels
- Jennifer Boriss, Dave Townsend and Nick Nguyen are looking at updating the Add-on manager and Extensions API to be more flexible
- we're also starting to think about how to phase in process separation in Firefox 3.7 and 4.0
- In our CrashKill meetings we are still digging through top crashers and reaching out to vendors. We still need contacts for vendors who produce top crashing add-ons. If you have contacts at one of these that you can share, please comment in the bug. Also, if you want to keep the contact info confidential, you can mark your comment as private as well.
- Thanks to BitDefender who is pushing out fixes to their toolbar in response to our outreach. It's still early, but we're watching crash reports to make sure we see those crash numbers drop.
- Team blocker numbers:
- SpiderMonkey Happenings
- Continuous Perf Improvements
- ES5 coming together well
- Most blockers seem to be well understood
Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Firefox 3.5.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x
- Firefox 3.0.15 / Firefox 3.5.4
- on track for shipping tomorrow (yay)
- Firefox 3.0.16 / Firefox 3.5.5
- proposed schedules available on the wiki
- mid-December release date... yeah.
- changing our beta period structure to push the release to beta channel earlier
- KaiRo not here today - party on the eve of the 2.0 release (in cooperation with local organization here in Vienna)
- And that's also the main news: SeaMonkey 2.0 release is on track for an early morning (Pacific Time) release tomorrow!
- Any fans of the suite on this meeting, please spread the word - and party like it's 2.0! ;-)
- The Amsterdam Reboot
- Personas Uplift.
- Personas infrastructure is now part of IT's production infrastructure and out of Labs.
- Thursday bugzilla.mozilla.org Upgrade
- Up in stage @ https://bugzilla-stage-tip.mozilla.org
- Please play with it and report problems before it goes to production. :)
- split mochitest landed last week
- should speed up turnaround times and help isolate failures
- bug thanks to everyone who helped get the trees back to normal, esp. sdwilsh (sheriff) and dbaron
- releng blogging blitz this week
- note about the upcoming planned power outage on November 14th
- all the build network Nokia's n810 are located in the office and will be affected by this outage and will be OFFLINE for the weekend. Mobile build coverage will obviously be affected.
- Fx3.6b1 testing in progress.
- Fx3.0.15 and Fx3.5.4 shipped to beta
- Mozmill automation is now covering 92% Smoketests & 33% BFTs runs!
- Mozmill automation is now covering 92% Smoketests & 33% BFTs runs!
- Fennec QA status: 36 fixed, 102 triaged
Web Dev Testing
- Tested Jetpack, Personas,
- Tested AMO 5.2 for release last week
- Tested SUMO 1.4.1 for release last week
- Automating test cases: Landed Truman's breadcrumb testcase along with Milos' testcases for SUMO
Metrics, Accessibility, Localization, Community
- No updates this week.
- John Lilly interviewed for BusinessWeek's Five Questions
- Mike Shaver interviewed by CNET for "Firefox's future features: 3.6, 3.7, and 4.0"
- John Lilly interviewed by CNET for "Firefox's crossroads: Cutting-edge or mainstream?"
- Lots of articles around Raindrop
- WOFF WOFF WOFF
- Moz + MSFT = <3
- Four new screencasts published: tabs, security, privacy, and a quick tour of Firefox.
- New switch page on Sfx with tools and info to spread the word about Fx
Five Years of Firefox
- Nov. 9, 2009
- "Light the World with Firefox"
- Celebrating the milestone by having fun with light & the Firefox logo. You can participate by loading a picture or video to Flickr with the new tag "Firefox5". Best pictures & actions rewarded with cool Firefox swag!
- Show your support:
- Firefox Parties:
- Looking for party hosts! Please get in your swag requests here
- Join us at the SF Party...more details to coming, including RSVP:
- Date: Nov. 9, 2009
- Location: Terra Gallery
- Time: 7 - 11 p.m.
Mozilla Service Week
- Ciber Voluntarios.org recognized Mozilla Service Week with an award for Corporate Social Responsibility!
- Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) October 29 - 30, 2009; Toronto, Canada. We are sponsoring this event. We currently have representation from both Mozilla Foundation and Corporation speaking.
- Firefox Developers Conference 2009 November 8, Tokyo, Japan. Add-on authors will get together. Aza Raskin on Jetpack, Chris Blizzard on the future of the Web. 200+ attendees.
- Music Hack Day November 21-22, 200; Boston, MA. We are sponsoring this event.
- Add-on-Con December 2009, Mountain View, CA. We are sponsoring this event and starting to build sessions around the event theme.
- Internet Identity Workshop November 3-5, 2009. We are sponsoring this conference.
- OWASP AppSec DC 2009 November 10-13, 2009; Washington, DC. Web application security conference - we are currently looking into sponsoring this.
- Foundations of Open Media Software January 13 - 15, 2010; Wellington, New Zealand. Perfect venue to promote open video. We are currently looking into sponsoring this.
- SXSW Interactive 2010 March 12-16, 2010; Austin, Texas. Working on putting together a Firefox party. Please continue to check our wiki page for information.
- No updates this week. <3
- Plugin Check page – we blogged with results from the first week since the page went live
- User Outreach – we currently have feedback buttons on three critical Fx pages (Getting Started, Firstrun, and Whatsnew). We've been able to identify a couple user pain points (analysis and blog post coming soon). Does anyone want to guess the #1 comment from users?
- Last week was WOFF week - lots of good feedback and press about it.
- Automattic announced they would support Theora on wordpress.com for VideoPress.
- Developer Survey coming together - will want help from people this week on promoting it and getting developer people involved.
- Also will want help spreading news about some exciting WebGL stuff this week.
- AMO 5.2 launched last Tuesday with support for Personas and new statistics for developers
- Kicking off Firefox 3.6 compatibility efforts. Currently at 36%
- Add-on Compatibility Reporter was announced last week
- Add-ons Meetup at 7pm tomorrow night in Mountain View, RSVP!
- Our team worked with metrics to create our crash reporter roadmap.
- AMO 5.2 shipped last Tuesday (89 bugs fixed) - read more on the add-ons blog.
- SUMO 1.4.1 shipped last Thursday (52 bugs fixed).
- Plugins: we had a meeting last week and came up with our TODO list for the plugin checker.
- We're continuing to assist Marketing with the 5 Years of Firefox project.
- Calling our l10n community to action. Firefox 3.6 RC is string frozen, just 9 strings since Beta. Get your strings landed, and listen to community feedback from Beta and the nightlies.
- Webwork on Fennec, Thunderbird; Firefox 3.6, FxFy, plugincheck in the pipeline
- De-beta-ed Firefox 3.5 bn-BD
- Help turn the open Web into a rich learning environment and explore new possibilities for using Firefox add-ons to support learning online. We're announcing the start of the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge, sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation with support from the MacArthur Foundation. This is just one of many things going on with Mozilla Education.
- A dormant accounts policy is being implemented; if you haven't used a particular SCM account for more than six months, it will be deactivated for security reasons. You can file a bug to get it reactivated - this should be a simple and quick process. Let us know if it's not.
- Mozilla Drumbeat is moving into pilot mode over the coming weeks. As part of this, Mark posted a call for sample content to include on the Drumbeat website currently being mocked up. Join the weekly Drumbeat call on Monday at 8AM PST or comment on the blog posts to share your ideas.
- Daylight savings time ends in North America this weekend