WeeklyUpdates/2010-08-02

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Sheppy and Janet nominate:
      • Igor Kitsa (user01) for reorganizing and updating JavaScript pages on Mozilla Developer Center.
      • Florian Scholz (Elchi3) for his psychic ability to spot and zap spam on MDC before it even shows up in the change-log feed. We are grateful you are using your superpowers for good.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 2 August

Tuesday, 3 August

Wednesday, 4 August

Thursday, 5 August

Mozilla in the Big Apple Meetup in NYC from 7-9pm at the Hilton New York.  RSVP and learn more here.

Friday, 6 August

BlogHer Conference - Mozilla will be in attendance at the GeekLab and our Hospitality Suite (#4339).  Keep up with us here.

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6.9

  • Schedule for Firefox 3.6.9 is now set at Releases/Firefox 3.6.9#Schedule
  • The schedule allows some breathing room between 3.6.9 and the next 4.0 beta
  • Code-freeze is Thursday August 12 @ 11:59 pm PST
    • That's 10 days from now
    • Let's make a strong effort to get the 23 open blockers in early rather than submit fixes in the last hour of the last day...

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

  • Trunk cleanup ongoing
  • 3.1.2 builds happening today
  • Tb 2 advertised updates planned to update to 3.1.2

Older Branch Work

Firefox 3.5.12

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It's like a lightning talk, but don't feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Your Title Here Your Name Here What are you going to talk about? Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen <thead> </thead> <tbody> </tbody>
Link to where audience can find out more information
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Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

QA Highlights
  • General
    • Planning QA work week Sept 13-16, 2010
  • Desktop Firefox
    • preparing for FF 4, beta 3
  • Browser Technologies
    • Shipped FF Sync 1.4.3
    • FF Home 1.01 approved in app store
  • Web QA
  • QA Services
    • Community
      • Planning community outreach initiatives and better meetup management.

Automation & Tools

  • Shipped Mozmill 1.4.2 b2, now with the new Bespin UI
  • Completed Cross Weave weave testing framework
  • Performance A11y (accessibility) Talos tests landed!
  • Ran burn-in builds over the weekend on Fennec, some issues observed:
    • Need to ensure test harnesses stop remote webserver regardless of how they end (bug to be filed)
    • Fennec sometimes fails to start after running
    • Reftests need to be chunked
    • heartbeat monitors and agents worked well throughout the test
  • More information always available: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Auto-tools/Meetings/2010-08-02

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

  • BlogHer '10 - August 6-7, 2010 - We will be having a hotel suite and a presence in the GeekLab as well as a meetup on Thursday (open to non BlogHer folk)  - sign up for the meetup here.
  • Open Video Conference 2010 - October 1-2, 2010; New York, NY  - Looking over sponsorship opportunities.
  • Maker Faire Africa - August 27-28, 2010; Nairobi, Kenya - William Quiviger, Raymond Etornam, Kwamena Apphia and Alex Wafula representing Mozilla / Mozilla is main sponsor this year
  • Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2010 - September 11-12, 2010 - We will have a booth and be doing some innovative activities.  Check out the wiki for more details Looking into sponsorship opportunities.
  • German Community Meetup 2010 - September 18-19 (Cologne, Germany) - 25 active German/Swiss/Austrian contributors gathering for 2-day workshop to discuss goals for next 2 quarters
  • Bi-annual Aviary.Pl meeting - October 2-4 (Poznan, Poland) - 3-day workshop of active Polish contributors to review past 6 months and plan 6 months ahead

Community

  • German Community Meetup 2010 - September 18-19 (Cologne, Germany) - 25 active German/Swiss/Austrian contributors gathering for 2-day workshop to discuss goals for next 2 quarters
  • Bi-annual Aviary.Pl meeting - October 2-4 (Poznan, Poland) - 3-day workshop of active Polish contributors to review past 6 months and plan 6 months ahead

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

  • Firefox 4 Beta 3 with l10n merge, number of participating locales will be known after the code freeze
  • Firefox Home l10n outreach is starting, tracking bug for the entire project here
  • Gandalf is launching the server installation that will support the "common pool" idea of the Jetpack l10n API
  • Team travels: Stas back from vacation, Seth will be working with Pascal in Paris office this week, Gandalf heads out for summer vacation at the end of this week.

Introducing New Hires

  • Bill McCloskey - JavaScript

Foundation Updates

Roundtable