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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Contributors who made the MDN documentation sprint this weekend a great success:

  • Florian Scholz (Elchi3)
  • Jean-Yves Perrier (teoli)
  • Sebastian Perez Vasseur
  • David Bruant

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 11 October

Tuesday, 12 October

Wednesday, 13 October

  • Brownbag: Web Developers & the Open Web Survey Results
    • 1:00 pm PST in Ten Forward and on Air Mozilla
    • Jay Patel & Joan Green will present the findings from our most recent MDN developer survey

Thursday, 14 October

Friday, 15 October

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • Code freeze for Beta 7 marches on!
  • There are 14 blockers left which we hope to close out in the next couple of days
  • We created a relbranch for 4.0b7 to unblock mozilla-central work
    • Checkins are metered while dealing with the backlog
    • b7 blockers should be landed both on the relbranch and the default branch

Firefox 3.6 & 3.5

  • Released to beta last week
  • We will be respinning 3.6.11 for bug 601440
    • This puts the Thursday release date at risk. If we need to, we'll push to to next Tuesday (2010-10-19)

Mobile Firefox

  • Firefox 4 Beta 1 for Android and Maemo shipped
  • Beta 2 code freeze is October 19 (next Tuesday)
  • Firefox Home 1.0.3 is now in the app store


  • 3.0 end-of-life plan posted to tb-planning
  • 3.1.5 / 3.0.9 watching one issue (bug 601440), otherwise ok for release
  • Contributor survey has generated good feedback, we will be accepting responses through end of day this Sunday, October 18th.

Older Branch Work



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
Castro Downtime Part Deux: Electric Boogaloo
Ravi Pina
Upcoming downtime for Castro office (Wkend of 10/16)
Army of Awesome
William Reynolds
Help other Firefox users on Twitter & point them in the right direction
Slides (runs best in Fx 4 beta)
Army of Awesome page
Weekly Meeting HTML Slideshow Thingy
Atul Varma
Making Weekly Meeting Information More Ambient and Digestable
The Slideshow (super-fast version)
Github Project Page

Status Updates By Team






  • Spun off versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org & services.addons.mozilla.org from the original Zeus cluster to a dedicated AMO Zeus cluster
  • Wrapping up Mac Mini move to Santa Clara data center

Release Engineering


QA Org Highlights
  • WebQA
  • Browser Technologies
      • Shipped Fennec2.0/Firefox Mobile 4.0 Beta
  • Desktop Firefox
      • Fx 4 Beta 7: Code freeze delay. Holding pattern for test execution.

Automation & Tools

  • Brasstacks server performance upgraded!
  • Log Parsers for War on Orange delivered to metrics, working on storing data
  • Working toward a 1.5.1 Mozmill release this week to fix issues surrounding running in buildbot environment
  • More information here





  • Participation page is live! Please promote the page + share with people looking to spread Firefox.
  • The Army of Awesome is live as well!
    • Go to the Army of Awesome page to try it out. Sending replies to users’ tweets takes only a few moments and goes a long way toward helping others have a better Web experience.

Creative Team





Developer Tools




Introducing New Hires

  • Kumar McMillan - Add-ons Webdev
  • Richard Newman - services
  • Will Bamberg - Jetpack docs

Foundation Updates