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Firefox 3.0.11

  • Code frozen!
  • Builds have started, nay, Mac and Linux builds are available for QA

Firefox 3.0.12

  • Schedule on the wiki

Firefox 3.5 RC1

  • goal is to code freeze tomorrow
  • build can produce RC builds in 24-36 hours thanks to timezone fun
  • QA would like 7 full business days for RC tests

Blocker Report

Since 1.9.1 branch ... 2009-05-19-blocker-report.png

Past 2 weeks ... 2009-05-19-blocker-report-detail.png

[ Platform Blocker Queries | Front End Blocker Queries ]


  • great pace, though still adding a lot of unresolved blockers
  • nominations need constant vigilance; should be doing it every day
  • thanks for landing fixes on branch - let's get the rest!

The Breakdown

Browser / Front End

  • Polish update: Firefox is 56% shiny (+1% change)


GFX 1.9.1 Update

Layout Update

  • 0 layout blockers (2 noms)
  • 0 SVG blockers
  • 4 Video blockers
    • bug 486899 unsure how to proceed
    • bug 487519 number of crasher bugs in libvorbis and other libs, doublec working with upstream, probably should not block
    • bug 493109 patch backed out, should block, roc on it
    • bug 493678 probably should block, making progress
    • Lots fixed over last week: playback perf, A/V sync, many edge cases fixed, playing back strange content, some random failures
    • One more thing: fix for seeking artifacts
    • Very good shape
    • Quite a lot of merging to branch to do

Content Update

  • Content Blockers
  • Not disabling XPCOM plugins until Java SE 6 Update 14 is released. That is the first release that has no XPCOM dependencies whatsoever, though the plugin has been NPAPI (not XPCOM) since Java SE 6 Update 10.

Mac OS X Update

  • Steven Michaud released a JEP update for the top Mac OS X crash in Firefox 3.5 Beta 4.
  • Josh looking into consuming Objective-C exceptions vs. aborting, at least in some cases.
  • 64-bit Mac OS X builds coming along, builds up to gfx without patches and builds through gfx with patches in review. Next module that needs to be ported is plugins, will take longer than other components since a new API implementation is required (Cocoa event model).
  • Trunk and all branches of Firefox run without any major issues on the latest Mac OS X 10.6 seed. Can successfully compile 32-bit Firefox via cross-compile on 10.6 if you disable crashreporter (default architecture on 10.6 is x86_64 via gcc-4.2).
  • Josh at WWDC in SF June 8-12.

JS 1.9.1

General 1.9.1

These are bugs that fall outside of components covered by the Gfx, Content, Layout and JS groups:

Mobile 1.9.1 Update



  • bent working on chromium library in his user repo.
    • base and chrome code exported from chromium svn, integrated into build system on windows (libxul required...)
    • glue library started to provide libxul and appshell integration
    • child process shell built, uses xpcom embedding apis
    • test-ish parent app built using chromium's base library, still being tweaked, but currently launches child process and waits around for something to do

Tree Management


  • Blog funnel starting up: Evangelism/Firefox3.5/35Days - will ask for help/writing
  • New Firefox icon:
  • How many people are running Windows 7?
  • QA will concentrate testing in the following areas during RC1 testing:
    • Video performance and Controls, Geolocation, Session Restore, Tabbed Browsing, Drag and drop functionality, Clear history/ private browsing/ forget this site, topsites layout and performance, windows 7 adhoc testing. Please suggest any other broad regression areas here.