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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm PST (21:00 UTC)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 866 879 4799 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
  • +1 650 903 0800 x91 Conf# 8600 (US/International)
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In Attendance

Development Updates

Fx/TB + Fx

  • QA spent most of last week testing Vista changes on the Trunk. Test results were positive and we are ready to land the fixes on the branch.
  • Still in holding pattern for a couple must-have blockers
  • Fixes ready to land today (Monday 1/5):
    • mconnor's pw manager/xss bug landing today
    • All Vista Bugs (rstrong/sspitzer preparing branch patches for landing today)
      • Including Y! IM/default browser bug fix from rstrong
  • Shooting for RC1 tomorrow (if we get the fixes we want)
  • Major update still scheduled for 1-2 weeks after the release of
    • Users will be updated from -> for the major update jump

TB 2.0

As posted in the newsgroups:

  • L10n String Freeze for Thunderbird 2 final is February 27th
  • Code Freeze for Thunderbird 2 is also February 27th

Gecko 1.9

  • Tree closing for 1.9a2 this evening, reopening on wednesday
  • Will take tomorrow's builds as 1.9a2, barring any massive issues
    • We know of a pretty big leak regression, but we will relnote it and will ship regardless
    • Will be fixed for 1.9a3

Firefox 3

  • Two final PRD meetings this week (Tues and Thurs) - see the wiki page for details
  • PRD will be updated with results from the initial meetings tomorrow, then by friday for the final meetings



  • www.mozilla.com/org is moving to GSLB tomorrow
  • mozilla.com DNS will be proxied by dyndns on Thursday
  • Webtools migration to physical hardware. **please test**
    • (bonsai|bonsai-l10n|lxr|mxr|webtools|tinderbox)-stage.mozilla.org
  • Bugzilla memory upgrade this week
  • Working with build on tier one infra migration of build machines
  • Remora staging, load testing, support
  • CVS migration cvs.sj.mozilla.com will become cvs-mirror.mozilla.org on Thursday
  • Dave is a RHCE - 100% on test :-)


  • Put out an RFC in the newsgroup for changing the tree closure policy in regards to SeaMonkey performance regressions. Perf regressions will no longer be cause to close the tree; build regressions will continue to prompt tree closures.
  • We're working through the Tinderbox support policy with IT; expect an announcement on that next week.
  • Coop has started working on getting projects their own identities/ssh keys; we'll be contacting the people doing release work in the community for Camino, SeaMonkey, and others to help them get setup with this new infrastructure.


  • Test Execution
    • [jay, juanb, many others]
      • Extensive testing on Vista on trunk in preparation for landing on 1.8 branch
      • Bug fix verification testing
    • major update testing [tchung, others]. This is testing of update from to
  • Test Development
    • Began FF3 documentation [tchung]. First draft of FF3 Test Planning. Created spreadsheet of component breakdown. To be posted on google spreadsheet next week.
  • Test Infrastructure
    • Buildbot test infrastructure [robcee]
      • Got winxp buildbot running make check and buildbot
      • Setup reporting buildbot status to MozillaTest tinderbox
      • Got mochitest suite running on buildbot
    • Performance infrastructure [alice].
      • Submitted new graph server patch. Got a lot more code reuse, removed a lot of specialty files that I'd created. Now using a shared database for both discrete and continuous graphs. Now cleaning arguments passed to the cgi scripts to stop sql injection attacks.
      • Submitted python test framework patch. Covers removal of all reporting code. Added configuration settings (branch, buildid). Added ability to run tests with different profiles. Added code that sends results to the graph server.
      • Working with liz chak/bhearsum on porting performance tests to MacOS and Linux.
    • QA Farm access [bc]. Installed tight vnc servers on pear, plum. Setup vncviewer shortcuts.
    • JS infrastructure [bc]. Resolved JS Shell build failure on Mac, regression due to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=366398. Fixed JavaScript mklistpage.p Bug 369131. Worked on https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=368585 to segregate SpiderMonkey extensions from standards based tests.
    • Airbag [jay]. Started looking into Airbag progress and planning. Updated Airbag features wiki page with some ideas on how to make Airbag better. Also see General Airbag wiki. Proposed a meeting to discuss where we are with Airbag and to figure out what the plan is for the coming months.
  • Community

Product Management and Marketing Updates

Product Management


  • We should be ready to share our 2007 marketing plan for Firefox next week -- as we did last year we'll post a call for participants on Spread Firefox to join a webcast.
  • We're gearing up to conduct some market research in the US, Japan and parts of Europe to gauge awareness of Firefox and help us better plan outreach activities.


Developer Relations

  • FUEL is in the tree now, on the FUEL_DEVEL_BRANCH
  • Sheppy working with MDC localizers
  • Developer day planning to start this week, look for various posts about preliminary plannings, esp dates.

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

  • Progress on Remora
    • Updated preview
    • Sandbox now visible, and larger data set, more details
    • Planning release next monday
    • Localization update push this week, including category names and descriptions -- we'll be mailing out to the people who have signed up to do the localizations so far

Foundation Updates

See the report on Mozilla Foundation activities for the week ending February 2, 2007.


Other Business