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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 4, 2007)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 650 903 0800 x91 Conf# 8600 (US/International)
  • +1 416 848 3114 x91 Conf# 8600 (Canada)
  • +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
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In Attendance

Development Updates


  • Fx 2004, Fx & Tb 15012 were released last Wednesday (5/30)
  • Currently testing major software updates for Fx 15012 -> 2004
    • We could push these updates to beta later this week.
  • Expect to have Thunderbird candidate builds later this week for all locales.
  • Team Thunderbird will be hosting a test day this Friday, June 8th to focus on Thunderbird The details are here: http://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Current_QA_TestDay. We are looking for folks to help test.

TB 3

  • Expect to have candidate builds later this week for all locales.
  • Team Thunderbird will be hosting a test day this Friday, June 8th to focus on Thunderbird The details are here: http://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Current_QA_TestDay. We are looking for folks to help test.

Gecko 1.9

  • John Daggett
  • GFX: Border re-write completed; Cairo update this week as A6 begins.
  • Cycle Collector: CC Regression Meetings discontinued as we've reached stability and are now fixing leaks as we find them.
  • Mac: Down to 28 blockers; Continuing discussion on 10.3 Support in Mac Status Meetings on Wed as well as the 1.9 meetings on Tue; * Cocoa native html controls seem to be a big hit.
  • New TextFrame tinderbox is enabled; bug reports welcome.
  • contentEditable patch has been attached by peterv, test build available on request; special thanks to our community members who are helping us with testing and bug reports.

Next Week:

  • Security focus this week as we have 49 1.9 blockers designated as 'critical' and 'high'.
  • A6 work is now beginning.

Firefox 3

  • Alpha 5 to ship soon
  • Alpha 6 work underway
    • Beltzner and mconnor continuing to triage and assign blockers
  • User interface design work is moving into mockups and discussion; here's a great overview of the current mockups around which we're basing design discussions
    • join the conversation / provide feedback in mozilla.dev.apps.firefox
    • çontribute your own ideas as mockups if you want, using some of the mockup templates built by Alex Faaborg
    • look for some of these changes to start appearing on trunk soon, we'll announce on DevNews as they're landed


  • AMO issues as a result of the launch traffic and app changes
  • Stats in support of Mac 10.3 possible changes
  • Pageload server migration - moving it on Thursday
  • Build-graphs was migrated to new hardware
  • Bouncer1 & AUS2 were migrated to MPT
    • Working with sspitzer on client cache issues
  • IPv6 connectivity - added tunnels and brought up ipv6 connectivity to landfill (community giving box)
    • Thanks to sprint and ISC for helping with ipv6 tunnels


  • AUS server migration status
  • bouncer migration status
  • Pageload server migration status
  • Bugzilla cleanup
    • 200-700 bugs depending on how you query.
    • starting to triage through them all, will need time
    • when working with build group, please file a bug - even if you are already currently working with us on something, please file a bug if there is not one already. This is not about process-getting-in-the-way-of-work, its for tracking/scheduling/loadbalancing within the group, and transparency for people outside of the group.
    • please email build@mozilla.org if you have an existing bug filed which needs urgent attention.
    • please be patient, this will take a while.


  • Test Execution
    • FFx,
      • Tested these for final release [juan, jay, marcia, tracy, tomcat, bc, others]
      • Generated release notes [jay]
    • FFx 3
      • Ran JS tests and other regression testing for FFx 3. Spidered over 52,000 pages linked from the top 100 global alexa list on Linux (with no plugins) using Minefield over the weekend and _didn't crash once_. [bc]
      • Completed 80% litmus BFTs on the 6/1 nightly build which is a requirement for Alpha 5. Results [tony, tomcat, others]
      • Extra Testing for Shawn and mconnor for Firebug [tomcat]
  • Test Development
    • Scripted out some test cases for Page Info, which changed in FF 3. These have been entered out to Litmus, and cover basic functionality. [marcia]
    • Also working on getting more information for Growl test cases [marcia]
  • Test tools and infrastructure
    • Buildbot: New linux machine to take over master duties from qm-rhel02 is setup and running performance tests.
    • Performance tools (Talos): The current perf results are up and running again. And two new machines, qm-pxp01 & qm-pxp03, are up and running. See results on the tinderbox page. Added patch to talos that outputs the screen width/height/colorDepth before the tests are run. This ensures that the machines are correctly configured. Created docs on QMO about How to make sense of the talos results and wrote front page post that was syndicated to planet mozilla. [Alice]
    • Created an automated testing projects page on QMO for the various automation tools. This needs to be populated. [Alice]
    • Litmus:
      • updated Litmus Install FAQ and INSTALL readme file
      • cleared ASSIGNED bugs in Litmus, that meant fixing the following:
        • bug 360620: revoke db sessions when user info changes
        • bug 364136: eliminate duplicate item display in lists
        • bug 363662: allow sorting of testcases/subgroups/testgroups by name OR id
        • bug 355298: updated strawman data for new installs
      • Cloned Litmus testcases/subgroups/testgroups for 2.0 -> 3.0 - This is a major step for FF3!
    • Breakpad: Working on the Breakpad reporting infrastructure. [jay, ispiked]
  • Community
    • QMO: Final round of QMO logo design reviews, waiting for final draft of logo before putting it up for community voting. [jay]
    • Contacted Gen at Mozilla Japan about helping their community get more involved in bug day and test day activities [jay]


Computerworld article posted today
Add-ons stories from last week
Blackhat talk accepted


  • Mozilla Blog - Should launch today/tomorrow.
  • Events:
    • Next triage call on Friday, June 8th at 11 a.m.
    • OSCON:
      • Please register by today if you're attending in order to get the early discount.
      • Booth "Office Hours": We're looking for topic suggestions for "drop-in" office hours. Rhian to post sign up on Wiki shortly.
      • Black Hat: Planning underway.


  • JT, Asa, and Seth have been working on a "seeding the community" effort in Brazil, Argentina, and India. Throughout the months of June and July, we will be traveling to meet members of our community in each country to drive more community empowerment.
  • Asa and Seth have also been working with the l10n-drivers and Pascal to line up a set of items that can be sent to our localization teams. The buffet of items includes information about how to get marketing, PR, community, and other types for support from Mozilla
  • The community giving program was very active in May, having two meetings and distributing support to 6 individuals or groups of contributors. Seth will be looking for people to participate in the upcoming meetings where we evaluate requests. Anyone interested should email Seth.

Mozilla Labs

Developer Relations

  • Preparing for Tokyo developer conference
    • Create presentations for Keynote, XULRunner, FUEL (JS Libs) and AMO
    • Labs and Places will also have sessions
  • Preparing for Paris developer day
    • Getting hotel rooms booked (let us know if your not booked - mfinkle)
    • Create presentations for developer tools, and FUEL (JS Libs)
  • Working on a new XUL Explorer release with extension wizard and testing support, as well as DOMi and Venkman bundled
  • Following the MozPad group to see how things are evolving
  • Firefox 3 documentation work has begun
    • Review the documentation plan and fill out any details you can.
    • Docs most critical for updating extensions for Firefox 3 compatibility are targeted for beta 1 release; let sheppy know so it can go on the list.
  • FUEL 0.2 ready for review
  • JavaScript 1.8 documented on dev.mo, blogged about

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

  • Remora
    • added an x-amo header and a nagios monitoring script
    • Added caching to favicon.ico and some other URLs to reduce server load
    • Worked with IT on Thursday to prevent downtime
  • Joey
    • Altered schema+code
    • new css/design is ready to implement
    • tests? (dougt)
  • mozilla.com
    • Added an a/b script on /firefox/ for marketing

Foundation Updates

For Mozilla Foundation activities for the week ending June 1, 2007 please see the status reports from Frank, Gerv, and Zak.


  • Galen Li is a summer intern starting with the product group. He'll be building and tracking detailed features on our competition.

Other Business

sspitzer: Introduce Christine Yen

dbaron: memory leak testing