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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)
  • join irc.mozilla.org #staffmeeting for attendance taking and backchannel

note: all participants are muted automatically; if you want to talk, press *1 to un-mute yourself

Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Shawn Wilsher nominated Edward Lee for his huge number of patches for the download manager this past week to fix a number of UI bugs and some issues with cross session resumable downloads.

Development Updates


  • on-going bug triage
    • Tentative code freeze 9/21
    • Release scheduled for 10/4
  • Fx 15012-2006 Major Update
    • Testing nearly done.
    • Scheduled for this Wednesday 9/12

TB 3

  • No updates for this week.

Gecko 1.9

  • M8 Freeze will continue through tomorrow to give the remainder of the approved M8 bugs time to land.
  • We are in Threat Level Red, meaning only the drivers listed on the tinderbox page can plus approval requests.
  • If you get an approval, you can land as long as the tree is open.

Firefox 3

New feature work

  • Places
    • Unified search in location bar
      • search on full URL, title and tags
    • Saved search support (bookmarks and history)
  • Addons
    • Enforcing secure extension updates
    • McCoy
    • No more whitelist, can allow install directly from notification
  • Protocol Handling
    • Building on feed handling (web/local handlers)
      • Test webapp for calendaring being set up to test
    • New Applications tab in preferences
      • Will hook into app selector on Windows in M9
  • Password Manager
    • Non-modal interaction for remembering passwords

Upcoming Work (M9)

  • Cross-Session Resumable Downloads
    • Getting close, just need a last set of patches to make everything work, testing builds available
  • Password Manager
    • More usable pwmgr with filtering and better sort


  • Stage migration - working with build
  • China office up and running
  • VMWare perf work - more coming this week
  • Performance machine work (and additions)
  • Stats work


  • Firefox -> Firefox major update
  • waiting for "go" on gecko19a8 release
  • cf, coop, bhearsum going on/returning from vacation


See Project List for details.

Test Execution

  • Firefox
  • Firefox Lots of triage with Dveditz [abillings, juanb]
  • Firefox 3:
    • Engaged in daily smoke and focused testing [abillings, tomcat, marcia]
    • Ad hoc testing and bug fix verification for Places. [abillings]
    • Triaging/running Plugins manager testcases [stephend]

Test Development

  • Firefox 3
    • Continuing to plan and develop Places testing [abillings, tracy]
    • CCS tests: Completed most of the tests for bug 315920 - attribute and event state change optimizations in nsCSSStyleSheet assume changes are sequential [ctalbert]
    • Planning testing for Location Bar and Tabbed Browsing, and verified Location Bar bugs [stephend]
    • Wrote more Download Manager testcases [stephend]
    • 80% completion of Addons Test Plan [tchung]
    • Created a Vista specific Firefox 3 plan. This is part of the OS Integration feature. [marcia]
    • Sent out first draft of Firefox 3 Test Strategy to QA team for review.

Tools and Infrastructure

  • The QMO/Litmus Test Extension has been reviewed and is ready for checkin! [ benh, ctalbert]


  • Firefox 3 Download Manager test day was held last Friday, Sept 7th.
  • First draft of the Community Strategy Document is ready for review outside QA. [jay]


China and Malaysia trip
Update in


  • Operation Firefox update
  • revised First Run page is now live
  • Events:
    • Mozilla 24:
      • How can you help?
        • Blog and spread the word. Details are here
        • Participate in opening ceremony at Stanford on 9/14 at 8 p.m.
        • Attend the Stanford event (9/15, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.):
        • Submit themes, post banners, etc.: Get Involved
        • Help day of -- email Mary if you interested.
    • Software Freedom Day:
  • Spread Firefox 2.0 - working on adding content to the staging site this week. We hope to have a beta version available within 10 days.


Mozilla Labs

Developer Relations

  • Firefox 3 documentation progress continues, with new material on Download Manager including example code, among other choice items.
  • Preparing for Software Freedom Day @ Univ or North Carolina

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

  • Laura Thomson starts on Sept. 24th (on-site)
  • This is Alex Buchanan's last week, thank you to Alex for all his hard work this summer
  • AMO updates went out last week, download counts are back up as a result
  • mozilla.com download link bugs were fixed last weekend; thanks to QA for their hard work verifying the changes
  • SUMO - set up live chat server, working with Jive to fix some quirks in the eval install
  • Started on plugin updating last week, ETA is Tuesday
  • clouserw coded the next version of the firstrun survey
  • Posted quick AUS patch to accept new schema in bug 368117
  • Socorro - bsmedberg committed leak fix, will push to staging today then prod later this week; load testing shortly after (for collector and processor)
  • Kubla has been updated. Check it out and give feedback please.
  • Rock Your Firefox 0.4 launched last week with new homepage and automatic add-on detection
    • So far, over 2000 add-ons have been automatically detected and favorited
    • Friday we sent out a message to the 21,000 members of our sponsored Facebook group, resulting in a peak of 250 new users per hour (we only got to 60 per hour when we launched)
    • 4700 people to date have tried out the app

Foundation Updates

(Since there was no meeting last week, this update combines items from the weeks ending August 31 and September 7.)

  • Grants and related activities
    • The Mozilla Foundation is funding a project to implement server-side features in Apache and OpenSSL to complement future Firefox enhancements to check the validity of SSL certificates using OCSP. For more information see Gerv's post on OCSP stapling.
    • The Mozilla Foundation is co-sponsoring the Foundations of Open Media Software developer workshop to be held in January in Melbourne Australia.
    • Peter Jaros completed the intermediate milestone on his project to improve scriptability of Camino with AppleScript (a project the Mozilla Foundation is co-sponsoring with the Camino project).
    • Jörg Dotzki finished his Foundation-funded project to create a Firefox extension to simulate how web pages appear to color-blind individuals, and submitted it to addons.mozilla.org.

For more information see the individual status reports from David, Frank, Gerv, and Zak.


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