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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 4, 2007)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Development Updates


  • Fx 2008rc1 builds generated last Thursday (10/04). QA completed basic testing including l10n builds.
  • Community memembers reported two regressions over the weekend. We will start respinning an RC2 today, 10/8.
    • bug 398422 - Dragging bookmarks folder fails with "aArray has no properties"
    • bug 398837- Keyboard accelerators missing on Security Warning dialog
      • Fix has been reviewed and approved to land
  • We will try to push updates to "beta" users by 10/11 (Thursday)
  • Thunderbird 2008 will be released two weeks after Fx2008 (tentatively).

TB 3

  • No Updates This Week

Gecko 1.9

  • M9 blocker report
    • ~ 29 M9 Gecko 1.9 blockers (~17 have patches)
      • ~17 have patches
      • 9 Resolved in the past 7 days.
      • 4 added in the past 7 days.
    • ~ 200 untriaged blocking nominations
      • 6 content
      • 39 General (working through them since friday)
      • 28 GFX (including mac)
      • 28 JS
      • 23 Layout
      • 42 Platform
      • 21 SVG

Firefox 3

  • M9 Schedule
    • Code freeze scheduled for Wed, Oct 17th
    • Tree threat level has been kept at "orange" due to the number of outstanding M9 blocker bugs that need to land before freeze, but as we approach freeze, expect an announcement (in mozilla.dev.planning and on the Mozilla Developer News blog) about moving to "red"
      • M9 blocking bug report:
        • ~ 84 M9 Firefox 3 blockers (~37 have patches)
        • ~ 13 untriaged nominations (being triaged daily by beltzner/mconnor)
  • Dão Gottwald has also joined the front end team, and will be assisting in front-end fit & finish work, as well as visual polish and "delight" aspects.


  • Stage migration continues - test upload machine available. Dave to send out details this week.
  • SSL cert policy
    • Production sites - paid ssl certs
    • Dev/Test/Staging - internally signed certs
    • Docs to come on how to import our root cert, generate csr, etc.
  • Funnelcake work


  • no updates


Test Execution

  • FFx Performed bug verifications, completed L10n Spot Testing, Automated Smoketests for Rc1 Builds via Eggplant, performed BFT testing [juanb, tomcat, jay, marcia, tchung, others]
  • Tested printing/print preview this week, because bug 154892 (Splitting Absolutely positioned frames not implemented - Missing second page of content when printing or print previewing this site) was fixed by fantasai. Found two crash bugs that might be regressions from that bug, bug 398322 and bug 398332. [martijn]
  • FFx 3

Test Development

  • Completed tests for bug 315920 - attribute and event state change optimizations in nsCSSStyleSheet assume changes are sequential [clalbert]
  • Generated an RSS testcase for protocol handling team. Also created this test to illustrate the specific issues. Tested the protocol handling issues with RSS feeds, and was able to illuminate several issues where that support is lacking. Details in bug 387494
  • Completed the first draft of the Leopard Platform Test Plan for FF 3/FF 2 [marcia]
  • Tabbed Browsing test development: Wrote Litmus testcases for testday. Sent the Tabbed Browsing test plan to Dão for feedback
  • Consolidated Accessibility Wiki (here).[timk]

Tools and Automation

  • Performance/Talos:
    • tdhtml/tsvg/tgfx pushed to mini test boxes bug 398193 [alice, bhearsum]
    • Mac slaves moved to perfmaster. bug 393073 [bhearsum]
  • Got mac mini's ready for imaging for Moz2 usage bug 398427 [bhearsum]
  • Checked in version change in SpiderMonkey 1.7.0 (bug 380901) based on Gecko [bc]
  • Completed PHPiCalendar test service. Made changes to pass Morgamic's review and checked in code. [ctalbert]
  • Investigating Windmill test tool for GUI automated testing [ctalbert]
  • Litmus - fixed bugs [coop]
    • bug 394935: investigating why dropdown boxes fail to populate for some users
    • bug 355296: auto-linkify testcase/bug #


  • Testday last Fri, Oct 5th focused on Tabbed Browsing and Download Manager. See results. Next testday: Accessibility


No update


  • Events:
    • CaFeConf, 10/5 - 10/6, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Aided contributor, Guillermo Movia, with his Mozilla presentation, including swag. Nice write up in The Inquirer on the conference.
    • Ajax Experience, Boston, 10/24 - 10/26
    • FSOSS, Seneca College, Toronto, 10/25 - 10/26
    • Open Source Asia Summit, Hong Kong, 11/26 - 11/30. Li Gong keynoting, as is Zak Greant and TC Liou (Mozilla Taiwan)
    • FOSS.in, Bangalore, 12/4 - 12/8: Call for submissions is still open.
  • PR:
    • Asa in [PC Magazine]PC Mag and US Airways MagazineUS Airways Mag
    • Mozilla's security process mentioned in several articles about Apple's QuickTime fix
    • Add getfirefox.com link to sig line


Preliminary Community Swag distribution doc at Community:Swag

Mozilla Labs

  • No updates this week.

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

  • AMO
    • Update went out last Thursday, mostly l10n updates
    • FAMO 0.5 was released last week
    • AMO API work underway
    • AMO redesign almost through design phase
  • Plugins
    • Sent out email to all plugin vendors about updating PFS
    • Plugin updater hit some snags w/ Java but moving forward -- thanks to stephend and QA for finding this
  • Bouncer
    • Bouncer can now check locales thoroughly, thanks to wenzel
    • Still working on hash checks via byte-ranges
    • Will push both of these features in Q4 (Nov)
  • Support
    • Triage and breakdown of tech requirements for SUMO projects w/ djst
  • Misc
    • Reviewed protocol handler demo app, which should be public this week
    • Set up some CRM stuff for sethb
  • Breakpad/Socorro
    • Things were quiet as Q3 was winding down
    • Triage this week, and Q4 planning underway
  • AUS
    • Lars Lohn is back on the team (contractor) and will be working on the AUS3 prototype
  • mozilla.com CMS QA is underway

Foundation Updates

Most of last week's activities were internal or not yet ready for public announcement. See the individual status reports from David, Frank, [1], and Zak.


Other Business