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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 2, 2008)
  • 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 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

Gary and Dmose would like us to recognize Wayne Mery (IRC: wsmWK) for his great help in setting up Thunderbird's first bug day. He almost single-handedly created the wiki pages, made the announcements on planet, QMO, newsgroups and mozillaZine forums, and joined in the Americas session to start off the bug day.

Development Updates

Fx / TB / Fx

Released Firefox last Tuesday to the glee of millions of users all over the galaxy. Had a relatively short post-mortem with notes from issues during the release. Overall, went really smooth. Tracking a few regressions to fix in

Build is scheduled to start work on Thunderbird today, but might get pushed a day. QA plans to start testing tomorrow or Wednesday.

A scheduling meeting for Firefox will happen later this week. Look for email to dev-planning tomorrow.

TB 3

  • First Thunderbird bug day happened on Thursday, March 27
  • 3.0alpha 1
    • First driving meeting happened last week
    • Code Freeze midnight April 22

Gecko 1.9

Firefox 3

  • 53 Blockers resolved in the last week
  • 54 Blockers added in the last week
  • 100 blockers remain for final
  • 20+ blockers have patches waiting on review/landing
  • Character of the bugs are continuing to be smaller in scope than previous


  • Vendor recommended switch upgrades (see Outage report)
  • stage.mozilla.org in "transit" as we experiment - see justdave's blog for more info
  • Bugzilla upgraded
  • Firefox related issues, and various cluster-wide performance tuning

Release Engineering

  • tb
  • talos for moz2
  • group gathering this week


Firefox 2.x

  • Live testing and update dtesting for release
  • Scanning the top 500 website for crashes [bc]

Firefox 3

  • Showstopper bug for Beta5 was found while testing Steps To Reproduce for our new regression bug 424719
  • Tested Beta 5 with smoketests, BFTs, etc. [tomcat, timr]
  • Scanned the top 500 website for crashes [bc]
  • Feature testing
    • Places - About to land a new patch with history query automated tests
    • Testing EV certs [marcia]

Minotaur [ctalbert]

  • Working with Kev to see if this could be used for self service testing of partner builds
  • Working on getting VMs for automated L10n testing. Started working on some new automated bookmark tests. Submitted a mochitest for bug 405924

Partner builds - completed testing partner builds in only 4 days! [tomcat]


  • Held a very suceessful FFx 3 Beta 5 test day on Friday. we have 27 active participants and 1023 test cases run. This is one of the most active test days ever based on these two metrics! Top three non-en-US locales were de, en-GB, and cs. See Results.
  • Posted Part 2 of "Getting to know the QA Community" series to look at participation data. Most people spend 3 or less hours per week on Mozilla QA activities (<1hr - 41%, 1-3 hr - 35%). Most people wold like to spend 1-6 hours doing QA for the project(1-3hrs - 31%, 4-6 hr - 28%). And about 18% would like to spend 10+ hrs doing QA on the project!!
  • Planning a test working with Dave Humphry from Seneca College. [tcalbert, timr]


  • CanSecWest
    • Cold Boot
    • Reputation attacks
    • Pwn2Own contest




  • Anniversary Party tonight! Rsvp at anniversary@mozilla.com. Details
  • FISL, April 17 - 19, Brazil: Activities include:
    • Community Party on 4/17
    • Firefox in Brazil Panel on 4/18
    • Mozilla Workshop 4/18
    • Mitchell speaking on 4/19


  • en-US version of the redesigned site is ready...we will be presenting the new site in beta form for testing and feedback soon, so email siteredesign@mozilla.com if you'd like to participate.


  • support.mozilla.com was down for approx 24 hours last week due to performance issues
  • Temporarily redirected Firefox 3 traffic to a static page on mozilla.org while working on perf fixes
  • Big thanks to the webdev, IT and SUMO teams for all help!

Firefox 3 T-shirt Contest

  • Voting has ended and we have a winner!



  • Documentation:
    • Deki Wiki skinning is underway; first wireframe mockup was received Saturday.
    • Documentation of nsIJSON added.
    • Working on docs for offline resource management.
  • Performance:
    • Released Dromaeo to the various browser vendors for feedback.
  • Mozilla anniversary
    • Air Mozilla Live
    • Mozilla Memories collection going well

Mozilla Labs

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO



  • AMO 3.2 released, will have a post-mortem this week and notify usual channels when we have it scheduled. Thank you to all localizers and editors who have volunteered their time to help with this release. Some stats:
    • 3000+ changes
    • ~300k lines changed
    • 24 contributors
  • We'll be sifting through feedback and setting up our next milestones this month -- more to come.
  • Blog coverage - announcement, svn stats, webdev blog, UI blog, plus here, here, and here

Foundation Updates

  • CAs and related issues
    • I worked on the applications from Comodo and KISA
    • I also tried to address general questions about the Mozilla CA policy and how it should be applied.
  • Public communication
    • David did more work on revising the www.mozilla.org site, including helping with a 10th anniversary page and a proposed new About page.

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


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