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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 2, 2008)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Development Updates

Fx / TB

Successfully shipped Firefox last Wednesday, much to the joy of critics worldwide. Results look good. We fixed the topcrash.

Thunderbird is in the hands of build. Should have builds available tomorrow, then off to QA. Schedule on the wiki.

TB 3

  • Code freeze for 3.0a1 Tuesday midnight PDT.
  • Bugday held on 17 April 2008.

Gecko 1.9

  • 33 Blockers remaining for RC
    • Content: 7 (3 w/ patches)
    • GFX: 7 (6 w/ Patches)
    • JS: 6 (5 w/ Patches)
    • Layout: 2 (2 w/ Patches)
    • Platform: 8 (6 w/ Patches)
    • General: 3 (2 w/ Patches)
  • Still 4 unowned blockers.
  • Approximately 14 have patches of some sort.
  • Blockers closed in last seven days by platform team: 31
  • Blockers created in last seven days: 15

Firefox 3

  • tree has been in RC1 lockdown for 2 weeks
  • most Firefox 3 & Toolkit blockers are owned and have patches ready
  • people are encouraged to help out with blockers in every way possible
Number of Firefox 3 & Toolkit and Gecko 1.9 bugs continues to slope downward.




  • release - no load issues
  • Geo-IP bouncer testing/implementation for china, other locales
  • Socorro - performance fixes, ready for FF3
  • Load testing SUMO - working with webdev on fixes

Release Engineering

  • Talos downtime today for 419071
  • Thunderbird in progress. Possibly have TB2.0.0.14 builds to QA by Tues, else Wed. Details in bug 426259.
  • Thunderbird automation underway and making progress. Details in bug 427769
  • trying again to mothball 1.8.0 machines. Details in bug 411341.


Firefox [Project lead: ss, QA Lead abillings]

  • This was released on Wednesday! Way to go!!
  • Tested live bits and updates right before release

[[Firefox:3.0_QA_Activities|Firefox 3] [QA lead: tchung]

Thunderbird [Project lead: ss, QA Lead abillings]

  • Last week was planning and triage.
  • Hope to get builds tomorrow and release a beta by Friday.

Thunderbird 3

  • Filed and fixed A11y bug 428915, which makes the e-mail address autoComplete fully accessible on Windows. Also has a positive impact on SeaMonkey's Location bar. [marcoz]

Web Dev Testing


  • Bug day was held on Tuesday, April 15th
  • Test day was held on Friday, April 18th. The topic was general testing of new features in the latest nightly. Almost 300 test cases were run. See results. The Germans had a good showing. What happened to the French??
  • Went to an Accessibility presentation at the Thunderbird/Calendar face2face meeting at the Sun office in Hamburg. Very successful session with lots of questions answered regarding accessibility and how devs can find out whether what they're doing is accessible. [Marcoz]




Mozilla.com redesign

  • Semi-public beta testing of the new site begins today. Will release details to interested parties via email and the MoCo forum this afternoon. If you're interested in taking part, email siteredesign@mozilla.com.


  • Work on making it easier for localizers to translate the UI [1]
  • Planning & preparing the SUMO screencast contest with Seth which we're hoping to launch on SFX in mid-May
  • Suggesting a new SUMO day in mid-May too


  • We should reach 60 million ADU milestone in the next week or so (blog of metrics will share details when it happens)


  • Still looking for pointers to gaps in the Firefox 3 documentation. Working on CSSOM now.
  • Received second and third drafts of mockups for the new MDC skin, and development work is underway.
  • Spec'd out the initial feature list to JavaScript 1.9 (assigning 1-5 priorities). Many more features on the way, as they're finalized.
  • Community Survey #1 results posted on the community surveys blog.

Mozilla Labs

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

Foundation Updates

  • Grants and related activities
    • The Mozilla Foundation will be funding Alexander Surkov to continue his work with the Mozilla accessibility code, and in particular to develop test cases and create fixes where necessary for the Gecko 1.9 accessibility infrastructure.
  • CAs and related issues
    • Frank gave preliminary approval to the request from Network Solutions to add a new root and enable it for EV.
    • Frank also worked on the request from DigiNotar to add a new root and enable it for EV.

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


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