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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (21:00 UTC until March 8, 2009)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 8600 (US/International)
  • +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 8600 (Canada)
  • +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
  • sip:weeklystatus@mozilla.com from generic SIP clients
  • http://air.mozilla.com/ to watch and listen
  • join irc.mozilla.org #staffmeeting for backchannel

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

WeeklyUpdate Live: You can watch the weekly meetings live at Air Mozilla

Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Please send FotT nominations to asa@mozilla.org. This is a great opportunity for the community to recognize those who go above and beyond, so please tell me when you see that happening. Thanks.

Development Updates

Branch work: Firefox 3.0.6 / 3.0.7

  • Firefox 3.0.6
    • Shipping tomorrow, February 3
    • Follow various comments, post-release, on the RRRT page
  • Firefox 3.0.7
    • Code freeze is tomorrow, February 3 at 11:59pm PST
    • Please land your approved patches ASAP
    • Will do another round of approvals in an hour or two
    • On track for shipping in early March

Gecko 1.9.1

Firefox 3.1

  • 1 bug blocking Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 (bug 476292)
  • 33 bugs blocking Firefox 3.1 final release (see the full list)
  • team is drawing up estimates of development time remaining
  • also turning our minds to what we need to do in the next release

TB 3

  • Schedule
  • 3.0b2 Details
    • Slushy String freeze date: 2009-2-10 — (Feb 10, 2009)
    • Slushy Code Freeze date: 2009-2-12 — (Feb 12, 2009)
    • Firm String / Code freeze date: 2009-2-17 — (Feb 17, 2009)
    • l10n-mozilla-1.9.1 freeze date: 2009-2-19 — (Feb 19, 2009)
    • Target Build Ship date: 2009-2-24 — (Feb, 24 2009)


  • Working toward a Fennec M1 release this week
    • Not an Alpha! Just a checkpoint milestone for stability and performance
    • Core WinMo platform team is in MV this week to get M1 wrapped
    • Targeting the HTC Touch Pro
  • Symbian port is making headway
    • Build issues delayed work last week
    • NSPR patch being updated
    • Bugs/patches for XPCOM, JS and maybe Widget coming this week
  • Talos finds a regression!
  • Localizers are filing bugs

Weekly meeting notes


  • Wrapped up core2 (bug 473084) IOS upgrade lastnight
    • minimal outage issues, kudos to dmoore & the team
    • talos buildbot issues & single homed mac minis had the majority of issues
    • upgrade unblocks redundant ACE load balancer setup and additional Netscaler -> ACE/Zeus transitions
  • ACE/Zeus ZXTM Cluster updates
    • moved versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org & fxfeeds.mozilla.org behind the production Cisco ACE/Zeus ZXTM cluster.
    • planning on moving services.addons.mozilla.org and load testing addons.mozilla.org to ACE/Zeus cluster
  • bugzilla.mozilla.org upgrading to Bugzilla 3.2.1, today

Release Engineering

  • Talos unthrottled on Win32, linux bug 468680. Mac was never throttled.
    • unthrottling uncovered some extra variance, which has also been fixed.
  • WinCE work coming along nicely - watch this space.
  • FF3.0.6 tomorrow
  • FF3.1b3 waiting for "go"


Test Execution

  • Team verified 69 FIXED trunk and 1.9.1branch bugs in the last week
  • Hit Zero unvetted results for 3.1 in Litmus Tests cleanup
  • Ship Firefox 3.0.6 this week
  • Major Update testing for Firefox 3.0.6 to 3.1 Beta 3 this week (trial run)
  • Mozmill Testcases Tracking sheet - for smoketest automation

Web Dev Testing, Accessibility, Community, Metrics

  • Tomcat will be presenting An overview of Mozilla QA at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium this weekend.
  • Accessibility:
  • Metrics
    • With the additional of the crash tests, we are up top 60% coverage for C++!
    • Looking at project metrics for SG and Regression bugs
    • Analyzing L10N QA and Testing Survey responses to generate metrics
  • Web Dev testing: Tested SUMO 0.8.1, AMO 5.0.1 for release, Spread Firefox, and worked on mozilla.com improvements: all.html and Dynamic content

Test Development


No updates.




  • OSCON CFP is closing tomorrow. Please let Mary & Nicole know if you plan on submitting a talk.
  • EduCamp, Feb. 6, 2009, Brussels: Mark Surman and others participating in EduCamp, a pre-FOSDEM event for people making the link the learning potential of free and open source development and colleges, universities and higher education.
  • Fosdem, Feb. 7 - 8, 2009, Brussels: Mark Surman is keynoting and we're hosting a Mozilla room and stand as we've done in the past. This year we're also hosting a Marketing Cafe.
  • MozCampDelhi, Feb. 10, 2009, New Delhi, India: Campus Rep Mohak Prince has organized a Mozilla Day that Arun and Seth will participate in.
  • Techkriti, Feb. 12 - 14, Kanpur, India: Sethb & Arun will be participating in FOSSkriti there.
  • GNUnify, Feb. 13 - 14, Pune, India: Sethb & Arun will be conducting a Mozilla workshop.
  • SCALE, Feb. 20 - 22, Los Angeles: Chris Blizzard accepted to speak.
  • SxSW, March 13 - 17, Austin, Texas: Brendan & Arun have been accepted for the annual browser panel. We're hosting a Mozilla Open Web Lab meetup on March 16th in the afternoon.


  • SUMO now has a twitter feed
    • Primarily intented for our contributors that want to be kept in the loop of what's going on with the SUMO project without having to subscribe to our blog, or read our contributor forum. We'll point out the good stuff in a short, simple Web 2.0 fashion.
    • Read blog post by Cheng Wang
  • Working hard to update the Knowledge Base for Firefox 3.1 -- Effort led by Chris Ilias
  • SUMO project logo to be announced today on Tara's blog -- don't miss it! :)



  • Preparing to launch automated IRC link generation for articles in MDC.
  • Week-long meeting last week - more to come on that topic
  • Newsletter bits for deb


  • Weave WebDAV servers going down this week, migrating remaining users to 0.3.

Developer Tools


  • Thanks for coming to the Brown Bag, slides on slideshare



  • L10n language de-beta-ing by the drivers team. Status here.
  • L10n on Fennec is moving along.
    • Updates on the plan and some recent progress can be found on Seth's blog.
  • FOSDEM this weekend.

Foundation Updates

  • Continued progress on Mozilla Education planning, and new blog post from Mark
    • Dave Humphrey of Seneca will be stepping in to help move this further
    • Hosting EduCamp on the day before Fosdem to get input and network with others working on open source education
  • Zak posted on his 'what does the net mean to you?' video experiment
  • Spanish version of Mozilla Manifesto posted
  • Silvia Pfeiffer submitted a on her study of web video accessibility and a proposed implementation plan.


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