WeeklyUpdates/2010-02-22

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Upcoming Events

This Week

  • Mozilla Corporation platform team employees gathering for a work week in Mountain View

Thursday, 25 February

  • Labs Night at Wikimedia Foundation HQ in San Fransisco

Friday, 26 February

  • [/Labs/DesignLunch Design Lunch] Friday 12:30PST - Results of the Test Pilot menu item usage study: What menu items in Firefox are used the most, how are people using them, and what does this mean for the Firefox 4 menu redesign?

Next Week

  • Mozilla Corporation Firefox team employees gathering for a work week in Mountain View
    • purpose is to finish up our goals for this quarter
    • also plan on doing some Jetpack hacking, general tools hacking, and meeting with other groups
    • are looking into how we can use Air Mozilla to make it as open and interactive as possible
  • Also visit us next week from March 2 - 6 at the CeBIT in Hannover/Germany! The Mozilla Booth will in be Hall 2 - F34!

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It's like a lightning talk, but don't feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Overview of js-ctypes Dan Witte A new way to call native code from JavaScript. http://people.mozilla.com/~dwitte/ctypes-talk-20100222/ctypes.html https://wiki.mozilla.org/Jsctypes/api
Choice Campaign Update Jane Finette EU Browser Screen & Mozilla's Open Letter http://opentochoice.org http://opentochoice.org

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

  • work continues on mozilla-central for our primary projects
    • out of process plugins (destined for a 3.6.x update)
    • new theme work (destined for next major Firefox release)
    • tab matches in awesomebar (destined for next major Firefox release)
    • come to the developer meeting on Tuesday to find out more!

Gecko

Branch work: Firefox 3.5.x / Firefox 3.6.x / Thunderbird 3.0.x

  • Firefox 3.0.18 and 3.5.8 shipped last week.
  • Working on schedule this week for 3.0.19/3.5.9/3.6.2.

Old Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x

  • See above for Firefox 3.0.x
  • Waiting for final check-ins for Thunderbird 2.0.0.24. No final schedule.

Thunderbird

  • 3.1b1 string/code freeze tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 23) at 23:59 Pacific
  • 3.0.2 released to beta channel; final planned for Thursday

SeaMonkey

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

  • some new win32 hardware (as opposed to VM) builders joining the production slave pool today
    • should mean faster (4x in some cases) win32 build turnaround
  • EU ballot builds: many thanks to Kev for dealing with the repacks and shepherding them into the right places
  • security releases for Firefox 3.0.18 and 3.5.8 were done by John Ford and Armen respectively. This was the first release for both team members.
  • tracked down and helped fix a particularly nasty Windows bug that kept the tree closed for a week. See bug 543034 for the gory details.
  • got rid of the Release Engineering:Future bugzilla component. Going to start tracking bugs like everyone else.
  • talos rev3 machines seem to be running well. We will likely be pulling the plug on the rev2 machines this week.

QA

Test Execution
  • First pass at firefox.next assignments done
    • 3.next test plan and assignments are here
  • Out or Process Plugins
    • 2 weeks of testdays have been completed
    • Digging through electrolysis spec to revamp the OOPP testplan
    • Creating litmus tests
WebQA
QA Community
  • Held the Mobile Firefox 1.1 Alpha Testday. Recap can be found here
Test Dev
  • Creating patches to change localtest to mochi.test in all tests using the mochitest webserver bug 544097
  • Proposing a session at the platform work week on getting rid of enable priviledge in mochitest-plain
  • Working with mobile and build to get the maemo unit tests green
  • More notes here.

Security

Marketing/PR

PR

Events

  • India University Tour - February 2010; India.  Seth, Arun and Ragavan are in India during February to participate in a number of university based events.
  • MAOW Lima 2010 - February 27, 2010; Lima, Peru.  Working with community members and Jorge Villalobos to put together a one-day add-ons workshop on XUL and Jetpack.
  • SXSW Interactive 2010  March 12-16, 2010; Austin, Texas.  We have a small sponsorship and are hosting a Mozilla party on Saturday, March 13th from 6-8pm at the Cedar Door.  Sign-ups for our party are here.  Please continue to check our wiki page for information.
  • ROFLCon II April 30 - May  1, 2010; Boston, MA.  We have a join sponsorship with the Mozilla Foundation and will be live streaming and archiving the event with HTML5 open video.
  • Processing.js Boston - April 10, 2010; Boston, MA.  Looking into putting together an event with the Processing.js team.
  • JSConf.US April 17-18, 2010; Washington, DC.  We are sponsoring this event.  We will also have Mitcho, one of our Jetpack Ambassadors conducting a Jetpack talk and putting together Jetpack hacking session in the lounge.

Creative Team

Community Marketing

  • Open to Choice is live!
    • This week's focus is getting the Open to Choice campaign off the ground. We need your help. Here's how:
      • Write a blog post on your local community website and/or personal blog
      • follow @opentochoice and retweet (if you haven't already)
      • Write about open to choice on your favourite social networks
      • comment on the open letter (either as a comment on opentochoice.org or on your blog sending a trackback to the campaign site)
      • Write to bloggers, local media informing them about the open letter
      • localize the open letter (if you haven't already; languages already

covered: en, de, fr, sp, it, pl, ro)

      • Start a thread in technology and FLOSS related forums and mailing

lists about the browser choice screen

      • do some research on future local events and the possibility of

bringing Open to Choice there (doing a talk, having a booth, having a flyer distributed in the welcome pack, putting a banner on the event front page)

      • Become a browser choice screen watcher: did you see the browser

choice screen pop-up on your screen? Send us an email, post it on your blog, Tweet about it (use the #opentochoice tag). Give details (country, time of day, choice of browser).

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

  • No updates.

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

  • Read about the upcoming plans for requiring Private Browsing compliance in Firefox extensions here. Also, we need volunteers to create a tool for checking the compatibility of extensions with Private Browsing mode; more info here, and tool spec here.

Webdev

  • SUMO 1.5.1 went out Thursday with a minor update Friday. This release had all the EU ballot changes.

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Please welcome Chris Leary, who is joining the Javascript team.
  • Felipe Gomes, located in Brazil, has joined the Firefox team. blog, twitter

Foundation Updates

Roundtable