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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm PDT (20:00 UTC)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 866 879 4799 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
  • +1 650 903 0800 x91 Conf# 8600 (US/International)
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  • join irc.mozilla.org #staffmeeting for attendance taking

In Attendance

Development Updates


Fx 2.0

  • RC3 bits in hand, hoping to release later today
  • Nominations for blockers/patches has been essentially zero for the last week
  • Still working on getting add-ons compatible, AMO has 751 extensions and themes now listed as compatible, see the tracking bug for major extensions we're still working on

Fx 3.0

  • Initial planning well underway, Places and other items already in research phase
  • Brainstorming doc was Dugg/slashdotted Friday, signal to noise ratio is incredibly high, deb will be working on cleaning that up tomorrow

TB 2.0

Gecko 1.9



  • Sunbird/Lightning 0.3 released last Wednesday (Oct 11)
  • Over 20000 downloads of Sunbird in first 48 hours
  • Over 5000 downloads of Lightning just from AMO in since release



  • Test Execution
    • Ran Fuzz Tests for, 1.8, 1.9 on linux using pair wise inputs (~300 pages each). Started Fuzz tests using triple inputs (~7000 pages each) to get a feel for differences in coverage. [bc]
    • bug triage [juanb]
    • FF2 RC3 testing.
      • Smoke tests, BFS, L10n quick checks, software update testing, etc. [marcia, juanb, tracy, timr]
      • Checked forums/mozillazine/talkback/hendix/bugzilla for feedback and several follow ups performed, Alerted bc to some early js crashes on windows. [marcia]
    • Tested one special distro [tracy]
  • Test Development
    • Added command line parameters to Spider extension. Fixed updating mechanism so that users can update using Firefox's add-ons manager. Released version [bc]
    • Working with Liz Chak at Seneca. We have her performance tests up and running [alice]
    • Fleshing out the in-line spell checker test cases for FF2 [juanb]
    • Test Cases Added to Litmus [marcia]:
      • Several for the fun smoketest
      • Working offline in Firefox
      • Adding a large RSS feed and opening it in tabs
    • Finished the automating the smoketests for Linux!!! We now have a full set of automated smoketests!!
  • Tools and Infrastructure
    • alice and bc worked together to get alice up to speed to be able to run the JavaScript Tests and analyze the results. Besides the benefit of giving bc a backup and hopefully a break, this is one important step to getting these fully automated and the results more visible. Alice documented this for others.
    • Setup new local staging install matching the current Litmus production install (apache2) [coop]

IT Updates

  • Prep for FF2
  • Stats
  • DB migrations
  • Mozilla.org mail migrating tomorrow night
  • Webtools migration prep
  • SVN mozilla.com setup,
  • Mirrors
    • GNI, IIJ, NAIST added
    • Lot's of additional capacity
    • MPT can now push 8gb/s (up from 2) if needed for launch

Product Management and Marketing Updates

Product Management


  • PR/Press updates


  • Firefox party update

Developer Relations

  • Documentation:
    • Continuing to do minor tweaks to Firefox 2 docs on and off, but most of the work is now translations (thanks to all the contributors).
    • Continuing to gather information for starting a Thunderbird doc push.

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

Foundation Updates

See the report on Mozilla Foundation activities for the week ending October 13, 2006.


Other Business

  • Vista Update