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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm PST (21:00 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/TB + Fx

  • Decided to stay with original fix for pwdmgr bug (autofill pref = true, so no change to autofill behavior by default), but had to respin Linux for keyboard shortcut regression.
  • Wrapping up QA cycle. BFTs and l10n spot checks completed with rc1 builds on Mac and Windows. Linux BFTs underway.
  • Verified software update works on Vista, but still need to do more thorough update testing and wrap up a few more bug verifications.
  • Release scheduled for Thursday 12/14 with partner builds to soon follow. Current plan is to "release" in the morning (website updates), and wait until after 4pm to make the updates live (to make IT happy).

TB 2.0

Gecko 1.9

  • Alpha1 Released last week!




  • New Intel Xserves in are in; build times are a nice improvement (10 minutes vs. 34); still working through some UB issues (bug 363487), so build will begin to appear shortly.
  • morgamic and lars are workingon Bouncer2 deployment; Firefox will be using it to start
  • Current releases
    • 1509: preed
    • 2001: TR
    • Tbird 2.0b1: rhelmer
    • Gecko 1.9a1: rhelmer
  • Stage migration will resume the week of December 18th
  • Rhelmer is starting to work on testing tinderboxen infrastructure with the end goal of getting better testing results for the trunk; this includes test reference platforms, as we've done for the build farm.


  • Test Execution
    • 1509/2001 [Jay/Juan]
      • BFTs, L10n, bug fix, verification testing done [jay/juan/all]
      • Extra Vista update testing [jay, juan]
      • Reran l10n checker on firefox, see results [robcee]
    • Tbird 2 - Ran BFT tests on Windows [marcia, tomcat] See results
    • Gran Paradiso - dog fooding and smoketest [marcia, robcee, timr]
    • Preparatory work on Spidermonkey 1.6 release [bc]
    • Fuzz testing of print preview which had not been possible because of bug 362210 [martijn]
    • Fuzz run on trunk for Linux/Windows [bc]
    • Setup Hebrew testing for FFx Hebrew is new for this release [timr]
  • Test Development
    • Developed test cases for RefTest [martijn]
    • Eggplant: 75% completion of porting Smoketests to 2.0 on Mac. Windows is already done. A re-org of structure for 2.0 suite is tied to porting process. Back ported uninstall subroutines to 1.5 [tracy]
  • Tools and Infrastructure
    • Buildbots setup and partially running on windows and linux on a locale machine. This will be transferred to VMs in Colo once the IT task is done.[robcee]
    • Ts Performance test tools [alice]
      • Checked in web page grabber tool
      • Code cleanup for python test framework: No longer need several special python modules. Simplifies installation.
    • Litmus [coop]
    • Talkback: Near completion of automated symbols cleanup script [jay]
  • Community
    • Tuesday: bug day
    • Friday: Community test day with and Thunderbird 2
    • working with Sun China team. They are interested in joining us for test days and collaborating on test tools. They are also interested on championing and java Plug-In bugs from the Mozilla community.
    • Continuing to work with Open Source class at Seneca University [alice, robcee]
    • Working with community developers and testers at US Berkeley [timr]
  • Hiring [timr, distributed team members]
    • phone interviews with 3 candidates

Product Management and Marketing Updates

Product Management


  • Firefox Flicks: Press release issued announcing the airing of Flicks on TV starting tonight.


  • Flicks going live on TV.
  • First survey went out to campus reps.
  • FaceBook phase two starting to ramp.
  • Repair of SFX rollcall nearly completed.
  • Ken Saunders joins the SFX moderators.
  • (from last week) Crop Circle on Google Maps.

Developer Relations

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

  • Bouncer 2 migration
    • New prod environment ready
    • Data migration underway
    • Load testing this evening w/ 2.0 bits
  • AMO
    • Trailing static l10n tasks (navbar, etc.) being cleaned up today
    • Alpha tasks (Dec. 15 is the public preview)
      • Site navigation, clean-up
      • Dynamic l10n refactoring
      • Data migration this week
      • Policy draft

Foundation Updates

See the report on Mozilla Foundation activities for the week ending December 8, 2006. Note that Frank will not be participating in the 1 pm PST call due to his travel schedule.


Other Business