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- 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 4, 2007)
- Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
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- +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
- join irc.mozilla.org #staffmeeting for attendance taking and backchannel
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- Firefox 22.214.171.124 was released Monday night (7/30)
- Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 was released Wednesday evening (8/1)
- Triage for 188.8.131.52 starts this week. Schedule hasn't been discussed yet.
- Triage for Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 on-going.
- Thunderbird major update 220.127.116.11->18.104.22.168 is next in line for release.
- Testing is happening this week.
- Hunspell has now landed on the trunk, improving the spell checking experience. Thanks to RyanVM and Németh László.
- Thunderbird can now read from the Mac OS X system address book! Thanks to everyone who helped work on this, especially peterv and a.peyser.
- Gran Paradiso Alpha 7 Released
- M8 Code Freeze: Sept 5. (Approx 355 blockers remain with 99 of those targeted for M8).
- Maintenance this week
- Pageload server migration, try #3
- Kernel updates
- wiki.m.o migration and upgrade
- LDAP maintenance
- Created Hg accounts for all CVS contributors from the past year
- Facebook app launched; more migrations to php5 cluster
- Continued breakpad support and maintenance
- MPT cage expansion (pics to come)
- IT-scheduled maintenance downtime on Tuesday evening; this will close the tree, due to imaging the performance testing machines.
- We should see builds from the new Win32 reference platform this week; they will be in the experimental directory on ftp. Preed will post in m.d.planning with the location.
- A number of people have pinged us about Firefox 22.214.171.124 major update prompts that take them to 126.96.36.199, and then jumping to 188.8.131.52. This is expected behavior; publishing a new version of major update requires a Build/QA process, which we're tracking in bug 388586. For now, people can get to 184.108.40.206 via 220.127.116.11 -> 18.104.22.168 -> 22.214.171.124.
- We're currently working on getting Thunderbird major update and Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 scheduled, specifically which one we work on first.
- Nick (aka cf) will be in Mountain View this week.
- Tested and released FFx and TB 188.8.131.52 last Monday and Wednesday respectively. [juanb, whole test execution team!]
- Firefox 3 A7 testing: tested new features (places, content handling, etc) and run the regression tests. [tchung, abillings, marcia, tracy, others]
- Tested and released the Rock your Firefox/Facebook [stephend]
- Started major update testing for Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 [juanb, tomcat]
- Added to the FFx 3 Mac OS Test Plan: printing functionlity on the Mac that is not present on Windows that will necessitate additional test cases [marcia]
- Wrote test cases for Places bugs in FFx 3 [tracy]
- Completed an early version of the Litmus testing extension. Check it out and give us feedback. But keep in mind this is for alpha testing only!! [ben_h, zach]
- Minotaur: Improved how it works with partner builds and tested it with google and ebay. Met with Axel and Nick on L10N build integration. [clint]
- Bugday on Tues Aug 1st. [tomcat, others]
- Testday on Fri, Aug 3rd. Over 600 test cases run! See results [ashughes, tomcat, marcia, jay, mw22]
- Recruited two Window-eyes beta testers (A11y) as Minefield/WE quick reaction testers [tkeenan]
- Getting involved with the Campus Reps program. See the flyers!
- Accessibility (A11y): Gained access to the Jaws 9 private beta list. Constructed template for Xul and Gecko platform test plans. Created accessibility test groups under Litmus. [tkeenan]
- Firefox support knowledge base alpha is live. Check it out and give us feedback.
- Moving forward with work on retention plan.
- Mozilla Store launch week of 8/13.
- PR push on behalf of Rock Your Firefox this week.
- PR update on Black Hat.
- Firefox 3 documentation work is ongoing, with Places and FUEL being the current works-in-progress.
- Planning work is in progress on migrating MDC to the php5 cluster to improve performance and reliability.
- A new chapter on closures
- A new chapter on XML processing with E4X
- More is in the works.
- Work on a JS Speed Test Suite is progressing nicely - more tests are being rolled in, better results created.
- Made two releases available for the MAR xulapp. A third release is planned for today which includes a major bugfix.
- WebRunner work is progressing. Try to release 0.7 this week:
- Support for webapp scripting (think greasemonkey-scripts for a webapp)
- Support for adding simple webapp-specific UI - (toolbars and menus)
- Support for simple desktop integration - (nsIAlertsService for popuping up a message when new mail arrives)
- Profiles (*.webapp) files are now ZIP/JAR files so they can package more webapp resources (scripts, icons, menus and toolbars)
Webdev, Add-ons, AMO
- New mocks are finalized, in design phase
- Add-on help for Sun java console
- Security fixes for AMO and PFS
- Bouncer updates during Tuesday's maint. window
- Performance patch to implement memcache usage
- bug 390201 - UI to show mirror uptake
- bug 390199 - Flag for products to be checked immediately (for newer releases)
- Wil and I got some OSCON blog love -- woot!
- Rock Your Firefox (add-ons Facebook app) launched Thursday
- We currently have about 650 users - pretty graphs as of yesterday
- No major bugs have been reported, so we'll be increasing PR this week
- Many people have suggested that we have a way to detect currently installed add-ons to add as favorites, so we'll be working on that for a future version.
Note: This update includes material from the previous week as well.
- Executive director search
- The search committee had its first meeting; for more information see the meeting notes.
- Grants and related activities
- As part of our efforts to improve the accessibility of Firefox and the web, particularly on free and open source platforms, the Foundation will be funding improvements to the GNOME AT-SPI accessibility API on Linux and enhancements to the Orca screen reader for Linux. Also, Eitan Isaacson completed his Foundation-funded work on the Accerciser accessibility test tool for GNOME /Linux. Last but definitely not least, Aaron Leventhal was one of five winners of the 2007 Google/O'Reilly Open Source Awards, for his work on Mozilla and Firefox accessibility.
- IP/legal issues
- Frank Hecker is responding to licensing-related questions to the Foundation while Gerv Markham is on vacation.
- Web sites
- David Boswell has created a Foundation page on wiki.mozilla.org for Foundation-related work in progress, links to staff blogs, etc.
- Along with Mitchell, David, Frank, and Zak Greant participated in the Internet as a Public Good symposium at Harvard. Thanks go to Zak for his work in getting the symposium organized!
- Gerv is on vacation until later this month.
For more information see the individual status reports from David, Frank, Gerv, and Zak.