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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 4, 2007)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 650 903 0800 x91 Conf# 8600 (US/International)
  • +1 416 848 3114 x91 Conf# 8600 (Canada)
  • +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
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In Attendance

Development Updates


  • Tbird code freeze on 8/9
  • Tbird Major Updates pushed to beta 8/13
    • We are hoping to release major updates later this week
  • Triage is on-going

TB 3

  • No updates for this week.

Gecko 1.9

  • Nothing but blockers.

Firefox 3


  • Continuing to set up talos/performance Mac Minis
  • More server/kernel upgrades this week (continuing from last week)


  • We're going to switch to nightlies from the new reference platform this week, probably on Wednesday; the new nightlies are available on FTP.




  • SUMO -- next round of knowledge base articles is up for writing/editing. Join the growing community to help.
  • Mozilla24 event coming September 15-16.
  • Welcome Alix Franquet to the marketing team!


  • SpreadFirefox 2.0 -- Currently working with RainCity and Mozilla folks on the launch of SFx 2.0. If we get infrastructure up today or tomorrow, we can have the staging site up for a first review at the end of the week, we hope to release a version for widespread testing on 8/27. - Asa
  • Surfaced t-shirt and community swag issue for certain locales. We're going to prototype a solution that might allow us to bring certain Mozilla Store items to locations where it was previously cost prohibitive. - Asa
  • Surfaced a need from communities wanting to build local advocacy sites and proposed a solution that would expand the current l10n shared server infra or create a new one for hosting local advocacy communities. - Asa
  • India activities continue at speed - Seth

Mozilla Labs

Developer Relations

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

  • AMO
    • New designs are being worked on
    • Cleaning up plugin space -- security and reestablishing vendor relations
    • Will work with Polvi on improving plugin user experience on firstrun/update pages
  • SUMO
    • Took a look at TW internals
  • Bouncer
    • Patches from last week will go in Tuesday
    • We spent a couple of days last week testing -- load tests and writing unit tests to verify new DBI class that internally caches things w/ memcached
  • mozilla Europe
    • Fixed download link bug (permanent best-case fix) -- hope to push this week sans testing
  • Set up drupal install w/ civicrm for evaluation
  • Breakpad
    • Hope to get LDAP auth, bug # admin page this week
    • Dashboard w/ delta rankings
    • Meeting minutes

Foundation Updates

  • IP/legal issues
    • Frank Hecker responded to licensing-related questions to the Foundation while Gerv Markham is on vacation
    • Frank contacted a company about putting proper MPL, etc., notifications in the EULA and other material for their Mozilla-based product.
  • Grants and related activities.
    • The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the 2008 W4A conference (renewing our sponsorship from this year).
    • Henri Sivonen completed another milestone on his Foundation-funded conformance checker work.

For more information see the individual status reports from David, Frank, Gerv, and Zak.


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