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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 2, 2008)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Development Updates

TB / Fx / TB

On track to ship the wonderful Thunderbird this upcoming Thursday. Currently working on bug triage for the splendid Firefox/Thunderbird releases.

TB 3

Gecko 1.9

  • 26 Blockers remaining for RC
    • Content: 7 (6 w/ patches)
    • GFX: 10 (7 w/ Patches)
    • JS: 3 (3 w/ Patches)
    • Layout: 3 (3 w/ Patches)
    • Platform: 3 (3 w/ Patches)
    • General: 2 (2 w/ Patches)
  • Still 1 unowned blockers.
  • Approximately 8 have patches of some sort.
  • Blockers closed in last seven days by platform team: 15
  • Blockers created in last seven days: 15

Firefox 3


  • New updated UI proposals
  • Started work on support for Qt 4.4


  • Mail gateway upgrades were completed
  • Omniture privacy policy was completed and Omniture implemented
  • Continued RHEL 5 upgrades - see downtime notices for windows

Release Engineering

  • moz2 unittest and debug build machines
  • TB out to beta; nthomas getting Rick@MailCo up to speed.
  • Introductions - Armen Zambrano Gasparnian


Firefox [project lead-ss, QA lead-abillings]

  • Much triage!

Firefox 3 [tchung-QA Lead]

  • Daily Tiger Team testing [abillings, marcia, others]
  • Bug Verification. 156 fixed bugs Verified in last two weeks!!
  • Feature testing
    • 25 new litmus testcases added last week [tchung, marcia, stephend, others..]
    • Places:
      • Explored further into bookmark tests. Discovered bug 430862. Almost have final patch for remaining tests ready. [ctalbert]
      • Verified 21 p1/p2 blocking bugs. [tracy]
      • DnD, CnP and move test cases could total nearly 1000 test cases if composed for each possible path. Worked out a matrix that should cut that total down to 40-50 test cases for entry into Litmus. [tracy]
    • Protocol Handling. The new MAILTO RFC compliance test is being used in bug 426260. [ctalbert]
    • Printing Testing: Reviewed some of the printing bugs and crafted some Litmus test cases to give us better coverage in this area. [marcia]
    • Mac theme testing: After landing this week, tested the toolbar area carefully and checked for possible regressions. [marcia]
    • Help Menu crashes: Tested around the checkin for these crashes that stephen michaud checked in to disable OS-Level menu reindexing (bug 426499)
  • Looking at Litmus Test case failures [abillings, marcia]
  • L10n: Checked in Minotaur's L10N config files for beta 2, beta 3, and beta 4
  • Accessibility: Created Mochitests for newly landed enhancements for images See bug 429659 and bug 429656. Tests for the first bug turned into a Mochitest for the whole nsIAccessibleImage interface!! [marcoz]
  • Completed the RC1 Test Plan.
  • Leak testing: Found 13 new leak bugs. Now up to 251 bugs found! Verified bug fixes. [tomcat]

Thunderbird [project lead-ss, QA lead-abillings]

  • Ran Smoketests, BFTs, l10n, and update testing (for beta) for Thunderbird with [abillings, Juanb, Marcia]
  • Beta was released on Thursday, April 24!

Web Dev testing


  • There was a Download Manager Test Day on Fri. It was a little slow. See the results. [stephend]
  • QMO Redesign: Edited final HTML/CSS template files on people.m.o to make them more interactive; click the main menu to see the different pages (removed password protection to share with everyone) [jay]
  • QAC: Investigated, Patched and Checked-In the accessibility bug 428631. This makes it a lot more accessible to keyboard only users. [ctalbert, marcoz]
  • Completed the wiki page for the Mozilla Test Workshop to be hosted by Dave Humphrey.


  • We are starting to work on Code Coverage in the platform area. Got a Vista debug build up and running in preparation for that effort so that I wouldn't have to run those tools inside a VM. [ctalbert]
  • Marco will be attending the SightCity conference


  • Metrics work begins. Some of you will be pinged for interviews. Anyone that wants to participate, contact window@mozilla.com




  • ROFLCON: Firefox spotted!
  • FISL: Brown bag on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
  • SightCity, May 7 - 8: Marco Zehe attending on Mozilla's behalf.


  • Two Google SoC projects approved:
    • Powerful search engine for SUMO
    • Online in-wiki screenshot annotator and editor
    • Update: ss so cleverly pointed out that the links to the projects didn't work. I will blog about the projects shortly anyway, so you'll hear about the projects. - djst
  • Next SUMO day to be held on Friday May 23. Main focus will be on helping other users in forum and Live Chat.


  • Omniture live - working through implementation issues


  • Work is now underway on a reorganization and cleanup of the Places docs, as well as to get the gaps filled in there.
  • Skinning work continues to go well; hoping to see a first pass at a working skin within the next few days.
  • Welcome Arun Ranganathan, Standards Evangelist! Arun has a long history with Mozilla (ask him about the XPCOM Plugin API -- no, please don't), and is very active in standards circles, including sitting on the W3C Advisory Board. You may know him from such films as "Browser Wars Panel at SXSW".

Mozilla Labs

Webdev, Add-ons, AMO

  • AMO 3.4.1 release planned for this Thursday - compatibility ranges for add-ons are returning, separating out themes into their own categories, lots of other fixes - Full bug list
  • Started a new process for managing featured and recommended add-ons
  • Workin on an RSVP form for the summit
  • Headrush will be staged this week -- it's an ideastorm-like app for feedback, we'll send out an email
  • SFX, MozParty -- gearing these up for Fx3

Foundation Updates

  • Grants and related activities
    • Frank is working on one grant approved but not yet finalized, and another larger grant not yet approved.
  • CAs and related issues
    • Frank gave preliminary approval to the request from DigiNotar to add a new root and enable it for EV.
  • Public communication
    • David made some additional changes to drafts of new Community pages for www.mozilla.org
    • David and Frank participated in activities related to the Powered by Mozilla program.
  • Upcoming activities
    • Zak will be doing a keynote at the eLiberatica 2008 conference (May 30-31, 2008, in Bucharest).
    • The Mozilla accessibility team will be attending and staffing a Mozilla booth at the SightCity conference May 7-9 in Frankfurt.
    • Frank will not be able to attend the Berkman@10 conference (May 15-16 in Boston MA); if any Boston-area Mozilla people are interested in attending, please contact Frank.
    • The Mozilla Foundation will be a sponsor of the Personal Democracy Forum conference (June 23-24 in New York). (Frank is planning to attend if possible.)

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


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