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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (20:00 UTC until November 2, 2008)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 8600 (US/International) <-- NOTE new extension number
  • +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 8600 (Canada) <-- NOTE new extension number
  • +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
  • http://air.mozilla.com/ to watch and listen
  • join irc.mozilla.org #staffmeeting for backchannel

note: all participants are muted automatically; if you want to talk, press *1 to un-mute yourself

TIME CHANGE NOTICE: Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends this Sunday. New meeting time next week will be 21:00 UTC.

WeeklyUpdate Live: You can watch the weekly meetings live at Air Mozilla You can also view previous meetings from the "on-demand" button on the Air Mozilla player. Meetings will be posted for on-demand consumption shortly after the meeting conclusion.

Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Please send FotT nominations to asa@mozilla.org. This is a great opportunity for the community to recognize those who go above and beyond, so please tell me when you see that happening. Thanks.

Development Updates

Branch work: Firefox / 3.0.4 / Thunderbird

  • Firefox / 3.0.4 mostly froze over the weekend.
  • Need to take one or two more patches
  • Slipping hand off to build by a day or two (aiming for one day)
  • Thunderbird proposed schedule on the wiki. Highly dependent on Firefox
  • Also, a proposed schedule for Firefox and 3.0.5 (before the end of the year) is being worked on.

Gecko 1.9.1

Firefox 3.1

  • 100k users on beta 1 (last week was underreported)
    • lots of on positive press for performance
    • accounting for small percentage of support incidents
  • work underway for beta 2
    • fsync work has yet to land, hopefully will happen soon (still ironing out perf regression costs)
    • private browsing mode is "so close", should see it soon
    • additional bookmarking features and finish up on <video> coming
    • string freeze is Thursday, October 30th at 11:59pm PDT
    • code freeze is Tuesday, November 4th at 11:59pm PST

TB 3

  • 3.0b1 work continues...



  • MDC (developer.mozilla.org) was moved completely behind SSL

Release Engineering


Firefox 2.0.0.x, 3.0.x [ss, abillings]

Firefox 3.1

  • Feature Testing
    • Worker Threads: Contacted bent@mozilla.com. Updating the test plan. Passing mochi tests. Needs mozmill tests. [adam]
    • HTML 5 Drag and Drop: Completed 50% of the test cases [jmaher]
    • Media Queries: Completed 50% of the test cases [jmaher]
    • Drag and Drop tabs: Strong progress on the test plan. Completed 12 tests. [juanb]
    • Offline Mode: Strong progress on the test plan. Completed 10 tests. [juanb]
    • Overall: test planning is 78% done, 593 test cases planned. Test cases are 35% complete.
  • Filed another 11 Leak Bugs last week from the Top Site Run (Global 500), apparently regressions on 1.9.1 [tomcat]
  • Worked with Andreas Gal, Brendan, and David Anderson trying to figure out the last remaining (known) JIT crash blocker [stephend]


  • Ad-hoc user testing on post-Alpha 1 Fennec builds [abillings]
  • Getting Sisysphus working on Fennec [bc, jmaher]
  • Updated mobile test plan for M10
  • Got full fennec support for global500 and leaktests running on Fennec-linux. [jmaher]

WebDev Testing [stephend]

  • Community Store: Wrote a test plan and sent it around for feedback/approval.
  • Verified bugs for AMO and SUMO

Test Automation

  • Working on the modal dialog problems people have been running into in Mozmill. [adam]
  • Successfully collected coverage data for the JavaScript code in Firefox. Haven't made a full run of the tests yet for full JS coverage stats. Now we have the ability to measure, C/C++ and JS code coverage!


  • Led a QA track for in the Mozilla EU Camp in Barcelona, Spain Oct 325-26. Presentations included: Memory Leak testing, General QA activities, L10n QA activities, etc. [marcia, ctalbert, tomcat, martijn]
  • QMO2: Major bugs have been resolved. IT is preparing to launch site this week to replace old QMO. We're going from alpha to beta with this latest release... [jay]
    • Added QMO Content about Bugzilla Queries [juanb]


  • Metrics document in review
  • Security bug backlog reduction
  • Security bug reporting and dashboard



Events Europe:

  • Moz Camp, Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 25 - 26 - Huge success. See Jane's blog.
  • Internet CEE Conference, Warsaw, Poland Oct 28: Seth Bindernagel will hold a session on the Importance of Localization in Open Source

U.S. and more:

  • MexicoWeb 2.0, Cancun, Mexico, Nov. 3 - 4: Chofmann and John Resig attending with Mozilla Mexico community
  • Nonprofit Software Development Summit, Nov. 17 - 19, Oakland, CA: Please check it out if you are local!
  • Green Festival, San Francisco, Nov. 14 - 16: Mozilla will have passes for 200 people. Please sign up to help!
  • Mashup Camp, Mountain View, Nov. 17 - 19: Dave Camp is participating in a session on persistence.
  • FOSSCamp, Mountain View, Dec. 5 - 6: Organized by Ubuntu folks. Please check it out if you are local!

Q3 Survey Results

Impact Mozilla

  • Initial submission deadline was last Friday (10/24). We received 60+ submissions on that day alone.
  • The marketing team will soon be selecting and contacting the finalists.

Community Store - Coming Soon!




  • Blizzard @ NSF/tools event
  • Documentation work for Firefox 3.1 continues with this past week spent mostly on further updates to the audio and video element documentation, as well as some work on Storage API changes.
  • MDC was updated to Deki 8.08.1 last week. There is a regression that broke the RSS feeds; MindTouch is fixing this and we should be pulling an update within the next couple of days.
  • Deb is away from Oct 31 - Nov 18. Chris Blizzard will be taking over about:mozilla newsletter duties during that time.
  • Add-ons update plan is in progress, lots of stuff done over the last week including the add-ons blog from Morgamic + others. Rey will be posting an update every week in the lead up to FF 3.1.


Webdev, Add-ons, AMO


Foundation Updates


  • The evening before FSOSS 2008 we hosted a "friends of Mozilla" reception in the Toronto office for about forty open source project leaders and academics.
  • Mark participated in the Mozilla 2010 goals session at MozCamp Europe; notes are under each of the five headings of the goals section of the 2010 goals wiki page.
  • Mark and David blogged about moving our part of the 2010 goals discussion ahead; we invite and welcome contributions from others.
  • Zak created a draft wiki page for the Mozilla 2010 goals conversation.

Program activities

Public communications and community outreach

Upcoming activities

  • We have a Mozilla Foundation staff retreat planned for late October (October 28-30, Mountain View).
  • Zak will deliver the opening keynote for the AFUP (French PHP User Group) Forum PHP conference (December 8, Paris)


  • Layout team introductions for AirMozilla video

Other Business