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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (21:00 UTC until March 8, 2009)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 8600 (US/International)
  • +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 8600 (Canada)
  • +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
  • sip:weeklystatus@mozilla.com from generic SIP clients
  • 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

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 / 3.0.5 / Major Update

  • Firefox -> 3.0.4 Major Update
    • On track for this Thursday
  • Firefox / 3.0.5
    • Code frozen
    • Hand off to build today
    • On track for December 16 release (possible day slip for major update)
    • Firefox will be the last release of Firefox 2 and will not include Phishing Protection

Gecko 1.9.1

Firefox 3.1

  • Beta 2 on schedule for later this week
  • Development moved to mozilla-1.9.1 branch

TB 3


  • Working towards M10 release next week.
  • Mobile work week in Mtn. View next week. Come join if you are around.
  • Weekly status


  • Dealing with Netscaler performance issues
    • Mostly affecting addons.mozilla.org, versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org, services.addons.mozilla.org
    • Working on shifting traffic to different load balancers

Release Engineering

  • ff3.1b2 build#2 in progress bug 463036
  • mozilla-central branch being opened; "minefield" branding
  • mozilla-1.9.1 branch "shiretoko" branding bug 464640
  • another downtime tomorrow morning 5am PST for l10n on mozilla191 bug 466499
  • havent started FF20019, FF305 yet. likely slower then usual to start on this, because of branch work above



  • Released Major Update Beta last Monday. This is the update from -> 3.0.4.
  • Triaging bugs, verifying bug fixes, and testing Firefox [abillings, ss]
  • Crash stats - Found a new topcrash in that was fixed [ss]

Firefox 3.1

  • Started testing Beta 2. Completed smoketests, extension tests, etc. Re-spinning for bug 467124.
  • Feature testing
    • HTML 5 Drag and Drop - completed the last planned test cases - DONE! [jmaher]
    • Media Queries - completed another ~40 test cases [jmaher]
    • Worked on revised patch for CSS Transforms and refactoring CSS Border Radius tests [ctalbert]
    • JS: Ran JavaScript Tests on mozilla-central with gczeal 2 and found regression bug 467068 [bc]
    • Worker threads: All the planned tests have been written. DONE! Planning on making them a bit more dynamic and will continue adding tests to make them even more thorough until we release. [admc]
  • A11y:

Mobile Testing

  • Made progress getting the Windows Mobile build/test environment going [jmaher]
  • Started build script to pull changes to put on a device [ctalbert]
  • Will be investigating mochitests which fail on fennec and cleaning up documents about how to run tests on fennec/nokia

Web Dev testing [stephend]

  • Began testing SUMO search
  • Nearly finished with Community Store testing. Having trouble with IE 6 / 7 when uploading designs

Test Automation

  • fixing usability issues found in MozMill [admc]
  • Created a "Loop" Script for the Topsites Tests, so that this tests are running continuously and don't need a manual start when one Test is finished [tomcat]


  • Working on the QA story for 2009 to help keep growing and improving
  • Code coverage: Found that ~5% of the files in the code base has had a bug fix since the HG inception.
  • A11y: Spent a lot of time testing the Specular/Speclenium testing tool Eitan Isaacson is developing under a Mozilla grant. This multi-talent tool can become an Acid test for accessible rich internet applications (ARIA) implementations in browsers as well as a great regression testing tool for refactoring work within one browser like Firefox.


No updates.




  • NorthWestMozDev held this weekend!
  • Foss Camp, Dec. 5 - 6, 2008, Mountain View: Dave Camp, Chris Blizzard, Al Billings and Dan Mosedale attending. Please sign up if you wish to attend.
  • Add-on Con, Dec. 11, 2008, Mountain View:
    • Hosting open house for local and visiting add-on developers on Dec. 10th at 6 p.m. at Mozilla HQ.
    • Complete list of Mozilla's activities. **Please let Mary know if you wish to attend asap.

Mozilla Community Store


  • No updates


  • You may recall that back in July, we announced Firefox had surpassed 50% market share in Indonesia. With the latest November numbers from Net Applications, Firefox has now reached this milestone in both Slovenia and Macedonia! Blog of metrics post coming later today.


  • Firefox 3.1 documentation is ongoing as usual.
  • Continuing to engage with MindTouch regarding their next release of the Deki software.


Webdev, Add-ons, AMO


  • Triaged 3.0.x Localizations, reached out for testing with the lead localizers there
  • Dashboard set up for 1.9.1, fx31x tree as it used to be
  • 1.9.1 l10n repositories not open up for work yet, will do so with post in mozilla.dev.l10n

Foundation Updates

  • David Boswell has updated the Mozilla Manifesto page to include localized versions. Now the site has the Manifesto in 14 languages, at least half of which are brand new.
  • David and Asa have floated the idea of having Mitchell do a 2 min video explaining the Manifesto. We might also invite others to submit their own clips about 'what Mozilla means to me'. We're interested in feedback on this idea.
  • Moving ahead with a grant to support Firebug accessibility work by the Paciello Group. This will allow blind developers to use Firebug more effectively. Also will include user/developer documentation to complement Firebug accessibility enhancements enhancements.
  • Mark and Zak attended the MozDev Northwest event in Victoria, BC this past weekend. It was a good opportunity to get further input on 2010 goal and generally share ideas.


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