- 1 Friends of the Tree
- 2 Development Updates
- 3 Foundation Updates
- 4 Roundtable
- 5 Other Business
Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x
- Firefox 3.0.9
- On schedule to ship tomorrow
- Firefox 3.0.10
- Code freeze is set for Wednesday at 11:59pm
- Aiming for mid-late May release
- Firefox 126.96.36.199 -> 3.0.9 Major Update
- Planning a major update for mid-next week
- Beta 4 progress: JS has 6 bugs blocking the last planned beta, and 3 of those 6 have patches or has a potential fix. Overall, 7 remaining P1s.
- Don't forget, Platform planning ongoing:
- For overall Platform planning, see this wiki page.
- Next steps are to discuss the overall plan for what the next Gecko release will look like, not just features, but duration and timing.
- Check out Taras Glek's talk on Pork.
- Blocker Status:
- 9 final blocker bugs left in content. (9 last time)
- 3 GFX final blockers. (Last week: 4)
- 9 Layout final blockers. Six have patches. (Last week: 11)
- 2 SVG final blockers.
- JS with 29 blockers. (Last week: 37)
- Triage needed. 23 (I updated this number this time!) noms are in the queue right now.
- For weekly engineering meeting notes and other info see the Platform page.
- 73 total 1.9.1 blockers (two weeks ago: 70).
Firefox Front End Work
- 9 blockers left for final release, none of which are complicated
- we are string frozen
- code freeze coming ASAP, JS bugs should be finished today
- release still aimed at late this week
- reminder to review and add your comments/feedback on the discussion page or in the dev-apps-firefox thread
- Dietrich Ayala and Johnathan Nightingale have been promoted to managers within the Firefox team - congratulations!
- Please join me in welcoming Alexander Limi to the Firefox User Experience Team. Alexander is one of the founders of the open source CMS engine Plone and a strong user experience designer and advocate. He most recently worked on the Google Apps team. You can find him on #fx-team and #ux on irc.mozilla.org as limi
- Heads down on 3.0b3
- Windows Mobile, expected alpha release this week
- Preparing for two Firefox releases this week
- Still working through iSCSI storage issues from last week
- tough time keeping up with the spike for FF3.5b4 last week.
- large spike in jobs
- complicated by backend issues, working on it.
- Firefox3.0.9 release this week
- new graphserver changes coming in approx two week
- see alice/ryan for details
- shout out to chris for the "wait times" post in dev.tree.management.
- Shipped 3.0.9 to beta
- Firefox 188.8.131.52 to 3.0.9 Major Update testing
- Bug Verifications last week
Web Dev Testing, Metrics, Accessibility, Localization, Community
- WebDev Testing: AMO- Verified 5.0.5 bugs. SUMO- Verified 1.0.2 bugs. Mozilla.com - Tested the IE switch, homepage, and download pages for 3.5
- Website Compatibility Testing Project Results Page is live on QMO! Please help test your banking and financial sites on Firefox and log your results here.
- Finished the QMO Discoverability Project Page including mock-ups. This is now up for review via the dev-quality newsgroup.
- Ported the Litmus Triaging Guidelines to QMO.
- A Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 Testday is planned for Friday.
- The 2nd bi-quarterly QA meetup is on wednesday 4/22
- Anyone is welcomed to attend, and bring your laptops for some Firefox 3.5beta community testing!
- Please RSVP on the site for food headcount
- Top Site Automated Regression Testing found 2 critical regressions in TM last week: bug 488734 and bug 489007
- Accessibility: Reviewed the addition of WAI-ARIA landmarks to the WordPress default template submitted by Peter Krantz, a Swedish accessibility expert. Submitted a similar ticket for bbPress, Automattic's forum software project. Also published an article on using NVDA to aid in website testing. Worked together with Frank Hecker, David Bolter, Willie Walker and a few others on the new high-level Mozilla accessibility strategy document.
- Metrics: broadened our project metrics analysis to include branch coverage. This will give us better insights into the complexity of the code and answer recent questions about security sensitive files we might want to keep an eye on.
- Got first test system working on Windows Mobile - XPCShell
- Develop community fennec testdev initiative
- Streamlined Mozmill testing of extensions from the command line. Still need to document...
- No updates for this week.
- A/B testing on the Firefox download page (en-US) concluded:
- Goal: improve download conversion and display appropriate content based on visitor's browser
- Improved visit-download conversion by 0.3%
- Results posted soon at http://giantspatula.com
- Next Community Marketing call is Wednesday, April 22nd, at 10am PDT. Dial-in Info: +1.650.903.0800, followed by 92# and then 7391#. Or you can use our toll-free number: +1.800.707.2533, followed by 369# and then 7391#. For those that can't make the call or want to participate online, join us in #marketing on irc.mozilla.org. The agenda is posted on SFx.
- Tomomi Kato from the Mozilla Japan marketing team is visiting Mountain View this week.
- Linux Magazine Top Ten Firefox Add-ons
- Internet News profiles Weave
- Brendan discusses ECMAScript Fifth Edition with SD Times
- Firefox 3.5 beta 4 timing in the news
- Firefox add-on in NYT personal tech
- Hack in the Box, April 20 - 22, Dubai: Lucas Adamski and Chris Hofmann are attending.
- JSConf, April 24 - 25, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Mozilla is signed up sponsor. John Resig and Kevin Dangoor are speaking!
- NTEN Conference, April 26 - 28, 2009, San Francisco: They are looking for volunteers:
- Day of Service, Sunday, April 26th: Two opportunities:
- Upcoming SUMO milestones:
- David Tenser working from the MV office in building K this week
- No updates this week.
- Mozilla Developer Center
- Planning to start testing the upgrade to Deki Lyons this week, on a test VM.
- Planning to switch over to the new, more easily navigated, menu hierarchy for MDC this week.
- Watching some possible late-compat issues for Firefox 3.5 docs.
- Documentation touch-up work for Firefox 3.5 is ongoing.
- Continued work on our features + performance pages - have a look in case you have edits or additions.
- Awesome demos from Paul
- Labs night Thursday night: April 23 at 6 PM pacific time.
- Compatibility Update
- 77% of add-ons now compatible with Fx3.1b3 and above
- Measuring was revised to exclude the Sun Java Console because of impact on user experience and they way they do updates. Measured the old way, 3.1b3 compatibility is now at 70.4%, still an increase.
- Alex Buchanan starts today fulltime. Welcome Alex!
- AMO 5.0.5 open bugs & fixed bugs - Code Freeze 4/27; Code Push 4/30
- Socorro - Lars and team are focusing on dumps migration to reduce overall database size prior to hardware migration -- moving the db as-is would require 24 hours+ of downtime vs. 1-3 hours. Once this dump migration is tested, we will move dumps out of the main database and will proceed with the hardware migration. Time frame for completion is 2 weeks.
- 70 locales participating in Firefox 3.5 beta 4
- Web l10n for the FF 3.5 is in process
- The major update box is ready for translation. See this bug.
- Fennec planning
- With the help of the Mozilla accessibility developers we drafted a proposed accessibility strategy and blogged about it.
- Last week's open web tech seminar of the online educators course has been rescheduled for Tuesday of this week; there will also be the regularly-scheduled week 4 seminar on Thursday.
- No meeting next week due to a big on-site meeting. But please post updates to the wiki next week for all to see.