- 1 Friends of the Tree
- 2 Development Updates
- 3 Foundation Updates
- 4 Roundtable
- 5 Other Business
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Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x
- Firefox 3.0.11
- mostly code-frozen
- might take a couple more fixes
- on track for early-June release
- Firefox 3.0.12
- schedule coming later this week
- likely a 6-week release to account for early-July holidays
- In the news: We're working on process separation in Gecko with a primary goal of improving overall responsiveness on multi-processor machines. Check out the dev.platform thread for details.
- Blocker Status:
- 10 final blocker bugs left in content. (13 last week)
- 5 GFX final blockers. (Last week: 6)
- 5 Layout final blockers. Two w/ patch. (Two weeks ago: 5)
- JS with 18 blockers. (Last week: 15)
- 22 noms needing triage.
- For weekly engineering meeting notes and other info see the Platform page.
- 57 total 1.9.1 blockers (two weeks ago: 58).
Firefox Front End Work
- 14 blockers left for final release, only two or three of which are complicated
- as mentioned at the platform meeting last week we're aiming to be done with all front-end blockers by next week in order to hit a late-week code freeze on or before the 22nd.
- this schedule will enable an early June release date for the Firefox 3.5 release candidate - getting exciting!
- reminder to review and add your comments/feedback on the discussion page or in the dev-apps-firefox thread
- 3.0b3 is waiting on the landing of GloDa-based search functionality (bug 474701
- After that landing, we'll draft a new schedule for the remainder of beta3
- Started looking at OSX virtualization with SeaMonkey folks
- Welcome (back!) Armen (armenzg)
- enabled a11y tests on mac
- new standalone talos now include Tshutdown, download from here
- "Caution flag" tomorrow night for EqualLogic firmware upgrade
- start 7pm PDT until Wed morning
- powering off 76 VMs
- closing tree for FF3.0, TB2.0, linux64 slaves on m-c
- not closing tree for FF3.5, mozilla-central, tracemonkey or TryServer
- explicit coordinate with sheriff to avoid pileups.
- Fx 3.0.10 - Fx 3.5b4 MU WinXP testing
- Mozmill automation of smoketests coverage here
Web Dev Testing, Metrics, Accessibility, Localization, Community
- WebDev Testing
- Began working on AMO 5.0.6.Began testing the new 0.4 version of the Add-ons Collections extension, in tandem with the Collections-management web scafolding
- Wrote and executed against SAMO (services.addons.mozilla.org) test plan -- certified release, which will go out Tuesday
- Wrapped up SUMO 1.0.2, which will ship Tuesday
- Fennec - Created a few use case scenarios for Fennec testing. Made slight updates to the Fennec websites test plan
- Project for Website Testing has been created on QMO and now we are open for country and company suggestions. Please participate and send us your [request] which companies are missing!
- The first firebug testday last week brought great results. See Aakash's blog here and litmus results report here. There were a lot of custom tests so the litmus report is just a small view into the event. See Aakash's blog for a list.
- Munich Meet-up on Thusday, May 14th.
- Next Mountain View QA meetup will be held on Wed, 5/13
- Purpose: Clint Talbert, QA Testdev lead, will be performing reftest demos!
- If you can attend, please add yourself to the Participants list!
- Project Metrics - working on the dash boards generation to display metrics.
- Invalidation Reftests are going strong
- Did our 1st Test Dev Day - did not have as many people as we had hoped
- Improved Crashtest coverage on 1.9.1 branch
- Site Compare tool is almost ready for prime time
- Accumulating performance measurements for 3.5
- No updates for this week.
Firefox 3.5 Launch
- Firefox 3.5 Launch Workshops:
Mozilla Service Week
- June 22 - 29, 2009
- Building out staging site & reaching out to partners.
- FT and others cover Mitchell Baker comments about Windows 7 and IE8
- John Lilly included in BusinessWeek's "CEOs Who Use Twitter" online feature
- PC World blogger writes about trademarks, pickup on /.
- Prism 1.0 beta released
- Mozilla QA Meetup, Mountain View, May 13th, 6:30 p.m.: Demo'ing the Mozilla Reftests that run nightly on our builds. Details.
- Mozilla Meetup, Munich, May 14th: Tomcat is hosting a casual Mozilla get together. Details
- eLiberatica Open Source and Free Software Conference (Bucharest, Romania) - May 22-23:
- Gandalf and William to present
- Special "Mozilla Community Booth" will be set up for presentations and contributor sign-ups
- Full details here
- Mozilla-Maemo Danish Weekend (Copenhagen, Denmark) - May 30-31:
- 2-day workshops focusing on Mozilla, Maemo and Mozilla-Maemo projects
- Enabling new search engine on support.mozilla.com tomorrow, after extensive QAing. Hopefully no serious regressions... :)
- Based on Sphinx, a free open-source SQL full-text search engine
- Integrates Knowledge Base and (answered) Forum threads in the results, making the process of finding a solution streamlined for users
- Preliminary screencast support landing on staging server (support-stage.mozilla.org, user/pass: support/stage) this week
- See blog post: Screencasts are coming!
- No updates this week
- Check out blog of metrics for recap of last week's eMetrics Summit
- Cleanup work for Firefox 3.5 release continues as usual.
- Preparation for MDC upgrades continues.
- 35 Days Project
- Please sign up for a feature if you want to do a post.
- Also keep an eye out for great open web demos we want to highlight.
- Jinghua has joined the Labs team as a usability catalyst, and as lead for Test Pilot.
- Personas has reach 8000+ active personas, 3.5 million downloads, and 1 million active daily users.
- Coverage of integration of identity into the browser from last week.
No updates this week.
- 3.5 Compatibility now at 56%, up 5% from last week. Compatibility mailer going out this afternoon
- Blog posts on Developer.AMO and Contributions, another one going out today with more specifics on Contributions
- Currently analyzing performance of top 1000 add-ons to see if we can identify trends and figure out how to surface this data to developers and ultimately end users, thanks to Tomcat and Bob Clary
- We tweeted
- Careers buttons - looking for feedback or new ideas about how to do this, all suggestions welcome
- Download Day campaign won some awards! Congrats to NoBox and the Download Day team.
- Lars, Aravind, Austin and Frank have migrated crash dumps off the database and into a file system. This is already resulting in lower database load and faster lookups of individual crashes.
- Hardware migration to follow (more RAM, CPU, moving 64-bit); Lars will post a blog update this week.
- 1.0.2 going out Tuesday with new Sphinx search
- Screencasts support will be up on staging this week for playing and experimentation
- Mozilla Service Week
- tight schedule. heads down, domains secured, copy finalized
- many localizers are interested. Working on getting staging server.
- Gandalf/Axel working on l10n dashboard, several enhancements coming
- Axel continuing to work with RelEng on l10n-build
- Armen will start to work on l10n nightly updates
- Fennec builds are moving along nicely thanks to Axel and Aki (et al.)
- Axel is continuing his blogging about build changes coming
- Pascal leading the localization of web pages for Firefox 3.5
- Other localization projects working right now
- Mozilla Service week
- Upcoming Fennec pages
- AMO projects
- Stas working on Productization Dashboard
- 70 locales are scheduled for Firefox 3.5 release but we have some new ones also coming that should make it
- Fennec localization: L10-drivers will start communication push
- Mozilla Education activities are expanding around the world; see Mark's map of where things are happening.
- We're moving forward on revamping the Mozilla Education site; for more please see James Boston's blog post.
- We're interested in people's thoughts about using www.mozilla.org to talk about Mozilla's public benefit activities; please comment on David's blog post.
- We've been thinking more about what's new about hybrid organizations like Mozilla; see Mark's blog post.
- The Open|Web|Content|Education course concluded last week with a seminar on open learning and pedagogy.
- Based on Kathleen Wilson's recommendations, we approved a CA request from SwissSign to enable SwissSign's root for EV and trust it for code signing (bug 453460).