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- 1 Friends of the Tree
- 2 Development Updates
- 3 Foundation Updates
- 4 Roundtable
- 5 Other Business
Friends of the Tree
Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x
- Firefox 3.0.11
- Shipped! Yay!
- Firefox 3.0.12
- Code freeze targeted for tomorrow at 11:59pm.
- Please work on your blockers
- Thunderbird 18.104.22.168 / Gecko 22.214.171.124
- Caught an update issue during testing
- Targeting beta today, release in a week
- Sustained zero blockers over the weekend; however, there's at least one that has popped up today. Looks like a rebuild of the RC might occur. There's also one blocker nomination the JS team is looking into right now; however, it doesn't look like a blocker so far.
- In parallel to the Firefox 3.5 effort, we've been working on a multi-process implementation. Chris Jones just sent a great update to the dev list, and we will be having a brown bag to discuss the Chromium Security Sandbox.
- New interns this week:
- Justin Lebar, Stanford, working in the Content group with Jonas Sicking
- Matin Movassate, Stanford, working in Content with Blake Kaplan
- Ryo Kawaguchi, CMU, working in Layout with Daniel Holbert.
Firefox Front End Work
- helping QA test RC1, other than that, moved on to Firefox.next tasks (see below)
- moving on to TSnap bugs which aim to make Firefox observably faster
- also returning to polish bugs and exploratory sprints
- reminder to review and add your comments/feedback on the discussion page or in the dev-apps-firefox thread
- Firefox Interns are totally rocking it:
- both have code in the tree, MattN will have code in 3.5!
- about:me has gotten fantastic feedback and even some press mentions (yay, Margaret)
- can't wait for Felipe to get here
- 3.0b3 work continues
- The folder display refactoring (part 2 of the Great Gloda Landing bug 474701) made it into the tree on Friday. If you encounter a bug in the nightlies which may be related, please check the regression tracker dependency tree], filing and adding a new bug if appropriate.
- After part 3 (the search UI and backend changes) lands, we'll set some new dates for beta 3.
- We're planning to ship jQuery, parts of jQuery UI, and Protovis with Thunderbird 3.
- Fx 3.0.11 went out unthrottled!
- That's four for four!
- Bouncer logging still needs a re-architect (bug 464778)
- FF3.5rc1 (build#1) handed to QA Friday+Sunday. FF3.5rc1 (build#2) waiting for formal "go".
- TB126.96.36.199 beta delayed Friday because of bug 497956
- builds, mars are fine. html snippets regen'd using older sha1.
- going to beta today
- did two *non*downtimes last week
- lots of backlogged changes after long code freeze, more this week depending on rc1.
- pooled talos machines on mozilla-central, 3.0; still need to convert 1.9.1 and tracemonkey.
- Lukas in MV this week; stop by and say hi.
- Fx3.5rc1 testing in progress. Blocking: bug 498273, bug 498262
- TB188.8.131.52 testing in progress. Blocking: bug 383390
- Both are blocked by updates bug
Web Dev Testing
- Please join us in welcoming Raymond, our 1-year-long intern!
- Shipped SUMO 1.1, which included screencast support (FLV, SWF, OGG)
- Soft-launching Mozilla Service Week (might be behind auth for a short while) today!
Metrics, Accessibility, Localization, Community
- Moco Fx3.5 Preview Testday results
- Had a max of 64 in the testday channel at its peak
- Major contributors outside mozQA: Labs team! (jono, myk, Mardak), mak, kbrosnan, tmyoung, asadotzler, ozten, Lucas, TheUni, limi, zpao, dao, dria, mitchell, and dveditz
- 23 Bugs found
- Website testing Testday on June 19th. See QMO for details
- Working our way through running external CSS tests for 3.5 to checkpoint ourselves. (Thanks Aaron & Clint!)
- Making great progress on JS Ref Tests - have browser based tests, shell tests should land this week
- Running Reftest on Windows Mobile
- Running FennecMark for TPanning & Tzoom for performance testing on Fennec maemo.
- Continued tracking down crashtests and other reported bugs for 3.5.
- Made a presentation on Content Security Policy at a Web App Security event which was received well.
- Content Security Policy design is stable and is being implemented presently.
Firefox 3.5 Launch
- "Fastest Firefox" video campaign continues, will wrap up with 3.5 launch. Over 130 community contributed videos have been uploaded. http://www.fastestfirefox.com
- Apply for your Firefox 3.5 party pack here: http://bit.ly/fx35launch_swagrequest
- Website, search engine marketing, and affiliate program updates are all on track for 3.5.
Mozilla Service Week
- Going live today!
- Help get the word out by blogging & tweeting (tag: mozservice09)
Community Marketing Call
- Next Community Marketing call is Wednesday, June 17th, 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. Please note the new the new Air Mozilla channel for all marketing-related activities.
- Mozilla marketing in Ad Age
- Firefox 3.5 press tour coverage in IDG, CompeterBild TechCrunch and Washington Post
- Mozilla Add-ons team launches Collections
- Firefox security update released in the news
- The latest round of EU coverage in ComputerWorld, VNUnet and TechRadar
- Open Source Bridge, Portland, June 17 - 19:
- Mikeal Rogers and Dietrich Ayala are both speaking.
- Mozilla will participate in the Hacker Lounge. Our proposed session: Firefox & extension hacking. Dietrich will also participate in the Open Web Games session.
- We're also looking to participate in the Knowledge Fair
- More details on our participation here.
- Open Video Conference, New York, June 19 - 20:
- Help get the word out about the conference! http://openvideoconference.org/
- Chris Blizzard and Mark Surman will be speaking.
- We're hosting a video contest that will now kick off at the conference vs. wrapping up then.
- NYC-based and interested in attending? You can do so in exchange for time at the Mozilla table!
- Personal Democracy Conference, New York, June 29th - 30th: Mozilla Foundation is sponsoring the PdF conference. Frank could use some help hosting a Mozilla booth -- free passes in exchange!
- FISL - Porto Alegre, Brasil, June 24 - 27
New Team Members
- Welcome Sarah Doherty, Community Marketing Manager and Shannon Prior, PR Intern!
- Support is doing a Support Firefox Day next Thursday to gear up for 3.5. Blog post coming. We'd love to see you all there.
- If you want to help with Firefox 3.5 support during release, let us know.
- Our 8th edition of Funnelcake ships this Thursday
- Firefox.com download button test
- launched the test last Monday
- testing three new colors of the Fx download button to see if we can improve our conversion rate
- orange/yellowish color seems like a clear loser (from early analysis)
- Firefox Uninstall Survey
- Early results are available at http://blog.mozilla.com/metrics/firefox-uninstall-survey/
- Does anyone want to guess the #1 reason why people uninstall Firefox?
- Introducing Eric Hergenrader, our analytics intern
- Eric will be working on analytics projects related to SUMO, l10n, and AMO (among other projects)
- Mozilla Developer Center
- Continuing to work on back-end stuff; we should have some more new features and skin fixes up very soon.
- Firefox 3.5 documentation cleanup continues, but there's not much happening there anymore. Starting to gear up for some content reorganization. Expect to see blog posts on this soon.
- 35 days week 1 is done!
- Posted 7 features and 7 demos
- More than 500 followers on twitter now
- 200 comments in the various posts
- Today featured first demo written by someone who found us instead of us reaching out to someone else
- Working on pulling together a Weave 0.4 release in the next two weeks.
- Personas 1.2.1 released, fixes Thunderbird regression in Personas 1.2.
- Jetpack 0.2 was released with slidebar support, storage, and the future! http://jetpack.mozillalabs.com . Good press coverage, with many new Jetpacks created by web developers.
- Integration is complete. Thunderhead 2 and Bespin have collided and the new UI has been created
- Next, we polish
- Compatibility up to almost 80% for 3.5.*
- Most of the remaining add-ons are in the long tail, we're now approaching developers directly to see if they'll upgrade
- Extend Firefox 3.5 launches this week
- AMO 5.0.6 launched!
- launch post
- Still waiting on overall web metrics but downloads are steady
- Target is new users, will get interesting data once 3.5 launches.
- over 9000 collections created since Wednesday
- 36,000 downloads of the Add-on Collector
- 116,000 add-on downloads from collections
- Nick will be at FISL next week in Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Dave Dash - welcome Dave!
- RJ Walsh!
- AMO 5.0.6
- Site for Extend Firefox 3.5 contest
- SUMO 1.1 (screencasts!)
- new orgchart
- Mozilla Service Week
- download button tests up on mozilla.com
- AMO 5.0.7: Freeze 6/25 - Launch 6/30 (tentative)
- Working on
- Bugzilla integration with Socorro see example
- ySlow automated tests read about Cesium
- Mozilla Creative Collective
- Chocolate Factory
- We'll be hosting the hybrid organization summit this week; for more information see the agenda.
- We continue to prepare for the relaunch of www.mozilla.org:
- June 30th is the tentative launch date.
- The new Causes section is now live.
- We're interested in working with others to make a Community dashboard on the site
- We've started requirements gathering for the Bugzilla project:
- See Gerv's blog post for an introduction.
- The newsgroup thread has lots of interesting discussions.
- There's a new wiki page to collect and summarize feedback.
- We're continuing to look for new Mozilla Education partners and projects:
- On last week's call we discussed possible new ideas for online courses; for more information see the call notes.
- Frank attended a workshop last week on teaching open source and blogged about it.
The interns group has just exploded this week! Please give a warm welcome to our new 9 recruits:
- David Tran -- IT/Ops
- Jeremy Hiatt -- l10n
- Shannon Prior -- PR/Marketing
- Eric Hergenrader -- Metrics
- Matin Movassate -- Content
- Justin Lebar -- Content
- Roy Frostig -- Mobile
- Ryo Kawaguchi -- Layout
- RJ Walsh -- Web Dev