Firefox Front End Work
- you can always review a list of active projects and this quarter's goals for the team
- as well, our team is blogging progress reports on Planet Mozilla which is hopefully helpful
- all future milestones will be built off the new mozilla-1.9.2 branch
- next milestone: Firefox 3.6 Beta 1
- working through triage now, hope to have a beta -> final schedule by the end of the week
- goals are startup time, responsiveness, Windows 7 readiness and polish
- stretch goals include things like determining if Personas can be included as well as some changes to how the updater works to include plugin updates
- this is Felipe Gomes's last week with us, he'll be posting some videos of the multitouch work he's been doing soon
- the team will be gathering in Mountain View during the last week of August
- Two new members of the Platform team today:
- Joel Reymont joins us as a contractor who is focusing on Mac performance, with first task of focusing on Mac start-up perf. Word is, Joel lives and works on a boat of the coast of Spain.
- Ben Hsieh joins us today, a General Platform engineer reporting to me (Damon). Ben is a recent Stanford CS grad.
Welcome Joel and Ben!
Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Firefox 3.5.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x
- Firefox 3.0.13 -> 3.5.2 major update
- major update was on the wire since 3.5.2 shipped (users had to "check for updates")
- "unthrottled" the offer on Thursday
- Firefox 3.0.13 users will now receive an offer to update automatically
- Thunderbird 126.96.36.199
- in beta
- hoping to ship this week
- Serious bug cutting underway
- Target dates for 3.0b4 and 3.0RC1 will be posted shortly
- Mozilla Messaging team had productive on-site in Vancouver last week
Bad weekend for databases:
- AMO replication failure (Friday & Monday morning).
- http://developer.mozilla.org developer.mozilla.org (Saturday morning)
- Starting to plan an Amsterdam Reboot ~ Sept 01/2009
- Catching up on downtime events
- l10n nightly updates on mozilla-central http://armenzg.blogspot.com/2009/08/updates-nightly-just-en-us.html
- now that tp4 has been out for a while, turning off tp3, fast-talos
- cool new mobile flashing work
- cleanup after the whole batch of releases
- Funnelcake 9
- FF3.0.13 (with refreshed MU)
- enabled MU for idle-background notification
- redoing Fennec 1.0b3
- Tested TB188.8.131.52 to beta. Coordinated testing with Mozilla Messaging Test team.
- QAlab now has a test-generating EVCert server running. Details here. Thanks to Anthony Hughes and Juan Becerra for a half year of work to get this up!
- Firefox 3.6alpha litmus testrun published. Firefox Tegra testrun too.
Web Dev Testing
- Tested Mozilla Creative Collective and Labs website 2.0 for release early this week. Labs website 2.0: Verified fixes to 10 bugs crucial to shipping the site
- AMO: Verified fixes to 33 bugs for 5.0.8. Added Litmus test cases for button states along with Selenium automated test cases for button_states.
- SUMO 1.3: Verified bug fixes and files new bugs
- Created a public spreadsheet to track development of manual and automated test cases for all major projects.
- Landed 5 new SFx testcases (Selenium) from twsmith. Thanks twsmith!!
- Stephend finished up the 2nd part of his two-part "how test web sites" blog
Metrics, Accessibility, Localization, Community
- Project Metrics (AKA: Firefly):
- Murali generated bug metrics for for 1.9.2 Blocking and Nominated bugs. These graphs are by assignee, priority, severity, product and component. These are automated (src) and will be kept up to date.
- We are pursuing code coverage for Electrolysis. See bug 510232.
- JS Reftests passed review, going to try server today
- Running Mochtiests 1 by 1 are beginning to pay off on Windows Mobile
- Beginning work to port QAC to Fennec
- Investigating running reftests while keeping the tests on the remote server, something we need for wince and winmo
- First run at the new Test Case Manager presented to QAE
- Feedback regarding the Electrolysis project is welcome
- Contribute to discussions on dev.tech.dom and dev.security newsgroups.
- Test Pilot in Heise, CNET and Geek.com last week
- Firefox upgrade to 3.5 in Internet News, CNET, Heise and PC Pro
- Bespin collaboration services featured in ReadWriteWeb, The Register
- MSft - Did we really hit a billion downloads? Gizmodo, Fast Company and Mashable
Mozilla Service Week
- Official media push & pledge period kicks off tomorrow, Aug. 18th!
- Please let me know if you already have a Service Week idea and we'll feature it in our blog post.
- Announcing the various ways to contribute to Mozilla Service Week as well
- ES, IT, DE & FR will go live
- We're hosting an online workshop on August 19th at 9 a.m. PDT to how to get involved with Mozilla Service Week from a promotion and contribution perspective. Info:
- 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#. If you're outside the US, use Skype to call in with our toll-free number.
- You can also watch the meeting live in Open Video at http://air.mozilla.com
- For those that can't make the call or want to participate online, join us in #moservice on IRC (irc.mozilla.org).
- Maker Faire Africa August 14 - 16, 2009, Accra, Ghana - Wrapped up yesterday. A picture of our booth: http://www.flickr.com/photos/niyyie/3828065246/
- Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre en Chile October 7 - 9, 2009, Santiago, Chile - Sponsoring event and bringing together the Mozilla Hispanic Community. + 2 day MozCamp Prior.
- WordCamp Philippines September 19, 2009 in Makati City, Philippines - We are sponsoring this event. Our mission is to help build up the Philippine community and build the Tagalog locale.
- Philippine Blog Awards October 9, 2009 in Luzon, Philippines - We are sponsoring this event. Our mission is to help build up the Philippine community and build the Tagalog locale.
- The Mozilla Creative Collective is gearing up for a beta release this week! Stay tuned for the official announcement on the Mozilla Blog. http://creative.mozilla.org/
- No updates.
- Driving work forward to understand and resolve reliability problems on MDC.
- Firefox 3.6 developer documentation is growing!
- Plugins docs + changes in process
- We released Test Pilot 0.1.
- There have been about 12,000 respondents to the initial Test Pilot survey but they are extremely skewed towards the tech-expert, early-adopter demographic. (They're also 97% male). We're looking for suggestions on how to reach out to a wider audience.
- Suggestions for experiments to be done with Test Pilot can be added to our test proposals page.
- We released Ubiquity 0.5.4. Aside from bugfixes and localization improvements, it has optimizations that speed up parsing by 100%. Twice as fast! Woo!
- The new Labs website version 2.0 should be launched this week.
- blog post from Fligtar on Add-on usage went out last week.
- 5.0.9 code freeze this week
- Bandwagon Phase II (stats and recommendations)
- Contributions update (now on category pages and front page)
- Mark Hahnenberg's last week - he's been rocking Cesium (see mock) and we'll miss him and his bear paw ping pong grip.
- AMO 5.0.9 code freeze on Thursday
- Wrapping up MCC - view open bugs. Thanks to QA and Ryan Snyder for working hard on this!
- Chocolate factory is up and running thanks to Ryan Snyder and Pascal
- Labs website launching tomorrow; grats to Sean, Ryan, Neil and Deb for finishing this up!
- The first mozilla.com sprint is wrapping up as well - see screenshot
- AMO strings have been converted to normal gettext strings, with lingering fixes needed to complete the conversion
- L20n development: investigating other implementations including the YAML format. Post from jhiatt is forthcoming
- Google snippets are updated
- Documentation inventory is mostly completed and rewriting primary l10n docs is underway
- Productization dashboard development progressing. We hope to have an implementation ready for viewing by the end of August
- Sign-off app demo-ed for IT, preparing to stage the entire application on a server in San Jose to test
- mozilla.org relaunch scheduled for next Tuesday, August 25.
Intern Show & Tell
This week we have the following interns presenting: