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Development Updates

Firefox

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Firefox 3.6 (Namoroka)

  • done with all blockers

Firefox Future

  • expect tab matching in awesomebar on trunk shortly
  • will be hitting the new year running with plans for implementing new theme work
  • sdwilsh has been doing analysis of how we can further reduce I/O on the main thread
  • also hoping to provide a revised roadmap, which will likely look like
    • out-of-process plugins in Q1 2010 shipped on 1.9.2 branch
    • beta of Firefox 4 in summer 2010 (shipped on 1.9.3 branch?)
    • Firefox 4 aimed at late 2010 or early 2011

Team News

  • added 2010 first quarter team goals to the wiki (see above)
  • many of us will be vanishing on holiday over the next few weeks, but there should always be someone monitoring dev-apps-firefox and the #fx-team channel other than weekends and holidays

Gecko

Branch work: Firefox 3.0.x / Firefox 3.5.x / Thunderbird 2.0.0.x

Firefox 3.0.17 / Firefox 3.5.7

  • short-turn release targeted at early January 2010, only contains three bugs:
    • fix to updater
    • networking regression for users with NTLM authenticating proxies
    • a topcrash fix that's been baking on branch for over two months
  • currently waiting on one last patch to land on release branches
  • all other bugs that had been targeted at 3.0.17/3.5.7 are now targeted at 3.0.18/3.5.8 which will work to pretty much the same schedule as originally planned for 3.0.17/3.5.7

Thunderbird

SeaMonkey

Mobile

IT

Last Week

  • Rolled out geo-ip aware bouncer/download.mozilla.org - bug 459919
    • Still fine tuning

Upcoming

  • NetApp firmware upgrades - 01/04/2010

Release Engineering

  • releases last week for 3.0.16, 3.5.6, and 3.6b5
  • Aki setup a release framework for Fennec builds

QA

Test Execution

  • Firefox 3.6: Tested and shipped beta 5 on 12/17
  • Firefox 3.5.7/3.0.17: awaiting a short-cycle release when bugs land
  • Fennec Testing: lots of dogfooding as the rc is close. List of 9 QA blockers for RC here.

Web Dev Testing

  • Verified bug fixes on Mozilla.com
  • Continued work on Automation of AMO and the Selenium Grid infrastructure

Accessibility, Localization, Community

  • Added firefox.mobile newsgroups to Hendrix
  • Testdays:
    • Held the Destroy Fx 3.6 Testday. Recap can be found here
    • Next testday kicks off in Jan 8th, 2010: Test Mobile Firefox RC

Test Development

Security

  • No updates.

Marketing/PR

PR


Five Years of Firefox The Five Years of Firefox Creative Collective Design Challenge has closed its call for submissions. Now its time for you to vote!  Make sure to cast your vote by December 16th!  Check out John's blog post or Sarah's for some recommendations of our favorites!

General

  • Notes & video from our last community marketing call on Wednesday, December 16th.
  • Next call will resume on January 6th!

Events

Support

Metrics

  • No updates this week.

Evangelism

  • No updates this week!

Labs

Developer Tools

  • No updates this week

Add-ons

  • Firefox 3.6 compatibility at 71%

Webdev

  • AMO now has hudson set up for continuous integration (booyaaaaa!)
  • Bouncer now supports GeoIP (see bug) - working out the kinks
  • Facebook security quiz was updated (thanks oremj) to not ask people for access to info when it was unnecessary to do so (we didn't even collect any data aside from quiz answers).

L10n

  • No updates this week

Foundation Updates

  • Support Namoroka is Live! Help us celebrate Firefox 3.6 by raising money for lemurs in Madagascar. Please blog, tweet, tell people about it while running down the street. Here's a link to the donate page as well!
  • Please give us your thoughts on the One Mozilla domain name policy proposal.

Roundtable