WeeklyUpdates/2010-05-17

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 17 May

Tuesday, 18 May

  • Brown bag by Murugan Pal "Next Generation Textbooks: Free, Flexible, Digital" 12:30pm PST, in Ten-Forward, also on Air Mozilla.

Wednesday, 19 May

  • Mozilla-hosted Selenium Meetup on the second floor, with around 100 people attending. Anyone interested in attending the meetup is welcome - RSVP to Marcia if you wish to attend so you can be included in the food count.
  • Brown bag by Jono X on How To Write A Test Pilot Study, 12:30pm PST, in Ten-Forward, also on Air Mozilla.

Thursday, 20 May

Friday, 21 May

Testday on Testing the Grafx Bot Extension and Direct 2D! Join us on #testday on irc.mozilla.org.

Next Week

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It's like a lightning talk, but don't feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Your Title Here Your Name Here What are you going to talk about? Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

We're still (still! still) testing the version of Firefox 3.6 with plugins running out of process. Are you running the beta yet, to help us test? Awesome, thanks for your help! We knew we could count on you.

Dig that hep Planet Firefox for all the latest!

Gecko

Branch work: Firefox 3.5.x / Firefox 3.6.x / Thunderbird 3.0.x

  • Firefox 3.6.4 (build 4!) will go to public beta tomorrow, 5/18.
    • Final ship date is undetermined and will be based on beta feedback and addressing a few outstanding bugs related to Out of Process Plugins (OOPP).
  • Firefox 3.5.10 has been in beta for over a week and is waiting for the Firefox 3.6.4 release in order to ship in tandem with 3.6.4.

Thunderbird

  • 3.1RC1 code freeze was last Friday; we didn't quite hit the deadline
    • new date to be set by tomorrow morning

SeaMonkey

Mobile

IT

Last Week

  • Wrapping up Phoenix Weave production buildout
  • Now serving www.mozilla.com from both CDNetworks & EdgeCast
    • Rolled out PowerDNS while doing so

Open Issues

  • Mountain View Office Internet Connectivity issues (bug 555794)
    • stripped out the IPSEC VPN
    • still working through issues

Release Engineering

QA

QA Highlites
  • New Hires
    • Geo Mealer starts in Automation group, June 2
    • Interns
      • Tanay Gavankar, WebQA start today, May 17!
  • Desktop Firefox QA
    • 3.6.4 beta shipped.
    • Prepare for 3.5.10 release next week.
  • Mobile QA
    • Waverley software started nightly fennec build testing. Results are on the plan.
  • Weave 1.3
    • testing 1.3 build 5 client on production systems.
    • Baseline performance measurements with uTest completed on Thurs. On hold for full load testing until next week.
  • Web QA
  • QA Services
    • Community
      • Completed shooting of promo video for QMO 2.0 launch. Waiting to view rough cut next week.

Automation & Tools

  • Grafx Bot Test Day for Hardware Acceleration testing on Friday! Join us in #testday.
  • TopFails improvements
  • More details here

Security

Engagement

Communications

Events

  • e27 echelon 2010 June 1-2, 2010; Singapore.  Gen will be participating in this event.
  • Open Source Bridge 2010 - June 1-4, 2010; Portland, OR - Looking into sponsorship opportunities.
  • LinuxTag 2010 June 9-12, 2010; funding from Mozilla Europe is secured; Mozilla staff and community will manage a 12m2 booth at Europe's largest Linux tech fair; Tristan Nitot, Paul Rouget and Brian King all confirmed to give keynote talks; Carsten Book and WQ leading community outreach and organization
  • Black Hat USA 2010 July 24-29, 2010; Las Vegas, NV - Look into putting together the "traditional" Mozilla milk & cookies party.
  • GUADEC 2010 - July 24-30, 2010; Netherlands.  We are sponsoring at the bronze level.  no Mozilla talks schedules.
  • Open Video Conference 2010 - October 1-2, 2010; New York, NY  - Looking over sponsorship opportunities.
  • BlogHer '10 - August 6-7, 2010 - Looking into sponsorship opportunities.
  • Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2010 - September 11-12, 2010 - Looking into sponsorship opportunities.
  • London Add-ons Challenge (name TBC): Exploring two consumer-focused events in SF & London.

Creative Team

Community Marketing

  • Community Marketing Call: Thanks for joining us last Wednesday. Here are notes + video from last week.
    • Please feel free to use Pascal's labs overview for presentations of your own.
    • Next call is May 26th.
  • Student Reps:
    • Now offering "office hours" for questions, catching up, etc. Details here.
    • Getting ready for l10n of new website. Reps will help with translating. Please ping William Reynolds if you'd like to help (wreynolds at mozilla dot come). Current pages can be viewed here.

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

  • Shipped Socorro 1.6.3: now you can use advanced search to find just crashes, just hangs, or both.

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Welcome Ricky Rosario! Ricky will be working alongside James Socol on the support.mozilla.com project, helping us improve our support exprience for all Firefox users.

Foundation Updates

Roundtable