WeeklyUpdates/2010-06-14

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Tomcat writes in, "I nominate the Linuxtag Team (Barbara, Axel, Kai, Kadir and William) for FoT. Was a great experience to work with them on the Linuxtag fair and we had a lot of contacts with the Community."

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 14 June

Tuesday, 15 June

Wednesday, 16 June

Thursday, 17 June

Friday, 18 June

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.

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Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Universal Subtitles Demo Nicholas Reville and Seth Bindernagel Product demo of the Universal Subtitles web app (We'll load it from a browser to maintain the suspense until the presentation.) [http://blog.universalsubtitles.org/ Find out more by reading the blog)
The Problem with Plugins Ryan Doherty Brief overview of the plugins experience from a user's perspective
Crowdsource Crowdsourcing Project Pascal Finette New Labs project to create the next generation open innovation/crowdsourcing platform for Mozilla (Labs) / Concept Series & Design Challenges Landing Page Landing Page
Using the new TryServer John O'Duinn http://oduinn.com/blog/2010/06/13/please-be-gentle-with-the-shiny-new-tryserver/
Firefox 3.6.4 Christian Legnitto Quick status update

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

We're racing towards a Firefox 4, beta 1 code freeze this week, so if you've ever thought about running nightly builds to try things out early, now would be a great time to start.

Help us find bugs before they bite our beta audience!

Gecko

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

  • Firefox 3.6.4
    • Will not ship tomorrow
    • Build #7 built on Friday (with fix for bug 562198), will go to beta audience today
    • Tentative plan is to ship Firefox 3.6.4 (build #7) to everyone on Thursday, depending on beta feedback
    • Still investigating crash-stats "irregularities"
  • Firefox 3.5.10
    • Tied to 3.6.4 again
    • No known issues

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

Thunderbird

  • Thunderbird 3.1RC2 released; please give it a try and file any bugs you find!
  • Release expected in the next few weeks, assuming that no respins are necessary.

SeaMonkey

Mobile

IT

Upcoming

  • We will be moving our Amsterdam POP. Details to follow.
    • Tentative date, June 21.

Release Engineering

  • downtime this Thursday evening (IT maintenance window) to perform disk maintenance on Tinderbox. Tinderbox, and hence TBPL, will be down for several hours. (bug 571300)

QA

Mozilla QA Highlights

  • Desktop Firefox
    • Signed off on 3.7 alpha 5
    • 3.6.4 new build 7, will be testing this today.
    • Working on testplan for FF 4.0
    • Waverly outsource vendor is now doing smoke and BFT test on nightlies
  • Web QA
  • QA Services
    • Community
      • Tomcat attended linuxTag
        • Lot's of comments regarding performance of Firefox and the need for this to be the focus of FF 4.0
        • Good community member recruiting event
      • Successful 2nd Addons manager testday

Automation & Tools

We're very heads down last week and this, but there are a couple of things to mention:

  • Getting closer on E10S mochitest, hopefully landing this week
  • Reftest is working on Android, should have patches this week
  • More details here.

Security

Evangelism

PR


Events

  • Black Hat USA 2010 July 24-29, 2010; Las Vegas, NV - We will be hosting our "traditional" Mozilla milk & cookies party on 7/28.  Look for more information shortly.
  • FISL 2010 July 21-24, 2010; Porto Alegre, Brasil - We are looking into having a Mozilla room, talks and other activities.  Follow progress on thewiki page
  • 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 - we will be having a hotel suite and a presence in the GeekLab.  More details soon!
  • Maker Faire Africa - August 27-28, 2010; Nairobi, Kenya - Looking into sponsorship opportunties.
  • Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2010 - September 11-12, 2010 - We will have a booth and be doing some innovative activities.  Check out the wiki for more details Looking into sponsorship opportunities.
  • London Add-ons Challenge (name TBC): Exploring two consumer-focused events in SF & London.


Creative Team

User Participation

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

  • Launched Socorro 1.7: replace NFS with Hbase

L10n

Introducing New Hires

Foundation Updates

Roundtable