WeeklyUpdates/2010-07-19

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Karen Prescott, for finding the Summit Posters
  • Armen nominates wx24 for helping him with all the Windows 64-bit SDK/compiler setup and on-going support. Overdue mention Makoto Kato for the initial setup with Windows 64-bit as well,
  • Vinicius Medina, for being an absolute rockstar the last few weeks and helping to coordinate all flight travel and hotel arrangements for community sponsorships to FISL in Brasil.
  • The SUMO team wants us to recognize Collin Sasse as a Friend of the Tree for helping lead SUMO's Twitter effort after the Firefox 3.6.6 major update and 4.0 beta releases. He's been an awesome contributor for over two years, making a huge difference with our social network outreach and our response to Firefox updates. This week, he's replied to hundreds of tweets from satisfied beta users and from people having trouble with the update, letting them know we care and have resources to help. Thanks a lot for all you've done (and continue to do!) to make the Mozilla community great!
  • Asa would like to see Robert Accettura thanked for keeping planet additions and changes up to date. It's a thankless job that's a key to keeping up with the Mozilla community.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 19 July

  • OSCON in Portland, Oregon. Some Mozillians attending and giving talks.

Tuesday, 20 July


Wednesday, 21 July

  • FISL 11 (Fórum Internacional do Software Livre) in Porto Alegre, Brasil.  Mozilla has a presence with a Mozilla room, community and scheduled talks.  Follow information on Mozilla at FISL on the wiki here.
  • Brownbag: Jan Bosch, VP Engineering at Intuit on "Towards Compositional Software Engineering" at Noon (PT) in Ten Forward and on Air Mozilla


Thursday, 22 July


Friday, 23 July


Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • code freeze for Beta 2 is scheduled for tonight at 11:59pm PT
  • there are a good number of blockers left
    • some are being moved to beta3 and betaN
    • if you think your blocker should be moved, say so
    • if you think your blocker shouldn't be moved, and won't be ready, tell beltzner ASAP

Firefox 3.6

  • Firefox 3.6.7/3.5.11 scheduled to be released tomorrow
  • beltzner will be running the show

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

Older Branch Work

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
Firefox 4 Beta Johnathan Nightingale Public announcement about code freeze no slides above in these notes

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Due to scheduling conflicts, noone will be talking on the call for the Messaging team today; we'll be back next week.

  • Trunk nightlies have been resurrected after the Great XPCOM Registration Overhaul
  • Effort to make Thunderbird participation more fun and rewarding started; see the tb-planning archives for details, and join the list to participate.
  • Post-3.1 planning discussions underway in tb-planning as well.

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

Releases:

  • major update for 3.5.10 -> 3.6.6 published

Other:

QA

QA Org Highlights
  • Desktop Firefox
    • Firefox 3.6.7/3.5.11 shipped to beta
  • Browser Technologies
    • FF Home deployed to App store
  • Web QA
  • QA Services
    • Community
      • Marcia and Tomcat attended Community Leadership Summit in Portland.

Automation & Tools

  • Grafx bot test day going ahead this Friday - we'll throw in the reftest scrolling tests just to see if we can tickle the recent retained layer code, we need to run the tool through QA anyway to be sure it's ready to go
    • Submitting it to AMO this week
  • Landed updated sutagent and devicemanager.py for Android
  • Updated splinter extension for bugzilla, should have it finalized this week (waiting on a corresponding bugzilla change) bug 570786
  • Starting work on cycle-collector performance tests bug 572542
  • More information is always on our page.

Security

Engagement

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.  Check out the information here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Black_Hat_2010
  • FISL 2010 July 21-24, 2010; Porto Alegre, Brasil - We will have a Mozilla room, talks and other activities.  Follow all of the activities that are going on through the wiki page
  • GUADEC 2010 - July 24-30, 2010; Netherlands.  We are sponsoring at the bronze level.  No Mozilla talks scheduled.
  • Open Video Conference 2010 - October 1-2, 2010; New York, NY  - Looking over sponsorship opportunities.
  • BlogHer '10 - August 6-7, 2010 - We will be having a hotel suite and a presence in the GeekLab as well as a meetup on Thursday (open to non BlogHer folk)  - sign up for the meetup here.
  • 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.

Creative Team Summit Visual Identity: http://musingt.com/?p=317


Community Marketing

  • Community Marketing Call: Next call is Wednesday July 28th at 10 a.m. PST/17:00 UTC. Please send agenda items to sarah at mozilla dot com.

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

  • Firefox 4 beta 2 will be a localized beta, with the release team incorporating the "l10n-merge" tool for the first time
    • Localizations with untranslated strings on Mozilla Central will have the original English strings appear in the user interface
    • All localizers have been invited and encouraged to participate
    • We will continue to use this path until we declare a formal product string freeze later in the release cycle
  • Along with product l10n, Pascal has been driving all web l10n for the beta release
  • The Jetpack 1l0n API work is ahead of schedule with Gandalf running an instance of the implementation that is being created by the team from Indifex
  • Axel started a thread on Dev.Planning proposing a shift in the way we release new locales. Comments and feedback are welcomed and encouraged.
  • Stas continues to work on releasing the To-Do app that he demoed during the science fair in Whistler

Introducing New Hires

  • Paul Craciunoiu, Webdev
  • Ravi Pina, IT
  • Paul Biggar, JavaScript

Foundation Updates

Roundtable