WeeklyUpdates/2010-07-26

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Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 26 July

  • Black Hat (July 24 - 29, 2010) is the premier North American security conference. Mozilla will be in attendance at the event as well as having our own "Milk and Cookies" Party on 7/28.


Tuesday, 27 July

  • Black Hat (July 24 - 29, 2010) is the premier North American security conference. Mozilla will be in attendance at the event as well as having our own "Milk and Cookies" Party on 7/28.


Wednesday, 28 July

  • Black Hat (July 24 - 29, 2010) is the premier North American security conference. Mozilla will be in attendance at the event as well as having our own "Milk and Cookies" Party on 7/28.


Thursday, 29 July

  • Black Hat (July 24 - 29, 2010) is the premier North American security conference. Mozilla will be in attendance at the event as well as having our own "Milk and Cookies" Party on 7/28.


Friday, 30 July

  • Black Hat (July 24 - 29, 2010) is the premier North American security conference. Mozilla will be in attendance at the event as well as having our own "Milk and Cookies" Party on 7/28.


Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • due to the chemspill, we're a bit behind on schedule for beta 2
  • getting a QA update today, hoping for release tomorrow
  • beta 3 planning and landings going on this week
  • a set of planned milestones and release dates for beta revisions is available

Firefox 3.6

  • Released Firefox 3.6.7 on last Tuesday
  • Saw a high-volume crash regression with certain combinations of object and embed tags (bug 575836)
  • Released Firefox 3.6.8 with the fix on Friday...an amazingly quick turnaround!
  • Post-mortems for 3.6.(7|8) will be happening the week of the 1st and 3.6.(4|6) will be happening the week of August 9th. Exact dates will be sent out today
  • We are ready to do a chemspill release if anything comes up at BlackHat, though there are no talks we are too concerned about for Firefox
  • The Firefox 3.6.9 schedule will be out today
  • Any approvals for 1.9.2.8 are now for 1.9.2.9

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

  • Released Thunderbird 3.1.1 and 3.0.6
  • Found a bad crasher; we expect to need to spin 3.1.2 before offering advertised major updates to 3.1.x from older versions

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
Mozilla Social Media Toolkit
Sarah Doherty
Mozilla Social Media Toolkit
http://mozilla.sarahdoherty.net/temp/MozillaSocialMediaToolkit.zip mzl.la/sfxsocialmediatoolkit
Firefox 3.6.8 in almost 24 hours John O'Duinn FF3.6.8 blog post
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

  • Announced Tab Candy on Friday. Over the weekend we had:
    • 28 press articles, including dream headlines: "Firefox Just Perfected Tabs Browsing" from Techcrunch and "With FireFox's Tab Candy Feature, We'll Finally Achieve Tab Nirvana" from Gizmodo.
    • 3 million views of the video, with half a million watching all the way through.
    • Tens of thousands of tweets, with many saying they'll never look at another browser again.
    • 30k+ installs of the Tab Candy alpha build of Firefox.
    • Hundreds of feature suggestions and votes for them, not all of which say Opera did it first.
    • Dozens of direct emails, some of which expressing a desire to have babies with Firefox.
  • The Tab Candy team (especially Ian Gilman, Edward Lee, and Mitcho Erlewine) deserve all the credit for pushing long and hard to get Tab Candy this far.
  • Please do some dogfooding with our Tab Candy build.
  • "Dirty" startup goal work underway with interesting results.

Platform

Messaging

  • Raindrop is rebooting: the backend is being rewritten for simplicity and speed on top of SQLAlchemy & MySQL/sqlite
  • related to Tb participation work, dmose held BOF at OSCON about community & contribution metrics, will blog soon

Mobile

IT

Last Week

  • Working through Firefix Sync scaling issues
  • Pre-planning for Amsterdam datacenter move (could happen as soon as Friday)
  • Wrapped up long-delayed Firewall upgrades in San Jose

This Week

  • Performance problems with the generic web server cluster this morning
    • Affected wiki.mozilla.org as well as others

Release Engineering

QA

  • Desktop QA:
    • 3.6.8 chemspill release testing. Shipped next day (Friday).
    • 4.0beta2, ongoing testing. Should ship tomorrow.
  • Browser Technologies QA:
    • Fennec 2.0 features are landing and specs are getting assigned. looking to eta an alpha end of month
    • Sync 1.4.2b1 tested and pushed to AMO
    • Firefox Home 1.0.1 tested and submitted to App Store
  • WebQA:
  • QA Services:

Automation & Tools

  • Lots of things in progress:
    • Android work finalizing apace
    • Mozmill moving quickly toward 1.4.2
    • Cycle collector talos runs in progress
    • Cross weave full automation should be ready for production at the end of the week
  • Held test day on grafx bot on Friday, submitted it to AMO.
  • More info here.

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 on the wiki.
  • GUADEC 2010 - July 24-30, 2010; Netherlands.  We are sponsoring at the bronze level.  No Mozilla talks scheduled.
  • 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.
  • Open Video Conference 2010 - October 1-2, 2010; New York, NY  - Looking over sponsorship opportunities.
  • 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


Community Marketing

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

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

  • The L10n-drivers and Firefox Home team are finalizing a plan to localize the application. An announcement to the l10n newsgroup on instructions is forthcoming, hoping to post this week.
  • Firefox 4 beta 2 will ship with 23 locales, some taking advantage of our "l10n-merge" technology.
  • Firefox 4 beta web l10n work has been led by Pascal C. (Excellent work by Pascal) This tracking bug gives a good summary of the status of pages.
  • KaiRo (Robert Kaiser) posted an explanation about the goals of the l20n project in the dev.platform newsgroup. Thanks, KaiRo!
  • Congrats to the Malayalam localization for moving out of beta and into "official" status
    • Oriya, es-CL, and es-MX will be next to de-beta
    • L10n-drivers have a quarterly goal to reduce the number of locales in beta
  • Several new locales are expected for Firefox 4 as the l10n-drivers team starts afresh with outreach to long-standing contributors trying to make it into an official release.
    • Because of that, the team is refining the process by articulating more clearly what it takes to enter an official release, what is expected from both the l10n-drivers and the community proposing the new localization, and what are the consequences if all to-do items are not completed.

Introducing New Hires

  • Laura Forrest

Foundation Updates

Roundtable