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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Sheppy and Janet nominate:
    • Igor Kitsa (user01) for reorganizing and updating JavaScript pages on Mozilla Developer Center.
    • Florian Scholz (Elchi3) for his psychic ability to spot and zap spam on MDC before it even shows up in the change-log feed. We are grateful you are using your superpowers for good.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 2 August

Tuesday, 3 August

Wednesday, 4 August

Thursday, 5 August

Mozilla in the Big Apple Meetup in NYC from 7-9pm at the Hilton New York.  RSVP and learn more here.

Friday, 6 August

BlogHer Conference - Mozilla will be in attendance at the GeekLab and our Hospitality Suite (#4339).  Keep up with us here.

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6.9

  • Schedule for Firefox 3.6.9 is now set at Releases/Firefox 3.6.9#Schedule
  • The schedule allows some breathing room between 3.6.9 and the next 4.0 beta
  • Code-freeze is Thursday August 12 @ 11:59 pm PST
    • That's 10 days from now
    • Let's make a strong effort to get the 23 open blockers in early rather than submit fixes in the last hour of the last day...

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

  • Trunk cleanup ongoing
  • 3.1.2 builds happening today
  • Tb 2 advertised updates planned to update to 3.1.2

Older Branch Work

Firefox 3.5.12

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

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

QA Highlights
  • General
    • Planning QA work week Sept 13-16, 2010
  • Desktop Firefox
    • preparing for FF 4, beta 3
  • Browser Technologies
    • Shipped FF Sync 1.4.3
    • FF Home 1.01 approved in app store
  • Web QA
  • QA Services
    • Community
      • Planning community outreach initiatives and better meetup management.

Automation & Tools

  • Shipped Mozmill 1.4.2 b2, now with the new Bespin UI
  • Completed Cross Weave weave testing framework
  • Performance A11y (accessibility) Talos tests landed!
  • Ran burn-in builds over the weekend on Fennec, some issues observed:
    • Need to ensure test harnesses stop remote webserver regardless of how they end (bug to be filed)
    • Fennec sometimes fails to start after running
    • Reftests need to be chunked
    • heartbeat monitors and agents worked well throughout the test
  • More information always available: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Auto-tools/Meetings/2010-08-02

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

  • 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 - William Quiviger, Raymond Etornam, Kwamena Apphia and Alex Wafula representing Mozilla / Mozilla is main sponsor this year
  • 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.
  • German Community Meetup 2010 - September 18-19 (Cologne, Germany) - 25 active German/Swiss/Austrian contributors gathering for 2-day workshop to discuss goals for next 2 quarters
  • Bi-annual Aviary.Pl meeting - October 2-4 (Poznan, Poland) - 3-day workshop of active Polish contributors to review past 6 months and plan 6 months ahead


Community

  • German Community Meetup 2010 - September 18-19 (Cologne, Germany) - 25 active German/Swiss/Austrian contributors gathering for 2-day workshop to discuss goals for next 2 quarters
  • Bi-annual Aviary.Pl meeting - October 2-4 (Poznan, Poland) - 3-day workshop of active Polish contributors to review past 6 months and plan 6 months ahead

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

  • Firefox 4 Beta 3 with l10n merge, number of participating locales will be known after the code freeze
  • Firefox Home l10n outreach is starting, tracking bug for the entire project here
  • Gandalf is launching the server installation that will support the "common pool" idea of the Jetpack l10n API
  • Team travels: Stas back from vacation, Seth will be working with Pascal in Paris office this week, Gandalf heads out for summer vacation at the end of this week.

Introducing New Hires

  • Bill McCloskey - JavaScript

Foundation Updates

Roundtable