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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Al Billings - Al skipped his team's offsite (which included a nice steak dinner) to help release Firefox 3.6.10 and 3.5.13. We wouldn't have been able to release the updates as quickly without his selfless act.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 20 September

Tuesday, 21 September

12:30 PM PST in 10-Forward (Mountain View): User Engagement brownbag: We'll talk about our approach to connecting with our users and show you what's in the works for email engagement, consumer education, and participation. We'll broadcast over Air Mozilla public and record the talk as well.

Wednesday, 22 September

Join us at 10 a.m. PDT/17:00 UTC for our bi-weekly marketing call hosted from lovely Paris. There are sure to be surprises in store. Agenda items here. Call hosted on the marketing channel Air Mozilla

Thursday, 23 September

Friday, 24 September

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • Released a quick turnaround beta 6 to clear up a few painful bugs in beta 5 - the release formerly known as beta 6 is now beta 7.
  • Overdue on beta 7 freeze, still driving beta7 blocker list down. Beta 7 is still feature freeze.
    • no new user interface features to be added after this beta
    • no new web platform features to be added after this beta
    • no new strings to be added after this beta without l10n approval
    • no platform API changes to be added after this beta without driver approval

Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6.10

  • Released on last Wednesday
  • Fixed the two 3.6.9 issues we were tracking
  • Big thank you to everyone involved, turn-around was quick!

Firefox 3.6.11

  • Code freeze is next Tuesday, 2010-09-28 @ 11:59 pm PST
  • Plan to ship on Thursday, 2010-10-14

Firefox 3.5

Firefox 3.5.13

  • Released on last Wednesday
  • Fixed the one 3.5.12 issue we were tracking

Firefox 3.5.14

  • Code freeze is next Tuesday, 2010-09-28 @ 11:59 pm PST
  • Plan to ship on Thursday, 2010-10-14

Mobile Firefox

  • Finishing up last remaining beta 1 blockers for Android and Maemo
  • Firefox Home 1.0.2 is now in the app store

Thunderbird

  • Shipped Thunderbird 3.1.4 stability update
  • Thunderbird trunk version number updated to 3.3a1pre in preparation for possibility of shipping Thunderbird 3.2 off of the 1.9.2 branch
  • Account provisioning work continues.
  • Trunk is notably snappier than it was, thanks to Jaegermonkey and it giving us the opportunity to turn JITting for chrome on again.

Older Branch Work

Drumbeat

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 at OWASP AppSecUSA Michael Coates Results from application security conference AppSecUSA https://wiki.mozilla.org/OWASP_2010#Results

http://appsecusa.org

The new Firefox support forum Kadir Topal How to leverage the forum for your project

slide

Support Forum
Twitter Response Experiment Mary Colvig + William Reynolds Reasoning + results from responsiveness program on Twitter. Slides
IT downtime mrz
RelEng work week joduinn Camped out in Holodeck

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

  • Add-on experiments continuing
  • MuteThread expected to post this week

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

QA Org Highlights
  • Very successful QA workweek!
    • Performed bug days for all days of the week.
    • Performed FF4 test day for Panorama and addons mgr on Friday.
    • Mozmill automation prototype and demo. Fantastic effort.
  • Desktop Firefox
    • shipped Chemspill 1.9.1.13 and 1.9.2.10. Kudos to Al Billings for making this happen.

Automation & Tools

  • We're looking for a few good testers to give us some feedback on the new profile manager application
    • Bugs and feedback in bugzilla, under the Product:Testing Component: profilemanager
    • Be sure to back up your profile directory before testing! (ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and all that...)
  • Automation & Tools talos and unittest staging system is up and running!
  • With some great help from Jhford, we are getting very close to having mozmill unit tests turned on as another test system on our core development trees.
  • Starting a discussion and a coordinated effort between development, metrics, release engineering, and automation and tools to combat the intermittent test failure problem (war on orange)
  • More information is always here.

Security

Engagement

PR


Creative Team

Participation

  • Community Marketing Call: Join us this Wednesday, Sept. 22nd at 10 a.m. PDT/17:00 UTC for our bi-weekly marketing call hosted from lovely Paris. There are sure to be surprises in store.
    • Please put agenda items + questions here.
    • How to join:
      • Dial-in Info: +1.650.903.0800, followed by 92# and then 7391#
      • Or you can use our toll-free number: +1.800.707.2533, followed by 369# and then 7391#. If you're outside the US, use Skype to call in with our toll-free number.
      • You can also watch the meeting live in Open Video at air mozilla
      • For those that can't make the call or want to participate online, join us in #marketing on IRC (irc.mozilla.org).
  • Help test our new Text Affiliates on SFx. Here's how.

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

Foundation Updates

Roundtable