WeeklyUpdates/2010-10-11

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Contributors who made the MDN documentation sprint this weekend a great success:

  • Florian Scholz (Elchi3)
  • Jean-Yves Perrier (teoli)
  • Sebastian Perez Vasseur
  • David Bruant

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 11 October

Tuesday, 12 October

Wednesday, 13 October

  • Brownbag: Web Developers & the Open Web Survey Results
    • 1:00 pm PST in Ten Forward and on Air Mozilla
    • Jay Patel & Joan Green will present the findings from our most recent MDN developer survey

Thursday, 14 October

Friday, 15 October

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • Code freeze for Beta 7 marches on!
  • There are 14 blockers left which we hope to close out in the next couple of days
  • We created a relbranch for 4.0b7 to unblock mozilla-central work
    • Checkins are metered while dealing with the backlog
    • b7 blockers should be landed both on the relbranch and the default branch

Firefox 3.6 & 3.5

  • Released to beta last week
  • We will be respinning 3.6.11 for bug 601440
    • This puts the Thursday release date at risk. If we need to, we'll push to to next Tuesday (2010-10-19)

Mobile Firefox

  • Firefox 4 Beta 1 for Android and Maemo shipped
  • Beta 2 code freeze is October 19 (next Tuesday)
  • Firefox Home 1.0.3 is now in the app store

Thunderbird

  • 3.0 end-of-life plan posted to tb-planning
  • 3.1.5 / 3.0.9 watching one issue (bug 601440), otherwise ok for release
  • Contributor survey has generated good feedback, we will be accepting responses through end of day this Sunday, October 18th.

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
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
Castro Downtime Part Deux: Electric Boogaloo Ravi Pina Upcoming downtime for Castro office (Wkend of 10/16)
Army of Awesome William Reynolds Help other Firefox users on Twitter & point them in the right direction Slides (runs best in Fx 4 beta) Army of Awesome page
Weekly Meeting HTML Slideshow Thingy Atul Varma Making Weekly Meeting Information More Ambient and Digestable The Slideshow (super-fast version) Github Project Page

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

  • Spun off versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org & services.addons.mozilla.org from the original Zeus cluster to a dedicated AMO Zeus cluster
  • Wrapping up Mac Mini move to Santa Clara data center

Release Engineering

QA

QA Org Highlights
  • WebQA
  • Browser Technologies
    • Shipped Fennec2.0/Firefox Mobile 4.0 Beta
  • Desktop Firefox
    • Fx 4 Beta 7: Code freeze delay. Holding pattern for test execution.

Automation & Tools

  • Brasstacks server performance upgraded!
  • Log Parsers for War on Orange delivered to metrics, working on storing data
  • Working toward a 1.5.1 Mozmill release this week to fix issues surrounding running in buildbot environment
  • More information here

Security

Engagement

PR

Participation

  • Participation page is live! Please promote the page + share with people looking to spread Firefox.
  • The Army of Awesome is live as well!
    • Go to the Army of Awesome page to try it out. Sending replies to users’ tweets takes only a few moments and goes a long way toward helping others have a better Web experience.

Creative Team

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Kumar McMillan - Add-ons Webdev
  • Richard Newman - services
  • Will Bamberg - Jetpack docs

Foundation Updates

Roundtable