WeeklyUpdates/2011-02-14

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

From Mary: If you don't know it yet, Lukas Blakk rocks! She organized a phenomenal video workshop at Dare2BeDigital to teach young girls about the web on behalf of Mozilla + WoMoz. Check out what she did. Also need to call out Rainer, Marcia and William R, Raymond, Ruth, and Viktor as well!

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 14 February

Tuesday, 15 February

Wednesday, 16 February

Thursday, 17 February

Friday, 18 February

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • Beta 11 out to the world, Beta 12 clamping down

Firefox 3.6 and 3.5

  • Firefox 3.6.14 and 3.5.17 WILL NOT be released today
    • We are investigating what looks to be a startup crash regression (bug 633869)
  • We are on day-for-day slip
  • Decision will be made on Wednesday if we need alternate release plans to deal with a public security bug fixed in 3.6.14

Mobile Firefox

  • Beta 5 codefreeze is Tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 15) at 11:59pm PST

Thunderbird

Thunderbird 3.1.8 will come out as soon as Firefox 3.6.14 is ready

Drumbeat

Big week for Drumbeat last week:

  • We shipped a new version of Drumbeat.org
    • See Paul Osman's blog post, including roadmap and how to get involved
  • Universal Subtitles in use on New York Times. Great work with Alive in Egypt.
  • New OpenAttribute add-on release generating some great press
  • Hackasaurus launched three youth jam events in New York and Chicago last week.

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

Desktop Firefox
  • Signed off and shipped Firefox 4 Beta11!
Browser Technologies
  • Firefox Mobile
    • Fennec beta 5 missed code freeze. Still 3 blockers left
    • Device Compatibility Testplan will be finished next week and seek crowdsourcing: plan
    • Firefox Home 1.1.1 is awaiting app store submission.
  • Jetpack
    • Shipped Addons Builder 1.0a7
      • Includes new ASE editor and bugfixes
      • First automation test written in selenium 2 is running
      • Awaiting localization changes
  • Sync 1.6.3 was signed off and deployed to AMO
  • Test Pilot 1.1 Rc3 is in testing and targeting sign off next week
WebQA
  • Projects shipping this week:
    • Mozilla.com release 1.2 http://bit.ly/hIE2cn
    • AMO 5.12.9, Thursday 2/10
    • GetPersonas.com (security fixes) - shipped 2/8

Automation & Tools

  • Figured out a workaround for reftest resolution issues in order to enable reftests to run on tegras. The fix: we image the tegras to use HDMI, then we set them to a high resolution just for reftest, reset the resolution after reftest runs.
  • Pulling threads together to complete the work on the Addons Talos testing service
  • Planning to push splinter live this week in BMO.
  • Preliminary work on User Responsiveness metrics up for review in Bug 606574.
  • Other notes are here

Security

Engagement

PR

Cast your vote for Firefox for Best Major Desktop Browser and Firefox for Best Mobile Browser in the 2011 About.com Readers' Choice Awards! http://browsers.about.com/od/allaboutwebbrowsers/ss/2011-readers-choice-awards-web-browsers-voting_2.htm



Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Firefox: Dave Camp (Kevin Dangoor)

Foundation Updates

Roundtable