WeeklyUpdates/2011-03-07

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Kris Maglione, Andreas Wagner, Nils Maier and Archaeopteryx, winners of the top 4 positions in the AMO Editor Competition, totaling a combined 2500 add-on reviews in the past 2 months.
  • Henrik Skupin nominates pxbugs, Aleksej, and bytehead for their efforts in testing Firefox 4 RC1 during the add-ons testday last Friday.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 7 March

Tuesday, 8 March

Wednesday, 9 March

Thursday, 10 March

Friday, 11 March

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • Built RC1 last week, great work everyone!
  • On the look out for any bugs that would require a RC2
    • If you see one, please nominate it for blocking and/or email release-drivers

Firefox 3.6 and 3.5

  • Shipped 3.6.14 and 3.5.17 on Tuesday
  • Shipped 3.6.15 on Friday, fixing an issue where Firefox 3.6.14 would fail to load certain Java applets
    • Bugs will be adjusted to reflect the current state of branch fixes

Mobile Firefox

  • Code freeze TOMORROW
  • Need feedback from everyone running the build

Thunderbird

  • Miramar
    • tab re-ordering and undo close bug 468808 have landed
    • Alpha 3 may ship this week; depending on outstanding landing & Lanikai issues
  • Lanikai stability releases
    • released 3.1.8 and 3.1.9 in quick succession last week to deal with updater problems
    • still have outstanding updater issues to work through, including bug 635161

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
Hackasaurus Atul Varma and Jessica Klein We'll be giving an overview of Hackasaurus, a toolkit and curriculum to help kids/non-techies understand the Open Web and how to hack it. Google Docs Presentation, Hackasaurus 15-second hack Ogg Theora (slide 9) Hackasaurus
Field Report - Press tour update Shappy Quick update of how the FF4 press tour is progressing
n/a n/a
Quick update on some automated crowd-source-y test tools for your nightly Ctalbert Check out the A-Team section of the wiki JS Speed Tests New Grafx Bot

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

General
Browser Technologies
  • Tested and assisted deployment of Production servers: Python sreg, Account Portal, and Storage Server
  • Tested and Shipped Jetpack SDK 1.0beta 3 rc3
WebQA
  • David Burns Keynoted Selenium Camp Blog Post
QA Automation
QA Community
Test Dev

Automation & Tools

  • Firebug test runner code has now landed in mozilla-central, waiting on a reconfig to the slaves in order to run in buildbot
  • First edition of cross-browser automated JS speed tests are live. Check your speed here
  • Grafx Bot testing tool with ability to run webgl tests in addition to reftests is released. Try it out today!
  • More news available here

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

Contributor Engagement

  • Firefox 4 Launch:
    • Our party page is live - please register if you'd like to host a party. Our team is "Team Firefox" to celebrate all the team work that has gone into Firefox 4 for desktop and mobile!
    • Our launch team is now over 200+ strong. If you'd like to join still please sign up at http://bit.ly/joinFxLaunch.
  • ReMo:
    • Join Pierros Pappadeas and William Quivigier tomorrow March 8th at 1 p.m. PST for a brownbag on Remo.
    • This will be streamed over AirMoz + dial-in is 1-800-707-2533 (password 369) or 1-650-215-1282 (extension 92#), Conference number 8600#
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Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Nicholas Hurley ~ Robert Sayre
  • David Mason ~ Jay Sullivan
  • Noah Meyerhans ~ Corey Shields
  • Matej Novak ~ John Slater
  • Valerie Ponell ~ Melissa Shapiro
  • Pierros Papadeas ~ William Quiviger
  • Rowe Hoffer ~ Mitchell Baker

Foundation Updates

Roundtable