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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • beltzner, for all he has done for Mozilla and for offering to report back his impressions as a community member

Upcoming Events

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Product Status Updates

Firefox 5

  • This week we merge to aurora for the first time!
    • This means the last day to land fixes for Firefox 5 is today (2011-04-11)
      • really? Don't we have until 4-12?
  • Extensive discussions in dev.planning, but Tuesday we take the current mozilla-central and use it to create a new mozilla-aurora, as part of our new rapid release program.
  • JP has compiled a high level overview of the new process, the decisions made and those still outstanding
  • If you have engineering questions, come to the Tuesday engineering call (11am, conf #8605)
  • If you have high level product questions, come to the Wednesday product call (11am, conf #8605)

Firefox 4, 3.6, 3.5

  • Firefox 4 Macaw, the first update to Firefox 4, is slated to ship April 26th (why use a code name?)
    • Fixes need to make it in by tomorrow, 2011-04-12!
      • Fixes land on the default branch of mozilla-central and releases/mozilla-2.0. Mobile will transplant or pull from releases/mozilla-2.0 for their update
      • If a bug is fixed on mozilla-central and hasn't made it for Macaw we will hg transplant it tomorrow. We don't want to do this as it adds risk...please take care of landing the fixes yourself!
    • If you have a critical fix for Macaw (the bar is high as Macaw is small and directed) not being tracked for the update, please set it to blocking2.0:? and send an email to release drivers with justification. Please note the default response will be "this can wait for Firefox 5".
  • Firefox 3.6.17 and Firefox 3.5.19 have been pushed back a week to align with Macaw
    • We'll be deferring outstanding blockers and only focus on security bugs fixed in Macaw (so we don't 0day ourselves)
    • Fixes need to make it in by tomorrow, 2011-04-12!
  • The prompted update for Firefox 4 (3.5.x and 3.6.x → 4.0.1) is scheduled for 2011-05-03
    • This has to go after 3.6.17 and 3.5.19 due to bug 646054
  • Draft plan of how to end 3.5 support will be sent around this week for comments

Mobile Firefox


No Thunderbird-specific news today, but see the Messaging section of this page for some organizational updates.

Older Branch Work


(no voice update this week)


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




Mozilla Messaging is being integrated into Mozilla Labs. Blog posts by Mitchell Baker and David Ascher have more details.



Release Engineering


Test Execution
  • Shipped AMO 6.0.4
QA Community
Test Dev

Automation & Tools





Creative Team

Community Marketing





Developer Tools




Introducing New Hires

  • Marlena Compton, WebQA, will be working on AMO automation
  • Aaron Train, Mobile QA. converted from Contract to FTE
  • Brandon Savage, Webdev. Will work on Socorro and Personas.
  • Lonnen, Webdev. Joining Laura's team to hack on Socorro middleware and crash reporting.
  • Peter Bengtsson, Webdev. Joining Laura's team to build a localization dashboard.
  • Ashish Vijayaram, Systems Operations joining Phong's team

Foundation Updates