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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Mark Finkle and Dave Townsend for working very fast to get my last-minute Test Pilot/Feedback patches landed in time for Firefox 5! -- Jono

Bob Silverberg for his contributions to WebQA Automation work -- David Burns

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 18 April

Mozilla Tech Talk: GPU Architecture, Present and Future by NVIDIA GPU Architect Olivier Giroux @ Ten Forward / air.mozilla.org at 13:00 PDT

Tuesday, 19 April

Wednesday, 20 April

Thursday, 21 April

Friday, 22 April

EYES (Emerging Young Entrepreneurs Society) visit and talk/discussion @ Ten Forward at 1:30pm PDT [pfinette]

Firefox 5 Aurora Testday @ #testday at 9AM-5PM PDT [gmealer/Mozilla QA]

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 5

  • Started the Aurora channel last Wednesday to great fanfare
    • Thanks to all those who made it happen on time
  • What happens on Aurora now?
    • Fixes to security issues
    • Stability fixes
    • Backouts and preffing off
  • Aurora triage/status meetings have started
    • See this message to dev-planning for our current meeting plan
  • What do the new bugzilla flags mean? Check out this thread on dev-planning. Synopsis:
    • tracking-firefox# - bugs that need to be resolved (either by fixing, getting more information to invalidate, backing out other fixes, etc) before the next step in the release process
    • status-firefox# - tracks the state of items found after the mozilla-central → mozilla-aurora merge, as regular bug status now reflects the Firefox 6 status
    • approval-mozilla-aurora - request to land a particular patch on the mozilla-aurora repository. All patches landing on mozilla-aurora need this approved
      • Note that a bug can be approved but not tracking (for high value / low risk fixes that we won't drive to get in)
  • The merge from Aurora to Beta happens on 2011-05-17

Firefox 4, 3.6, 3.5

  • Firefox Macaw (currently versioned as 4.0.1) went to the beta audience late Friday
  • 3.6.17 and 3.5.19 will go to beta today
    • There is a known issue with Mail.ru we will be spinning again on Wednesday for
  • Schedule for all these updates can be found on the releases wiki page

Mobile Firefox


Older Branch Work


  • Knight-Mozilla News Project. Prepping to launch innovation challenges around 1) open video 2) web apps 3) reinventing online comments & debate. Want feedback on this messaging. Do these challenge statements make sense? Do they motivate? Would you, as a challenge participant, have enough info to get started?
  • Web literacy project. What are 10 things Mozilla wished everyone on the Internet knew? Looking for your ideas & feedback.


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






Release Engineering


  • Successful QA Workweek, lot's of good sessions and clarity around goals
Desktop Firefox
  • Testing the new Aurora branch

blog post about using mozmill to test new channels

Automation & Tools

  • Landed tspaint (bug 612190) - a new talos test that measures time from startup to first paint.
  • Released bugfix only release of Mozmill 1.5.3
  • War On Orange's Elastic Search database crashed last week. Working with Metrics, should have the last two months of data restored by end of the day.
  • More news here





Creative Team

Contributor Engagement

  • Firefox Launch Parties are on!
    • Kenya: Firefox party in Nairobi, as well as community meetup. Read Pierros Pappadeas' write up here.
    • Tunisia: 60 attendees at the Firefox 4 launch party. Details here.
    • Rome: 150 people made it out to the "Firefox and You" launch party following a grassroots campaign.
    • Madrid: Mozilla Hispano kicked off it's series of launch parties in Madrid and launched an animated video on HTML 5. Coverage included Gizmodo and Magistrike.
    • San Francisco: Small, but nice meetup in SF. Promo video here.
    • India: Vineel Reddy (former intern) has worked tirelessly to coordinate launch parties in India. Rob Sayre attended the Hyderabaad party hosted by Vineel that was covered in The Hindu and Digit. More event photos can be found here.
    • More parties to come!





Developer Tools




Introducing New Hires

Foundation Updates