WeeklyUpdates/2011-05-02

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

David Boswell would like to thank George Fiotakis, Josh Matthews, Jay Garcia, Bogomil Shopov, tomcat, Juan Becerra, Jorge Villalobos and Paul Biggar for responding to over 1,600 people in April who contacted us through the Get Involved pages about wanting to contribute to Mozilla.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 2 May

Tuesday, 3 May

Wednesday, 4 May

Thursday, 5 May

Friday, 6 May

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 5

  • About halfway through the first aurora train, the merge to beta happens 2011-05-17
  • Beta meetings start this week, at 2pm PDT today
  • The next mozilla-central → mozilla-aurora merge is on 2011-05-24 (6 weeks after the previous mozilla-central → mozilla-aurora merge, which happened on 2011-04-12)

Firefox 4, 3.6, 3.5

  • New updates pushed out last week on all branches

Mobile Firefox

  • Shipped Firefox 4.0.1 last week
  • Continuing to test aurora builds, planning to go to beta at same time as desktop

Thunderbird

Older Branch Work

Drumbeat

Knight-Mozilla News Project: "Unlocking Video" innovation challenge now underway

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
Mozilla Bootcamp Julie Deroche Stanford Open Source Bootcamp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NO4M03OyGw TBD

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution
  • Fx.Next
    • Aurora(5) -> Beta, May 17th
      • Channel switcher should be all tested a week+ before then.
    • Workspaces in development on Nightly(6)
WebQA
  • Shipped last week:
    • Web of Wonder
    • MDN 0.9.4
    • SUMO 2.8
    • AMO 6.0.7
    • Input 3.4
QA Community
Test Dev

Automation & Tools

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

User Engagement

Channels:

  • General Email list: 710,359 [+7.32%]
  • Twitter Followers: 469,681 [+1.92%]
  • Lifetime Facebook Likes: 4,124,491 [+1.57%]
  • Join subscribers: 1,010 supporters

Campaigns / Programs:

  • April Newsletter launched in EN-US [27% Open rate & 13% Click through rate]
  • April Newsletter launched in DE [53% Open rate & 30.5% Click through rate]
  • Join Mozilla Newsletter launched [39.1% Open rate & 10.7% Click through rate]
  • Firefox 4 direct upgrade campaign in process

Contributor Engagement

  • Firefox 4 launch: Awesome Firefox events continue around the world, including a series of events in Senegal, Kenya and Indonesia.
  • Community Marketing Call:
    • The next call is set for May 11th at 10 a.m. PDT/17:00 UTC/19:00 CET
    • Notes from last week's call are here

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

  • Kicked off working on elmo, the next iteration of the l10n dashboard. Moved the project to github, feel free to fix your papercuts and contribute, or grab a bug. We're using gitflow now, too. Join laura, peterbe, pike, stas.

L10n

Introducing New Hires

We have 4 new interns who started this week!
- Marc Jessome (RelEng)
- Owen Coutts (QA)
- William Chen (Content)
- Albert Noll (Research)

Foundation Updates

  • Introducing Marilyn Wigglesworth, the new Director of Finance for the foundation

Roundtable