WeeklyUpdates/2011-06-13

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 13 June

Tuesday, 14 June

Wednesday, 15 June

  • Brown bag about Mozilla's Sync Service, Noon PDT. Mountain View in Holodeck.
  • Special Firefox 5 Marketing Call, 10 a.m. PDT. Details here.

Thursday, 16 June

Friday, 17 June

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox Future (5, 6, 7)

  • Firefox 5 is coming real soon now
    • Spun beta 5 last week which is near-complete, if not a perfect match (drivers evaluating a couple of late bugs)
    • If all signs point to yes, aiming for a release next week
  • Firefox 6 is halfway through the Aurora cycle
    • AMO team completed an automated compatibility bump successfully
  • Firefox 7 is halfway through Nightly

Firefox Current (3.5, 3.6, 4.0)

  • We have a Firefox 3.6.18 build, currently in QA
  • Plan to go to beta tomorrow if no issues are found

Mobile Firefox

  • Firefox Mobile 4.* broke 1 million active Android users
  • Firefox Mobile 5 Beta 4 was released

Thunderbird

  • 5.0 beta (second build) should be out this week.
  • 3.1.11 should also be out this week.
  • We've added the "5.*" version for Thunderbird to AMO, and need addon authors to check that they're compatible.
    • Please check this blog post for more details.
    • We want to use the same compatibility bump mechanism as Firefox eventually, but we're not ready for that yet.

Older Branch Work

Drumbeat

(No voice update)

  • Last chance to vote on entries for the Knight-Mozilla News Tech Innovation Challenge
    • 300 entries total. From 200 participants.
    • 60 individuals will be invited to a four-week online learning lab with sessions by Chris Heilmann, Burt Herman, Aza Raskin, John Resig, others.
    • Voting closes Thursday, June 16

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
Security Reviews Discussions & You Curtis Koenig Security Stuff slides *Public Security Wiki *blog
Next release of Firefox Product and Engagement What to expect in next version of Firefox, what the launch will feel like slides Community Marketing Call, Wednesday June 15th at 10 am PDT
Website Documentation Project Ryan Snyder, Website Taskforce Need help from Mozilla to document information about our websites. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Websites/Active_List https://wiki.mozilla.org/Websites/Active_List
UX Show & Tell Alex Limi, User Experience Team Every Thursday at 11am PST, we show off designs in progress, and you can drop by with UX questions of your own. Email limi@mozilla.com to get on our schedule!

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution
  • Pushed Fx5 Beta 5, June 9th
  • Pushed Fennec 5 beta 4 to Android Market on June 7th
  • Fennec 5 beta 5 to be skipped for market. Next target, RC by 15th
    • Reftest extension for mobile got a few tests running from the web server
  • Services Team planning a beta and experimental channel
  • Planning for open Web Apps testing has begun
WebQA
QA Community
Test Dev

Automation & Tools

Security

Engagement

Communications

Contributor Engagement

  • Check out our latest video update.
  • We've developed Community Definitions - please take a look and provide feedback.

Events

Creative Team

Developer Engagement

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

Welcome Full-Timers!

  • Crystal Beasley, UX Designer in Web Dev
  • Ibai Garcia, Services Support Coordinator, SUMO
  • Jared Wein, Firefox Engineer
  • Ty Flanagan, Visual Designer
  • Brian Anderson, Rust Engineer

Welcome New Interns!

  • Vineeth Kashyap, Research
  • David Keeler, returning intern (yay!), Security
  • Nick Fitzgerald, FFx
  • Alexandra Moss, Legal
  • Didem Ersoz, started on 6/7, Labs

Foundation Updates

Roundtable