WeeklyUpdates/2011-08-01

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

It's a bit overdue, but a bunch of Mozillians truly deserve a warm thank you for their help with WSOH: (the list is quite long): IT (Tim, mrz, Derek, Guillermo), Havi, Pascal, Julie C, Todd, Potch, CHeilmann, Anant, Philipp, Bret, Kimber, Jill A., Didem, Felipe, Spencer, Margaret, Frank, Gilbert, Saptarshi, Chris Jung, Rainer and Spencer!

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 1 August

Tuesday, 2 August

Brown Bag, 12:00PM Pacific Time

Jim Cook / Facilities / IT Team - SF Office Move Brown Bag

Everything you need to know and every question answered about your upcoming move to our new and awesome SF Office!

Wednesday, 3 August

Thursday, 4 August

Brown Bag, 12:00PM Pacific Time

Jay Sullivan - Mozilla Products and Strategy (Intern Series)

Interns, this week's speaker Jay Sullivan will help to describe Mozilla products and what the horizon looks like from here

Friday, 5 August

Brown Bag, 3:00PM Pacific Time

World Series of Hack - Show & Tell of the top 3 winning projects (Julie Deroche)

The top 3 winning teams of WOSH will be at Mozilla to do a live demo and answer questions about their projects.

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox Future (6, 7, 8)

Beta

  • Planning to create the last beta build / "RC" for this cycle on this Wednesday, 2011-08-03
  • If no issues are found we will ship the last beta build / "RC" as final on 2011-08-16
    • If you find any issues that would require a respin or prevent us from releasing please email release drivers

Aurora

  • The AMO automated compatibility bump was done late last week

Nightly

  • Reminder: The next mozilla-central → mozilla-aurora source migration date is 2011-08-16, ~2 weeks away

Firefox Current (3.6, 4.0, 5.0)

  • The code freeze for Firefox 3.6.20 is TODAY
    • If you have a bug in this list you have outstanding work
    • Please get your fixes in by 11:59 am PDT
  • Firefox 3.6.20 is scheduled to release on 2011-08-16

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

  • Thunderbird 6.0 Beta 2 will be released tomorrow.
    • The Aero Glass theme has been changed to try and make it easier to read.
    • Bug 658534 (can't collapse+expand folders) has been fixed.

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
Firefox Brand Toolkit John Slater Quick overview of what this is and why we're doing it + we need input http://www.intothefuzz.com/2011/08/01/firefox-brand-toolkit-first-draft/
WSOH Julie Deroche Quick update + video of the event http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuQ3byMEuI8

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Desktop Firefox
  • Fx6 Beta 4: To be signed off this morning before ~9am.
    • Preparing for a crowd-sourced web compatibility testrun on top sites functionality (to be done by uTest).
Browser Technologies
  • Firefox mobile 6 beta 4 testing in progress. Targeting sign off this week
  • Setup a QA sync server within the group. have a machine to point against
  • First week of support against BrowserID beta environment
WebQA


Automation Services
  • great workweek in Cambridge UK notes

Automation & Tools

  • Helped land Cameron's patch to remove the UI from mochitests, saving us nearly 20 minutes of time from every mochitest chunk
  • Packed.js removal should happen this week - saves about 5 minutes of time on every mochitest chunk
  • Performed first end to end test with Talos testing for addons, working with AMO crew to finalize.
  • Bringing up a possible replacement Tree Status tool that Catlee wrote to help replace the old tinderbox one - should be live this week (waiting on IT).
  • More notes

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Jeffrey Griffiths: joining the Developer Engagement team, managed by Stormy Peters, located in Vancouver office.
  • Sean Stangl: joining the JavaScript team, managed by David Mandelin, located in Mtn. View office.
  • Donovan Preston: joining the Research team, managed by Andreas Gal, located in Mtn. View office.
  • Christian Holler: joining the Security Engr team, managed by Brandon Sterne, located in Germany.
  • Julius Berry: joining the Desktop team, managed by Tim Fairfield, located in Mtn. View office.
  • James Willcox: joining the Engr Platform team, managed by JP Rosevear, located in Mtn. View office.
  • Tomcat is the Product Team's Partner Services Administrator

Introducing a New Intern

Michael Kurze, Metrics (welcome back! Daniel Einspanjer will introduce on phone)

Foundation Updates

Roundtable