WeeklyUpdates/2011-08-22

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Everyone who participated in the AMO Automation Test Day, including: Yusuf Moshinally, Feelback, Chris McMahon, Alex Lakatos, Teodosia Pop, Florin Strugariu, Vlad Maniac and the rest of the WebQA team.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 22 August

Tuesday, 23 August

Wednesday, 24 August

  • Yvan Boily presents CEF Logging Brownbag
    • 12 noon Pacific
    • CEF logging for applications deployed by Mozilla.
  • Interns Show & Tell
    • 1pm Pacific

Thursday, 25 August

  • Mozilla Hosts OWASP Bay Area Chapter Meeting at 6pm (10 Forward & Air mozilla)
    • Approx 75 security experts attending
    • Talks on Enabling Browser Security in Web Applications & BlackHat SEO Spam


  • Interns Show & Tell
    • 1pm Pacific

Friday, 26 August

  • QA is organizing a Firefox 7 Beta testday
    • we need help testing the newly minted Beta and triaging UNCONFIRMED graphics bugs (link posted soon)


  • Interns Show & Tell
    • 1pm Pacific

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox Future (7, 8, 9)

  • Migration week happened without significant incident last week
  • Beta users are now running v7, Aurora users are now running v8, Nightly is now v9

Firefox Current (3.6, 6.0)

  • We released Firefox 6 last week!
    • These trains run on time.

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

  • We released Thunderbird 6, and 3.1.12!
  • The first beta of Thunderbird 7 should be out this week.

Older Branch Work

Drumbeat

  • No update this week.

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
SEO At Mozilla

Laura Forrest

Anurag Phadke

SEO@Mozilla Group Intro Video  

https://wiki.mozilla.org/SEO

Next Meeting: Tomorrow at 9:30 AM PST

ext: 316

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

  • Firefox 3.6.20, 6.0, and 7.0b1 released last week
  • Firefox 8 and 9 merged into Aurora and Nightly, respectively
  • Email Anthony Hughes if you want to help out with testing Firefox 7, 8, or 9
    • Firefox/Platform developers should email me too if you have bug fixes which are untested and not tracked in feature pages
    • You can also ping me (ashughes) on IRC in #qa

WebQA

QA Community

  • New newsletter started on QMO
    • evangelize what is going on and how people can get involved in testing
    • expect it every 2 weeks starting Monday, August 29th

Automation Services

Automation & Tools

  • Jonathan Eads (jeads) is joining the A-team! Welcome!
  • GoFaster Dashboards are live
    • Use these to keep track of how long our end to end checkin to test result time takes.
  • Bugzilla inline history will be in BMO this week (uplifted from the bugzilla tweaks addon)
  • Changes to fix bug 662936 (Fennec silently fails while running talos) have landed, should see more reliability in Fennec Talos as a result - many thanks to everyone on the broad effort to figure this one out
  • Other notes can be found here

Security

Engagement

PR

First Firefox 7 Beta Promises Dramatically Lower Memory Use

Firefox 7 reaches beta, promises faster browsing

Mozilla Firefox 6, what people are saying

New Firefox 6 belies rapid-release complaints

Mozilla wants web apps to compete with native iOS apps

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

People Team

Introducing New Hires

  • Vivien Jin: Joining the College Recruiting team, managed by Julie Deroche, located in Mtn. View.
  • Sylvie Brossard: Joining the People department(Director, Total Rewards), managed by Debbie Cohen, located in Mtn. View.
  • Diane Branson: Joining the People department(Director, Learning & Development), managed by Debbie Cohen, remote but visiting Mtn. View regularly.
  • Jonathan Eads: Joining the Dev Tools & Automation team, managed by Clint Talbert, located in San Diego, CA.
  • Sriram Ramasubramanian: Joining the Firefox team, managed by Mark Finkle, located in Mtn. View.
  • Shirine Mitchell, joining the Products team (EA to Jay and the team), located in San Francisco

Introducing New Interns

  • Doug Sherk - Platform

Foundation Updates

Roundtable