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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Henry Langi: All the great work he has been doing. Running all the brownbags and helping all the users.
  • Ed Morley for getting commit access and immediately diving into checkin-needed and merge duty.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 29 August

Tuesday, 30 August

Wednesday, 31 August

Thursday, 1 September

  • Contribute Group meeting at 10 AM PDT (meeting info and agenda on wiki) -- a forum for discussing issues around helping people get involved with Mozilla.
  • Interns Show & Tell at 1 PM PDT presentations by William Chen, Jezreel Ng, and Michael Kurze

Friday, 2 September

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox Future (7, 8, 9)

  • Release trains continuing smoothly
  • Mitchell and Johnath both wrote posts about the rapid release process (and actually so have Jesse and Kairo, too)

Firefox Current (3.6, 6.0)

  • There will be a Firefox 3.6.21. Main goal is to backport Firefox 7 security fixes, will ship at the same time as Firefox 7
  • 3.6 EOL? No news to share on that yet. Assume we are sticking with the status quo (creating updates for 3.6) until told differently

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

  • Thunderbird 7 was released to Beta channels.
  • Thunderbird’s Channel Page is up.

Drumbeat

(no voice update this week) What would you include in a "Webmaking 101" course?

  • The School of Webcraft is designing a beginner's "Webmaking 101" course
  • The heart of the course will be a series of projects and learning challenges
  • Looking for feedback from MDN and broader Mozilla community on these draft challenges: http://webmaking101.p2pu.org/challenges
    • a) are these challenges good?
    • b) what's missing? what else do you need to know to become an effective novice web developer?
  • Please post feedback as comments to this blog post

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.

Presenter Topic Media More Details
Diane Loviglio, User Experience Researcher On Web Apps - users describing web apps from apps field research Video
John Slater, Director Creative
One Mozilla, The Merge
https://wiki.mozilla.org/One-Mozilla-Project
Join us on Thursday, Sept 1, for the retrospective & every Thursday afterwards for an update, Vidyo/All Your Base or #212

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution
WebQA
QA Community
Automation Services

Automation & Tools

  • Jmaher could use a hand diagnosing some leaks caused by the special powers refactor, please ping him on IRC
  • Talos Addons Testing system has moved into beta state, we have the full system from AMO site to specific addons talos staging pool working for testing.
  • Bugzilla now has inline history on by default for all users on BMO
  • GoFaster project has new web dashboards live
  • More notes are here

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Artur Adib: joining the Innovation team as a Software Engineer, managed by Bill Walker, located in Washington, DC.
  • Michael Edwards: joining the Research Engineering Team as a Sr. Software Engineer, managed by Andreas Gal, located in Mtn. View.
  • Erin Lancaster: joining the Engineering team as a Project Manager, managed by Sheila Mooney, located in Mtn. View.

Introducing New Interns

  • Matt McPherrin -- Platform
  • Mohamed Dabbagh -- QA
  • Trevor Fairey -- Tools

Foundation Updates

Roundtable