WeeklyUpdates/2011-09-26

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • QA team nominates Gabriela Montagu (:gabriela) for her work in testing Fennec. She has been valiant in testing new territories on Android with mobile devices and continues to assist with tracking and examining issues raised in mobile meetings.
  • SUMO wants to thank cor-el, TonyE (aka Quarantine) and the-edmeister for fearlessly taking on question-answering head-on for the last 4 years! That's over 100000 posts between them.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 26 September

Tuesday, 27 September

Firefox 7 Launch!

Wednesday, 28 September

  • Brown Bag from NASA on their use of Bugzilla (includes the International Space Station) : Noon Pacific in 10Forward / Mountain View and on Air Mozilla

Thursday, 29 September

Friday, 30 September

Next Week

  • MDN Doc sprint October 1-2, at and during JSconf.eu, focusing on JavaScript docs.

Product Status Updates

Firefox Future (7, 8, 9)

  • We're shipping tomorrow!
    • Watch the usual places for logistics details, but really, it ain't no thing.
  • That also means tomorrow is migration day - beta becomes 8, aurora becomes 9, nightly becomes 10.

Firefox Current (3.6, 6.0)

  • We're shipping tomorrow for Firefox 3.6.23.
    • We expected the 3.6 release to lag by a few days, but some prodigious QA and RelEng efforts seem to have us lined up to get it out for simulship. \o/

Mobile Firefox

  • We're shipping tomorrow!
  • Performance testing, competitive analysis, and goal-setting are in progress, driven by Erin and Jay. Areas include:
    • start-up (cold and warm)
    • panning
    • page-load
  • Architectural options, including moving some of the front-end into Java, are being explored and prototyped, driving by Dougt
  • Firefox 9 will ship with an awesome/splendid new UI built for tablets

Thunderbird

The next release of Thunderbird ships tommorow!

(Johnath says "it zoooooms"! :)

Older Branch Work

Drumbeat

(no voice update this week)
Last chance to sign up for the 2011 Mozilla Festival in London. Nov 4 - 6.

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
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Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution
  • Still testing/signing-off Firefox 7.0RC: Testplan
  • Firefox Mobile 7.0RC1-build2 signed off - notice sent to release-drivers: Testplan
WebQA
QA Community
  • Firefox Memshrink Testday last week: QMO
Automation Services

Automation & Tools

Security

Security Reviews Scheduled for this week

Date / Time Item
Mon Sep 26 / 13:00 PST Stub Installer

How we should implement the verification that the stub installer has downloaded the correct file for installing Firefox (no link to feature page)

Tue Sep 27 / 10:00 PST Panel Based Download Manager
Wed Sep 28 / 13:00 PST Embedded Add-On Preferences
Thur Sep 29 / 10:00 AM PST Code Editor

Calendar and Meeting details

Engagement

PR

Mozilla Answers Business Users with a Slower Firefox Schedule

Mozilla Proposes Extended Support For Firefox
Mozilla Proposes 'Slower' Firefox Releases for Enterprises
Mozilla Proposes Firefox ESR Versions for Businesses


Mozilla creates an achievement system for the Internet
Mozilla launches a digital badge system
Mozilla's Open Badges Offer Ways for You to Showcase Your Skills


Even at 7.0, Firefox Is Still Going Strong

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Brandon Savage: joining the Web Dev team, managed by Laura Thomson, located in Maryland.
  • Mark Crandon: joining the Legal team, managed by Harvey Anderson, located in the Mtn. View Office.
  • Alexander Keybl: joining the Firefox team, managed by Christian Legnitto, located in the Mtn. View Office.
  • Jeff Beatty: joining the Localization team, managed by Chris Hofmann, located in Utah.
  • Jennifer Fong: joining the Web Dev team, managed by Fred Wenzel, located in the Toronto office.
  • Victor Porof: joining the Firefox Developer Tools team, managed by Dave Camp, located in Romania.
  • Brian Nicholson: Firefox Mobile Front-end. Managed by Mark Finkle. Located in MV.

New Intern Hires (Some actually started a few weeks ago, but with Labor Day and All Hands we may have missed introducing them!)

  • Andrew Halberstadt - Tools (welcome back!) - Andrew will be based out of the Toronto office
  • Jason Voll - Services
  • Stephen Lewchuk - Metrics

Foundation Updates

Roundtable