WeeklyUpdates/2011-11-21

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

Speaker Location: Mountain View

Mihai nominates Sonny Piers a new contributor to devtools for doing much needed code cleanup of the Web Console.

Jono nominates Blair McBride for his work to make addons default to "compatible" -- http://theunfocused.net/2011/11/19/solving-firefoxs-add-on-compatibility-problem/

Jeff Walden nominates RyanVM for triaging a bunch of old, mostly ancient-history JS bug reports last week. Good stuff!

Upcoming Events

Speaker Location: Mountain View

This Week

Monday, 21 November Amit Swab Drive noon-2pm PT - 3rd fl, MV

Tuesday, 22 November Early Stage Apps Research Presentation - 11-noon PT 10Forward

Wednesday, 23 November

Thursday, 24 November

US Thanksgiving

Friday, 25 November

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox Future (9, 10, 11)

Speaker Location: Toronto (johnath)

  • Getting closer to add-ons being compatible by default, check out Blair's blog post
  • Taras, Dietrich & co are running weekly Project Snappy meetings to tackle responsiveness issues
  • The style editor developer tool just landed on nightly. bug 583041

Firefox Current (3.5, 3.6, 4.0 - 8.0)

Speaker Location: MV

Mobile Firefox

Speaker Location: Toronto (johnath)

Thunderbird

Speaker Location: (no voice update)

  • There were a couple of great talks about Thunderbird at MozCamp Asia.
  • Other than that, it's been a quiet week.

Older Branch Work

Speaker Location:

Drumbeat

Speaker Location: No voice update this week

Great recent press on two of our projects:

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 Location
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 What location will you be transmitting from?
Brandon Sterne Security is Part of Our Mission http://people.mozilla.org/~bsterne/dzslides/20111121.html security@mozilla.org Mountain View
Tristan Nitot Operations in Europe Nothing http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.governance/browse_thread/thread/aa73ae69237f4fc8# Tristan's place in Paris
Harvey Stop SOPA Nothing

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution
WebQA
QA Community
Automation Services

Automation & Tools

  • Landed talos code for responsiveness testing on mac and windows, should be enabled today on mozilla-central by a buildbot reconfigure
    • Still tracking down a linux crash when we enable responsiveness there.
  • Cross browser mobile startup automation is reporting numbers from a few different phones.
    • Click on the names in the legend to toggle lines on and off
    • This visualization could use some help, if you want to exercise your JS skillz, contact wlach or ctalbert on IRC to get involved.
  • B2G battery API test using Marionette and QEMU emulators is running, automating this week.
  • Eideticker project has made great progress
  • The native implementation of the Bugzilla REST API (implementing as part of Bugzilla itself) is almost ready for beta.
  • More updates here

Security

  • no reviews scheduled this week

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Apps

  • Working towards launch of app documentation on MDN
  • Go to market plan being finalized
  • More soon next week.

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
New person's name here Who will be introducing that person? From which office will that introduction be transmitted? What will the new person be working on?
Josh Carpenter Madhava Enros Toronto UX on Pancake!
Samuel Foster Stuart Parmenter UK Pancake!
Edwin Flores (Intern) Robert O'Callahan New Zealand Software Engineer
Lazar Sumar (Intern) Robert O'Callahan New Zealand Software Engineer

Foundation Updates

Roundtable