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31-August-2010

Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-31

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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.2 Thunderbird 3.1.3 Thunderbird 3.0.7
To Be Announced

  • Relbranch opens: July 30

  • Code freeze: Aug 20 @ 23:59 PDT
  • L10n freeze: Aug 24 @ 23:59 PDT
  • Builds start: Aug 24
  • QA with builds start: Aug 25
  • Beta period starts: Aug 27
  • Final release: Sept 7
  • Relbranch opens: July 30

  • Code freeze: Aug 20 @ 23:59 PDT
  • L10n freeze: Aug 24 @ 23:59 PDT
  • Builds start: Aug 24
  • QA with builds start: Aug 25
  • Beta period starts: Aug 27
  • Final release: Sept 7

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to press *1 to unmute yourself before talking!

Agenda

  • Who’s taking minutes? –> bienvenu

  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to davida for schedule changes/additions.

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Thanks to our Friends of the Tree When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size and send it to rebron@mozillamessaging.com so that he can send them a shirt!

  • Ben Bucksch for his work in automatic account configuration.

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

  • Account Provisioning.

  • Pluggable Mailstore.
    • About 50% done, and basically usable.

    • Got move/copy working with pluggable stores.
    • Worked on getting more unit tests to pass with pluggable stores. First 30 or 40 tests pass; fixed bugs that caused several tests to fail.

Experiments

3.2

  • Flags now set up

  • 3.2 Branch on hold until account provisioning schedule is clearer.
    • Will bump trunk to 3.3a1pre in the meantime to reflect bugzilla flags.

Trunk Development

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • Bug Lists: 3.1, 3.0

  • 3.0.7 and 3.1.3 now out on beta channels.
Major updates to 3.1
  • Now have more users on Thunderbird 3.1 than any other major versions.

  • Thunderbird 3.0 updates being offered for all update requests.
  • Increased rate of offers for 2.0.0.x users.

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

IT update

  • TryServer up-to-date (lots of new features)

  • SpreadThunderbird significant backend upgrades

Documentation

Support

  1. # of support issues on GS is up 20% from last week, starting to see a major update spike

  2. 3.1 Support Issues – top major upgrade issues: auto-config manual override, inbox or mailboxes missing usually due to anti-virus or “:” in name or name having the string”Inbox”, cannot send or receive email usually due to anti-virus, cannot connect; only real new issue seems to be isSmartFolder exception which causes messages not to appear – isSmartFolder exception GS – fix is in 3.1.3
  3. great progress made in MoMo Support Dashboard side project, code by protz based on my non working :-) code (thanks!) active5.html work in progress, will add auto-refresh every 20 minutes and add following to the dashboard:last 5 created, last 5 updated, top 5 email providers, top 5 contributors; dashboard coding help wanted, email roland AT mozillamessaging.com
  4. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details –

Lightning Updates

Nothing much new this week

  • Fixed a few bugs

  • Symbols are working
  • Tryserver Calendar works with a patch, will blog about it soon.

Status updates

See the Mozilla Status Board for status updates specific to developers.

Roundtable Highlights

Attendees

bienvenu standard8 roland ludovic gozer wsmwk

Mozilla Platform Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-31

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Notices / Schedule

Firefox 4 Beta

Firefox 3.6.9 & 3.5.12

Firefox 3.6.10 & 3.5.13

  • Draft schedule will be released this week

  • We have already been marking bugs as blocking and approving nominated patches

Blocker Report

Firefox 4 Beta

Firefox 3.6.10

Firefox 3.5.13

Firefox Development

(from our goals):

  • [NEW] Feature complete Firefox 4

    • [DONE] Switch to Tab

    • [ON TRACK] Extension Manager – Bug list is converging, still a lot of work to do.
    • [ON TRACK] Notification UI – Geo and EM notifications done, http auth next.
    • [ON TRACK] New Theme – Windows and Mac good, Linux lagging.
    • [ON TRACK] App Tabs – Scope for 4.0 reduced (non-global), near feature complete.
    • [ON TRACK] TabCandy – Sorting out session restore behaviour, near feature complete.
    • [AT RISK] Silent updates on Windows
    • [AT RISK] Inspector
    • [AT RISK] Web Console
    • [DROPPED] Account Manager – WIP patches posted, but we can’t contain the review load and code risk.

Platform

(there is a team-by-team goals breakdown, as well)

  • [ON TRACK] Javascript performance near or even with Chrome 5 on their benchmarks (within 20% on SS, 30% on V8), with substantial wins on our benchmarks. (Windows, in-browser.)

  • [ON TRACK] Hardware acceleration of video and other HTML and SVG content, as well as user interface, on by default for compatible hardware on all Tier-1 desktop and mobile platforms.
  • [ON TRACK] Fully support the WebGL 1.0 spec, with support turned on by default in a Firefox 4 beta on platforms that support OpenGL or OpenGL ES.
  • [ON TRACK] security: zero reproducible high/crit > 30 days
  • [ON TRACK] Support multi-process Fennec.
  • [ON TRACK] Support Jetpacks running in separate processes and never blocking the Fennec UI.

JS

GFX

  • Beta 5 is good to go with Direct2D hardware accelerated rendering.

  • This week, we will be turning on Direct3D hardware accelerated compositing of layers on all Windows platforms.
  • You can test hardware accelerated compositing of layers by setting the pref layers.accelerate-all. However, there are some (huge) known issues on OS X, so we suggest you not turn it on for OS X quite yet.
    • If you run into trouble, run Firefox in safe mode – hardware acceleration is disabled in safe mode.

Layout

  • bug 130078 landed

    • Some regressions; biggest issue is screen readers being mostly broken on Windows due to sniffing of our HWND hierarchy (bug 591874)

    • Known Tp regressions on some platforms because paint suppression in loading documents is effectively disabled; patches in bug 591435 will turn those regressions into wins

Content

  • Remote XUL and XBL now disabled, landed for beta5 (sicking)

Tree Management

  • Try What You Want

    • The TryChooser is running in production now which allows you to select the specific try builds/test/talos runs you want (as well as which platforms) in your hg commit comment. Please see documentation and give it a go! This new feature gives devs more self-serve tools, and with more people using it will save on builder cycles thus reducing try wait times.

    • If you want a test/talos suite(s) (re)triggered, please use this handy template for bugzilla with much information already entered for you

Roundtable

  • bug 533038 will stop unpacking extension XPIs by default in beta6.

30-August-2010

Mozilla Project Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-30

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WeeklyUpdates/2010-08-30

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Video for today’s meeting

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Friends of the Tree

  • Huge thanks to the Fx 4 Beta Website release team for an amazing turn around last week, staying up long hours and putting in tons of extra effort to make sure everything launched on time–thanks to Steven Garrity, Stephen Donner, Rhonda Spencer, Pascal Chevrel, Shannon Prior, Erica Jostedt and Rainer Cvillink for all their hard work.

  • Thanks to Kohei Yoshino for filing bugs and submitting a patch on the Plugin Check project
  • Thanks to wenzel, oremj, fox2mike, stephend, and krupa for working late to get the MDN site live last week… nice teamwork on IRC! – Jay

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 30 August

  • tree should re-open after tagging for Firefox 4 Beta 5

Tuesday, 31 August

Wednesday, 1 September

  • Privacy brownbag (12:30 Pacific) (Harvey)

Thursday, 2 September

  • Discussion for fans of Getting Things Done and anyone interested in improving workflow. Do you modify GTD to make it work more effectively in the Mozilla environment? Can our webtools and processes be improved to work better with GTD or even steer people toward healthy workflows? (12:30 Pacific, organized by Luis Villa and Jesse Ruderman.)

Friday, 3 September

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • Now freezing for the 5th beta update – 13 blockers left, but we anticipate tag & build today

  • Feature freeze moved to September 10th – not to accept new things but to get our existing work duly solidified

Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6.9

Firefox 3.6.10

  • Draft schedule will come out this week

Mobile Firefox

  • Alpha release last week

  • Beta code freeze Sept 7

Thunderbird

  • Thunderbird 3.1.3 about to go to beta

  • sipaq stepping down as l10n lead; thanks for all the great work over the years, Simon!
  • Folks interested in helping out in any way with Thunderbird localization, please contact mailto:dmose@mozilla.org

Older Branch Work

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

More Details
ProfileManager

Jeff Hammel

The old profile manager is going out; meet the new profile manager (bug 539524)

Demo

info: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Auto-tools/Projects/ProfileManager

builds: http://people.mozilla.org/~jgriffin/profilemanager/

New MDN website

Jay Patel

Announcing the new pages, forums and plans for the coming months.

Site: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/

Forums: https://developer.mozilla.org/forums/

Provide feedback: http://mdn.uservoice.com/forums/51389-mdn-website-feedback-http-developer-mozilla-org

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

  • Tb account provisioning add-on moving forward

  • MuteThread 0.2 add-on released
  • jcranmer working on UI for dynamic NSPR logging enabling/disabling

Mobile

IT

Last Week

  • Friday, issue with the c01 database cluster. Took down a number of websites that use this cluster.

    • will investigate splitting sites between c01 and a new c02 database cluster.

This Week

  • Amsterdam datacenter move: after a number of slips, it’s actually moving this week.

    • site will go offline during Tuesday local time while hardware is moved

    • users will be directed to US-based sites instead

Release Engineering

  • Try What You Want

    • The TryChooser is running in production now which allows you to select the specific try builds/test/talos runs you want (as well as which platforms) in your hg commit comment. Please see documentation and give it a go! This new feature gives devs more self-serve tools, and with more people using it will save on builder cycles thus reducing try wait times.

QA

QA Org Highlights

Automation & Tools

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

  • [1]DjangoCon.us 2010 – September 7 – 9th; Portland Oregon – Sponsoring and a few Mozilla web devs will be in attendance

  • OWASP AppSec USA 2010 – September 7-10th; Southern California – This year we will have a booth, we are an organizational supporter and we have a speaking slot.  Follow the wiki for more updates on our presence.
  • Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2010 – September 11-12, 2010 – We will have a booth and be doing some innovative activities.  Check out the wiki for more details Looking into sponsorship opportunities.
  • Y4IT 2010 – September 14-17, 2010; University of the Philippines Dilman, Quezon City Philippines – We are sponsoring and will have a table – the Philippines community will be representing Mozilla.
  • Open Video Conference 2010 – October 1-2, 2010; New York, NY  – Looking over sponsorship opportunities.
  • German Community Meetup 2010 – September 18-19 (Cologne, Germany) – 25 active German/Swiss/Austrian contributors gathering for 2-day workshop to discuss goals for next 2 quarters
  • Bi-annual Aviary.Pl meeting – October 2-4 (Poznan, Poland) – 3-day workshop of active Polish contributors to review past 6 months and plan 6 months ahead

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

  • HTTP requests (“network” messages) that are logged in the Web Console can now be inspected (view request and response headers, cookies, etc). Take a look in Firefox nightlies or the next beta update.

  • Quite a bit of progress has been made on the Inspector. We expect this to land on mozilla-central this week.

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

  • Syed Albiz (intern with Release Engineering)

  • Greg Koberger (Web Developer, AMO team)
  • Richard Soderberg, Firefox Sync, Operations
  • Naoki Hirata, Mobile QA
  • Cameron Dawson, Firefox QA
  • Anthony Hughes, QA Automation

Foundation Updates

  • No updates this week. See the drumbeat update for other foundation news.

Roundtable

25-August-2010

Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-25

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Details

  • Wednesdays – 9:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Eastern, 16:30 UTC

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • irc.mozilla.org #mobile for backchannel

Schedule

  • See timeline

    • Alpha 1 ready for release

    • Beta 1 code freeze: Sept 7
      • < 2 weeks

Major Topics for This Week

Front-end

  • Working on Beta 1 blockers

  • Features (see Planning page)
    • Several features have landed after alpha 1 was tagged

      • RTL

      • Aewsomescreen
    • Must have feature designs final by Sept 16

UX design

Maemo

Qt

  • found regression which caused Qt builds to not paint content, or accept input events.

    • need to get better at getting (at least) weekly testing!

      • update: QA has been contracting out help to run QT smoketests daily since 8/23. See wiki for daily test results (tchung)

Android

Electrolysis

  • Process Message Manager is pending review

  • fixing up lots of little bustages
    • geolocation providers

    • file upload
    • prompts
    • content prefs
  • Necko
    • offline application cache fix pending review (dwitte)

    • ftp pending review (dougt)
    • disable cache (ready to go when ftp lands) 559714
    • wysiwyg pending review 561085
    • input stream serialization pending review (dwitte)
  • DOM
    • window.crypto

General Platform

Geolocation

  • about to land (oh, and get approval first!) a change to (1) remove all random orange geo tests, and corrects how geo request timeouts work.

Video

Camera

  • Landed Bug 507749 (device protocol handler)

  • Bug 583863 (refactor DOM code to deal with files that aren’t on the disk) is almost ready. Just working through a layout/content security interaction.

Plugins

Performance

Networking

Graphics

Startup

Layout

Content

Release Engineering

  • 2.0a1

    • respin for [no] official branding?

    • android release key signing done
  • n810s/n900s
    • disabled n810s on m-c and m-c based branches (only on m-1.9.2/mobile-1.1) — jhford is getting these tests green again.

    • startup scripts + nagios checks for the mobile buildbot master, which will help keep tests + deb signing running.

QA

Manual

  • lots of bugs filed on the Fennec product over the past week

  • QA signed off on release testing Alpha 1 yesterday
    • Notables: android update issue needs to be relnoted

    • MobiFx Testday on 9/10
  • bug notes
    • Lots of landing over the past day and a half.

    • bug 590477 – XML Parsing Error
  • New Mobile QA, Naoki Hirata, is starting next week!

Automation

  • browser-chrome

    • a few little patches landed (posta1 queue) thanks to everybody!

    • most tests pass on linux desktop now. Some random orange failures in viewport.
    • new test files bug 489163 and bug 570706 are blocked on awesomebar problem
    • need review for bug 571865
  • talos

    • landed e10s changes last Thurday, we have results again

    • tpan/tzoom? works, but fails quite regularly due to timeout.
  • android

    • some minor sutagent updates (version, auto update) expected to land today

    •  :bear mentions good progress last week on hooking up android devices into buildbot.
      •  :bear is now working actively on driving the android unit tests directly from buildbot using the automation team’s framework
    • landed large patch bug 574189 to fix test files so they will run from a .jar file vs a file system. Now we need to cleanup and land the .jar patch bug 543800 so browser-chrome/chrome/ipc can be run from a profile on android.

Other

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-25

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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC

  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Fin du Monde Conference Room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)
REMEMBER

These notes are read by people who weren’t able to attend the meeting. Please make sure to include links and context so they can be understood.

Agenda

  • actions from last week:

  • schedule and progress on upcoming releases
  • review highlights and notices
  • respond to questions and concerns

Action Items

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.6.9 / Firefox 3.5.12

  • Builds are currently in QA testing

  • Plan to release to the beta audience this Thursday morning PST (depending on QA sign-off)
  • Plan is still to release final on September 7th

Firefox 4

  • Beta update #4 released yesterday

  • Freezing for Beta 5 this friday, but this may not be feature freeze
  • Current discussion is to push beta update #5 on schedule, then land Jaegermonkey, and target September 10 for freeze.
    • Under this plan, beta update #6 would represent Feature+String+API freeze.
  • a few features are at risk
    • indexedDB unlikely to be included (spec is changing rapidly, security implications to be resolved)

    • websockets likely to be included, but only as an experimental & prefixed feature possibly not matching spec (spec changing rapidly with new owner)
    • some of the new UI features may not make the cut off
    • priority is performance, UI upgrades and support for JetPack SDK

Jetpack SDK 0.7

  • RC1 last Thursday, August 19

  • RC2 yesterday, Tuesday, August 24
  • final release delayed one day to allow RC2 to bake
  • tentative final release date tomorrow, Thursday, August 26

Jetpack SDK 0.8

  • thawed yesterday, Tuesday, August 24

  • freezes Tuesday, September 14, 11:59pm PT
  • on tap: Sidebar, Windows, Places, Page Mods APIs; E10S compatibility; module loader security improvement
  • might be blessed as first beta-quality release (1.0b1)

Add-on Builder 1.0a5

  • freeze delayed five days to accommodate vacation of principal developer

  • freezes Saturday, August 28
  • push to staging Monday, August 30
  • push to production Monday, August 5
  • [DONE] warn on leaving editor with unsaved changes
  • [ON TRACK] support for multiple versions of SDK, attachment editing, helper addon experience fixes
  • [AT RISK] auto-saving of name/description changes

Input

1.7

  • Going live on Thursday, 8/26, at 7pm

1.8

  • Proposed ETA is 9/8

  • Preview of the new style for Mobile

Test Pilot Studies

Released Studies

  • Search Interface study

    • released on Aug. 23rd

    • data will come in on Aug.30th.
  • Addon Marketplace survey
    • released on Aug. 24th

    • received 12k answers within less than 24 hours

Upcoming Studies

  • Graphic card study

    • in implementing, aim to release on Sep. 3rd.
  • Firefox Beta Interface study (round 2)
    • in planning, aim to release on Sep.6th
  • A Week In the Life of a Browser (updated version)
    • in planning

Highlights / Notices

Notes or issues that don’t correspond to a particular release you’d like people to know about.

Questions and Concerns

Please add any questions or concerns you would like discussed at today’s meeting.

  • Firefox 4 is not likely to be supported on PPC architectures – reactions?

    • many of the speed / responsiveness features aren’t available on PPC

    • most people seemed to agree with rationale
    • beltzner to wrap up with dev.planning post
  • Is Firebug compatibility considered release criteria for Firefox 4?

    • yes, please make sure Firebug blockers are nominated as release blockers

Press & Public Reactions

24-August-2010

SeaMonkey Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-24

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SeaMonkey Meeting Details

Agenda

  • Who’s taking minutes? -> Ratty

Action Items

(who needs to do what that hasn’t been recorded in a bug) We should assign people to the open items.

NEW

OPEN

CLOSED

K.I.V.

  • Get permission from Google to use their geolocation JSON service [KaiRo]. We can still only wait on the Google front right now. Didn’t hear anything about open Geolocation service yet. No easy solution in sight.

SeaMonkey 2.0.7

open blockers (0)
blocker requests (1)
fixed (15)

  • Based on Gecko 1.9.1.12, target dates TBD, see Releases.

  • Release schedule will be synchronized with the next Firefox 3.5 release (3.5.12).
  • The mailnews.messageid_browser.url has changed. The l10n newsgroup has been informed, and follow-up bugs filed.

SeaMonkey 2.1 Alpha 3

open blockers (1)
blocker requests (4)
targeted (1)
fixed (60)

  • Has been FROZEN for two weeks now, build 2 is available from FTP, please help testing the Windows updates, so we can release it.

  • Release notes, the announcement, and other documentation are still missing. Help wanted.
  • if that all that falls into place, we could push it out today.
    • Aqualon tested the autoupdate from 2.1a2 to 2.1a3 on a Windows 2008 server with a clean profile, and it worked without problems.
  • InvisibleSmiley will make a SeaMonkey Trunk Tracker blog post later today.

SeaMonkey 2.1 Beta 1

open blockers (2)
blocker requests (3)
targeted (1)
fixed (11)

  • Will probably be only beta, targeted freeze for end of September. This roughly matches Gecko 2.0 RC1. After that, we’ll see where Gecko is and where we are and if it really looks good for the final stretch to 2.1.

(Further 2.1 scheduling:)

  • Please help updating the New 2.1 Features page as we go.

    • Has been updated by InvisibleSmiley. But we will need to add the platform changes for a3 as well.
  • Plans for 2.1: 6-8 weeks per milestone, b1 in October, and a final in November.
  • This seems to match recently presented Firefox 4 plans relatively well – they’re in beta now, RC1 is planned for October and Final somewhere “soon” after.
  • It would be good to get OOPP (Out Of Process Plugins) for SM2.1 (bug 545716) but we need some way to build libxul (bug 394502) to be able to build OOPP. LDAP work has to be done for that to be possible, the rest should at least build with libxul right now.

Feature List, Planning

Bug statistics for last two (full) weeks: 72 new, 41 fixed, 21 triaged.

  • Fix rate is quite good, triage rate rather low. New bugs are to a large part reported from our own team for tracking upcoming or future work and test failures.

  • Good further triage targets could come out of looking at the component bug counts, pick yours!

Major wanted/needed features:

2.1

Needing help, Unowned, Stalled
  • bug 460953 kill-rdf port.

  • bug 436794 Enable Mac OS X system address book per default and add UI.
    • SM UI needed, unowned, helpwanted.
  • bug 410613 OpenSearch.
    • The current consensus it to get some basic functionality going with OpenSearch first. And then later to see how much of the old functionality we can reimplement in follow-ups.
  • bug 449728 Drag tabs between windows.
  • bug 477845 Build a standalone (Gecko 2.0) Composer. [kaze]
    • kaze is currently job hunting so doesn’t have much time to spend on this.

    • bug 477840 Backport KompoZer to Composer (Depends on bug 477845).
    • kaze has done a ton of work there. We still need to work out some organizational issues. At the moment there is no active interest from MoMo for bringing standalone composer into comm-central. That’s something we (KaiRo and kaze) will have to negotiate with the Thunderbird team (dmose).
  • bug 523274 Complete new default theme icon set.
  • bug 526210 Update the icon set for the SeaMonkey Modern Theme.
    • Some proposed icons got posted, we should take a look how to get that contribution into the product.

    • The rest is unowned so far.
  • bug 576970 Port Sync 1.4 UI to SeaMonkey trunk.
  • bug 507841 Port Bug 422814 – Make account configuration quick, easy, and more secure (autoconfig, Quick Account Setup).
  • bug 573391 Detect outdated plugins and notify users.
  • bug 573538 No options for Safe-Mode.
Active
  • bug 533908 SeaMonkey Mail: tabs not restored [misak].

    • status/progress?
  • bug 569341 Data Manager [KaiRo]
    • KaiRo updated the code for review comments, followed by yet another round of comments coming in. Welcome to the never-ending cycle of Neil’s comments. The add-on version up on AMO is 1.0.1 with a lot of fixes from the SeaMonkey work.
  • bug 467867 [META] Implement Firefox TabBrowser API in Seamonkey [misak].
    • Misak has ported major items. Follow up bugs and patches have either landed or are in process.

    • In progress: bug 586340 Port bug 562649 set and correctly handle userTypedValue when loading external URIs. TODO: Port bug 570981 Remove URLBarSetURI’s aValid parameter.
  • bug 566138 Better integration with Windows 7 taskbar.
    • bug 581526 Add SeaMonkey support for the Windows 7 jump list [mcsmurf].

    • status/progress?

We also should take a look at the other items on 2.1-wanted
Also the nominations need triaging.

  • We will need to take a close look at Lightning, which is mainly targeting Thunderbird.

    • Lightning 1.0 beta 1 is for SM2.0 and TB3.0, 1.0 beta 2 is for TB3.1 (Gecko 1.9.2), 1.0 beta 2 will probably be Gecko 2.0-based.

Roundtable – Personal Status Updates

Status Updates from developers – what are you working on, what’s the progress, any other comments? (feel free to add yourself to the list if your name is missing and you have interesting status).

ajschult

Aqualon

asrail

biesi

Callek

Bugs fixed:

  • bug 551733 Port |bug 412989 allow per-app override of crashreporter.ini| to SeaMonkey,now that it has session-restore too.

  • bug 558518 Investigate and sync-up remaining diffs from rules.mk from c-c to m-c.
  • bug 586187 Build failure in LayerManagerD3D9 due to –disable-ipc not also defining Unicode.

ewong

  • Fixed :

    • bug 507804 – nsMsgComposeSecure.cpp: 3 strings to localize. (checkin-needed)

    • bug 555557 – Update license blocks to use “Mozilla Foundation” instead of “Mozilla Messaging” (c-c) (Fixed and either requires checkin-needed or sr?)
    • bug 579470 – POP3 status message “checking %S for new messages” is incorrectly capitalized (checkin-needed)
  • Working on :

    • bug 535048 – nsILeakDetector leftovers in the tree
  • Investigating :

    • bug 562048 – notification bar needs to look slicker

IanN

  • Usual testing, reviewing and commenting.

  • Bugs being worked on:
    • Customize Composer toolbars.

InvisibleSmiley

  • Now building on Win7 x64, VS2008/VC9 Express (was: WinXP x86, VS2005/VC8 Pro) and Linux

  • Bugs fixed:
    • bug 554901 mailnews.messageid_browser.url is no more valid for mid-searches. (pushed to comm-1.9.1 in time for SM 2.0.7/TB 3.0.7)

    • bug 586050 Double separator in menu of Bookmarks button in the Personal Toolbar.
    • bug 586056 Unsorted Bookmarks entry in menu of Bookmarks button in Personal Toolbar has no special icon.
  • Waiting for TB review:
    • bug 465116 “Move to Trash” now marks as read

KaiRo

  • Done driving and finally kicked off builds for SeaMonkey 2.1a3.

  • Did a second round of builds for SeaMonkey 2.1 Alpha 3.
  • Rebuilt updates for 2.1a3build2 after persistent failures on Linux.
  • Did some fighting with time on build machines as NTP access is blocked (bug 585683).
  • Upgraded Windows build slaves to buildbot 0.8 (bug 567035).
  • Fixed update configs for files that don’t need forcing any more (bug 576760).
  • Update the buildmaster to the most-current buildbotcustom code, which caused two breakages: log encoding (bug 589136, reverted) and test triggering (bug 589135, fixed).
  • Landed fixes for two mozilla-central-caused compile problems (bug 586183, bug 586187, patches not by me).
  • Fixed a ChatZilla-related Mac universal build bustage (bug 586190).
  • Landed Neil’s fixes for building xpfe autocomplete with libxul (bug 450781).
  • Fixed info reported to the AUS server on both 2.0 and 2.1 trees (bug 557583).
  • Fixed bustage from else appreciated Windows installers fixes from mwu (bug 586848).
  • Fixed c-c build system after jar reordering landed (bug 559961).
  • Created a patch for issues found by package-compare (bug 589637).
  • Filed a lot of bugs about oranges on SeaMonkey, to track getting them fixed.
  • Created a packaging fix for one of the test failures (bug 589627).
  • Re-enabled DOM inspector ID check (bug 573382 followup).
  • Landed fix for tabbrowser array confusion (bug 585511).
  • Added getBrowser() to mailnews (bug 588895).
  • Worked on and attached a patch for site-specific zoom settings (bug 386363).
  • Landed loading of favicon.icon into bookmarks/history (if pref set, bug 585515).
  • Landed Modern theme fixes for places bookmarks UI (bug 584752).
  • Worked on and landed patches for Neil’s post-landing places bookmarks reviews (bug 585601).
  • Checked in some of the places review backports to Firefox (bug 570788).
  • Ported fixes back to the Firefox places library (bug 588027), reviews pending.
  • Fixed a duplicate key found by our ID checks (bug 589592).
  • Discussed the add/edit bookmarks panel in the browser.
  • Created a patch for a fast bookmarking button (bug 589601).
  • Updated Data Manager patch for comments (bug 569341).
  • Filed followups to Data Manager work.
  • Brought German SeaMonkey L10n up to par with trunk work.
  • Some talks about GSoC winding down, state and future of MailNews Sync.
  • Continued planning on SeaMonkey Developer Meeting, personal visit to MV, and organizational future of SeaMonkey.
  • Discussed SeaMonkey hardware costs and requests.
  • Did GSoC final evaluation.
  • As usual, my blog has more detailed status about my work, and Mozilla Status Board Posts also tell about my next planned steps.

mcsmurf

Bugs fixed:

  • bug 584630 Find / FAYT is not focusing on correct tab, so returns no or invalid results.

Working on:

  • bug 581526 Add SeaMonkey support for the Windows 7 jump list.

Misak

Bugs fixed:

  • bug 577939 Port bug 519216 [Removing a progress listener while it's being called affects subsequent listeners] and followup bug 577320 to SeaMonkey.

Working on:

  • bug 583317 Update status bar correctly after tab switching and Add calls to listeners for onUpdateCurrentBrowser. Port of bug 327604 and bug 331938.

Mnyromyr

MReimer

Neil

Bugs fixed:

  • bug 557120 [SeaMonkey 2.1] mochitest-plain-1: it seems test_bug457672.html “leaks the world”.

  • bug 586219 Title bar is not updated when switching tabs.

Working on:

  • bug 533290 extApplication.js, _prefs object unexpectedly garbaged collected.

  • bug 579862 Consider using SETLOCAL in start-*.bat.
  • bug 579864 Make SDK compiler detection more reliable.
  • bug 588070 Anonymous tooltips don’t work.
  • bug 589534 Fix netError button for the Modern theme.
  • bug 589570 Want a splitter that only exists to collapse, not to resize.
  • bug 589910 Notifications don’t work in the sidebar.

Ratty

Bugs fixed:

Working on:

  • bug 529240 Make drop down menus for back and forward buttons middle/Ctrl-clickable.

  • bug 586947 Places File Bookmark (Ctrl+D) needs improvement badly.

sgautherie

Bugs fixed:

  • bug 496225 Replace MOZ_DISABLE_VISTA_SDK_REQUIREMENTS in comm-central.

  • bug 586055 Eliminate users of browsers.item.
  • bug 586822 [Non-static SeaMonkey] “Warning: package error or possible missing or unnecessary file: bin/libgfxpsshar.so (package-manifest, 54).”
  • bug 586854 [Non-static SeaMonkey] “Warning: package error or possible missing or unnecessary file: SeaMonkeyDebug.app/Contents/MacOS/components/libaccessibility.dylib (package-manifest, 63).”

Standard8

stefanh

Bugs fixed:

  • bug 579271 context menu background is transparent [Chatzilla].

  • bug 585487 [Pinstripe] Make findbar-textbox slightly transparent in lwthemes.

Working on:

  • bug 582372 [Mac default] hover:active style rules applies on disabled linkToolbar items.

  • bug 586026 New places ui lacks mac css and certain icons doesn’t blend in with existing.
  • bug 586415 Some css rules in existing css files doesn’t apply anymore (bookmarks-ptf gone, structure have changed).

wladow

Any other business?

  • SeaMonkey Developer Meeting: still waiting on Tristan signing off the budget, but if we go for 3-star hotels, pricing looks decent.

Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-24

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Thunderbird/StatusMeetings/2010-08-24

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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.2 Thunderbird 3.1.3 Thunderbird 3.0.7
To Be Announced

  • Relbranch opens: July 30

  • Code freeze: Aug 20 @ 23:59 PDT
  • L10n freeze: Aug 24 @ 23:59 PDT
  • Builds start: Aug 24
  • QA with builds start: Aug 25
  • Beta period starts: Aug 27
  • Final release: Sept 7
  • Relbranch opens: July 30

  • Code freeze: Aug 20 @ 23:59 PDT
  • L10n freeze: Aug 24 @ 23:59 PDT
  • Builds start: Aug 24
  • QA with builds start: Aug 25
  • Beta period starts: Aug 27
  • Final release: Sept 7

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to press *1 to unmute yourself before talking!

Agenda

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Thanks to our Friends of the Tree When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size and send it to rebron@mozillamessaging.com so that he can send them a shirt!

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • Funnel Cake 2 target ship Wednesday evening/Thursday morning.

  • Bug 582240, 589927, 589945, 589930, 589937, 589941, 589943
  • ISP DB conversion 31% to 40% success rate. Top missing domains: psmtp.com, ocn.ad.jp, cox.net, att.net, interia.pl, ispgateway.de, aon.at, safe4mail.cz, ewetel.de, one.com
  • The German build won’t trigger the cancel install survey.

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

  • Account Provisioning.

  • Pluggable Mailstore.
    • About 50% done, and basically usable.

    • Got move/copy working with pluggable stores.
    • Worked on getting more unit tests to pass with pluggable stores.

Experiments

3.2

  • approval-thunderbird3.2a1 now set up. More flags coming soon.

  • 3.2 Branch on hold until account provisioning schedule is clearer.
    • Will bump trunk to 3.3a1pre in the meantime to reflect bugzilla flags.

Trunk Development

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • Bug Lists: 3.1, 3.0

  • 3.0.7 and 3.1.3 will likely happen today.
Major updates to 3.1
  • Prompted major updates to TB 3.1.2.

    • 3.0.6 users are now being prompted (probably about 300k transitioned so far).

    • Initial 2.0.0.24 -> 3.1.2 push planned for today August.

QA Updates

Marketing Updates

  • Press update: Quiet week. A few articles: 1,2

  • ADUs: 5.5MM ADUs, 1.8MM for Tb 3.1, 1.2MM for Tb 3.0, and 2.5MM on Tb 2.
  • Starting web site evaluation to move to a mozilla.org/thunderbird and GetThunderbird.com branding to match mozilla.org/firefox and firefox.com and de-emphasizing mozilla.com and mozillamessaging.com

IT update

  • Build

    • Nightly/dep builds now using shared Firefox buildbot factories

    • Lost en-US nightly updates over the week-end
    • Code drift from Firefox almost nothing left
    • Bloat builders are left
    • l10n afterpush builds on all branches (limited locales on comm-1.9.x)
    • Funnelcake 2 builds
  • Web

    • ISBDB web work in progress (Sancus)

Documentation

Support

  1. GS Cloud or CDN issues on the weekend, updates were invisible on the website to some folks, visible to others, will follow up

  2. # of support issues on GS is up 24% from last week, generally higher even before major update 2->3.1 switched on, no major update GS spike, yet!
  3. 3.1 Support Issues – TB2->3.1 User confusion with autoconfig “Manual Setup…” button: It is NOT the full manual setup users expect; it actually means “create an account with the currently displayed settings including POP or IMAP and edit it manually afterwards” (since the account is created you can’t change POP to IMAP or vice versa) as opposed to an account creation screen where you can choose POP or IMAP and then create the account manually! SuMoMo IMAP to POP article is unclear so will modify as well as do a screencast.
  4. SuMoMo – Thomas Lendo (thanks) translated localization dashboard to German – need to verify it’s correct but it looks good
  5. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details –

Lightning Updates

  • Build Symbols for 1.0b2 mac/win32 release have been uploaded. For future crashes, we might have more info on what part of calendar is misbehaving

  • In light of that, we seem to have a load of windows crashes, need to investigate
  • Our new 1.0b3 blocker list is up, not much change from what was proposed.

Status updates

See the Mozilla Status Board for status updates specific to developers.

Roundtable Highlights

Attendees

dmose, davida, rebron, clarkbw, bwinton, sancus, bienvenu, usul, rolandtanglao, gozer, phillip

Mozilla Platform Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-24

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Platform/2010-08-24

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Notices / Schedule

Firefox 3.6.9 and 3.5.12

Firefox 4 Beta

  • Beta 4 has shipped today

  • Beta 5 code freeze scheduled for this Friday, go to build scheduled for Monday
    • we have close to 100 blockers, don’t think we’re going to make it

    • proposing alternative plan in roundtable, below

Fennec 2 Alpha

  • Builds spun, in testing

Fennec 2 Beta 1

  • Code Freeze Sept 7

Blocker Report

Firefox 4 Beta

Firefox Development

(from our goals):

  • [NEW] Feature complete Firefox 4

    • [DONE] Switch to Tab

    • [ON TRACK] Extension Manager – Functionality there, lots of bugs to fix.
    • [ON TRACK] Notification UI – Geo done, patches on follow up bugs.
    • [ON TRACK] New Theme – Substantially done on Windows and Mac, Linux lagging.
    • [ON TRACK] App Tabs – UI in place, functionality follow ups to get to feature complete
    • [ON TRACK] TabCandy – Landed, but lots of follow up work to do on interactions, integration with other features
    • [AT RISK] Silent updates on Windows
    • [AT RISK] Account Manager – Not currently blocking, but Dan Mills and co. are racing to get there.
    • [AT RISK] Inspector
    • [AT RISK] Web Console

Platform

(there is a team-by-team goals breakdown, as well)

  • [ON TRACK] Javascript performance near or even with Chrome 5 on their benchmarks (within 20% on SS, 30% on V8), with substantial wins on our benchmarks. (Windows, in-browser.)

  • [ON TRACK] Hardware acceleration of video and other HTML and SVG content, as well as user interface, on by default for compatible hardware on all Tier-1 desktop and mobile platforms.
  • [ON TRACK] Fully support the WebGL 1.0 spec, with support turned on by default in a Firefox 4 beta on platforms that support OpenGL or OpenGL ES.
  • [ON TRACK] security: zero reproducible high/crit > 30 days
  • [ON TRACK] Support multi-process Fennec.
  • [ON TRACK] Support Jetpacks running in separate processes and never blocking the Fennec UI.

JS

GFX

  • D2D virtual memory leak was, seemingly, an actual memory leak, and Loïc Yhuel has fixed it in bug 589809. Please, if you’ve turned off Direct2D, turn it back on and tell us what your experience is like.

  • Direct3D 9 accelerated layers are going to be turned on for mozilla-central very soon, but our current plan is to leave it turned off for beta 5, to give us extra nightly coverage.

Layout

  • Bug 130078

    • test_hover (bug 549799)

    • linux x64 tp4 crash (no bug number yet)
    • test_tree_view (bug 587960)
    • autoscroll icon painting corruption on windows (bug 588403)
    • ugly font rendering (bug 588407)
    • fennec events (bug 577579)
    • talos numbers (bug 588663)
  • calc() on target
  • Unprefixing border-radius is at risk
  • SVG images still on track

Video

  • ‘buffered’ for WebM

    • Working on performance

Tree Management

  • We’re seeing very high load lately.

    • Currently at ~2,216 pushes for August. Previous record was 1,971 for the entire month of March, 2010. http://oduinn.com/blog/2010/08/24/infrastructure-load-for-part-august-2010/

    • 42 new IX machines (non-virtualized build slaves, quad-core w/ 4GB RAM) arriving this week. Should be online middle of next week. Will be split among regular build and try build pools, mix of win32, linux, and linux64 builds.
    • Hoping to land bug 473184 (ability to select try server platforms and tests) tomorrow or Thursday.
  • Compare your tryserver push Talos results today using this tool!

Roundtable

  • proposed schedule changes [beltzner]

    • freeze for beta5 this Friday

    • move feature-freeze to beta6, target freeze Sept 10
    • aim to land JM on mozilla-central on target (Sept 1) and bake there
    • decide in next two days what new feature work will happen in beta6
      • beltzner, blizzard and shaver to drive

      • priorities remain: performance (for all reasons!), compelling UX to drive upgrades, jetpack to reduce cost of future application updates

23-August-2010

Mozilla Project Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-23

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WeeklyUpdates/2010-08-23

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Video for today’s meeting

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Friends of the Tree

Mary Colvig wrote in, “I wanted to nominate the following people for pitching in on tours last week: Matthew Zeier, Daisuke, Jono, Dave Dash, Bret Reckard, Sara Yu, & Vineel Reddy.”

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 23 August

Tuesday, 24 August

Wednesday, 25 August

Thursday, 26 August

Friday, 27 August

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • QA working through FF4 beta 4 validation, chasing a couple bugs around RTL support and support for PPC, but might be ready to sign off today

  • Feature freeze targeted for next week, a lot of work needs to stabilize quickly, or miss

Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6.9

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

  • Advertised major updates from Tb2 and Tb3.0.x are live, and we’re ramping up the throttle!

  • 3.1.3 and 3.0.7 are scheduled for simultaneous release with the analogous Firefox updates.

Older Branch Work

Firefox 3.5.12

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

More Details
General Browsing, Private Browsing

Hamilton Ulmer

A handful of insights on how long the browser stays open, as well as how long people stay in private browsing.

http://bit.ly/ciKc9J, http://bit.ly/cKNqqU, http://bit.ly/bOd4sP

Mozilla Community Map

David Boswell

Demo and update on Community Map

http://www.mozilla.org/community

Add-ons API Coverage – Where we stand

Daniel Buchner

Demo the coverage/competitive comparison table

http://people.mozilla.com/~dbuchner/pages/apicoverage/index.html

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

  • Ongoing work on various experimental Thunderbird add-ons:

    • QuickLook integration on OS X

    • MuteThread for ignoring threads in email
    • DataMiners offers users interesting handling of detected data in messages (eg slideshow of image attachments)

Mobile

IT

Last Week

  • Half way through the San Jose router upgrades (going so well, no one even knew we started).

This Morning

  • Faulty optic in a San Jose router caused some connectivity issues. Have that interface disabled and are en route to replace optics.

This Week

  • Amsterdam datacenter move: after a number of slips, it’s actually moving this week.

    • site will go offline during Tuesday local time while hardware is moved

    • users will be directed to US-based sites instead

Release Engineering

QA

QA Org Highlights
  • Hiring

    • Cameron Dawson, offer accepted. Start date 08/30

    • Naoki Hirata, offer accepted. Start date 08/30
  • Browser Technologies
    • still testing pre-alpha releases for Fennec

    • Signed off changes for production Sync services
    • Signed off on Firefox Home Beta3, still are looking at some testing logistics for L10N testing.
  • Desktop Firefox
    • begin release testing for 1.9.2.9 and 1.9.1.12

    • finishing up FF 4 Beta4 testing, should be signed off Monday assuming issues with the PPC builds are resolved.
  • QA Services

Automation & Tools

  • Grafx bot UI updates are done, working on a small feature needed to restart the browser to switch between hardware & software rendering mode on Linux and Mac. Should be ready for Beta 5

  • Bug Hunter VM rollout begins this week in Phoenix colo.
  • Firebug test harness is now packaged python module – runFBTests
  • The Automation & Tools staging buildbot staging environment should be online this week
  • We’re getting folks ready to help out with removing universal xp connect from mochitest a la bug 582472
  • We also want to ensure that Debug CRT exceptions do not throw up modal dialogs on windows, so we are going to land a patch for bug 587982
  • More information on our team page.

Security

Engagement

PR

Community

  • Community Marketing Call: Next call is Wednesday, August 25th at 10 a.m. PST/17:00 UTC. Please send agenda items to mary at mozilla dot com.

    • You can watch the call live on Air Mozilla or dial in:

      • +1.650.903.0800, followed by 92# and then 7391#

      • Or you can use our toll-free number: +1.800.707.2533, followed by 369# and then 7391#. If you’re outside the US, use Skype to call in with our toll-free number.
    • For those that can’t make the call or want to participate online, join us in #marketing on IRC (irc.mozilla.org).

Events

  • Maker Faire Africa – August 27-28, 2010; Nairobi, Kenya – William Quiviger, Raymond Etornam, Kwamena Apphia and Alex Wafula representing Mozilla / Mozilla is main sponsor this year

  • DjangoCon.us 2010 – September 7 – 9th; Portland Oregon – Sponsoring and a few Mozilla web devs will be in attendance
  • OWASP AppSec USA 2010 – September 7-10th; Southern California – This year we will have a booth, we are an organizational supporter and we have a speaking slot.  Follow the wiki for more updates on our presence.
  • Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2010 – September 11-12, 2010 – We will have a booth and be doing some innovative activities.  Check out the wiki for more details Looking into sponsorship opportunities.
  • Y4IT 2010 – September 14-17, 2010; University of the Philippines Dilman, Quezon City Philippines – We are sponsoring and will have a table – the Philippines community will be representing Mozilla.
  • Open Video Conference 2010 – October 1-2, 2010; New York, NY  – Looking over sponsorship opportunities.
  • German Community Meetup 2010 – September 18-19 (Cologne, Germany) – 25 active German/Swiss/Austrian contributors gathering for 2-day workshop to discuss goals for next 2 quarters
  • Bi-annual Aviary.Pl meeting – October 2-4 (Poznan, Poland) – 3-day workshop of active Polish contributors to review past 6 months and plan 6 months ahead

Creative Team

Community Marketing

  • Community Marketing Call: Next call is Wednesday August 25th at 10 a.m. PST/17:00 UTC. Please send agenda items to mary at mozilla dot com.

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

Introducing New Hires

Foundation Updates

  • Mozilla 2010 T-shirts. They’re awesome, they’re fancy, they’re all the rage. Tell your friends! http://mzl.la/bBM5YP

  • Community map is live. See David Boswell’s lightning talk above

Roundtable

18-August-2010

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2010-08-18

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Firefox/Planning/2010-08-18

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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC

  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Fin du Monde Conference Room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)
REMEMBER

These notes are read by people who weren’t able to attend the meeting. Please make sure to include links and context so they can be understood.

Agenda

  • actions from last week:

  • schedule and progress on upcoming releases
  • review highlights and notices
  • respond to questions and concerns

Action Items

  • 3.5.x EOL Plan

    • chofmann will create a geographic breakdown of 3.5.x users

    • maymumi has offered to help out in terms of focused messaging
    • beltzner will come back in 2-3 weeks with a EOL plan for 3.5.x

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.5.12 / Firefox 3.6.9

  • Code frozen!

  • Plan is to build on the 23rd
  • Investigating a possible issue (bug 586543)

Firefox 3.5.13 / Firefox 3.6.10

  • We will not be approving bugs yet, but please nominate!

  • Schedule will be created in the coming week

Firefox 4.0 Beta 4

  • code freeze early yesterday morning

  • builds available for testing
  • we know there’s a problem with the Feedback Add-On not showing up
  • will be respinning, but should be able to merge with existing QA efforts, no need to restart
  • QA estimate?
  • probable ship date?

Firefox 4.0 Beta 5

  • this is scheduled to be the feature freeze beta

  • there’s a lot of things to go in it
  • code freeze set for the end of the month

Jetpack SDK 0.7

  • froze last night (Tuesday, August 17)

  • made it: Clipboard, Notifications, E10S-compatible Panel APIs
  • on runway for late landing: Windows API
  • missed: Page Mods, Sidebar APIs, some docs work, and addl. E10S compatibility
  • RC1 tentatively scheduled for today (tracking down a couple test regressions)
  • tentative release date Wednesday, August 25

Add-on Builder 1.0a5

  • 1.0a4 pushed to production (https://builder.mozillalabs.com/) yesterday

  • changes included addon/library deactivation, Bespin update, and misc UX ensmoothenments
  • 1.0a5 deliverables include support for multiple versions of SDK, attachment editing, misc UX ensmoothenments
  • 1.0a5 freezes next Monday, August 23
  • tentative push to staging Tuesday, August 24
  • tentative push to production Tuesday, August 31

Fx Input

Input 1.7

  • ETA changed to Wednesday, 8/25

  • The new dashboard layout is still being developed. If you want a sneak preview though, check out our staging site

Test Pilot studies

Highlights / Notices

Notes or issues that don’t correspond to a particular release you’d like people to know about.

  • Talking about Beta (lmesa)

  • Latest beta Feedback
    • Positives:

      • App tabs less buggy

      • Page loads are getting faster
      • New UI
      • Youtube is more usable
    • Negatives
      • orkut is a big issue: bug 585744

      • close/maximize/minimize button issue is still very annoying – bug 574833
      • hotmail: 547507, 581502
      • hard to find the “help->about” in the new firefox menu which makes doing support hard.
      • crashes, slowness, broken usability (input fields [bug 571537] and buttons) with Flash
    • Others
      • people are having a hard time giving feedback in other languages (says they’re swearing when in fact, they aren’t)

      • when to expect the new Linux theme?
      • mostly negative perception about changed order with context menu “open page in new…” options
    • Common Add-On Compatibility Requests
      • Google tool bar

      • Adblock plus
      • Cooliris
      • Antivirus kaspersky
  • Add-ons!
    • Firefox 4 Compatibility Dashboard is up — currently 25% compatible with latest beta. Only 37% are not compatible with any 4.0/3.7 pre-release.

    • Continuing to work on porting AMO to Django. Upcoming release is a revamp of Collections
    • Discovery Pane front-end should be done this week

Questions and Concerns

Please add any questions or concerns you would like discussed at today’s meeting.

Press & Public Reactions

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