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Mozilla Project Meeting Minutes: 2008-12-29

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Meeting Details

  • 1:00pm Pacific time (21:00 UTC until March 8, 2009)
  • Mozilla HQ, 1st floor conference table
  • +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 8600 (US/International)
  • +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 8600 (Canada)
  • +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600 (US Toll Free)
  • from generic SIP clients
  • to watch and listen
  • join #staffmeeting for backchannel

note: all participants are muted automatically; if you want to talk, press *1 to un-mute yourself

WeeklyUpdate Live: You can watch the weekly meetings live at Air Mozilla You can also view previous meetings from the “on-demand” button on the Air Mozilla player. Meetings will be posted for on-demand consumption shortly after the meeting conclusion.

Friends of the Tree

Please send FotT nominations to This is a great opportunity for the community to recognize those who go above and beyond, so please tell me when you see that happening. Thanks.

Development Updates

Branch work: Firefox 3.0.6 / Major Update

  • Firefox to 3.0.5 Major Update
    • Going out to Beta today (12/29)
    • Final release in early/mid January
    • Localizations are working on translating the new major update banner
  • Thunderbird
    • Being released tomorrow at 11am (ahead of schedule!)
    • Next Thunderbird 2 release will likely be in March
  • Firefox 3.0.6
    • Code freeze is January 6 at 11:59pm
    • Final release is targeted at early February

Gecko 1.9.1

Firefox 3.1

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

  • Dec 31 – string freeze <– coming soon! take note!
  • Jan 13 – code freeze
  • Jan 19 – QA start
  • Jan 26 – ship to users

TB 3



  • No real updates this week.
  • Last week was slow, took advantage of the slowness to run through kernel upgrades and other miscellaneous updates.

Release Engineering

  • Releases discussed above.


  • Releases (mostly covered above)
    • Thunderbird testing, attempt to release this week
    • Pre-release testing of Major Update to 3.0.5
  • 100,000 top site test ongoing
    • Found and reduced two crash bugs to reproducible testcases so far, more to follow
  • Tested and Released Alpha 2 for Fennec!
  • Keeping abreast of Firefox 3 testing in CSS Tranforms, Session Restore, and PPC support among others
  • Code coverage statistics are almost ready, getting the last kinks worked out
  • Mozmill 1.0 will be released this week
    • Bug fixing for Thunderbird support
    • UI improvements


Mozilla is investigating the issue of improperly issued SSL certificates from a Comodo reseller. See extra long thread here:




  • New wiki page posted with Dec08 update slides.



No updates this week. Thanks to all SUMO contributors (and of course the SUMO team and all helpful peers) for a fantastic 2008! Here’s to an even more spectacular 2009. 🙂



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