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Mozilla Project Meeting Minutes: 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


  • 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



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.





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.,,

Mozilla Community Map

David Boswell

Demo and update on Community Map

Add-ons API Coverage – Where we stand

Daniel Buchner

Demo the coverage/competitive comparison table

Status Updates By Team




  • 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)



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 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 and
    • 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.





  • 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 (


  • 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
  • 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.





Developer Tools




Introducing New Hires

Foundation Updates

  • Mozilla 2010 T-shirts. They’re awesome, they’re fancy, they’re all the rage. Tell your friends!
  • Community map is live. See David Boswell’s lightning talk above


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