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Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2011-03-02

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  • 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)
  • #mobile for backchannel


  • RC 1
    • Code freeze: March 8

Major Topics for This Week

  • Blockers – 27 as of this morning
    • Displayport / Layers
    • Sync performance
    • Keyboard
    • Misc


UX design




General Platform

  • Bug Fixing

Release Engineering

  • tegras
    • 8 talos suites, 3 unittest suites live. 2 more unittest suites + a unittest fix are going to land weds morning ?
    • Switched PDU is here; server room built out. Zandr needs to add racks, move tegras in, wire up.
    • Stability – a lot of the issues we’re seeing are due to timing. Bear has some fixes coming along; once we’re on the switched PDU we should be able to write a script to keep these up in an automated fashion.
  • IPC tests:
    • Armen is ready to deploy Linux crashtest-ipc and a subset of reftest-ipc
    • Let’s try to limit scope to what’s blocking



Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2011-03-02

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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PST, 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)
  • #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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.


  • 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 4 (Desktop)

  • Not many blockers left (
  • Triaging daily @ 11:30 am PST
    • Please nominate or email if you find a problem drivers need to look at
  • Will wait for 75% of beta audience to be on beta 12 and hardblockers at zero before building
  • QA will be talking about their test plan that needs to be done before RC is pushed to the beta audience

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

Firefox 3.6/3.5

Firefox 3.6.14 and 3.5.17

  • Released yesterday, thanks everyone!
  • The graphs on crash-stats are wrong, don’t freak out

Firefox 3.6.15 and 3.5.18

  • Schedule will be coming this week
  • Have a plan for a possible pwn2own response

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder 1.0a9

  • Maintenance release due out tomorrow
  • Feature release on-track for full completion and release on March 24th
    • The 1.0b4 of the SDK is scheduled to be released on March 23rd. If the opportunity presents itself, we will sync announcements of the two.

Add-on SDK 1.0b3

  • blockers delayed release for almost a week
  • released yesterday, Tuesday, March 1 (release announcement)

Add-on SDK 1.0b4

  • focus is on enhancements and polish fixes for Firefox 4 add-on development
  • freezes Wednesday, March 16
  • ships Wednesday, March 23

Input 3.3

  • Code-Freeze: 3/4
  • Features: Dashboard for RC/Release “Ideas” and beta releases will be overlayed on x-axis of our graphs

We’re working on a new service, Grundle, to deal with clustering millions of feedback a day. It’ll be a mix-n-match of a several powerful components; to best understand the approach, please read Michael Kurze’s blog post and his excellent powerpoint presentation on it.

Feedback Summary

-Two big new issues we saw were printing issues for Windows users (now fixed-w00t!) and proxy issues accessing sites like webmail.




Windows 7, XP and Vista Users: Beta 12 Prints illegibly (weird spaces/characters)

10+54 and others


bug 635768 [FIXED]
SSL pages don’t work over proxy


bug 637361
Hangs on search/McAfee?


bug 633199
An issue with Adobe Reader X



May not be fx4. [1]
Unable to switch search engines/locks up when using search bar


265 75

bug 631746
Hotmail Constantly Reloading



bug 627729 bug 636692
Facebook Chat not working


Flash-related crashes (fb games, gmail,

658 1042

Font Rendering on Windows


bug 594325 bug 612846 bug 629857
Netflix streaming player doesn’t work OSX


was bug 598406
DivX player doesn’t work

35 (302+ overall)


Broken Panorama (missing button, changed shortcut)

50+ from: [4][5][6][7]


bug 624588
No save & close dialog when closing Firefox w/multiple tabs

40-ish from: [8][9][10][11]


caused by bug 592822 bug 550559
Gmail Locks Up (proxy issue?)



Highlights / Notices

  • QA: Firefox 4 RC Test Plan up for review
    • Approach: We would like to qualify the RC after 3+ days of testing, then continue with the testing activities listed in the plan while the build is used by a larger audience before final sign-off.
  • RelEng will be branching the mozilla-2.0 repository off of mozilla-central to do the RC build(s).
    • Details still being worked out, stay tuned!

Questions and Concerns

Press & Public Reactions

Wall Street Journal Europe: Firefox 4 Reignites Browser Wars


Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2011-03-01

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Current Release Schedules
Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha 3

Thunderbird 3.1.8
  • Code Freeze and build start: First week March
  • Release: Early March
  • Code freeze: 18 Jan 23:59
  • L10n freeze: 18 Jan 23:59
  • Builds start: 19/20 Jan
  • QA with builds start: 21 Jan
  • Beta period starts: Week of 24 Jan
  • Build 2 starts: 7th Feb
  • Build 2 Beta period starts: 8th/9th Feb
  • Final release: 1st March

Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to press *1 to unmute yourself before talking!

Feel free to ask questions in the meeting either by speaking up or by asking them in #maildev on IRC.

Other ways to get in touch with us can be found on our communications page


  • Who’s taking minutes? –> gozer
  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to davida or dmose for schedule changes/additions.
  • Note: this meeting is for interactive discussion. Feel free to ask questions!

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 so that he can send them a shirt!

Conversion Funnel (Priority 0 side project)

  • Pending 3.1.8 release.
  • ISPDB conversion remains at 40%. Top missing domains:,,,,,,,,,

Thunderbird Development

For more details, see also the driver meeting notes.

Feature Work

Account Provisioner:

  • It works on trunk, as of version 1.0.3
  • It needs some UI work to put free account sign-up in-frame.
  • It also needs some tests.

Search Integration:

  • Got Session restoration working.
  • Fixed a bunch of other reported bugs.
  • Released a new version, with blog and twitter posts.


Thunderbird Conversations
  • Mostly bugfixes this week.
  • No new features, localization moving along…
  • Still a couple regressions to fix and then will release 2.0a3 in sync with 3.3a3
Compose in a tab
  • Support for editing drafts, forwarding as attachments, editing drafts with attachments.
  • Big round of bugfixes.
  • Plan still is to release at the same time as thunderbird 3.3a3 and issue a call for contributions after that.
Thunderbird Sync

Trunk (Miramar) Development

  • Trunk closed due to regression in js engine. Probably only affects unit tests.
    • Aiming to re-open today to some extent, we’ll either fix the issue or fix the mozilla-central revision to FF 4.0b12 (via buildbot).
  • Alpha 3
    • Waiting to land a few patches, then cut later in the week and release this week or early next week.
  • Beta 1
    • Looking at landing Account Provisioning for beta 1. Timescales still being discussed.
  • Beta 2
    • Looking at landing OpenSearch for beta 2. Timescales still being discussed.
  • New blocking policy drafted
  • Currently working out next alpha/beta schedules.
  • Help on fixing blockers would be very useful and appreciated, see this list of higher priority bugs.

Thunderbird Stability & Security Releases

  • Thunderbird 3.1.8 being released today
  • Bug Lists: 3.1

QA Updates

  • Maintaining Bugzilla
  • tester’s mailing list is low traffic you should subscribe to be warned when testing is going on.
  • The QA page is going under a lot of maintenance old content is available here

Marketing Updates

  • PR Updates: A little early but Tb 3.1.8 article, lot of stories on using Thunderbird to back up Gmail 1, 2, 3
  • CEBIT this week, Ludovic will be there for us
  • Next:
    • Tb 3.1.8 and promotion Tb 3.1.8 w/ Get an Account, Tbird Alpha 3
    • Store/swag stuff w/ Karen
    • Funnelcake builds to come in the next few days after 3.1.8

Infrastructure Update

Build / Release Update

  • Build/release staging environment
  • 3.1.8 release

Web Update

  • lots of ispdb configs to review, will push to get them all done this week


  • ongoing: conversion from sumomo to kitsune


(If you support Thunderbird or write documentation to help support Thunderbird, please subscribe to the tb-support-crew mailing list and briefly introduce yourself to the list)

  1. 500 new support topics (back to normal last week 610) – Media:22-28Feb2011-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  2. Kitsune KB migration script to convert data from Tiki wiki – convertSuMoMoKBfiles – crude hack based on SuMo’s and which was written by the SuMo dev team
  3. 3.1 Support Issues
  4. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

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

Roundtable Highlights

If you are attending Cebit come and talk to me


Mozilla Platform Meeting Minutes: 2011-03-01

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Notices / Schedule

Blocker Report

Firefox Development

We have 1, non-code hard blocker left.

Who needs help?


Tree Management

  • several tree closures last week – firewalls debugging continues
    • embargo days: day of “go to build” and day of ship.
    • still working out exact list of services – ping joduinn or mrz with questions.

Stability Report



Mozilla Project Meeting Minutes: 2011-02-28

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Video for today’s meeting

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Friends of the Tree

  • Andrew Sutherland, for fixing bug 635765 and thereby making hg pushlog pages load much faster. But wait, there’s more! This may also have fixed bug 508863, making it impossible to wedge a repository by canceling a push midway through, requiring IT to fix it! (submitted by the guilty party who filed an IT blocker at 23:00 on a Saturday for this reason)

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 28 February

Tuesday, 1 March

  • Brownbag, 12:15pm PST: The Marble Run Team (Winners of the Game On Contest) will be here and talk about Game On, how they came up with their concept and what it took to build the game.

Wednesday, 2 March

Thursday, 3 March

Friday, 4 March

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox 4

  • Beta 12 went out on Friday. Feedback is positive…best beta yet!
  • 15 blockers currently stand between us and RC
  • Daily Triage Meetings are still happening every weekday at 11:30am PST.

Firefox 3.6 and 3.5

  • Firefox 3.6.14 and 3.5.17 will be released tomorrow, 2011-03-01
  • Draft schedule for 3.6.15 and 3.5.18 will come out this week

Mobile Firefox

  • Beta 5 shipped last week
  • Code freeze for RC is March 8


  • Planning to ship Miramar Alpha 3 this week


  • Hackasaurus, School of Webcraft, WebMadeMovies at Digital Media & Learning Conference this week:
  • Sneak peek at new WebMadeMovies platform (staging):
  • New weekly Drumbeat Dev calls starting this week (time TBD)


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
New wiki skin

David Boswell

Updating wiki design

  • Log in to
  • > My preferences
  • > Appearance
  • > Select gmo
  • > Save
  • Post feedback
WOO and ElasticSearch

Anurag Phadke

Cloud based Real time search solution via REST API

ElasticSearch monitor console

Fetch 500 results for given date

BuildBot integration with ElastiSearch

Desktop Info

Henry Langi

Desktop Support Update

  • Survey Monkey
  • Newsletter

Status Updates By Team






Release Engineering


Browser Technologies

QA Automation
QA Services and Community
  • Marco Zehe published a blog post about driving a respin of Firefox 4.0B11.
Desktop Firefox

Automation & Tools





Creative Team

Community Marketing





Developer Tools




Introducing New Hires

  • Mobile UX: Brian Dils (Madhava Enros)

Foundation Updates


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