September 2008

Mozilla Project Weekly Status: 2008-09-29

Editor’s Notes: A while back the official meeting title was changed to Mozilla Project Weekly Status. Watch these meetings live (and past meetings) at Air Mozilla New this additions week include AMO (addons.mozilla.org) and Lightning/Sunbird (Mozilla Calendar project). ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) AMO 4.0.2 – Status: In Triage Current Bugs Code Freeze: October 6th FIREFOX/GECKO Fx 2.0.0.17 & Fx 3.0.2 – Status: Released on September 23rd Fixed over 200 bugs including several security vulnerabilities some regressions made it through the process on 2.0.0.17 and 3.0.2 Password Manager bugs 451155 and 454708 affected the Firefox 3.0.2 build Fx 3.0.3 – Status: Released on…

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Release Recap: September Week 4

Just Released Big week for releases this past week including 2 releases on the Firefox 3 branch due to patches on a couple bugs with the password manager. Firefox 2.0.0.17 – September 23rd Firefox 3.0.2 – September 23rd Firefox 3.0.3 – September 25th Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 – September 25th Schedule this Coming Week No Release Current Scheduled For This Coming Week Future Release Note: MU Releases are special releases which allow users to upgrade to the next major version (e.g. Fx 2 to Fx 3) automatically without having to manually download and install the newer version. Firefox 2.0.0.17 > 3.0.2 MU…

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Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 Released

Only two months (July 23rd) this time since there has been an update for Thunderbird 2. Today, Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 was released. Users will be prompted for an automatic update within the next 72 hours.Those wishing to upgrade now can do so via the Help Menu, Check For Updates option or by downloading the latest release at getthunderbird.com. Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 contains many security fixes and the full details can be found in the Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 Release Notes.

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Firefox 3.0.3 Released

As mentioned a couple days ago due to bug 451155 and bug 454708 in the newly released Firefox 3.0.2 release, Mozilla would be pushing out a patch with Firefox 3.0.3. Most of us were expecting to see this new version some time next week. However Mozilla developers have just pushed out the release of Firefox 3.0.3 tonight, fixing the problem where users were unable to retrieve saved passwords or save new passwords. Current Firefox 3 users may obtain Firefox 3.0.3 manually via the Check for Updates… option from the Help menu. Automatic upgrade (for those who have this feature enabled)…

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Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 Released

Only two months (July 23rd) this time since there has been an update for Thunderbird 2. Today, Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 was released. Users will be prompted for an automatic update within the next 72 hours.Those wishing to upgrade now can do so via the Help Menu, Check For Updates option or by downloading the latest release at getthunderbird.com. Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 contains many security fixes and the full details can be found in the Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 Release Notes.

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Fx 3.0.3 Coming Next Week

Firefox 3.0.3 Released Bug #451155 found in the recent Firefox 3.0.2 release has been found to prevent access to saved passwords that include international characters either in the web address the password is saved for, the login, or the password itself. A firedrill update (Firefox 3.0.3) will be released sometime next week. Mike Beltzner, Firefox lead, explains in a post to the mozilla.dev.planning group: The symptom is that users who have password data stores with non-ASCII data saved as something other than UTF-8 (more common for people who have saved passwords on IDN domains or non en-US domains) will not…

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Gmail to handle Mailto/Send Link…

New with the Firefox 3.0.2 release, Gmail has been bundled as a web mail provider. Gmail can automatically handle (in lieu of Thunderbird or Outlook) Send Link… (via file or context menu) and ‘Mailto’ links with a few short steps: Open the Options window (or Preferences on Linux and Mac), Click the Applications tab Type ‘mailto’ in the Search Field In the Action column Select Use Gmail. Click OK (no restart needed) Thanks for the tip Claus. Source: Mozilla Links

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Fx 2.0.0.17/3.0.2 Released

Firefox 3.0.3 Released Firefox 2.0.0.17 & 3.0.2 updates been released.  See Firefox 3.0.2 Release Notes for more details. Current Firefox 2/3 users may obtain Firefox 2.0.0.17/3.0.2 manually via the Check for Updates… option from the Help menu. Automatic upgrade (for those who have this feature enabled) should occur within the next 24-48 hours. Alternatively, users may also download Firefox 3.0.2 directly by going to http://getfirefox.com and Fx 2.0.0.17 from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html. What’s New in Firefox 3.0.2 Firefox 3.0.2 contains the following updates: Fixed several security issues. Fixed several stability issues. Official releases for Sinhala and Slovene are now available. Beta releases for Bengali,…

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Weekly Update: 2008-09-22

FIREFOX/GECKO Fx 2.0.0.17 & Fx 3.0.2 – Status: Pending Release Regressions found during 1st Beta Issues resolved and re-released to Beta Channel on 09/19/08 Schedule Code freeze: August 26th Builds start: August 27th QA starts: August 28th Release to beta channel: September 19th Final Release: September 23rd Firefox 3.1b1 (Shiretoko)/Gecko 1.9.1b1 – Status: Pending Code Freeze New features (planned/in progress) 35 1.9.1 blockers. 195 wanted bugs 21 P1s. These are bugs we feel would really, really make a good release if we had a solid handful completed. 53 P2s. These are medium complexity bugs/changes that are nice to have. 42…

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I’m A PC

Phase 2 of Microsoft’s newest ad campaign (sans Jerry Seinfeld) is I’m A PC Microsoft has entered a new phase of its $300 million Windows ad campaign. In a briefing this morning, the software maker said it’s releasing a 60-second commercial that seems designed to directly counter Apple’s popular PC-bashing Macintosh ads. …Phase II of the commercial campaign omits comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who figured in the three commercials* making up Phase I, but Phase II’s first spot does feature a brief appearance by company co-founder and chairman Bill Gates. I’m A PC: Pride I’m A PC: I Am Not Alone…

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