October 2008

Mozilla Project Weekly Status: October 27th

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) AMO 4.0.3 – Status: In Planing Code freeze:  November 10th FIREFOX/GECKO Fx 2.0.0.18 & Fx 3.0.4/Gecko 1.8.1.18 & 1.9.0.4 – Pending Hand-off to Builds Firefox 2.0.0.18 / 3.0.4 mostly froze over the weekend. Need to take one or two more patches Slipping hand off to build by a day or two (aiming for one day) Schedule Code freeze: October 24th @ 11:59 PM PDT Builds start: October 28th QA starts: October 29th Release to beta channel: November 5th Final Release: November 12th Fx 3.1b1 (Shiretoko)/Gecko 1.9.1b1 – Status: Released October 14th 100k users on beta 1 (last week…

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Release Recap: October Week 4

Just Released No New Releases during this week. Schedule this Coming Week No release scheduled for this coming week. Future Release Note: MU Releases development may be abandoned. On the Mozilla Wiki: Releases, for the Fx 2.0.0.18 >> Fx 3.0.4 as well as the Fx 1.5.0.12 MU show a scheduled release as TBD (maybe never?). Firefox 2.0.0.18 – November 12th Firefox 2.0.0.19 – Mid December Firefox 3.0.4 – November 12th Firefox 3.0.5 –  Mid December Firefox 3.1b2 – November 2008 Thunderbird 2.0.0.18 – November 19th Shredder (Thunderbird) 3a4/b1 – TBD

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Mozilla Project Weekly Status: October 20

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) AMO 4.0.2 – Status: Released October 16th AMO 4.0.3 – Status: In Planing open bugs & fixed bugs Will push an intermediate update on 10/23 (Thursday) to push changes for collections (add-ons lists!) Add-on download count statistics are skewed again see bug 456687 — we’re working on this Wrapping up support for Fennec on AMO, see bug 453517 FIREFOX/GECKO Fx 2.0.0.18 & Fx 3.0.4/Gecko 1.8.1.18 & 1.9.0.4 – Pending Code Freeze Schedule Code freeze: October 24th @ 11:59 PM PDT Builds start: October 28th QA starts: October 29th Release to beta channel: November 5th Final Release: November 12th…

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Release Recap: October Week 3

Just Released AMO 4.0.2 – October 16th Firefox 3.1b1 – October 14th  Shredder (Thunderbird) 3.0a3 –  October 14th Schedule this Coming Week No release 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 – TBD Firefox 2.0.0.17 – November 12th Firefox 3.0.4 – November 12th Firefox 3.1b2 – November 2008 Shredder (Thunderbird) 3a4/b1 – TBD

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Installed Firefox 3.1b1

I don’t know if I had downloaded a bad build last night of Firefox 3.0.X but Firefox was stuck in ‘perpetual crash mode’. All I did was click a link (safe and trusted) in my Windows Live Mail and Firefox crashed. I restarted Firefox with the same session and it crashed again and again. I started with a fresh session and it crashed again, and again. Well that narrowed it down to either my profile (not a big deal if it got fried) or that particular build. I fired up Chrome (one of the benefits of having four browsers installed…

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Thunderbird (Shredder) 3a3 Released

Mozilla Messaging has released Shredder (Thunderbird 3) Alpha 3. Originally planed as Beta 1, the Thunderbird team reversed its decision as there’s still plenty of work to be done including the most expected integration with the Lightning extension to provide calendaring features. What’s New in Shredder Alpha 3 There were over 250 changes in this release, many laying the groundwork for future changes. Some notable changes include: User Experience Improvements Improved Message Reader View This is the first stage of a series of improvements to refine the message reading experience; the first stage brings email controls closer to area in which the…

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Thunderbird 3a3 Released

Mozilla Messaging has released Shredder (Thunderbird 3) Alpha 3. Originally planed as Beta 1, the Thunderbird team reversed its decision as there’s still plenty of work to be done including the most expected integration with the Lightning extension to provide calendaring features. What’s New in Shredder Alpha 3 There were over 250 changes in this release, many laying the groundwork for future changes. Some notable changes include: User Experience Improvements Improved Message Reader View This is the first stage of a series of improvements to refine the message reading experience; the first stage brings email controls closer to area in which the…

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