March 2009

Mozilla Project Weekly Status: 2009-03-30

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) 3.1b3 compatibility up to 65% of total usage (+5%) Total 3.1.* compatibility up to 84%, working to close gap on b3 compatibility Starting with beta 4, 3.5.* version will be available on AMO. Continuing to work on improving AMO editor throughput, currently around 700 reviews/month, goal is to double this by end of Q2 and reduce review time. Meeting with MoMo this week to talk about improving AMO story for Thunderbird with better editor support and more frequent updates of recommended lists for TB. FIREFOX Firefox 3.0.8 On Wednesday, a critical vulnerability was posted to a public vulnerability…

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Firefox 3.0.8 Released

Mozilla has released the eight stability and security update for the current Firefox 3 browser. This update addresses a couple of security vulnerabilities: CanSecWest 2009 Pwn2Own Exploit XSL Transform Vulnerability For more information about What’s New in Firefox 3.0.8, check out the Release Notes. Current Firefox 3 users may obtain Firefox 3.0.8 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 3.0.8 directly via getfirefox.com Note: Due to this firedrill release, all patches, updates, fixes originally planed…

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Oops! Our Feed Was Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Earlier this week I noticed I wasn’t getting feed updates for the blog through Brief. When I checked the feed in Firefox’s Live Bookmark system I was getting Live bookmark feed failed to load. I thought it was just a glitch on Firefox part as Yahoo! RSS was working okay. Then I noticed my headline animator for this blog was coming up as “Watch this space for future items”. Okay, the feed is defiantly broken, but why. Finally had sometime to dig into this problem and went into the Troubleshootize section of FeedBurner. After running a feed validatior I discovered…

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Thunderbird 3 Beta 3 Schedule

From the MozillaWiki: Proposed Freezes ( All dates use time of 23:59 Pacific ) Slushy String freeze date: 2009-04-24 (Friday) Slushy Code Freeze date: 2009-04-26 (Sunday) Firm String / Code freeze date: 2009-04-28 (Tuesday) l10n-mozilla-1.9.1 freeze date: 2009-04-30 (Thursday) Target Build Ship date: 2009-05-05 (Tuesday) Not sure what’s after this if is going to be a Beta 4 or may be if we are lucky Release Candidate 1!

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Mozilla Project Weekly Status: 2009-03-23

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) New blog post on Bandwagon last week New Category Landing page design Add-ons newsletter sent out Compatibility Update 81.2% compatible with some flavor of Fx3.1 60% compatible with Fx3.1b3 and newer, will continue with individual outreach to understand why there’s still a gap between compatibility with latest and 3.1.* compatibility FIREFOX Firefox 3.0.8 Code froze a few hours late QA is currently verifying bugs On track for mid-April release Firefox 3.0.9 Schedule forthcoming this week Should have a good list of blockers later today Will send email to blocker owners about targeted code freeze date Fx 3.5b43 (Shiretoko)…

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Thunderbird Synopsis: March 23rd

Thunderbird related news from the March 23rd Mozilla Project Weekly Status meeting: Thunderbird 2.0.0.21 Shipped last week Pages on mozillamessaging.com TBird 3.0b3 (Shredder) – Status: In Progress Tb 3.0b3 schedule is up; minor modifications in the next day or two are expected. As an experimental attempt to reduce crash landings/feature misses at the end of the cycle, we’ve broken the remaining time up into 5 weekly milestones.

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Tip: Run Multiple Firefox Profiles/Versions Simultaneously

Ever tried to start Firefox while is it is running? Doesn’t work, you will get an error saying Firefox is already running. I have seen a trick over at CyberNet involving installing a portable version of Firefox, but that seems to be a lot of work. Plus, I already have several versions of Firefox installed. So I did a little more search and came across the mozillaZine KB article: Command line arguments The easiest way to take advantage of this is to modify your short-cuts. The short cut should be formatted as such: “Firefox.exe” -p “{PROFILE}” -no-remote (note: substitute the…

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