November 2009

Mozilla Project Weekly Status: November 30th

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) 3.6 compatibility up to 58% Engaging with a number of high probability authors who will bump this number by ~10% or more when they flip to 3.6. Blog from Jenny Boriss on redesigning the Add-ons Manager FIREFOX Firefox 3.0.16 / Firefox 3.5.6 builds started today planning to go to beta this week, after QA spot checks on track for mid-December ship date Firefox 3.0.17 / Firefox 3.5.7 schedules posted early February release target any feedback on these? Firefox 3.0.15 -> 3.5.5 Prompted Major Update (PMU) overall crashes in 3.5.5 are down from 3.5.3 and 3.5.4 thanks to CrashKill…

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Firefox 3.6 Beta 4 Released

Animation Playhouse Mozilla Released Beta 4 of Firefox 3.6 late Wednesday afternoon. Mozilla Links’ Percy provides this brief review: As expected, a fourth beta for Firefox 3.6 is now available, this time it adds support for HTML 5 file API, which enables some new insteresting functionality: for example you would be able to load a bunch of local images to a web app without actually uploading them to the server. You would be able to edit them locally, save them locally, and optionally upload them once they are ready. The Beta of Firefox 3.6 / Gecko 1.9.2 introduces several new…

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Thunderbird 3.0RC1 Released

The Thunderbird 3.0 Release Candidate is now available for download. This milestone is focused on providing a preview of the functionality provided by the new features and changes that will be included in Thunderbird 3.0. New features in Thunderbird 3 that require feedback include: New Search Tools Tabbed Email Message Archiving New Mail Account Setup Wizard Improvements for Developers Source: Mozilla Developers News

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Mozilla Project Weekly Status: November 23, 2009

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) 3.6 compatibility up to 58% Engaging with a number of high probability authors who will bump this number by ~10% or more when they flip to 3.6. Blog from Jenny Boriss on redesigning the Add-ons Manager FIREFOX Firefox 3.0.16 / Firefox 3.5.6 QA is currently testing should give a go to build in a week Firefox 3.0.17 / Firefox 3.5.7 should have a schedule this week likely targeting late January release Namoroka (Firefox 3.6) there are still over 80 blockers left to be fixed for Firefox 3.6 many are fixed on other branches and need to be moved…

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Firefox 3.6b3 Released

Mozilla Release Beta 3 of Firefox 3.6 late Tuesday afternoon. This release includes some 90+ bug fixes, here a few: A new API will now allow add-on developers access Firefox’s geolocation features. (See Doug Turner’s post) As expected,  tab previews on Windows 7 taskbar has been pulled back. This is a real disappointment: there will be no support at all for some of Windows 7’s most welcomed features: jump lists, download progress in the task bar (a la IE8), and now no tab previews. In the security/stability front, the Firefox components directory is now locked down, which means no third…

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Mozilla Project Weekly Status: November 16, 2009

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) Download Source Tracking Self Hosted Add-ons Pledge Drives and Subscriptions Reviews are humming along Need Seamonkey reviewers AMO 5.4 Enhanced Localization GetSatisfaction for Add-ons Release Channels Compatibility up to 49% Add-on compatibility reporter emails going out this week 2200 add-ons, 24,000 reports FIREFOX Firefox 3.0.16 / Firefox 3.5.6 slushy code freeze for both releases still have a couple of patches to take otherwise, on track for mid-December release Namoroka (Firefox 3.6) beta 3 refresh should be coming Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning beta 3 includes a components directory lockdown feature – johnath to blog about the details early…

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Mozilla Project Weekly Status: November 16, 2009

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) Thanks for coming to last week’s meetup, about 40 people showed up and a good time was had by all Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 was launched last week along with the new Add-on Compatibility Reporter 3600 active users 363 reports of incompatible add-ons, 857 reports of compatible ones Currently about 54% of usage is compatible with some version of Fx 3.6 but only 39% are marked as compatible with 3.6b1 and above.   FIREFOX Firefox 3.0.15 / Firefox 3.5.4 shipped last Tuesday! 3.5.4 stability issues caught after push…   Firefox 3.5.5 scheduling a short-cycle release developers jumped on…

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Firefox 3.6 Beta 2 Released

Mozilla has pushed out Beta 2 for Firefox 3.6 on November 10th. This update contains over 190 fixes from the last Firefox 3.6 beta, containing many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers, and users. The Mozilla community appreciates your feedback and assistance in testing this preview of the next version of Firefox. Your beta software will update itself periodically, and eventually will be updated to the final release itself. The Beta of Firefox 3.6 / Gecko 1.9.2 introduces several new features for users to evaluate: (New in this update) A mechanism to prevent incompatible software from crashing Firefox. Users can…

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