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June 18, 2007

Ubuntu & Microsoft: NO DEAL!

Sounds as if the Ubuntu founders either think Microsoft is bluffing with the threat of patent infringements or could be they are not falling for Microsoft’s patent protection deal (blackmail) . Novell, Xandros, Linspire … and Ubuntu? Nope, it’s not gonna happen, says Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the popular Linux distribution, debunking rumors that Ubuntu will be the next to agree to a patent protection deal with Microsoft. “Allegations of ‘infringement of unspecified patents’ carry no weight whatsoever. We don’t think they have any legal merit, and they are no incentive for us to work with Microsoft on any…

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Weekly Update 2007-06-18

Here’s an overview of today’s (06/18) Weekly Update meeting (items in purple are noteworthy): Fx 1.5.0.12 – Major Update (1.5.0.12 > 2.0.0.4) still scheduled for Thursday (06/21) Fx 1.5.0.13 – ??? I think that was a typo as 1.5.0.12 is the last release on the 1.5 branch Fx 2.0.0.5 – Next regularly scheduled release on the 2.0 branch. Daily triage meetings at 10am PDT (650-903-0800, 91#, 262#). Tuesday (06/19) discussion on the 2.0.0.5 release schedule Fx 3.0: Places (Places team) tagging backend landed Dan Mills (thunder) demoed bookmark sync at Developer Day Tokyo plenty of discussion about UI in dev.apps.firefox,…

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Gran Paradiso (Fx 3) Poster/Wallpaper

Here’s your chance to promote Gran Paradiso (Firefox 3) with this poster or wallpapers (multiple sizes from 800×600 to 1920×1200 including 1440×900). John Slater, Mozilla’s Creative Director has announced the release of a set of posters and wallpapers on Gran Paradiso, Firefox 3 code name. John clarifies that this is purely for fun and part of an internal campaign. It is not part of any final product identity or marketing campaign. News Source: Mozilla Links

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Bon Echo Update Issues Resolved

The most recent nightly build (for those of you on the ‘nightly’ channel)  for Bon Echo on the Win32 platform is 2007061714 and can be obtained via the normal update process (Help >> Check For Updates).  I was able to successfully download this update this morning. There was NOT a nightly update for June 16th.  This issue was only affecting the Win32 builds.  For some odd reason the builds were not propagating from the Tinder Box to the FTP servers. See Bug 383775 for more details.

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