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Mozilla Project Weekly Status: 2009-03-30


  • 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 3.0.8
    • On Wednesday, a critical vulnerability was posted to a public vulnerability list
    • Release Drivers determined this was something we needed to fix, sooner than April 14 (the targeted release day of 3.0.8)
    • Firefox 3.0.8 because a firedrill release, taking only two fixes (for the XSLT vuln and the CanSecWest vuln)
    • We shipped on Friday afternoon, around 3:45pm officially
  • Firefox 3.0.9
    • The release formerly known as Firefox 3.0.8 has now been rebranded Firefox 3.0.9
    • Any fixes you were counting on to be released in Firefox 3.0.8 are now in Firefox 3.0.9
    • A revised schedule was posted to the wiki link above, comments appreciated
    • Aiming for April 21 release (a week later than scheduled)
  • Firefox 3.0.10
    • Proposed schedule on wiki
    • Targeting mid-May release
  • Final major update for Firefox 2.0.0.x
    • Looking at issuing a final major update for Firefox
    • Planning for shortly after 3.0.9
    • More details this week
  • Firefox 3.5
    • Firefox Front End Work
      • 11 blockers left, only 1 of which is complicated, 7 are just waiting to land
      • some likely UI opportunistic updates for Beta 4
        • updated privacy preferences pane bug 462041 (needs review)
        • updated clear recent history dialog bug 480169 (needs patch)
        • refactoring Places DB for performance bug 476297 (landed)
        • restoring only visible tabs first upon session restore bug 480148 (needs landing)
        • updates/fixes to PFS so plugin installers can be executed bug 435788 (fixed)
        • new tab experience – under evaluation, but requires string changes
    • Beta 3
      • really solid, starting to gather feedback (seems positive)
      • already > 500,000 users
    • Firefox 3.5 Beta 4
      • this will be the first release with the new version number
      • current schedule:
        • string freeze was Thursday at 11:59pm PDT
        • code freeze Monday April 6th – to be discussed at tomorrow’s meeting
        • release week of April 13th


  • Gecko 1.9.1
    • Beta 4 progress: Up a few bugs for JS at 37, up overall at 88 from 76.
    • At the fix rates we’re seeing now, we’re going try to make a decision in tomorrow’s development meeting on the code freeze deadline of April 6.
    • We’re in the middle of planning new features and work items for future releases. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
      • Each team has created a list and prioritized possible major work items for the next release.
      • There’s several ongoing dev.planning discussions of the work lists for each of the groups. Links to threads: Javascript, GFX, Layout, and Content.
      • For overall Platform planning, see this wiki page.
      • Next steps are to discuss the overall plan for what the next Gecko release will look like, not just features, but duration and timing.
    • Blocker Status:
      • 9 final blocker bugs left in content. (14 last time)
      • 4 GFX final blockers. (Last week: 1)
      • 11 Layout final blockers. Six have patches. (Last week: 11)
      • 3 SVG final blockers.
      • JS with 37 blockers. Looks like about 16 of those bugs require a beta vector; however, only four of the 16 have patches. (Last week: 33)
    • Triage needed. 27 noms are in the queue right now.
    • For weekly engineering meeting notes and other info see the Platform page.
    • 88 total 1.9.1 blockers (last week: 86).


  • TBird 3.0b3 (Shredder) – Status: In Progress

Complete Meeting Notes