Mozilla Project Weekly: August 17, 2009


  • blog post from Fligtar on Add-on usage went out last week.
  • 5.0.9 code freeze this week
    • Bandwagon Phase II (stats and recommendations)
    • Contributions update (now on category pages and front page)


  • Firefox 3.0.13 -> 3.5.2 major update
    • major update was on the wire since 3.5.2 shipped (users had to “check for updates”)
    • “unthrottled” the offer on Thursday
    • Firefox 3.0.13 users will now receive an offer to update automatically
  • Firefox 3.0.14
    • code frozen
    • qa is testing
    • on track for early/mid September release
  • Firefox 3.5.3
    • code frozen
    • qa is testing
    • on track for early/mid September release
  • Firefox 3.6
    • all future milestones will be built off the new mozilla-1.9.2 branch
    • next milestone: Firefox 3.6 Beta 1
    • working through triage now, hope to have a beta -> final schedule by the end of the week
    • goals are startup time, responsiveness, Windows 7 readiness and polish
    • stretch goals include things like determining if Personas can be included as well as some changes to how the updater works to include plugin updates


  • Gecko 1.9.2
    • Two new members of the Platform team today:
      • Joel Reymont joins us as a contractor who is focusing on Mac performance, with first task of focusing on Mac start-up perf. Word is, Joel lives and works on a boat of the coast of Spain.
      • Ben Hsieh joins us today, a General Platform engineer reporting to me (Damon). Ben is a recent Stanford CS grad.


  • TBird 3.0b3 (Shredder)
    • Serious bug cutting underway
    • Target dates for 3.0b4 and 3.0RC1 will be posted shortly
    • Mozilla Messaging team had productive on-site in Vancouver last week

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