Mozilla Weekly Status: November 2, 2009

NOTE: The US and many other countries ended Daylight Savings Time early Sunday morning and returned to Standard Time. So now the Update meeting with be at 19:00 UTC (the “new” 11am PST) Monday.


  • 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 3.5.5

    • scheduling a short-cycle release
    • developers jumped on creating fixes and had them ready by Friday evening (yay!)
    • hoping to start builds today or tomorrow

  • Namoroka (Firefox 3.6)
    • Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 shipped on Friday, check out the plea for feedback or release notes.
    • Nightly and beta users are encouraged to help us by reporting add-on compatibility
    • zpao’s “session restore optimization” patch landed on trunk, should be moving to branch shortly
    • main development focus is on Firefox 3.6 Blockers
    • last week at the development and delivery meetings we decided to issue frequent updates to Firefox 3.6 Beta users on that update channel; aiming for the first update to be this week with:
      • DLL component directory lockdown and blacklisting patch (see bug 524904 and bug 519357
      • syntax changes for CSS gradients
    • some questions were raised about the schedule for Firefox 3.6:
      • code freeze for RC is targeted at November 18th
      • RC release estimated for late November
      • final release estimated for early-to-mid December
  • Firefox 3.7

    • No Report


  • Gecko 1.9.2
    • Fun times in CrashKill meetings:
      • dbaron has a patch in bug 521750 that will potentially fix 5-15% of crashes due to thread badness + cycle collector. This is going into release as soon as possible.
      • Other crash patches, from newer bugs: Font crash on startup: bug 524462, and a gif encoder crash: bug 525326
      • Will be talking about metrics and tools in today’s meeting, along with individual bugs.
    • Blockers:
      • P1: 4
      • P2: 83
      • P3: 1
      • Other: 9
    • Team blocker numbers:


  • TBird 3.0RC1 (Shredder)
    • 3.0rc1 still has 22 blockers
    • RC1 build tomorrow seems unlikely; more news on tomorrow’s Tb3 call

Complete Meeting Notes

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