Mozilla Project Weekly Status: November 30th



  • 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
    • some crashes were fixes in our code, others were blocklisted add-ons
    • even more fixes coming in 3.5.6
    • as a result, we’d like to resume pushing users from 3.0.x to 3.5.x
    • planning to go live with a PMU tomorrow morning

  • Namoroka (Firefox 3.6)
    • Released Firefox 3.6 Beta 4 on Thursday, Nov 26th in the morning
    • if you’re working on an add-on that integrates with the new lightweight theme technology, please take note of this late change to the observers/notifications structure
    • latest metrics show half of our 400,000+ beta users are running beta 4
    • data from these users is helping us ensure a very stable Firefox 3.6 release
    • closing on blockers in order to deliver a release candidate build this week
      • still aiming to be ready to ship in late December
    • mozilla-central will remain restricted to 1.9.2 blockers and approved patches only
  • Firefox 3.7


  • Gecko 1.9.2
    • We killed and added blockers over the holiday. 38 remaining blockers for 1.9.2. Watching and fixing regressions & crashes based on beta feedback.
    • News from the CrashKill front:
      • These numbers are being updated as we get more data from the beta 4 testers. It’s really hard to tell if this beta crashes more than beta 3. We’ll know more in a few days.
      • Reminder: We now have the ability to block specific DLLs from loading. For the list of DLLs we intend to block, see bug 525103.
    • Blockers:
      • P1: 2
      • P2: 11
      • P3: 0
      • Other: 25
    • Team blocker numbers:
      • Layout: 4
      • Content: 1
      • GFX: 3
      • JS: 21


  • TBird 3.0RC1 (Shredder)
    • 3.0rc1 released
    • 1 POP3 bug is causing us to consider a 3.0RC2, we hope to have that decided and (ideally) spun today.
    • Planning for 3.1 and onward is underway in dev-apps-thunderbird.

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