Weekly Update 2007-06-25

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 1.5, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Mozilla News, Thunderbird

Here a few highlights from this week’s Weekly Update Meeting.

  • Fx 2.0.0.5 & TBird 1.5.0.13/2.0.05 – Target official release date 07/31/07. Beta release 07/24/07
  • Major Update (Fx 1.5.0.12 to 2.0.0.4) – Roll out delayed until 06/28/07 due to some issues with users losing home page and default search engine preferences.
  • Fx 3 (A6)
  • Places (Places team)
    • down to the last few blockers for A6 freeze
    • patch expected soon to hook up full text indexing to places
    • UI specs being finalized, implementation already started
    • lots of plumbing and blockers
  • Site Specific Prefs (myk)
    • Framework landed, available to UI and extensions
    • Text zoom persistence landed
  • Password Manager (dolske)
    • Blocker fixes getting done, rewrite of FillDocument done (last of the problematic and baroque code)
    • Tons of new test coverage
  • mozStorage (sdwilsh)
    • Updated sqlite to 3.3.17, lots of fixes and perf wins
  • Addons Manager (Rob Strong, Mossop, mwu)
    • better l10n support (bug 257155), still waiting on review, basically done
    • backend for unifying plugin management (bug 382367), has new approach worked out between jst and mwu, work ongoing and expected for b1
    • working securing updates in bug 378216, feedback welcome and encouraged
  • Web Content Handling
    • multiple patches in the pipeline (sdwilsh, myk, dmose)
    • currently in progress: GET vs. POST discussion, prefs dialog updating
  • Gecko 1.9
  • GFX, Layout: Textframe enabled last week. Reflow regression fixes. Blocker focus continues.
  • Thank you to those in the community who have helped to find leaks. Your efforts really help out. See this for more information on reporting leaks.
  • Mac news: The Mac Focus bug in next on Josh’s list.
  • A6 Code freeze is still planned for tomorrow (June 26).
  • Welcome to Eli Friedman (elif)!
  • TBird 3
  • Mailnews no longer builds xpcom_obsolete (including nsFileSpec)! Kudos to bienvenu, Mark Banner, Phil and others who helped with the effort.
  • Work continues on making mailnews support frozen linkage. This week: finding a frozen linkage replacement for nsTextFormatter (Bug #384979).

Complete meeting notes

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