Weekly Update 2007-08-20

Posted: Monday, August 20, 2007 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Mozilla News, Thunderbird

Here’s an overview of this week’s Update Meeting:

  • Fx 2.0.0.7 No report
  • TBird 2.0.0.7 – No report
  • TBird 1.5.0.13 – Going thru QA at this time and could be released this week
  • TBird Major Update (TBird 1.5.0.12 > 2.0.0.6) – Released last week
  • TBird 3
  • Fx3 – New features released and soon-to-be released
    • Released Items:
      • Plugin management (mwu, carryover from last week)
      • Plugin blocklisting (mwu)
      • New Downloads Manager UI (sdwilsh, carryover from last week, number of bugfixes)
      • New Bookmarking UI with starring and tagging (mano)
    • Soon-To-Be Released
      • Vista Parental controls
      • Post-submit pwmgr prompt (infobar, not modal)
      • Unified history/bookmarks search for location bar autocomplete
      • Web apps as protocol handlers
  • Gecko 1.9 – Continuing to resolve regressions from items that landed on the M7 (Alpha 7) feature complete release.
  • Mozilla Community – Fx3/Gecko 1.9 Projects with help of the MoCo Summer Interns (Christine Yen, Steve Won, Michael Wu and Shawn Wilsher):
    • Plugin Management
      • Longstanding request/need
      • Support disabling/uninstalling all plugins
      • Blocklisting of vulnerable plugin versions (top vector of attack against Firefox users)
    • Windows/Linux shutdown handling
      • Better shutdown handling/experience (single save session/quit dialog)
      • Avoids dataloss and/or confusing dialogs on next startup
    • Places
      • UI prototyping/implementation help
      • Fixing core front end bugs
    • Protocol handling front end
      • Still in progress, but major step forward
    • Download manager rewrite
      • Backend rewrite to move to SQLite, improve API for extension authors
      • Frontend redesign to support ease of use, searching
    • SQLite improvements
      • Move to current SQLite, performance improvements and bugfixes
      • Use our i18n support in place of ICU

Complete meeting notes.

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