Mozilla Project Weekly Status: October 27th

Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 by El Guru in 2, 3 (Shredder), Firefox, Fx 2.0, Fx 3.0, Fx 3.5, Mozilla News, Thunderbird

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO)

AMO 4.0.3 – Status: In Planing
  • Code freeze:  November 10th

FIREFOX/GECKO

Fx 2.0.0.18 & Fx 3.0.4/Gecko 1.8.1.18 & 1.9.0.4 – Pending Hand-off to Builds

  • Firefox 2.0.0.18 / 3.0.4 mostly froze over the weekend.
    • Need to take one or two more patches
    • Slipping hand off to build by a day or two (aiming for one day)
  • Schedule

    • Code freeze: October 24th @ 11:59 PM PDT
    • Builds start: October 28th
    • QA starts: October 29th
    • Release to beta channel: November 5th
    • Final Release: November 12th

Fx 3.1b1 (Shiretoko)/Gecko 1.9.1b1 – Status: Released October 14th
  • 100k users on beta 1 (last week was underreported)
    • lots of on positive press for performance
    • accounting for small percentage of support incidents
Fx 3.1b2 (Shiretoko)/Gecko 1.9.1b2 – Status: In Process
  • Hot item for Beta 2: Turning on Tracemonkey. Remaining Items:
    • TM: for-in loops skip every other value in certain cases: bug 458851
    • TM: Support script timeouts in compiled code: bug 450000
    • TM: Multiple trees per entry point: bug 450833
    • There are more issues than the above remaining, but these are gotta-haves.
  • Other items remaining for final:
    • Still working through remaining issues for Downloadable Fonts.
    • Several crash bugs remaining on the blocker list
    • Most other blocking issues are regressions and nasty one off bug fixes.
  • work underway for beta 2
    • fsync work has yet to land, hopefully will happen soon (still ironing out perf regression costs)
    • private browsing mode is “so close”, should see it soon
    • additional bookmarking features and finish up on <video> coming
  • Feature Testing
    • Worker Threads: Contacted bent@mozilla.com. Updating the test plan. Passing mochi tests. Needs mozmill tests. [adam]
    • HTML 5 Drag and Drop: Completed 50% of the test cases [jmaher]
    • Media Queries: Completed 50% of the test cases [jmaher]
    • Drag and Drop tabs: Strong progress on the test plan. Completed 12 tests. [juanb]
    • Offline Mode: Strong progress on the test plan. Completed 10 tests. [juanb]
    • Overall: test planning is 78% done, 593 test cases planned. Test cases are 35% complete.
  • Filed another 11 Leak Bugs last week from the Top Site Run (Global 500), apparently regressions on 1.9.1 [tomcat]
  • Worked with Andreas Gal, Brendan, and David Anderson trying to figure out the last remaining (known) JIT crash blocker [stephend]
  • For weekly engineering meeting notes and other info see the Platform page.
  • Interesting queries related to Gecko 1.9.1
  • 85 1.9.1 blockers.
  • 284 wanted bugs (also up) NOTE: Work on blockers, not wanted bugs, if you can!
  • Schedule
    • String freeze: October 30th @ 11:59 PM PDT
    • Code freeze: November 4th @ 11:59 PM PDT
    • Builds start: TBA
    • QA starts: TBA
    • Release to beta channel: TBA
    • Final Release: TBA

SUNBIRD/LIGHTNING

No Report

THUNDERBIRD

TBird 2.0.0.18 – Code Freeze

  • Highly dependent on Firefox 2.0.0.18
  • Schedule

    • Code freeze: October 2th
    • Builds start: November 3rd
    • QA starts: November 5th
    • Release to beta channel: November 12th
    • Final Release: November 19th

TBird 3.0b1 (Shredder) – Status: In Process

  • 3.0b1 work continues…
  • Schedule

    • String Freeze: November 13th
    • Code freeze: November 18th
    • Builds start: TBD
    • QA starts: TBD
    • Release to beta channel: TBD
    • Final Release: TBD

Complete Meeting Notes

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