Mozilla Project Weekly Status: December 8th

Posted: Monday, December 8, 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 4.0.4 – Status: In Process

FIREFOX

Fx 2.0.0.18 -> 3.0.4 Major Update – Status: Released

  • Shipped last week
  • About 1.5m users so far have switched
  • Expecting to see quite a few more since MU has only been released over a Friday and weekend.
  • QA:  Completed final testing and released major Update from 2.0.0.18 t0 3.0.4 on Thursday [abillings, ss, stephend]
Fx 2.0.0.19 & Fx 3.0.5 -Status: Pending Beta Channel Release

  • Had to respin 2.0.0.19 once.
  • QA: testing period

    • Ran smoketests and BFTs along with bug fix verifications for 2.0.0.19 and 3.0.4. Verified Debug Build needed Bugs for 1.8.1.19 and 3.0.5. [abillings, tomcat, juanb]
    • Verified Accessibility bug fixes for 3.0.5. [marcoz]
  • Looking at a day slip for the beta period right now
  • Schedule (Estimated):

    • Tree opens: November 3
    • Code freeze: November 17 11:59pm
    • QA starts: November 18
    • Thanksgiving holiday: November 27 & 28
    • Builds start: December 1
    • Release to beta channel: December 9
    • Final Release: December 16 (possible day slip for major update)

Fx 3.0.6 – Status: Tree Opening Pending

  • Proposed schedule now on wiki
  • QA: Started triage for 3.0.6 [ss]
  • Targeted release is early February
  • Schedule (Estimated)
    • Tree opens: December 5
    • Code freeze: January 6 11:59pm
    • QA (Part 1) starts: January 7, 2009
    • Builds start: January 19, 2009
    • QA (Part 2) starts: January 20, 2009
    • Release to beta channel: January 27, 2009
    • Final Release: February 3, 2009

Fx 3.1b2 (Shiretoko)Status: Pending Release

  • Shipping today

    • available in 54 languages – get your local version.
    • Added a new Private Browsing Mode.
    • Added functions to make it easy to clear recent history by time as well as remove all traces of a website.
    • New support for web worker threads.
    • The new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine is on by default for web content.
    • Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
    • Removed the new tab-switching behavior based on feedback from users
  • QA
    • Testing Beta 2. B2Build2 builds were available starting Tues. Usual testing, including top extensions testing, verifying accessibility bugs fixes, and update channel testing. [tchung, tracy, jmaher, marcoz, mnandigama]
    • Feature testing

      • Run JS tests. Checked more tests into mozilla-central [bc]
      • CSS – Got new patches ready for CSS Transforms [ctalbert]
      • See full status.
    • Continued top site Topsite and Leak testing. Found 10 new Memory Leak Bugs! [tomcat]
  • Schedule

    • String freeze: October 30th @ 11:59 PM PDT
    • Code freeze: November 4th @ 11:59 PM PDT
    • Builds start: November 10th
    • QA starts: TBA
    • Release to beta channel: November 24th
    • Final Release: December 8th

Fx 3.1b3 (Shiretoko)Status: In Development

GECKO

Gecko 1.9.1

THUNDERBIRD

TBird 2.0.0.19 -Status: Tree Opening Pending

  • Schedule now available on the wiki.
  • Going forward, plan to release Thunderbird 2 updates once every eight weeks
  • QA: Moved Thunderbird 2 to a 2 month release cycle [ss]
  • Schedule (Estimated)

    • Code freeze:  November 17, 11:59pm PDT
    • Builds start: December 9 or 10 (depending on Firefox 2.0.0.19 beta period)
    • QA starts: December 10 or 11
    • Release to beta channel: December 17 or 18
    • Final Release: As late as January 6 (pending QA and build resources in December)

TBird 3.0b1 (Shredder) – Status: Pending Release

  • No Report
  • Schedule:

    • String Freeze: November 14th @ 23:59 Pacific.
    • Code freeze: November 25th @ 23:59 Pacific.
    • Builds start: TBD
    • QA starts: TBD
    • Release to beta channel: TBD
    • Final Release: December 2008

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