Mozilla Project Weekly Status: July 20, 2009

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.5, Fx 3.6, Mozilla News

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO)

  • Launched 5.0.7 on 7/15 with Contributions and Tagging
    • Over 100 developers have requested contributions from $.99 to $10
      • Response from community and press has been positive
    • Tagging
      • Developers and users can both create tags- developers can delete any tag
      • Tags can be used to navigate add-ons or create searchable keywords
  • Next up is rich user profiles, public statistics dashboard, and numerous bug fixes.
  • Renegade Craft Fair big success
    • Lots of enthusiasm for Firefox, low awareness of add-ons and personas

FIREFOX

  • Future of Firefox (Firefox 3.6 & 3.7)

    • note: beltzner is working on a fuller blog post to discuss these topics, this is a rough outline
    • last week at the Development (Tuesday) and Product Delivery (Wednesday) meetings we talked about stabilization of the trunk (which has been open to review-only landings since December 2008)
      • finishing up current work (interruptible relow, content sink, focus, Cairo update, other bits and pieces)
      • avoiding things that could break other code areas
      • looking to branch / hit 3.6a1 milestone at the end of the month
    • proposed product roadmap:
      • August 1st: create mozilla-1.9.2 branch
        • release Fennec 1.0 end of summer
        • release RC of Windows CE builds at end of summer
        • release Firefox 3.6 mid-to-late fall, potentially as minor update
      • November 1st: create mozilla-1.9.3 branch
        • unsure at this time which products will be consumers
        • maybe a Firefox 3.7 for late spring 2010
      • stage “large landings” (ie: compositor, XBL2, etc) on mozilla-central between regular stabilization periods
  • Firefox 3.0.12
    • no blocking issues yet reported during beta period
    • intending to ship tomorrow
  • Firefox 3.0.13
    • code freeze is August 4 at 11:59pm
    • aiming for early September release

GECKO

  • Gecko 1.9.1
    • No Report

THUNDERBIRD

  • TBird 3.0b3 (Shredder)
    • On schedule to ship Thunderbird 3.0b3 tomorrow, July 21

Complete Meeting Notes

  • Launched 5.0.7 on 7/15 with Contributions and Tagging
    • Over 100 developers have requested contributions from $.99 to $10
      • Response from community and press has been positive
    • Tagging
      • Developers and users can both create tags- developers can delete any tag
      • Tags can be used to navigate add-ons or create searchable keywords
  • Next up is rich user profiles, public statistics dashboard, and numerous bug fixes.
  • Renegade Craft Fair big success
    • Lots of enthusiasm for Firefox, low awareness of add-ons and personas
Comments
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