|| ||Asa Dotzler <asa-AT-mozilla.com> |
|| ||dev-planning-AT-lists.mozilla.org |
|| ||Weekly Engineering Newsletter 2011-07-14 |
|| ||Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:46:35 -0700|
|| ||Article, Thread
Engineering Newsletter #26 may be a day late, but it also marks half a
year of regular weekly Mozilla Engineering updates so I'm not gonna feel
too bad about that.
We're one week into the mozilla-central Firefox 8 cycle. In that week,
we've taken some 400 change sets resulting in 320 resolved bugs. One of
those changes came in a tiny patch but with a big impact. We've flipped
the preference to enable asynchronous layer-based plug-in painting on
Mac OS X. This means plug-ins can paint without blocking the browser so
we get security and responsiveness benefits but we also need to make
sure this didn't break anything out there on the Web so keep your eyes open.
Activity on Aurora  has been mostly limited to taking some late Azure
canvas fixes to get the awesomely performant new version ship shape. We
also snagged a couple of regression fixes for "instant sync". Triage
continues several times a week and you can nominate bugs for release
tracking using the tracking-firefox7? bug flag or the approval-aurora?
The three million Beta  channel testers are about to get their second
update of the Firefox 6 cycle. The update will deliver a couple of
important crash fixes that should help us to start getting better data
on the next level down of instability. We're just a little bit more than
a month away from the release of Firefox 6 so if you know of issues that
deserve more attention, please nominate them or email release-drivers.
*Must Read Blogs & News*
Chris Blizzard has a great blog post up at the Products blog that goes
into some great detail on what are our goals for a multi-process desktop
Mitchell Baker, our fearless leader, Mozilla Chairman, and Chief Lizard
Wrangler just posted about how Mozilla is expanding its efforts to bring
our values to a changing Internet. This is relevant to all of us and I
highly encourage you to read her post, consider it, and offer your feedback.
Identity on the Web is going to be a major Mozilla focus in the coming
months and Dan Mills has a great introductory post to what we're calling
BrowserID. If you haven't been following along with this in other
channels, this intro's a great place to start.
Nicholas Nethercote continues his great series of blog posts on the
Mozilla MemShrink effort.
*Meetings I Went To So You Didn't Have To*
Weekly Firefox/Gecko Development Meeting:
Weekly Product Planning Meeting:
Thrice-Weekly Aurora Meeting:
Weekly Beta Meeting:
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