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Weekly Status Report, W21/2007
- Upcoming releases:
The target date stays this upcoming week, May 30, we hope Firefox/Gecko don't need a late respin and new RCs. QA on our candidates looks promising, we probably can release exactly those builds on Wednesday.
- suiterunner switch:
We're basically ready for the real switch, everything is reviewed, the builds should be usable. We'd like to get people's profiles migrated into a really usable state as well, so we've been waiting for better mailnews account migration before doing the switch, see also my earlier post this week. Some migrator fixes have landed on Saturday, the mailnews part just went in today.
We have no installer for suiterunner yet, we'll probably get the NSIS-based Windows installer in just in time through module owner approval and "post-mortem" re-review, the former of which we just got today.
It looks like early this week (around the Gecko 1.9a5 freeze) we'll be able to kill off xpfe-based suite and fully turn to suiterunner instead.
- Suite packaging:
Creating packages from the suite/installer Makefile I did works just fine (yay for the magic of packager.mk). Windows suiterunner tinderbox builds are already created through that.
- Build system:
Following the increase of modularity in the build system introduced by Ben Turner from Songbird (yay for that!) this week, I made SeaMonkey the first in-mozilla.og-tree application to use it for getting its Makefile generation out from the monolithic allmakefiles.sh and into a separate makefiles.sh in the application directory.
Yes, the first. Not even Firefox has made this new step so far.
I'm sure someone else in this awesome community will work on this for those other apps, hopefully soon.
- Killing wallet:
Got replacing wallet with satchel to a point where password manager works more or less the same as for Firefox and I run into autocomplete problems for the popup needed by satchel. Also, password manager in mailnews doesn't work yet, we're not throwing errors but missing password saving. It turns out that even Thunderbird is still using wallet for that - which doesn't help
- Other code fixes:
Remnants of content packs have been removed from non-obsolete code.
I spent lots of time this week on porting over my EarlyBlue theme to suiterunner, after moving to git for managing their "code". I'm finished with the global/ directory and it seems fairly usable on my suiterunner copy so far.
- Trademark policy:
Mailed the mozilla.com contact, have not yet received a reply from her though.
Missed the first IRC meeting due to my own stupidity, but read the transcript and helped out the channel with my IRC bot and logs. Hope to do better the upcoming week and make the meeting.
- Various discussions:
Lots of suiterunner post-landing discussions - we're already working on the next steps to make SeaMonkey a better toolkit citizen and embracing the new possibilites; continued Firefox3 UI discussions (this time mainly about unified content handling UI, which I'd like to see going toolkit-global), build system changes, etc.
An interesting observation for me is that every week I get a quite good list here though I always have a feeling that it should be even longer and I should do even more work for this project.
Other feelings tell me in Bill Shatner style to "get a life" - but then, where can I download one or buy it online, and even more, what would I need it for?
Entry written by KaiRo and posted on May 27th, 2007 22:58 | Tags: Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | no comments
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