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Weekly Status Report, W15/2009
- Release Management:
With getting good smoketesting on all major platform within two days (thanks a lot, folks!), I could finish the release process for SeaMonkey 1.1.16 and make it go public on Tuesday, fixing the recently found exploitable XSLT crash for which Firefox released 3.0.8 as well as two other critical vulnerabilities that enable us to stay secure even when Firefox 3.0.9 is being released and advisories go public with it.
- Automated tests:
I split off the context menu test and fixes and finally could get plain mochitests and browser-chrome tests for suite/browser into the tree. Unfortunately one of the latter tests now shows a random orange, I hope to find a workaround for that.
- SeaMonkey Buildbots:
I finally correctly fixed the crontab entries for restarting metacity on our Linux tests buildbot machine so that it shouldn't stay orange when something makes the window manager crash.
Additionally, I added options for switching off ref-/crashtests and mochitest suites in the comm-central unit test buildbot factory so that Thunderbird will be able to share the same class in the future. (See bug 488116 about moving it to a generic place.)
- Download Manager:
I ported the existing tests for the toolkit/mozapps UI to our new download manager UI implementation, which also made me find a few bugs I fixed in my patch, and a few things to address as followups after the main rework has landed.
Additionally, I finished up everything I had in mind for progress dialogs, though not all reactions on my post about them sound positive so far. Some of the comments might be good to address, some my just appear out of being used to a somewhat different look (which I consider plain ugly, sorry) and might fade away when actually using the new implementation.
- Build System:
I (hopefully) finally figured out a way to make Windows version numbers be dynamically changed based on the application's version known centrally to the build process. I hope it turns out to work correctly and be able to get into the tree soon, it will nicely improve the release process.
- SeaMonkey L10n:
Following a face-to-face review from Axel in Berlin, I now did a new patch for SeaMonkey default profile L10n, I hope this will pass and make localizing those somewhat awkward parts easier.
- German L10n:
Checked in the German L10n of the last set of changes from "card" to "contact" in addressbook to keep de SeaMonkey trunk complete.
- Various Discussions:
Broken Linux nightly updates, GSoC applications, the (in)famous EM RDF leak, EV cert UI, "upvar2" landing, MozCamp Vienna, Debian packages, Mozilla group/list spam, mail account autoconfig work, QT port building, etc.
I spent all of Monday with the Mozilla Europe Community Tour, taking a trip from my home town of Steyr through the scenic "Wachau" valley along the Danube river right up to Vienna with Sonny, Greg and Arzhel, having an nice and small event with local open source folks and ending in a bar, coming home very late that night (or morning?). I met them again on Tuesday but couldn't spend so much time as I finally needed to get 1.1.16 out the door. It was nice to meet those folks and spend some time with them, if anyone else from the Mozilla community happens to take a trip to Vienna, please tell me, I always like to meet people!
And while we are on meeting people, I got word this week that my vacation in the US Gulf Region (or whatever you call an area roughly spreading from Houston to Atlanta) should actually be possible this November. If you happen to live or otherwise stay there, please tell me, would be nice to meet up!
Entry written by KaiRo and posted on April 13th, 2009 17:22 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | no comments | TrackBack
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