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Weekly Status Report, W23/2010

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 23/2010 (June 7 - 13, 2010):

I've spent quite some time this week thinking about the Mozilla platform and how it is a real game-changer. As much as Firefox mas matured and a lot of the platform functionality has as well, as unpolished a diamond stays the platform itself. There's tremendous worth in it, but it looks shabby and dirty for most people who don't know it really well. I think it would take a real coordinated effort with some person/team taking a real lead to get it polished up and make it really shine, but I'm not sure how to manifest that, esp. given the way previous efforts on working on that have failed. I've even pondered the idea of having an organization like MoCo or MoMo that could take the lead, have a handful of employees and build infrastructure running builds for multiple apps in a shared environment, as build/machine requirements are pretty similar and sharing could profit all participants. But then, it would mean a significant investment to build this up, and I have no idea who would do that - and I also don't have a good model of how to sustain such an organization - yet.
If it would manifest itself, it might be a good option for SeaMonkey to work with that or even be an integral part in this, I believe.

Back enough with dreams for the moment, I have enough real work to do after all. ;-)

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on June 14th, 2010 21:58 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 4 comments | TrackBack

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EP

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Expect more further delays in the official release of Firefox 3.6.4. Worst case scenario, it could be ready by the end of June.
2010-06-19 03:13

KaiRo

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I'm following that closely, and right now, it looks good for release on Tuesday. But I'll only believe that when the OK comes to push builds to the mirrors ;-)
2010-06-20 14:55

EP

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thanks KaiRo. I now see Firefox 3.6.4 posted on the Firefox releases folder on the Mozilla FTP site so it looks like it will be ready this Tuesday afternoon of June 22. You can now prepare the release of the Seamonkey 2.0.5 browser suite.
2010-06-22 17:34

KaiRo

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I know, I'm in talk with the Firefox release people. We will push Firefox 3.5.10 and SeaMonkey 2.0.5 today as well, we just want mirrors to first catch up with Firefox 3.6.4 as that one affects more users.
2010-06-22 18:01

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