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Weekly Status Report, W12-14/2011

Here's a short summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 12-14/2011 (March 21 - April 10, 2011):

The last weeks leading up to and including the Mozilla all-hands were quite busy, sorry that I didn't get around to actually post those updates really weekly. It was just great to be here as a Mozilla contractor with so many people around and so many interesting sessions, demos and conversations going on. This is the kind of people I love working with and I hope this will continue in an even more intense working relationship in the future.

It's also really good to see that the SeaMonkey team could release 2.1 Beta 3 with practically no help from myself except for L10n sign-off and adding versions to Mozilla's web services. This shows how great the team is and that there's a lot of life in the project, no matter how deeply I'm involved or not. :)

For SeaMonkey testers, this is the time to try out 2.1 - all features are there, no more will be allowed, and we have a really cool product matching Firefox 4's web capabilities and bringing a really modern version of the suite to everyone. Please make sure bugs are filed or all problems you find - the team will look into fixing them, but is even happier, of course, if you are able to create a patch for those yourself!

And for localizers, this is the perfect time to get your locale in shape for SeaMonkey 2.1, as all strings are really hard-frozen, no changes any more until final release, which should come around in very few weeks!

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on April 12th, 2011 04:04 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 8 comments | TrackBack

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Tony Mechelynck

from Brussels, Belgium

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New build machines
From that new build machines bug, I gather that the linux-x86_64 nightlies that I use, as well as any other L64 builds, are all built on one machine and are considered "experimental". Of course getting new machines is nice (I remember when SeaMonkey was being built on your own machines and then-experimental suiterunner builds for two of the three platforms couldn't even be pushed to where anyone could download them) and of course we can't expect all the luxury afforded Firefox; but I've been running Sm trunk x86_64 nightlies "live" for my day-to-day browsing, mail/news and chat since slightly over a month (let's say since openSUSE 11.3 was released on March 10) with no more trouble than the L32 builds I used before. :-) However, I may be biased, since I am running this on a machine with a faster CPU, and a twin-core one, which means fewer deadlocks, races, etc.

Good to see things moving again. :-) :-) :-)
2011-04-12 08:40

KaiRo

Webmaster

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Tony, we don't want to ship anything as non-"experimental" that has no automated tests run, and with one machine, we don't have enough power to run them. The good side is that the new machines should be enough to get those tests up for 64bit Linux, so they should become "official" soon after we have those machines available.
2011-04-12 18:44

Vladimir

from NN Ru

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Where can I find info about this strange folder?

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/2.1b3-real/mac64/
2011-04-12 20:30

KaiRo

Webmaster

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Vladimir:
Callek is doing all the release work now, but this "strange" folder is actually the official release. The "mac" and "mac64" folders should probably be identical, I have no idea why the "mac64" one was actually copied to "mac" instead of renamed to that, but I think only Callek can explain the details there.
2011-04-13 00:05

Justin Wood (Callek)

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vlad: that strange folder was actually a mistake on my end, the only reason it exists in the mirrors is that it was created/pushed to mirrors before I removed it, and did my mac64->mac move after that, which of course, gives that old folder.

I'll get a bug on file to add it to the exclusion list.
2011-04-13 03:20

rsx11m

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Any schedule for comm-2.0 to branch off comm-central yet, now that Thunderbird has decided to base their Miramar releases on Gecko 5.0 (which used to be 2.2 until yesterday) and SeaMonkey 2.1 (possibly with calendar) de-facto "owns" that branch? [I don't dare to think (or to ask) what the consequences of the new mozilla-central release system and its aggressive schedule will be for the comm-central based applications, but sure hope to hear soon about it...]
2011-04-13 05:26

Tony Mechelynck

from Brussels, Belgium

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Quote of KaiRo:
Tony, we don't want to ship anything as non-"experimental" that has no automated tests run, and with one machine, we don't have enough power to run them. The good side is that the new machines should be enough to get those tests up for 64bit Linux, so they should become "official" soon after we have those machines available.
OK. Well, good news then: good news from MoFo, that new machines are coming, and good news from me (I know, just one tester) that the x86_64 builds seem to be "about as good" as the i386 ones. :-)
2011-04-13 06:52

Vladimir

from NN Ru

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Thanks Robert and Justin.-)

And links (langpacks, contributed) in
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/2.1b3
are to deleted folder
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/2.1b3/
2011-04-14 07:27

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