2004-02-09 - Summary of mozilla.org staff meeting

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Gervase Markham

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2004-02-09 - Summary of mozilla.org staff meeting
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Present: chofmann, blizzard, ben, jst, mitchell, leaf, asa, scc, myk,
chris blizzard, marcia.

*1.7 Alpha*

- Drivers met yesterday and went through blocker nominations, long
standing things that didn't get done.
- Some progress made in fixing hard-to-reproduce and diagnose profile
corruption bugs, but more investigation and fixing remains.
- 1.7a should have inprovments that we will be monitoring.
- List of things to go through is still pretty long
- Tree closes tonight at midnight

*Firebird 0.8 Update*

- shipped
- Firefox fans burned down the FTP farm
- ~73K downloads yesterday, 30K Failures [due to capacity issues]
- Major Corporate Sponsor agreed to let us use their FTP server farm -
we now have 3 more servers in the mirror network than we did before
- One of the four servers in her network was actually down yesterday,
that is why the issue with failures
- In theory it should be better, if they turn it off again we will need
some other help
- In top 2000 websites on Alexa
- just under half of people that clicked on the Windows link came from
IE 6.0 user agents (chofmann)

*Branding*

- bart is not here
- bart should receive kudos for all of his work on getting "Firefox" -
made it happen (mitchell)

*Developer Day*

- Agenda needs to be posted on the site under Events
- Decision made to have it at the Mozilla Foundation offices
- Presentations:
- chofmann, FTP servers, Talkback (infrastructure things)
- brendan (roadmap/futures discussion)
- asa (test tracker - couple of slides how you want people to get
involved with this)
- ben/mscott - Status and the road ahead for Firefox/Thunderbird -
Next Generation Browser and Mail
- george_cao - experiments with Mozilla as application platform with
web services and SVG

*CVS over SSH*

- leaf testing it out over private - trying to figure out what the
pitfalls are
- ben raised question of security of directories
- leaf advises repository will be easier to control user groups by
directories

*Thunderbird*

- mitchell: What is the general thinking about the Thunderbird release?
- Press has been positive on the Thunderbird release
- 4 stars, and on the way to 5, with improvements we have planned for
installer and are investigating for spam filter training

Marcia

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