Attending: Scott, Dan, Marcia, Asa, Mitchell, and Myk
*Mitchell in Germany*
- Mitchell went to Germany to talk to the OpenOffice folks.
- They are a vibrant group.
- They have many similarities to the Mozilla project, since it was also
launched by a single commercial vendor which contributes significant
- The project, with Sun's encouragement, is working on ways for the
community to have greater input into decision-making.
*Scott going to Carnegie-Mellon*
- Scott going to Carnegie-Mellon to talk about using Mozilla technology.
- MacOS X XPInstall functionality is now working.
- Asa tried a bunch of apps, extensions, and themes, and they all work.
- Asa is going to get Sean to apply the fixes to the 1.3 branch and then
get the builds going and released ASAP (f.e. next week).
- This week Asa is going to try a 1.4a release.
- He has been doing some build smoketesting and it looks good so far.
- twalker's smoketests passed.
- One top-crasher fix in cookie code is wanted; otherwise we can release
as soon as possible, possibly tomorrow.
New stuff in 1.4a:
- mostly just clean-up and fix-up from 1.3.
- Undo/redo in bookmarks
- improvements to pop-up blocking
- dynamic image and table resizing in composer
- smooth scrolling
- a few other small features or feature improvements
- 1.4 alpha will be using a shared GRE for Windows but not for Linux or
- The Mac build guys and the Camino guys are resisting using a GRE
because it doesn't allow for a static build and that degrades startup
perfomance a lot.
- Linux could happen sometime in the 1.4 cycle.
*Wednesday Talk at Open Government Conference*
- Several Mozilla talks: Stoltz, Boswell, Baker
- The talks were interesting but not well attended, probably because of
the war deadline.
*Sun's Module Requests*
- Some people from Sun want various statuses.
- Asa will ask Brendan and make the necessary changes in despot if he
(Summary by Myk)
> - Mitchell went to Germany to talk to the OpenOffice folks.
> - They are a vibrant group.
> - They have many similarities to the Mozilla project, since it was also
> launched by a single commercial vendor which contributes significant
> - The project, with Sun's encouragement, is working on ways for the
> community to have greater input into decision-making.
Cool, I'm in OpenOffice.org QA also. Gerv, the name is
OpenOffice.org, not OpenOffice. It is a trademark issue.
Brant Langer Gurganus
Default QA Contact, Calendar
Default QA Contact, Tech Evangelism
> - The Mac build guys and the Camino guys are resisting using a GRE
> because it doesn't allow for a static build and that degrades startup
> perfomance a lot.
What Carbon vs. Cocoa implications does GRE have? Mozilla itself still
lives in the Carbon land, but Camino and AppMac's Gecko-based browsers
are Cocoa apps.
1.4 alpha is not a final release, it's an alpha release! There is a
difference you know...
People on Mac OS X who want to run a stable version but also want to
install themes and XPIs would disagree with you there.