Firefox developers: if you are working on something for Firefox 5, please let me know.
I’m not looking to track every single bugfix, just changes or additions that you think would be significant enough to include in a write up or announcement about the release — anything that would be of interest to users and/or developers.
If you are not sure whether what you’re working on qualifies, please err on the side of assuming it does. You can contact me by:
email: deb-at-mozilla-com (email if at all possible)
leaving a comment on this post
pinging me in IM (firstname.lastname@example.org) or IRC (dria)
or at very least cc’ing me on the relevant bugs
Please include any relevant bug numbers and links to wiki pages!
We’re just about ready to release an updated version of Personas Plus for both Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 4, so we’re holding a somewhat impromptu testday for it on Friday (but feel free to start early if you like).
Where to get it…
If you have a few minutes to spare, please grab Personas Plus RC4 from the FTP site and install it on Firefox 3.6 or Firefox 4. You will have to “allow” the site to install the add-on in the dialog that pops up:
Please test a few of the activities listed below (and anything else you can think of). If something appears odd or broken, either post a note here, leave a comment on the Personas forum thread or send an email to me directly at email@example.com.
If you’re on Mozilla IRC, feel free to join the #personas and #qa channels — I’ll be online for most of the day, so look for me (dria) there if you have any questions or think you have found a problem.
Some stuff to test…
Does the add-on icon (Fox Mask) appear properly in your status bar (Firefox 3.6) or add-on bar (Firefox 4)?
When you click on the Fox Mask icon, does the menu appear to be complete and correct?
Do all the menu items seem to do what they should?
When you open the “My Favorites” menu item, does clicking the “Sign in to Access your Favorites” take you to the correct page on GetPersonas.com (the account sign-in and creation page)?
When you select the “Random Selection from [galleryname]” submenu item, do you get a new, randomly selected Persona?
If you have selected the “Random Selection from [galleryname]” submenu item, does your Persona change periodically (every 60 minutes or so)?
If you are logged into your GetPersonas.com account, does clicking on “Go to My Favorites” do the correct thing?
If you are logged into your GetPersonas.com account, are you still logged in if you click any of the “#### More from [galleryname]” menu items to visit the GetPersonas.com galleries?
Go to Preferences and check the “Show Custom Persona in menu” checkbox. Does this add a new “Custom Persona” menu item?
Are you able to create and apply a custom persona using the Custom Persona menu item?
Does uninstalling the add-on from the add-ons manager work properly?
Did we miss something?
If you can think of anything else that we should test, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list. Thanks!
A fourth (and really hopefully final!) Release Candidate of the Personas Plus add-on for Firefox 4 is available on the FTP servers. The RC works with Firefox 3+, current nightly builds, and Firefox 4 beta releases.
If you find any issues (or if you test and everything seems OK), please post a comment here! Thanks!
This RC fixes an interaction with GetPersonas.com, so is relatively minor. There are still some known issues, some of which will be fixed in a future version and others which are server-side. Thanks again for all your help!
A third (and hopefully final!) Release Candidate of the Personas Plus add-on for Firefox 4 is available on the FTP servers. The RC works with Firefox 3+, current nightly builds, and Firefox 4 beta releases.
Skimming back through my Twitter stream, it turns out that yesterday was a pretty great day in the ol’ salt mine. Sometimes when you’re right in the thick of it, it’s hard to really notice all the awesome that’s going on around here, so here’s a quick roundup of some of it.
We hit zero blocking bugs for Firefox 4. This is a pretty big deal for anyone and everyone who has been working on this release, and means we’ll be rolling out a release candidate Very Very Soon…
We launched a demo site that includes this fully interactive HTML5 poster (grab a copy of the latest Firefox 4 beta to get the full effect). I’m biased, obviously, but this is one of the coolest things I’ve seen on the Web in a hell of a long time…
We announced the availability of the first developer integration release of our Open Web Apps project (along with a neat video that explains what the heck we’re actually talking about when talk about “web apps”). ReadWriteWeb says that we make “a better case for web apps in minutes than Google did in months,” so if you’re still not sure what Web Apps are all about, you chould check out the post over on the Labs blog.
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