Michael Burns | 4 May 20:53 2010
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Why directx graphics?

Not too long ago I read some blogs on talking about adding D2D to 
Firefox. Why not just rely on OpenGL for graphics?
matthew zeier | 6 May 19:36 2010

Mozilla Scheduled Downtime – 05/06/2010, 4pm – 11pm PDT (2300 – 0600 UTC)

We will have a scheduled maintenance window tonight from 4:00pm to 11:00pm PDT. The following changes will
take place:

* 4:00pm PDT (2300 UTC) addons.mozilla.org update. We'll be updating addons.mozilla.org to pick up code
updates (bug 563435). Duration 60 minutes.

* 7:00pm PDT (0200 UTC) support.mozilla.com update. We'll be updating support.mozilla.com to pick up
code updates (bug 563493) . Duration 60 minutes.

* 7:00pm PDT (0200 UTC) Release Engineering maintenance. We'll be handling a number of Release
Engineering related tasks that will involve tree closure, including:

** tinderbox / bonsai production swing, replacing tinderbox server hardware. Bug 546470.
** Castro-San Jose / MPT VPN upgrade. We're replacing the Netscreen SSG in San Jose with a Juniper SRX240 to
better handle the VPN traffic from the build cluster in Castro. Bug 563968.
** Regular try server repo reset

Bug 563531 is tracking all the related work. Duration 3 hours.

* 10:00pm PDT (0500 UTC) download.mozilla.org DNS change. We'll be integrating download.mozilla.org
into our GLB infrastructure to serve download requests out of both San Jose and Phoenix (active/active). 
No downtime expected.

Please let me know if you have any reason why we should not proceed with this planned maintenance. As always,
we aim to keep downtime to as little as possible, but unexpected complications can arise causing  longer
downtime periods than expected. All systems should be operational by the end of the maintenance window.

Feel free to comment directly if you see issues past the planned downtime.
David E. Ross | 8 May 20:33 2010

Moderated Newsgroup mozilla.dev.security.policy

On 5 May, Kathleen Wilson posted in mozilla.dev.security.policy a
message containing the following:
> Note that postings to this newsgroup are now going through a spam
> filter and an administrative interface. This may initially cause some
> delay in postings.

It appears that mozilla.dev.security.policy is now moderated
(administrative interface).  Please explain why.  Was there a
bugzilla.mozilla.org bug report requesting this change?

Please provide an E-mail address for the moderator so that questions can
be submitted regarding rejected newsgroup messages.  I munge my E-mail
address for newsgroup messages.  Many others do this too, so you cannot
merely reply to a From address in a message if you reject a submission.

Finally, since moderation will delay the appearance of messages, the
discussion period for requests to add root certificates to the NSS
database should be increased.

NOTE:  I posted newsgroup messages similar to this one twice to
mozilla.dev.security.policy, on 5 May and 7 May; but they never appeared
in that newsgroup.  I see nothing in this message or its prior versions
that would warrent rejection.  A similar message was sent via E-mail to
Kathleen Wilson on 6 May, to her E-mail address extracted from a
bugzilla.mozilla.org bug report; but she never replied.

Also note that rejection of newsgroup comments to specific requests to
add root certificates to the NSS database is likely to increase the
number of comments added to the related bug reports.  Even the mere
delay of newsgroup comments might increase the number of bug report
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JoeS | 9 May 00:33 2010
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Re: Moderated Newsgroup mozilla.dev.security.policy

On 5/8/2010 2:33 PM, David E. Ross wrote:
> It appears that mozilla.dev.security.policy is now moderated
> (administrative interface).
Seems to be a "sign of the times"
Quite a few venues going to moderated, or mailing list format.
You might call this the "Ivory Tower" syndrome.

I didn't see anything particularly disruptive going on there
to justify moderation.

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http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_3.0_-_New_Features_and_Changes
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Thunderbird/Thunderbird_Binaries
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Breakpad#Using_the_application_to_view_crash_reports
David River | 11 May 17:08 2010
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Re: McAfee users beware of todays update

On Wednesday April 21 2010 06 20 PM, Terry R. wrote:
> Nothing like deleting system files to screw up your day...
> http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
>
> Terry R.
Okay great tip...I personally use Microsoft Security Essentials along 
with Avast free edition...combo works fine...all problems caught mostly
by Microsoft.
Dr. D Rivera PhD. | 11 May 17:25 2010
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Re: Super idea for developoers

On Tuesday March 30 2010 07 31 PM, Don wrote:
> Terry R. wrote:
>> On 3/30/2010 11:40 AM On a whim, Ron Hunter pounded out on the keyboard
>>
>>> KOLANICH wrote:
>>>> Because the firefox is the slowest browser of browsers (IE is not a
>>>> browser, it is shit.) and Google Chrome is the fastest (And has GNU
>>>> GPL License) i suggest the developers to remake V8 to work in firefox
>>>> saving API and other useful tools.
>>>
>>> having used all the major browsers, I seriously doubt reviews, and/or
>>> tests that indicate that Google Chrome is faster than Firefox. If there
>>> are differences, they are mainly in areas that I don't seem to use,
>>> because Firefox matches, or beats GC at everything I do. But then I am
>>> using FF 3.7a3 at the moment, and it has several improvements over
>>> even 3.6.
>>
>> EVERY machine I have installed Chrome on is noticeably faster than FF.
>> If a user can see it with their eye, it is easily apparent, and every
>> user has commented on "how much faster" Chrome is. And for that
>> reason, most are using it on a daily basis, since they no longer use
>> themes or add-ins that would break from FF updates. I was surprised
>> none of them seem to mind the simplistic UI either. They just want
>> pages to load quickly so they can get their work done.
>>
>> I'll set a follow-up to mozilla.general, although I don't think it's
>> warranted...
>>
>> Terry R.
>
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matthew zeier | 11 May 19:43 2010

Mozilla Scheduled Downtime – 05/11/2010, 4PM – 11PM PDT (2300 – 0600 UTC)

We will have a scheduled maintenance window tonight from 4:00pm to 11:00pm PDT. The following changes will
take place:

* 4:00pm PDT (2300 UTC) support.mozilla.com update. We'll be updating support.mozilla.com to pick up
code updates (bug 564920) . Duration 3 hours.

Please let me know if you have any reason why we should not proceed with this planned maintenance. As always,
we aim to keep downtime to as little as possible, but unexpected complications can arise causing longer
downtime periods than expected. All systems should be operational by the end of the maintenance window.

Feel free to comment directly if you see issues past the planned downtime.
Ron Hunter | 11 May 21:01 2010
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Re: Super idea for developoers

Dr. D Rivera PhD. wrote:
> On Tuesday March 30 2010 07 31 PM, Don wrote:
>> Terry R. wrote:
>>> On 3/30/2010 11:40 AM On a whim, Ron Hunter pounded out on the keyboard
>>>
>>>> KOLANICH wrote:
>>>>> Because the firefox is the slowest browser of browsers (IE is not a
>>>>> browser, it is shit.) and Google Chrome is the fastest (And has GNU
>>>>> GPL License) i suggest the developers to remake V8 to work in firefox
>>>>> saving API and other useful tools.
>>>>
>>>> having used all the major browsers, I seriously doubt reviews, and/or
>>>> tests that indicate that Google Chrome is faster than Firefox. If there
>>>> are differences, they are mainly in areas that I don't seem to use,
>>>> because Firefox matches, or beats GC at everything I do. But then I am
>>>> using FF 3.7a3 at the moment, and it has several improvements over
>>>> even 3.6.
>>>
>>> EVERY machine I have installed Chrome on is noticeably faster than FF.
>>> If a user can see it with their eye, it is easily apparent, and every
>>> user has commented on "how much faster" Chrome is. And for that
>>> reason, most are using it on a daily basis, since they no longer use
>>> themes or add-ins that would break from FF updates. I was surprised
>>> none of them seem to mind the simplistic UI either. They just want
>>> pages to load quickly so they can get their work done.
>>>
>>> I'll set a follow-up to mozilla.general, although I don't think it's
>>> warranted...
>>>
>>> Terry R.
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matthew zeier | 12 May 21:32 2010

Mozilla Scheduled Downtime – 05/12/2010, 3pm – 11pm PDT (0200 – 0600 UTC)

We will have a scheduled maintenance window tonight from 7:00pm to 11:00pm PDT. The following changes will
take place:

* 7:00pm PDT (0200 UTC) Socorro updates. We'll be picking up Socorro 1.6.3 tonight (bug 565066) . During
this window, processors and collectors will need to be restarted and may be offline for some period of
time. Duration 2 hours.

Please let me know if you have any reason why we should not proceed with this planned maintenance. As always,
we aim to keep downtime to as little as possible, but unexpected complications can arise causing longer
downtime periods than expected. All systems should be operational by the end of the maintenance window.

Feel free to comment directly if you see issues past the planned downtime.
Gervase Markham | 13 May 11:08 2010
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Re: OT - Frankness vs. Oversensitivity

On 12/05/10 18:37, Peter Lairo wrote:
> I sent my response to Gerv's outrageous post via private message.

I'm glad you noted that fact here, because it enables me to report that 
I haven't received it. Where did you send it? Perhaps you could try 
sending it again to gerv <at> mozilla.org.

However, the fact that you think my very measured and carefully worded 
response is "outrageous" suggests to me that you have lost all sense of 
proportion, are incapable of considering even the smallest criticism of 
your behaviour, and are unlikely to be a reasonable partner for 
discussion. So I'm afraid I don't have high hopes for our conversation. 
Perhaps I will be pleasantly surprised.

> Follow-up set to mozilla.general

I don't read mozilla.general, so it's probably not a good place to 
follow up to.

Gerv

Gmane