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How to test new features in Firefox 34 Aurora

If you’re a fan of free and open source software and would like to contribute to Firefox, join me for some Firefox feature testing! There are some nifty features under development right now for Firefox 34 including translation in the … Continue reading

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Mozilla’s bug reporting, QA, and release processes

AdaCamp Portland was an amazing conference for feminist women in open source tech and culture. Not all, but many of the conference attendees are developers, system administrators, or do other technical work in open source software. I gave an informal … Continue reading

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Mozilla Summit 2013: bugs, crafts, and fun

The Mozilla Summit in Toronto was a lot of fun. I met so many intense, idealistic, motivated open source contributors, it made me feel renewed energy for my own contribution. On the first day I heard some of the keynotes … Continue reading

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File a bug: the missing manual, now with unicorns

At countless conference talks I have heard standard advice on “how to get involved in an open source project”. It goes something like this: Step 1. File a bug! Step 2. Submit a patch! (repeat steps 1 and 2 for … Continue reading

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Screen reader and accessibility bug day

Tomorrow Mozilla is hosting a screen reader and general accessibility bug day. Len Burns and I have invited screen reader users of Firefox and other Mozilla products to join us in sorting through existing accessibility bugs. Some folks from the … Continue reading

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Bugzilla hijinks, Tuesday March 5

Tomorrow evening (Pacific time) the bugzilla.mozilla.org and IT folks will be moving BMO to a new infrastructure and upgrading to Bugzilla 4.2. I’ll be up on the 7th floor of the SF office with Shyam and probably others. I know … Continue reading

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Walking through early bug triage

Here is a good example of a bug that went through several stages of triaging: Scrolling a page up leaves residue in GTK slider. I would like to walk through what happens in triaging this bug. Blow by blow report! … Continue reading

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Bug history and conversations

David Baron wrote an interesting post recently, Moving bug history out of the primary display of a bug report. I have noticed this problem in Bugzilla, that even if a bug is “ready to be fixed” or has patches submitted … Continue reading

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My job, told with Up-Goer Five text editor

Today I had fun reading xkcd’s Up Goer Five cartoon and then playing with the Up Goer Five text editor. I tried describing my new job: Many people at my job work together to make free things that go on … Continue reading

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Thrills, chills, filters, and bugmail

Any bugmail at all is probably way too much bugmail. That means you will need to set up some structures to filter it! This explanation may be useful for anyone interested in contributing to Mozilla — especially bugmasters, triagers, and … Continue reading

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