Full Article Attached Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Tuesday 2nd September 2003

Wednesday September 10th, 2003

The minutes of the staff meeting of Tuesday 2nd September 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include Mozilla 1.5, Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2, FTP, more user-friendly builds and the software patents demo.

#1 Bandwidth test...

by ksheka

Wednesday September 10th, 2003 7:01 PM

>*FTP* > >- We need to set up a mirror network and/or FTP server > ourselves >- We should use 1.6 alpha as a bandwidth/load test for komodo alone - > help to judge >- What about bittorrent? P2P? Push builds there first?

I, for one, would strongly recommend bittorrent. With a well publisized tracker and a single seed of each binary, the downloaders can help each other download. Also, since many of the hard-core will keep their connections open, the load on the mozilla servers would be drastically reduced.

#7 Re: Bandwidth test...

by DavidGerard

Thursday September 11th, 2003 4:01 AM

Yep. Mandrake, for example, already uses BitTorrent as a commercial distribution mechanism. It'll be just the ticket. Remember to offer BitTorrent client downloads!

#8 mozdev downloads

by an_mo

Thursday September 11th, 2003 5:57 AM

What about security? What prevents a hacker to push a fake exe or even the regular install with an added trojan?

#9 mozdev downloads

by johnlar

Thursday September 11th, 2003 7:01 AM

I don't know if it does MD5 checking or not, but I do know that bittorrent gets atleast a CRC but most likly a full hash from the original server, and it gets many different peices from many differient clents. The d ifficulty of the"hacker" of creating a file to match an original CRC is tough but not impossible. The difficulty of him matching a hash, is practicly impossible. And the difficutly of insuring that someone gets his entire file and not just a peice of it is insanly difficult.

#2 FB0.7 and Online Demo

by alanjstr

Wednesday September 10th, 2003 8:10 PM

the only thing I think that should block 0.7 right now (that I know of) is the themes. Are we going to go with a skinVer based on Toolkit, ie tk0.1 ?

"It's possible there will be a repeat of the online demo at the end of September"

what's that about?

#3 Re: FB0.7 and Online Demo

by LinkTiger

Wednesday September 10th, 2003 8:32 PM

I think it has something to do with the European Patent crap. Are they going to shut the site down like other sites have done? Or have an 'intro' page that explains the issues at hand? I don't know.

#4 Re: Re: FB0.7 and Online Demo

by Gerv

Thursday September 11th, 2003 1:16 AM

> I think it has something to do with the European Patent crap

I hope you are using that word to describe the patents, rather than the protesting.

Yes, that's the issue. There is debate among staff as to what level of participation in the protest is appropriate.


#5 Re: Re: Re: FB0.7 and Online Demo

by djst

Thursday September 11th, 2003 1:36 AM

> There is debate among staff as to what level of participation in the protest is appropriate.

My opinion is that we should participate as much as we can in this important issue. We need to make our strong voice heard.

#6 Re: Need help? Do it yourself

by lacostej

Thursday September 11th, 2003 1:44 AM

what about making default European mozilla/firebird using a patent protest theme?

#10 Re: Re: FB0.7 and Online Demo

by nicubunu

Thursday September 11th, 2003 7:11 AM

i'm for participating in the online protest

#11 mirrors

by kguru

Thursday September 11th, 2003 12:04 PM

I am using the University of Tennessee mirror. One drawback of most of the mirrors is that they don't have nightly builds. Is there a way for to add nightlies to the mirrors? Or is there no bandwidth problem for the main ftp site?