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Automation Services Week 6 February - 10 February

Wed 15 Feb 2012

Automation Services, the team I co-lead with Henrik Skupin, are going to start sending out weekly updates so that everyone can be aware of what we have been upto in the last week on our main projects.

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Our team is now taking ownership of the addon from Heather Arthur. This extension has over 100000 active users at the moment and we want to grow that community. We need to still do a few logistical things with Heather to get it moved over and we hope to have this sorted in the next few weeks. Once that is done we will do some house keeping on the project like changing the repository structure and getting build scripts in place. Next quarter we hope to do some work on the project and will create some issues out that will be mentored by someone in the team for anyone to work on!

Actually we will be creating mentored issues for a lot of our projects at the moment and will have a central place for these soon! In the mean time you can have a look at:


One of the major projects on the go at the moment is a project to see where we have large GC/CC pauses in the browser. Long pauses lead to the browser feeling jerky which isn't a great user experience. Last week Henrik blogged about the MemChaser 0.1.1 release and got a couple of good comments! It has helped identify a few bugs. A really good example is where we identified memory leak with Add-ons SDK bug, which is already partly fixed for SDK v1.6 and even for the upcoming v1.5 release. Currently we have over 1000 downloads and nearing 400 active daily users (statistics). We need to get docs in place for further planning on the project but this is a great start!

Look out for future updates and if you want to join our team meetings you can get all of the details at here and you can also get notes from previous meetings.

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