May 252011
 

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in next week’s Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

Thanks to David Bruant, Jesse, and Rowan Hogan for their contributions last week!

SpiderMonkey

Thanks to Jesse for contributing last week.

Developing Mozilla

Thanks to Jonathan Watt, John Hawkinson, and Dolske for contributing last week.

Extensions

XUL

XPCOM

Interfaces

Plugins

Thanks to Benjamin Smedberg for contributing last week!

CSS

Thanks to myakura for contributing last week.

SVG

HTML

Thanks to teoli, Chris Everson, myakura, and Jonathan Watt for their contributions last week.

DOM

Thanks to Sevenspade for contributing last week.

 Posted by at 2:02 PM
May 182011
 

Janet and I are attending the Society for Technical Communication summit in Sacramento this week. There’ve been a number of interesting presentations (I’m mostly attending things about how to deal with people and communities). Tonight, we went out and had dinner with a few of our counterparts at Google and had a nice long conversation about a little of everything.

Photo of Janet and the Google writers

This afternoon (just before dinner), Janet gave her talk on things to consider before selecting a wiki as a documentation management system. Tomorrow, she and I will team up to give a presentation we call “Radically Open Documentation,” talking about doing documentation entirely in the open the way we do. It should be fun to do, and hopefully will be informative to those in attendance.

After the presentation, we’ll drop in on the closing lunch to get something to eat, then climb into my rental car and book it down to Mountain View to join up with the rest of the Engagement team for our on-site meetings this week; we’ve missed half of the week, but it was well worth it to participate in the STC event.

 Posted by at 12:42 AM
May 112011
 

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in next week’s Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

Thanks to David Bruant for his contribution last week.

SpiderMonkey

Thanks to Jason Orendorff for contributing last week.

Developing Mozilla

Extensions

XUL

XPCOM

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for contributing last week.

Interfaces

Plugins

Thanks to Ghostheaven for contributing last week.

CSS

Thanks to myakura for contributing last week.

SVG

HTML

DOM

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for contributing last week.

 Posted by at 2:23 PM
May 112011
 

I spent a good bit of time the last few days trying to install Bugzilla on my new Mac OS X Server system. Getting the Perl modules installed proved to be an enormous headache, due to a wide variety of errors, especially getting DateTime.pm and DBD:mysql installed.

Turns out that fixing this was simple, once I looked through all the error messages.

Everything wound up leading back to the fact that CPAN insists on attempting to build universal PowerPC/x86 versions of everything. But if you have only Xcode 4 installed, you don’t have any PowerPC compilers, so the builds would fail.

The take-away: if you want to install Bugzilla, make sure you have Xcode 3 installed (either instead of, or in addition to, Xcode 4). You can get it from the Apple developer connection site if you’re a member of their developer program.

 Posted by at 1:58 PM
May 052011
 

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in next week’s Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

Thanks to BYK and vbfox for their contributions last week.

SpiderMonkey

Developing Mozilla

Extensions

Thanks to Tsalaportas Panagiotis for contributing last week.

XUL

XPCOM

Interfaces

Plugins

CSS

SVG

HTML

Thanks to Tsalaportas Panagiotis for contributing last week.

DOM

Thanks to ilmarihei for contributing last week.

 Posted by at 8:53 AM
May 012011
 

Productivity remains high!

At this moment (that is, as I write this post) there is just 1 dev-doc-needed bug for Firefox 5, and only 5 for Firefox 6. There’s probably other stuff floating around out there (especially for Firefox 6, since things won’t settle down there until it moves to the Aurora branch), but we’re keeping up nicely so far!

 Posted by at 1:29 AM