Jun 302009

Firefox 3.5 was released about an hour and a half ago, and downloads are going strong. Seems like a good opportunity for me to thank everyone that contributed to the documentation for Firefox 3.5. While there are far too many people to thank them all by name (so I won’t be calling anyone out by name today, to avoid leaving anyone out), I’ll call out a few specific groups of people:

  • Thanks to all the developers that made Firefox 3.5 all kinds of awesome. It’s because of you that we had so much writing work to do for this release!
  • Thanks also to everyone that wrote content for the Firefox 3.5 documentation. This includes not just the folks that wrote articles on the wiki, but also people that blogged about new features and about fixed bugs, because your blog posts helped us get the documentation whipped into shape.
  • I’d also like to thank people that helped tag bugs with the “dev-doc-needed” keyword so that we’d know what needed to be written about, as well as folks that filed bugs against the documentation.
  • Last, but not least, I’d like to thank everyone that offered feedback on the documentation, as well as the folks that were so helpful when I had questions about the technical details.

The quality of our documentation rests largely in the hands of our engineers and contributors; there’s far too much for me to get it all right by myself, so thanks to everyone for your help!

For the next little while, while the plan for the next release is still coalescing, I’ll be working mostly on back-end stuff, such as our MindTouch wiki add-ons, as well as organization clean-up work. My goal for the next few months is to make the Mozilla Developer Center easier to use, as well as easier to contribute to.

I’d like to remind everyone to start tagging relevant bugs for Firefox.next as dev-doc-needed! It’s never too early; we’ve already got some docs for Gecko 1.9.2 on MDC!

 Posted by at 12:30 PM