Tracking what's going on in Firefox Nightly (help needed)
I'm behind the @FirefoxNightly twitter account (and there's a also a blog: firefoxnightly.tumblr.com). I'm supposed to find new features added to Firefox that might impact web developers and end users.
Keeping track of interesting changes without drowning into bugmails is hard. I tried for a long time to just follow a large set of components, then track the hg commits, but it's just too much work. I adopted a new strategy, less optimal, but I think it's good enough and doesn't take me too much time:
List of bugs that have been fixed and might need my attention:
- http://is.gd/d06y9h(flagged as dev-doc-needed)
- http://is.gd/ByEOQG (flagged as dev-doc-complete)
- http://is.gd/x2hvnt (flagged as feature)
dev.platform: intent to ship/implement
In this mailing list, I look for the "intent to ship" or "intent to implement" posts.
I regularly check mozillazine, geckozone and neowin threads. There's a lot of noise there, but there is always one or two users who are very good at spotting new things that I tend to miss.
Firefox developers sometimes tweet when a new feature lands, mentionning @FirefoxNightly.
How you can help:
If you know any tricks that could help me to find interesting bugs, please let me know. And if you spot anything that should be tweeted by the @FirefoxNightly account, just tweet and mention @FirefoxNightly.