Saturday March 31, 2007 07:08

Mozilla Developer Day Boston 2007

Posted by Channy Yun

Here is Hotel@MIT that Mozilla Developer Day Boston 2007 be held. Over 40 developer guys came here and share informations and discussions each other.

Kick off by Mike Shaver

Fuel by Mark Finkle or John Resig
The FUEL (Firefox User Extension Library) is a JavaScript Library designed to help developers build extensions using terminology and interfaces that are familiar to them. It will be usable in Firefox 1.5-3.0.

FUEL is about making it easier for extension developers to be productive, by minimizing some of the XPCOM formality and adding some “modern” JavaScript ideas. We want to start with areas that will provide the most benefit. If you have any input, questions or comments, please send them to Mark Finkle (mfinkle) or John Resig (jeresig).

Mozilla Labs by Mike Beltzner
He introduced new UI of Mozilla Labs and experimental project Joey and Coop. Joey is a server, Firefox add-on, and java midlet that allow you to pass data from your Firefox browser to cell phone. (Joey means a baby kangaroo!)

The Coop is an emerging Firefox add-on that will let users keep track of what their friends are doing online, and share new and interesting content with one or more of those friends.

Learn about the Mozilla codebase using LXR and bonsai by Benjamin Smedberg
He introduced LXR and Bonsai to search source codes and review check-in status.

Automated Testing by Rob Sayre / Rob Campbell

Mozilla Community Program by Seth Bindernagel, Asa Dotzler
There are three case studies for supporting individuals: Carsten Book, project: new localization server ( and community: A meet-up for the accessibility community members

Breakpad by Benjamin Smedberg
Breakpad is a set of libraries for client-side crash reporting. The libraries are being developed as a narrowly scoped Google code project called Socorro and Breakpad server . The breakpad libraries do not provide any crash-reporting UI, nor do they provide a server.

3D on the Web: Formats, Architectures, Plugins and Mashups by Vlad Vukicevic

There is sample video clips of Vlad’s 3D rendering with OpenGL.

Participators of this meeting

Human Wall – Mike Beltzner
We’re scheduling agenda for discussions, including more on 3D/gaming, security, the build system, community, FUEL, and mentoring & teaching. Mike became human wall for scheduling.

2 Responses to Mozilla Developer Day Boston 2007


Philip Taylor

March 31st, 2007 at 8:22 am

Hmm, that 3D demo looks somewhat familiar… is the one I made some months ago. It’s certainly a lot better in the gles11 (3D canvas extension) version than in the 2D version (built on Matt Westcott’s Canvastastic), particularly when you add things like animated reflective water – I’m looking forward to what can be done with this in the future!


Channy Yun

April 1st, 2007 at 1:29 am

Philip, I guess it may be that. I’ll add links.

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