firefox development process changes

Chris Peterson cpeterson at
Mon Aug 11 17:52:57 UTC 2014

As gps asked in bug 1048558, why ask people what they've already done 
when most of that work is documented in Bugzilla and Mercurial?

Google has (had?) a similar system, called "Snippets", that is similar 
to bsmedberg's Status tool. It has a minimally-distruptive email 
interface and it is a standard through the whole company. More info:


On 8/11/14 8:20 AM, Gavin Sharp wrote:
> We have a bug on file to make some improvements to bsmedberg's tool
> (or a forked version of it) for our purposes:
> I'm not sure what the current plan is there - Blake, do you have an update?
> Gavin
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 5:40 PM, Blair McBride <bmcbride at> wrote:
>> On 30/07/2014 11:41 a.m., Gavin Sharp wrote:
>>> - We will eliminate the Tuesday status meetings entirely. In their
>>> place, we will ask all team members to provide daily updates via
>>> bsmedberg's status tool. Updates should be short and submitted at the
>>> beginning of your day, and mention what you accomplished yesterday, what
>>> you plan to do today, and anything you're blocked on. Your updates
>>> should include specific status updates for each of the bugs that you're
>>> committed to: "work in progress", "in review", or "landed".
>> Using this again was a bit of a shock, TBH. The visual design, or lack
>> thereof, feels dispiriting at the start of the day.
>> I don't mean that as a trivial thing - it's well established that visually
>> appealing tools result in a more positive and productive experience, and has
>> follow-on effects to other tasks.
>> - Blair
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