Changelog Digest for Thu, Jul 31

Jul. 31st, 2014 06:48 am
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23e13a9: Commit 23e13a9
Update README to tell people to work from develop; master branch removed.
4deb767: Issue #822: misspelling in /admin/capedit
Fixes misspelling of 'privilege' on /admin/capedit.


a435aca: Commit a435aca
Update README to tell people to work from develop; master branch removed.
01fe971: Issue #74: Remove some auto-tags, given the issues redesign
Only apply claim via comment on unassigned bugs.
e7a4152: Issue #74: Remove some auto-tags, given the issues redesign
Get rid of unneeded labels "type: pull request" and "type: issue".
e98c3ec: Issue #74: Remove some auto-tags, given the issues redesign
Remove "status: unclaimed" label; keep "status: claimed" for ease of search.

Changelog Digest for Tues, Jul 29

Jul. 29th, 2014 07:41 am
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2579e39: Issue #862: Check in business stats
Mark's "event count" reports - in use for a while, now available to all.
8feb24e: Issue #838: use generate_medium_media_query()
Part of ongoing effort to allow different breakpoints for mobile styles.
a18da49: Issue #841: Too large images and embeds on mobile break out of entry
Enforce max-width on images in smaller screens.
f611059: Issue #841: Too large images and embeds on mobile break out of entry
Force a max-width onto embedded content (iframes).
ad5d18e: Issue #841: Too large images and embeds on mobile break out of entry
Add back image size limits on larger screens for styles where it was changed.
717f674: Issue #841: Too large images and embeds on mobile break out of entry
Add image handling to layouts that override Page::print_default_stylesheets.
672d993: Issue #841: Too large images and embeds on mobile break out of entry
Initialize large_media_query variable.
2865492: Issue #865: Turn off autocomplete on the date
Address complaints of the same date being reused when posting.


6c8817f: Issue #838/841: Add medium/large_media_query, and image handling
Include relevant dw-free changes in nonfree layouts.

on leaving mozilla

Jul. 25th, 2014 12:22 pm
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Today's my last day at Mozilla. It wasn't an easy decision to move on; this is the best team I've been a part of in my career. And working at a company with such idealistic principles and the capacity to make a difference has been a privilege.

Looking back at the past five-and-three-quarter years:

  • I wrote mozharness, a versatile scripting harness. I strongly believe in its three core concepts: versatile locking config; full logging; modularity.

  • I helped FirefoxOS (b2g) ship, and it's making waves in the industry. Internally, the release processes are well on the path to maturing and stabilizing, and b2g is now riding the trains.

    • Merge day: Releng took over ownership of merge day, and b2g increased its complexity exponentially. I don't think it's quite that bad :) I whittled it down from requiring someone's full mental capacity for three out of every six weeks, to several days of precisely following directions.

    • I rewrote vcs-sync to be more maintainable and robust, and to support gecko-dev and gecko-projects. Being able to support both mercurial and git across many hundreds of repos has become a core part of our development and automation, primarily because of b2g. The best thing you can say about a mission critical piece of infrastructure like this is that you can sleep through the night or take off for the weekend without worrying if it'll break. Or go on vacation for 3 1/2 weeks, far from civilization, without feeling guilty or worried.

  • I helped ship three mobile 1.0's. I learned a ton, and I don't think I could have gotten through it by myself; John and the team helped me through this immensely.

    • On mobile, we went from one or two builds on a branch to full tier-1 support: builds and tests on checkin across all of our integration-, release-, and project- branches. And mobile is riding the trains.

    • We Sim-shipped 5.0 on Firefox desktop and mobile off the same changeset. Firefox 6.0b2, and every release since then, was built off the same automation for desktop and mobile. Those were total team efforts.

    • I will be remembered for the mobile pedalboard. When we talked to other people in the industry, this was more on-device mobile test automation than they had ever seen or heard of; their solutions all revolved around manual QA.

      (full set)

    • And they are like effin bunnies; we later moved on to shoe rack bunnies, rackmounted bunnies, and now more and more emulator-driven bunnies in the cloud, each numbering in the hundreds or more. I've been hands off here for quite a while; the team has really improved things leaps and bounds over my crude initial attempts.

  • I brainstormed next-gen build infrastructure. I started blogging about this back in January 2009, based largely around my previous webapp+db design elsewhere, but I think my LWR posts in Dec 2013 had more of an impact. A lot of those ideas ended up in TaskCluster; mozharness scripts will contain the bulk of the client-side logic. We'll see how it all works when TaskCluster starts taking on a significant percentage of the current buildbot load :)

I will stay a Mozillian, and I'm looking forward to see where we can go from here!

Changelog Digest for Thu, Jul 24

Jul. 24th, 2014 10:56 pm
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89f6016: Issue #830: empty "next steps" after comm creation
Update the expected arguments for the template call in render_success.
5b4e79c: Issue #832: Remove module-jump-link
Remove experimental "jump to modules" link from all styles except Mobility.
36ed33b: Issue #834: background color to all comments
Fix background color for overflowing comments in some styles, for readability.
fc997d9: Issue #836: Turn off IE9 compatibility mode so that media queries work
Add meta tag to trigger the latest rendering engine in IE.
027e692: Issue #777: support notification emails don't include type of answer
Add the response type to support notification emails.
8c3f2b0: Issue #785: Don't add subject back when editing a comment without a subject
Fix edge case for editing a comment with no subject when the parent has one.
b5cf5de: Issue #787: Number of items skipped in search results no longer displayed
Fix translation text - argument had wrong label.
21a36a3: Issue #837: LJ::format_mail doesn't parse @username as markdown
Fix Markdown parser to use site variable, not hardcoded domain.
e8eb89e: Issue #837: LJ::format_mail doesn't parse @username as markdown
Use LJ::CleanHTML to process Markdown-formatted text for usernames.


d58ed77: Issue #836: Turn off IE9 compatibility mode so that media queries work
Add meta tag to trigger the latest rendering engine in IE.
cf3172d: Issue #843: add more labels to the issue tracker
Add "status: claimed" label when someone claims an issue.
93d8967: Issue #843: add more labels to the issue tracker
Add response text for easier remote debugging.
8a08f19: Issue #843: add more labels to the issue tracker
Update status: unclaimed / status: claimed automatically when needed.
7ab51d0: Issue #843: add more labels to the issue tracker
Assign / add "status: claimed" when someone makes a pull request.

Master Class

Jul. 21st, 2014 09:47 pm
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Posted by George R.R. Martin

For those of you who were unable to travel to Switzerland for NIFFF, Livestream has uploaded my "Master Class" interview and Q&A.

NIFFF was great fun, all in all, though they kept me so busy that I was only able to see one film of the ninety-plus shown at the festival.  Most of the interviews covered the same old ground... but the masterclass got into some areas a bit more substantially, and you may find it interesting.

I had fun doing it, anyway.

If you would like to check it out, go to:


Comicon Is Coming

Jul. 21st, 2014 04:43 pm
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Posted by George R.R. Martin

It seems like I just got back from France and Switzerland... maybe because I just did... and now San Diego Comicon is on top of us.

I'll be there for the whole weekend, doing promotion for HBO, Bantam Spectra, and my various other publishers.  Flying in Wednesday, departing on the following Monday, so if you're going to comicon, you should have plenty of chances to see me, hear me, and get me to scrawl illegibly on your book, graphic novel, Blu-Rays, or body parts.

My schedule:

Wednesday evening, 6pm to 7pm, I will be doing a signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth, autographing copies of the SKIN TRADE graphic novel and IN THE HOUSE OF THE WORM comic.  (Only those, please.  There will be other places and times to get my other stuff signined).

Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30, I will be appearing in the main autograph area (the Sails) at Table 3, with DONATO GIANCOLA.  The two of us will be signing copies of the 2015 Ice & Fire calendar, which will be making its debut at the convention.

Thursday, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, you can catch me in the Indigo Room, where I'll be joining William Christensen of Avatar to talk about THE SKIN TRADE and IN THE HOUSE OF THE WORM.  (No signing here, this is just a talk).

Friday, we have the GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H.  I'll be there, with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss and various members of our cast.  This year CRAIG FERGUSON will be moderating.  Hall H seats 7,000 people... but of course 150,000 people attend comicon, so if you want to see the panel, best get in line... ah... now.  Afterward I will join the cast for interviews and a poster signing and more interviews.

Saturday, 11:00 am to 12 noon, I return to the Sails for a Random House autograph session.  This time I will be at Table 7.  This is the time and place to get your books signed.  Copies will be on sale in the autograph area, if you don't want to drag your old ones to San Diego.

Saturday, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm, I'll be in Room 6A for a panel on epic fantasy, part of an all-star lineup of panelists with Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, and others.

Sunday, 12:30 to 1:30, back to the floor for another signing.  This time I will be signing copies of the HEDGE KNIGHT and SWORN SWORD graphic novels at the ComiXology booth, on behalf of Jet City Comics.

Sunday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, I will be judging a costume contest sponsored by Courtyard Marriott.

Monday I go home.

Given the sheer numbers of people in San Diego for comicon, I regret to say that I sign autographs ONLY at the designated signings.  There are, you will note, five of them, which means I'll be scrawling my name for five hours at various points through the weekend.  That's about all I can manage.  So if you should happen to see me walking the floor, riding a pedicab through the GasLamp, having a drink or eating my dinner, feel free to smile or wave or say hi, but PLEASE do not ask me to sign anything.  I can only do so much, and I do need some time just to enjoy the con and chill with friends.


See you in San Diego.

Six Days Left

Jul. 19th, 2014 05:46 pm
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Posted by George R.R. Martin

Only six days remain on my big Prizeo fundraiser on behalf of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and the Food Depot of Santa Fe.  We've raised some $459,000 as I write, but we're still short of our half-million dollar goal.  So if you have some spare change and/or folding green in your pocket, come help push us over the top with a late surge!

Many of the special incentive prizes have been snapped up... but some remain.

You can still book a brunch with me at San Diego Comicon, a week from Sunday.  (Hand at the Table).

You can still buy my red flame suspenders... yes, the pair I am wearing in the avatar pic above.  (Khaleesi).  They're worn, but they have done good service, and I am sure many of you would look better in 'em than I do.

Also.. some of you may recall that Bantam Spectra changed the cover design of A FEAST FOR CROWS before the book was released, and never used the beautiful Jaime Lannister artwork that Stephen Youll had painted.  But we have some copies of the never-used original covers, and we're offering those as well.   (Stag)


These cover flats have never been used.  A rare collectible, a few of them have turned up on ebay in recent years, sometimes with minimum bids in the thousands of dollars.  And those are unsigned.  Buy one for the wolves, and I'll autograph/ deface it (or not), as you please.  And the money will go to feed the homeless and shelter the wolves... plus buying you more tickets for the grand prize.

The grand prize, of course, remains the same: a trip to Santa Fe from anywhere in the world, a day with me, and a helicopter visit down to Candy Kitchen, New Mexico to see Wild Spirit and visit the wolves.

So join in... and do watch the site closely.  We plan to add a few more last minute incentive prizes on Wednesday, before the fundraiser closes down on Friday.

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