17.0.8 is available for testing from the Downloads tab (release notes). There are no TenFourFox-specific fixes in this release and the changesets are the same as 17.0.7's and apply without modification, so use those for building. Assuming no major issues, it will convert to release on Monday evening Pacific time as usual.
There are only two more scheduled releases for ESR17 left to occur: 17.0.9, to coincide with 24.0, and 17.0.10, to coincide with 25.0 (and ESR24's 24.0.1). At that point, only a chemspill would force a 17.0.11, and then only up until 26.0/24.0.2, when ESR24 becomes the only maintained ESR branch and Mozilla upstream support for ESR17 is terminated. 17 has been a strong, solid stable branch and I'll be sad to see it go. I don't yet know what this will mean for Tenfourbird.
With respect to 22, there is no draft of the security updates for 23 yet for me to read through, so I will probably not be able to backport fixes until later this coming week. At that point a 22.0.1 will be released (not 22.1); this will be the basis for the "stable branch 22" 22.0.2, if required, and will contain the aforementioned fixes for issues 231 (for 10.4 and 10.5), 232, 233 and 234. None of these issues really affect 17, so they will not be backported. Expect this build to be available probably Friday or Saturday. Remember, 23 has no more methodjit, so there is no point in trying to port it separately of 24.
In other news, Mozilla is discussing removing OS/2 support from the build system due to incompatible changes (note that these changes are, mercifully, unlikely to affect us directly). This is sad but not altogether unexpected, since not even ESR17 works right on OS/2; a porting effort is underway but the chance of it becoming fully operational before ESR17 support ends seems very remote. Another venerable tier-3 build bites the dust.
Also, I finally managed to get a pre-order in for a FirefoxOS phone. Geeksphone, realizing they have a lot of pent-up demand which was not met by the five or six devices they built for FirefoxOS developers (he says with irritation), has now started taking pre-orders for the Peak Plus, a GSM dual-core Snapdragon device with decent specs that hits most of what I need in a handset. In this era of crony capitalism surveillance, we need a third way besides Google and Apple (don't say Microsoft; they were even deeper in it than that lot) for the devices that are intertwined with most everything we do, and Mozilla is large enough and trustworthy enough to be able to pose a plausible alternative. As a side benefit, its open architecture means it's likely to work a lot better with our older Macs. It lists for €149, and with tax and shipping to the USA it ended up being around US$240, which is staggeringly reasonable for an unlocked device even considering the penalty of moving to a new mobile operating system. Look for a review in this blog when I get it in September and a comparison with my Galaxy Nexus handset (bought new and unlocked for $650), which just got the "nothing" 130MB upgrade to Android 4.3 in which nothing changed but the camera app. Well, that's modern life for you.