(moment of silence)
I have also promoted the QuickTime Enabler to beta, and created a QTE wiki page to promote it to users. To maintain compatibility with 10.x, this is the same version (v.114) we used for the QTE alpha. Feedback from the larger user base will then be used to create a 17.0-specific QTE. Unfortunately, as I explained earlier, the Jetpack library I used to create the QTE does not lend itself to making the QTE a permanent part of the browser, so it will remain an optional add-on.
A postscript to the Mozilla drama I reported on two posts ago. Gervase Markham is a solid, stand-up guy who has helped us out several times, but I am unhappy with this blog post saying these kinds of Mozilla discussions should go underground. Moving soulsearching or controversial discussions like Jono's into a secured, less-public forum is the last thing that Mozilla needs. Besides the self-serving interest that having Mozilla discussions in public fora allows ecosystem projects like us to have a voice in things coming down the pike (none of us are paid Mozilla staffers and while I have a seat on Mozilla's security group, I am only a contributor and not a regular "Mozillian"), the upshot that should have been learned is that Mozilla didn't listen to community frustration until it boiled over. And Asa Dotzler, G-d love him, has regularly and often made controversial policy statements in public for freaking years; they just happen to be controversial statements that MoCo agrees with. Frankly, I don't think "a safe place to vent" is really the issue here.
More to the point, limiting these kind of discussions to secret dark corners makes the project just as closed as, say, WebKit, and increasingly Mozilla's openness is the only thing that makes it distinctive nowadays. I have long complained in this blog about public sniping of a project without involving the creators to make it better, but what's worse is insulating real discussion of real concerns away from constructive analysis. We're open here. We don't restrict comments, even if I totally disagree. We solicit them, for better or worse; just don't do it behind our back. If Mozilla pulls this kind of metadiscussion inwards, they will lose the community feeling and sense of open ownership that makes them unique. Weathering such discussion would be painful for anyone and it's hard to listen to, no doubt. But it's important that they do, and that process of public involvement is a big part of what makes Mozilla special.