Firefox/Planning/2009-07-29

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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mozilla Square Conference Room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

TOC

Upcoming Firefox Releases

Firefox 3.0.13

  • blocker list set
  • builds expected to start soon-ish

Firefox 3.5.2

  • still a few blockers left to go, some will be landed today during BlackHat
  • builds expected to start today
  • QA to start Thursday afternoon
  • release targeted at Monday, August 3rd

Firefox 3.6

  • code freeze today or tomorrow
  • Alpha builds this Friday or early next week

Fennec 1.0

  • Maemo Beta 3 / Windows Mobile Alpha 3 release late next week
  • likely will be doing this off of mozilla-central, just before the mozilla-1.9.2 branch
  • looks like we'll need to do another beta a week or so after this to pick up localization

Support

  • Flash Security message up on SUMO, waiting for Adobe to push a fix.
  • We'd like to link to this extension to help users who are confused by the new UI. Fast review?

Development

  • mockups
  • code freeze
  • major features
  • startup time project
  • windows 7 readiness
  • roadmap, sigh

Localization

Moving new locales out of beta inbetween minor releases OK with delivery.

  • testing criteria need to be better defined

Targeting a localized beta milestone for maemo fennec post 1.9.2 branching

  • string freeze coming shortly after Fennec B3/1.9.2 branch
  • mozilla1.9.2 will be affected on all strings but browser, basically
  • String changes to toolkit etc on 1.9.2 need to be coordinated with fennec release timeline
  • Messaging on Axel

QA

  • Tested 3.0.12/3.5.1 fake builds with new signing process tested. OK.
  • Prepared for 3.0.13/3.5.2
  • Testdays:
      • Upcoming: Test scripting with Mozmill 1.2 - Friday, August 7.
      • Previous: Testing AMO 5.0.8! - Fri, July 24
        • Had a max of 28 in the testday channel at its peak
        • Major contributors outside mozQA: tmyoung, kbrosnan, ddelony, TMZ, Tanner, gaby2300, fcp, Milos
        • Top Bug Finder: tmyoung with 7 bugs filed
        • 23 bugs filed (1 blocker, 1 critical, 1 major)
  • Tegra:
      • Test Wiki created Mobile/QA/Tegra
      • Coordinating test efforts with nvidia india team (performance testing, plugin testing).
    • Fennec:
      • Large patches (iframe scrolling, tile caching) coming in this week and next under test
      • Getting Maemo automation back online as some jit fixes landed
      • Progress towards unittests on windows mobile (setback with crashes)
      • Test plan updated: QA/Fennec1.0/TestPlan

Release Engineering

  • New signing machine in production yesterday
    • new hardware, parallel scripts
    • clock-time reduced from 8-9 hours down to 15-20mins.
    • send beer to catlee
  • Waiting for "go" on builds
  • Setting up mozilla-192 branch
    • aiming for 7aug, unless 3.6a1 plans change
  • Started setting up fennec l10n infrastructure
    • unlikely to have in place for next week, sounds like ok to go with en-US only if needed
  • Mac OSX users: 25% ppc vs 75% intel, keep an eye on this for future 10.6 discussions

Add-Ons

  • Jetpack Q3 Roadmap created
  • AMO 5.0.8 released this week- updated tracking for contributions and new user profile pages
  • AMO 5.0.9 is new search engine and Collections phase 2 with add-on recommendations
  • Working on enhanced localization for non english markets to provide a truly local experience for AMO regardless of market.
  • First pass of add-on verification tool up in preview, will launch next Thursday spec

Partners

Evangelism

Marketing/PR

  • users upgrading from 3.x -> 3.5.1 will see a more "noisy" whatsnew page than usual so that we can show off our new features to people coming along from Major Update
  • morgamic is also looking at bug 391433 in order to help secure people with older plugin versions

Roundtable

  • Adobe is providing a PFS-friendly Flash installer, probably tomorrow, and is working with morgamic to get PFS updated so that a missing Flash will make the installation experience seamless (on Windows)