Firefox/Planning/2009-09-16

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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 3.0.15 / Firefox 3.5.4

  • targeting mid-late October release

Firefox 3.0.14 -> 3.5.3 Major Update Offer

  • (users of 3.0.14 will be able to upgrade to 3.5.3 as soon as we ship by doing a "check for updates...")
  • targeting a major update offer for all users on September 30

Namoroka

  • everything is string frozen
  • prioritizing blockers to figure out when we can code freeze for beta 1
  • pieces of lightweight themes (personas) integration starting to land.
  • Curtis blitzing on getting about:support in, to help users work with SUMO/Tech Support. bug 367596
  • right now we're potentially drifting into November for a final release due to number of outstanding blockers :(

Fennec 1.0x

  • string freeze?
  • schedule update?

Support

  • list of common issues
  • Facebook crashes on the rise (probably bug 516780)
  • A few people reporting losing buttons/toolbars: [1] and [2] which is likely a corrupt localstore.rdf
  • Help us solve a mystery: One of the top trending search terms over the past one to two weeks is "allowed sites" (#20) and "allowed list" (#50-something). Neither query shows up in the top 200 for August. Ideas?

Product Development

as always, you can read the development meeting notes as well, but here are the big items:

  • bsmedberg met with Adobe last week about running Flash unit tests on Firefox development builds (part for Electrolysis regression testing)... they have a system (ATS) where we could run the automated plugin testsuite against builds (nightlies or tinderbox builds). Please discuss whether this sounds worthwhile (and who from QA/RelEng would be willing to help make it happen).
  • Adobe is also willing to run their extra manual testsuite on alpha/beta/RC builds and would like to be notified of these before we ship them: do we have a release checklist?

Localization

  • l10n for fennec is skipping b4, targeting b5
    • string freeze not done
    • no binaries to ship as of now
  • need to shift attention to Firefox 3.6 beta
  • struggling with VMs setup for dashboard

QA

  • 3.6 QA - ongoing feature testing, bug verifications
  • Testdays
  • Fennec
    • Working on beta4
    • Aakash testing trunk and 1.9.2 for Maemo and Winmo on multiple devices/daily.
    • Finding lots of regressions as final features are added to beta4
    • Looking to do a beta5 as l10n builds are still being figured out
  • Tegra
    • We have have nightly cab files for 1.9.2 builds (making it easier to install/test) Bug 511662
    • Flash plugin is now recognized on 1.9.2 nightly builds Bug 514742
    • Testing sites that use flash
    • Ongoing bug verification

Release Engineering

nada

Add-Ons

Web Dev

Partners

Evangelism

  • Starting on 3.6 planning with marketing
  • Docs slowed down - sheppy has been out
  • Adobe updates are doing well but a crash has been showing up

Marketing/PR

  • Plugins project
    • Les, Morgamic and Austin working on Database Issues (Back end has been delayed one week)
    • Front end implemented, waiting on more copy changes
    • new schedule (page live before Oct 15th): Website/Sprints/PluginProblem
  • Update page is getting about 2200 page views a day
    • 66% of page views coming from /upgrade.html
    • 20% of page views from personal.html

Roundtable