Firefox/Goals/2009Q2

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  • [DONE] Ship Firefox 3.5
  • evaluation notes:
      • shipped on June 30th
  • [DONE] Make Firefox observably faster on all platforms for startup, shutdown, opening a new tab, and looking up a match in the Awesomebar
      • dependencies on QA/releng: requires some automated way of measuring and reporting Topentab, Tawesomebarlookup, Tbeachball, Tloadlink, etc
  • evaluation notes:
      • changes happened on mozilla-central
      • feels faster, but interestingly not showing up in usual metrics
      • need to investigate this in the future
  • [MISSED] Make Firefox feel more responsive
      • identify and ensure that all actions have some user visible feedback (such as an animation or action completion) within 100ms
  • evaluation notes:
      • list generated, but due to focus on shipping Firefox 3.5 and previous goal for making Firefox faster, didn't finish the work
      • will focus on these issues next quarter
  • [DONE] Make it easier to extend and theme Firefox
      • improve our default theme structure
      • improve APIs in browser services (Places, wallet, tabbrowser?) for add-ons
      • simple add-on structure for site-specific scripting
  • evaluation notes:
      • worked with Labs team on Personas (theme) and JetPack (extensions)
  • [DONE] Polish user experience
      • identify and prioritize polish bugs and fix all P1s
      • finish UI work that was pushed out of Firefox 3 and Firefox 3.1 (ex: Library, Awesomebar result pages, site-specific function in identity button)
  • evaluation notes:
      • calling this goal done, although it wasn't hit 100% of the way
      • identified polish bugs and created tracking system
      • fixed majority of P1 polish issues
  • [DONE] Complete Firefox.next plan
      • outline scheduled milestones
      • documentation that clearly scopes feature work and designs
  • evaluation notes:
      • done early in the quarter