Firefox/Planning/2009-08-05

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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)

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Upcoming Firefox Releases

Firefox 3.0.14

  • targeting early September release
  • pushed a week due to code freeze slip

Firefox 3.5.3

  • targeting early September release
  • in sync with 3.0.14

Fennec 1.0b3

  • waiting on last major change (likely will land tomorrow) and then a testing cycle
  • goal is to have Maemo Beta 3 / Windows Mobile Alpha 3 ship early next week (Aug 10-12)
    • need to co-ordinate mozilla-1.9.2 branch plan on this

Firefox 3.0.13 -> 3.5.2 Major Update Offer

Support

  • Yahoo toolbar breaks right clicking in 3.5: bug 505067 [1]
  • Flash security update:
    • Before the notice: 662 people posted with plugin data, 630 had some version of Flash installed and enabled (95.2%), 504 of them were 10.0r22 (76.1%)
    • During when we said to disable Flash: 653 people with plugin data, 623 had some version of Flash (95.4%), 500 of them were 10.0r22 (76.6%)
    • Now with the new notice to update Flash: 492 people with plugin data (lower because it's over a weekend), 459 with some Flash (93.3%), 318 with 10.0r22 (64.6%), 64 with 10.0r32 (which doesn't have this security hole) (13.0%)
    • 3000 additional views of the "Using Flash plugin" page clicked through so hopefully the above numbers aren't representive.

Development

Localization

QA

Release Engineering

  • Last week, FF3.5.2, FF3.0.13, refreshed major update offer
    • Now have 21% users on FF3.5.x
  • Waiting for go on Fennec1.0b3, FF3.6a1

Add-Ons

  • AMO 5.0.8 launch tomorrow
  • Fx 3.6 compatibility discussion tomorrow
  • Add-on meetup in NYC

Partners

Evangelism

  • No big updates - just the usual 3.6 doc work and pleas for dev-doc-needed.
  • Need to collect features + performance work.

Marketing/PR

  • will be making some content updates to the 3.5.3 What's New page (en-US only) - tweaking existing text to reference the Mozilla mission and Personas
  • longer term, working with the product team to re-think our methodology for how people get to What's New (i.e., serving different content to people coming in from a recent dot release vs an older major release)
  • Associated Press article on Black Hat updates

Roundtable

  • blocklist older Flash and Reader plugins now that update is available? (beltzner)
    • might want to wait for new Flash installers that work with PFS (bug 416396)
    • no good answer for users who don't have rights to install software (they'd end up with a disabled plugin, and no way to install) - unless it can be installed in the Firefox directory?
    • might want to reserve blocklist option for after we do a communication push
    • definitely will talk with Adobe to make sure they approve of our actions before doing them, though
    • could also make it part of the Firefox 3.5.3 whatsnew page
  • shipping jQuery as part of the mozilla platform? (beltzner)
    • doesn't work well with XUL, but does work well with XHTML (in-content UI, add-ons, content scripts, jetpack panes)
    • jetpack ships jQuery, and Thunderbird is planning to do it
    • pressure is to leverage the existing group of web developers who are used to it, and who might want to write add-ons for mozilla platform products
    • wanted to gather requirements and questions
    • jresig mentioned there's a dozen or so bugs for jQuery and XUL and the team might up the priority of those if they knew it was something we wanted to do
    • hijax stated that several Add-on authors are already shipping it as a library with their Add-ons
    • dascher mentioned that all of the experimental/new UI being prototyped for Thunderbird-future was being done using jQuery