Firefox/Planning/2009-08-19

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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 / Firefox 3.5.3

  • targeting early/mid September release

Firefox 3.0.15 / Firefox 3.5.4

  • proposed schedule on the wiki
  • comments?

Firefox 3.0.13 -> 3.5.2 Major Update Offer

  • happened last Thursday
  • not a good indication of uptake yet
  • working on numbers

Namaroka

  • 13,000 active daily users on Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1
  • next milestone (schedule tbd) is going to be a beta
    • need to determine what the localization effort is going to be
    • need to get out ahead of add-on compatibility issues
  • future Firefox 3.6 and Fennec milestones will be built from the mozilla-1.9.2 branch

Fennec 1.0b3

  • Fennec 1.0 Beta 3 for Maemo will be out today or tomorrow
    • built off of mozilla-1.9.2
    • includes tilecache work for great scrolling wins!
  • Weekly Meeting Notes

Support

  • Not actually a huge increase in traffic for 3.5
  • Increase in lost bookmarks as result of update, we've been asking people to restore.
  • Yahoo toolbar blocking right click still but there are reports that the latest version from toolbars.yahoo.com works but checking for updates doesn't give that version. bug 462475
  • New report of Kaspersky 2010 affecting downloads/video streaming (investigating, will update later today.)

Product Development

(for more information, see the developers' meeting notes from yesterday)

Localization

  • Nightly update channel up on central
  • uptake on 1.9.2 still slow
  • l10n.mk regressions fixed on central, needed on 1.9.2 (bug 489313
  • dashboards switched to right version numbers
  • moving fennec primary to l10n-mozilla-1.9.2?
  • string freezes on 1.9.2?
    • about 60 strings changed in /browser and /toolkit between mozilla-1.9.1 and mozilla-1.9.2
    • however, not all l10n repos are in a consistent state, as the mozilla-1.9.2 l10n repos were cloned from mozilla-central
    • could try a straight merge from mozilla-1.9.1 strings over on top of mozilla-1.9.2 strings, but that might destroy work in mozilla-1.9.2 that had been carried over from mozilla-central
    • /mobile-browser shouldn't have that many new strings; mostly preferences and bookmarks UI
    • /browser might need new string polish, work for personas and plugin updating
    • /mobile-browser needs a few more strings and will be hosting its start page locally

QA

Release Engineering

  • mozilla-192 branch
  • TB2.0.0.23 tomorrow, Feneec1.0b3 today
    • Funnelcake 9, FF3.6a1, FF3.0.13 (with refreshed MU), FF3.5.2, enabled MU for idle-background notification
  • l10n nightly updates on m-c
    • axel waiting for approval on bug 489313 before we can enable on mozilla-192
  • MU last Thurs;
    • before prompted-MU FF3.5: 20%, FF3.0: 74%, FF2: 6.5%
    • today FF3.5: 30%, FF3.0: 63%, FF2: 6.5%
  • assuming that FF3.0.14/FF3.5.3/MU will be unprompted MU only, correct?
  • reworking n810s to deal with load

Add-Ons

Web Dev

Partners

Evangelism

  • 3.6 docs are underway.
  • Making progress on plugins page (from marketing)
  • Starting on short-term update videos this week
  • Continuing with with Open Video Alliance folks for driving theora adoption

Marketing/PR

  • Phase 1 of the Plugins Updater project (a page to educate our users about plugins while also detecting which plugins they have are out of date) is under way.
  • Working on more Mozilla.com optimization projects
    • Update education page to help educate users about the importance of regular updates and how to update their Firefox. Will be linked to from the personal.html, upgrade.html, and First Run page. (Project as a response to KKovash's findings on the uninstall survey).
  • Content updates in progress for 3.5.3 What's New page
  • Working with Sam & Beltzner on improving first run/what's new flow for beta testers

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