Firefox/Planning/2009-08-26

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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

  • builds available
  • QA is testing release candidate
  • might have to respin to pick up bug 510583 (migration issue)

Firefox 3.0.15 / Firefox 3.5.4

  • schedule on the wiki
  • targeting mid-late October release

Firefox 3.0.13 -> 3.5.2 Major Update Offer

  • about 15m new users on 3.5.x in the last two weeks
  • 3.5.x usages comprises ~35% of Firefox users now

Namaroka

  • 14,000 ADUs on Alpha 1
  • 6,000 ADUs on Namaroka nightlies
  • proposed schedule
    • September 14 - string freeze
    • September 21 - beta 1 code freeze
    • September 29 - beta 1 delivery
    • October 12 - rc1 code freeze
    • October 20 - rc1 delivery
    • early November - final release

Fennec 1.0x

  • Maemo Beta 3 shipped last week
  • Windows Mobile Alpha 3 later this week
  • Maemo Beta 4 in approximately 3 weeks
    • looking to do a slushy string freeze shortly
    • need to co-ordinate the /toolkit string freeze with Firefox 3.6 and other /toolkit contributors

Support

  • Top 3.5 issue over past week is lost bookmarks after updating. bug 510583
  • Crash article sprint is Sept 3rd. Please CC me on any crash bugs you want documented.

Product Development

  • for Namoroka/mozilla-1.9.2:
  • for future/mozilla-central:
    • last call for comments on the multitouch JS API prototype work (see proposed DOM events)
    • CSS Transitions close to landing (dbaron)
    • just merged a bunch of things, should be perf wins and Google Docs regression fixes

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

Localization

State of the onion:

  • product
      • Firefox 3.5 with 11 beta languages
      • Firefox 3.6 at 60 strings to 1.9.1 right now
      • 1.9.2 at 16 green, 27 not yet migrated. Outreach going for a week, 4 done by me
      • Thunderbird 3b4 with 150+ strings cf b3 in Sept
      • Fennec with 250 strings on top of toolkit 1.9.2, most locales way better. Search, bookmarks, packaging not on track.
      • weave coming in, with probably less than the current 200 strings
  • web
      • lots, but probably different community
  • amo
      • dito
  • sumo
      • probably some work for fennec, updates for fx 3.6

Shipping Fennec in particular:

  • string freeze for fennec b4?
      • should be two weekends, thu - tue the following week
      • including toolkit 1.9.2
  • packaging of fennec l10n for maemo needs owner (bug 490482)
  • testable builds for maemo, packaging, upload etc. see above
  • release infra for l10n maemo?

3.5 to 3.6, minor update? how to deal with locales?

QA

  • 3.6 QA - Ongoing feature testing brainstorming sessions
    • Last week we went through the multitouch feature
    • This week Aeropeek
  • Testdays:
    • Last: (Fennec)
      • Had a max of 39 in the testday channel at its peak
      • 111 Litmus test cases run
      • 24 Bugs Filed with 1 blocker, 2 critical and 4 major bugs in the queue
      • Verified 196 Resolved Fennec Bugs!
      • Toptester: KenS with 51 litmus testcases run
      • Top Bugfinder: kbrosnan with 4 bugs filed
      • Major contributors outside mozQA: kbrosnan, wope, mfinkle, bcombee, fabrice, tmyoung, adric, mekic, Ken, gaby2300
    • Next: Fx3.5 Session Store using the QA Companion - Sept 4
  • Fennec:
    • Last week:
      • Maemo Beta3 is out the door
      • Windows Mobile Alpha3 should be out by end of week
      • massive bug cleanup (verified 250+ bugs so far, making sweep of open bugs as well)
    • this/Next week:
      • updating litmus testcases to match latest UI
      • more bug cleanup
      • update test plan
      • update QMO project
      • logcompare tool to track new unittest failures
      • update talos tpan/tzoom
  • Tegra:
    • Software update now functional in nightly builds.
    • Currently PFS causes Fx to crash
    • Investigating leaks on shutdown
    • Automation:
      • Some automation running and failures are being reported
      • Remote reftests strategy is showing promise
      • Hardware problems preventing ctalbert from running mochitests

Release Engineering

  • l10n nightly updates on m-c, 192
    • Not doing on 191 until we sort out bottleneck.
    • delays in en-US nightly updates
  • super fast 3.5.3 builds; from "go" to handoff of signed win32 builds in same day
  • 3.0.14->3.5.3 MU offer will be for manual CheckForUpdates only (again).

Add-Ons

  • 5.0.9 launch tomorrow
    • Bandwagon Phase II
    • Public stats dashboard
    • Enhanced validation suite
  • Developer.AMO in 5.1
  • SWilsher presenting to platform & Fx teams on reviewing add-ons
  • Add-ons Meetups
    • Miami - Sept 15
    • Chicago - Sept 29
  • Review queue burndown this weekend

Web Dev

  • morgamic & co rocked bug 512483 to get some Flash checking in for 3.5.3

Partners

Evangelism

  • Don't forget to mark your bugs with the dev-doc-needed keyword if they may impact developer documentation.
  • Deep into our gap analysis now - looking for interviews
  • Starting to get more feedback from developers - need to figure out the forum for getting that feedback in.

Marketing/PR

  • Firefox Update Education Page

Roundtable