Firefox/Planning/2009-09-09

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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

  • on track for release today
  • if you find blocker issues, please let us know ASAP
  • when released, users with older versions of Flash will be warned!

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

  • toolkit is string frozen
  • can't set a beta date until there's fewer than the 100 existing blocker nominations
  • right now we're potentially drifting into November for a final release due to this lack of focus on blocker triage

Fennec 1.0x

  • string freeze has moved out to Friday, September 11th
  • no update on schedule beyond that

Support

Product Development

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

  • falling behind on triage which is making it hard to get a beta schedule nailed down
  • there is a known problem on OSX which is resulting in there being no way to run Java applications in the browser; Josh is looking into a fix

Localization

  • Fennec string freeze not coming along nicely
    • bookmarks, certificate error page (new this week), one more
    • new plan is to freeze friday
    • schedule from then up tbd
  • deb builds need to match install experience (tbd)
  • search guidelines for fennec should be set in stone any minute
  • would like to wait on new about:rights language until after 3.6

QA

  • 3.6 QA - Ongoing feature testing and bug verifications
  • Testdays:
  • Fennec:
    • Windows Mobile Alpha 3: released
    • Maemo Beta4 on track for next week
    • QA is preparing test plans, litmus test cases, and reorganizing efforts to improve coverage on devices and branches.
    • We will start working on fixing python bugs on the device so we can run our existing scripts. In addition, we will be revisiting the work required to port talos to winmo as that is the top priority.
  • Tegra:
    • New Software Update bug filed this morning: Bug 515415
    • There's now a bug filed for every test failure in the BFT run.
    • Working on Bug verifications
    • Automation

Release Engineering

  • Sam, Juan already covered all the releases.
  • New n810 work improving things
    • had 9 of 37 machines still working after long weekend.
    • reflashing now only minutes! :-)

Add-Ons

  • Paypal tracking
  • Contributions dashboard
  • GetSatisfaction.com
    • Meeting w/ CEO to discuss integration w/ AMO
  • Developer.AMO Developer Hub
    • Call out later this week for help in reviewing documentation & tutorials
  • Chicago Add-ons Meetup on 9/29. Details
  • Extend Firefox contest ends 10/2

Web Dev

Partners

Evangelism

Marketing/PR

  • Plug-in Detector Page
    • Austin, Les and Silverorange hacking away:
      • Front end: First page is implemented; waiting on copy tweaks from slater and page two implementation.
      • Back end: On schedule
      • Screenshot at right
        Plug-in Detector Page
    • See schedule here: Website/Sprints/PluginProblem#Plug-In_Problem
    • Bugs: 512787, 391433

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