Firefox/Planning/2009-10-28

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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 Product Releases

Firefox 3.0.15 / Firefox 3.5.4

  • finally shipped yesterday!
  • had some issues with pushing web pages
  • will hold a post-mortem to explain the issues and what we're doing to fix them (to be scheduled soon)

Firefox 3.0.16 / Firefox 3.5.5

  • targeting a December release

Firefox 3.6 Beta 1

  • mkaply noticed that we changed the behaviour of the frozen interface (nsIPrefBranch.idl) which means we need to respin
  • this will delay the beta 1-2 days

Fennec 1.0x beta 5

  • going to code freeze tonight
  • targeting a 11/9 release

Seamonkey 2.0

  • Has been released yesterday!
  • Almost 40,000 downloads until bouncer logging was disabled this morning

Personas

Weave

Support

  • common issues
  • New upcoming issue: bug 524807 lost toolbar items
  • Keeping an eye out for sqlite-related issues for 3.5.4

Product Development

Firefox 3.6 / mozilla-1.9.2

future / mozilla-central

  • ability to run multiple plugin types using electrolysis is almost done
  • test frameworks for electrolysis coming

Localization

QA

  • Fx 3.6 QA
    • 3.6b1(build2) QA cycle complete as of yesterday. Bugs filed.
    • Added a bunch of tests in Litmus for Win 7 aero peek.
    • Ready for re-spin due to bug 487059 backout. Plan: spot checks and testing around fix bug 524995.
  • Events:
  • Fennec:
    • Adding litmus testcases for in-litmus? marked bugs
    • QA Blockers are up on Maemo Beta 5 blocker page
    • Release Test Tracking Page for Beta 5
    • Updated Fennecmark to work with new tile caching - bug 510325
    • Initial drop of Talos ts for WinMo - bug 474478
    • Waiting on patch review for adding 'make package-mobile-tests' so we can get browser-chrome tests underway - bug 523402
  • Tegra
    • Still awaiting new OS drop
    • Status meeting scheduled tomorrow morning with Nvidia team

Release Engineering

  • 3.5.4 and 3.0.15 went well from our end
    • despite lots of respins
  • Ready for 3.6b1 again. ETA on go-to-build?

Add-ons

  • Add-on Compatibility Reporter was announced last week. Around 1000 active users, and 600 reports submitted so far: 32% problem, 68% success
  • Compatibility email ready to be sent to developers. Currently at 35%
  • Working on AMO 5.3
  • MV Meetup was great

Web Dev

Partners

Evangelism

Marketing/PR

  • Plugins Project
    • Average of 35,000 pv/day;
    • Adwords Campaign Set Up
    • Link on 3.5.4 What's New Page (2K pv so far)
    • Working on Dynamic Buttons Project
      • Copy almost done; waiting on Martell Designs
  • Mozilla.com stuff:
    • overview: still a few details to be worked out (mainly around personas presentation) but things are looking good overal. Key pages are in QA or are already completed.
    • current state of 3.6 pages
    • l10n top priorities: First Run/What's New (secondary priorities are Security & Customization pages; other pages aren't priorities for l10n)
    • notes from 10/26 mozilla.com meeting

Roundtable

  • thinking of doing short release cycle updates to the beta between b1 and rc1
    • not major milestones with code freezes and long QA periods, just "here's the latest stuff in what will be the beta"
    • issued as minor updates on the beta channel for 3.6 beta users