Firefox/Planning/2009-11-18

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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

Firefox 3.0.16 / Firefox 3.5.6

  • on target for mid-December
  • planning to start builds at the tail end of November
  • will have schedules for 3.0.17 / 3.5.7 soon

Firefox 3.6 Beta

  • shipped the beta 3 update last night, Nov 17th
  • currently over 350,000 ADUs (+100,000 w/w)

Firefox 3.6 RC

  • code freeze target is now November 19th
  • release target is November 26th - 30th (depending on holiday coverage)

Fennec 1.0x Maemo RC

  • string freeze at noon
  • still on course for dec 1st code freeze for rc

Fennec 1.0x WinMo Alpha

  • still on course for dec 1st code freeze for a4

Labs

Support

  • common issues
  • Nothing new, still seeing failed updates from bug 525390 or bug 528603 and people complaining about how often we push updates but that's really all that's new.
  • Want to help with user support for 3.6? YES YOU DO. (Let me know)

Product Development

Firefox 3.6 / mozilla-1.9.2

future / mozilla-central

  • jrmuizel is working on a scrolling performance pageset. If you have any pages that you know scroll slowly, please add them to bug 527728
  • tree downtime this weekend for power outage, shouldn't affect RC timeline

Localization

QA

  • Fx 3.6
  • Fennec:
    • Recap of last week's testday - panning and zoom
      • Next Fennec-related Testday will be on 12/4 on Weave Beta
    • Tracy working on adding Weave test cases in Litmus
    • Mostly winmo related work, stabilized code for xpcshell and talos ts running on device
    • Next is mochitest and reftest
  • Tegra:
    • Smoketested Firefox 3.6 Beta 3 build. Working on update testing today.
    • Continued testing of nightly builds
    • Bug verification

Release Engineering

  • 3.6b3 linux/mac/win32 shipped late yesterday (sorry)
  • 3.6b3 wince shipping today
  • 650 Castro power outage (re)scheduled for this coming Saturday (November 21st).

Add-ons

  • Add-on Compatibility Reporter emails sent last night - blog post
    • 25,000 Firefox 3.6 reports on 2,000 add-ons
    • 1262 3.6-incompatible add-ons
      • 24 add-ons with compatibility problems
      • 105 add-ons that probably work fine
      • 321 add-ons with mixed reports
      • 830 without enough reports
    • 445 compatible add-ons
    • 321 add-ons not listed on AMO
  • Currently at 51%
  • AMO 5.3 launched Thursday. examples of self-hosted add-on and pledge drive
  • Currently working on AMO 5.4 with release channel support and enhanced localization
  • Jorge blogged about the state of our queues and posts a queue report each Friday

Web Dev

Partners

Evangelism

  • Ongoing work on docs (File API's next) and demos for 3.6
  • Web developer survey closed with 5000+ responses, 30% traffic from beta pages

Marketing/PR

  • Plugin Check
    • 1.5 million pv since launch; avg of 43K page views for November
    • Austin King is working on building dynamic buttons--tracking bug: 528280
      • Will be hosted at the bottom of the Plugin Check page
      • Hoping to get this done before Thanksgiving break.
  • 3.6
    • beta outreach on Facebook, Firefox download pages
    • key mozilla.com pages are complete and, where applicable, in l10n
    • working with Addis (agency that helped with Five Years of Firefox video) on creating a promotional video for Personas

Roundtable