Firefox/Planning/2010-03-03

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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)

TOC

Upcoming Product Releases

Firefox 3.0.19 / Firefox 3.5.9 / Firefox 3.6.2

  • schedule has been set, aiming for an end-of-March release
  • all versions will be shipped simultaneously
  • primary focus is security, stability, regression fixing

Gecko Developer Preview 1.9.3a2

  • shipped today! see the full announcement for details
  • out of process plugins on by default for Win32 and Linux
  • performance improvements
  • new web developer features
  • new theme work on Win32

Mobile Firefox Maemo.Next

  • looking at 1.1 beta after a month and a half
  • 1.0.1 with some adu-related changes based-off of 1.9.2.2 being looked at

Labs

Weave

Support

  • We're seeing more Firefox won't start -- sometimes no window opens, sometimes a "already running" message. Currently, we suspect bug 548945.
  • Still lots of users "hiding" toolbars: bug 547891
  • A few cases of users with bookmarks going to the wrong place. Ideas for what we should be asking users for?

Product Development

Firefox Project

  • refactoring our project pages
  • would love your input
  • trying to make it easier to follow the flow of information
  • big changes to the updater UI coming soon
    • fixed size across all locales and OSes
    • more flexibility on how browser will react after update (open URL, infobar, OS notification or nothing at all!)
    • will be backported to 3.5.x

Fennec Project

Gecko Platform

Localization

  • Radar: Lorentz, then Fennec 1.1. Anything missed?

QA

Release Engineering

Add-ons

Web Dev

Partners

Evangelism

  • Working on CSS :visted stuff.
  • Starting to ramp up mobile work with Paul to drive adoption and support
  • 3.7 features are in process to get docs + promotion plan
  • Helping Ehsan find people to fix HTML editing

Marketing/PR

  • Major update billboard--need product team sign off. Bug 532540
  • Working on "What's New" pages for 3.6.2/3.0.19
    • For 3.0.19, changing copy encouraging users to upgrade to 3.6 Bug 549510
    • For 3.6.2 changing wordmark and header copy Bug 549413
  • New plan of attack for Rethinking the Mozilla Web Universe
  • Mozilla.com Website Optimizations
    • Currently 3 First Run variations and 2 IE page variations in testing and hope to have download.html test implemented next week. Read more here

Roundtable