Firefox/Planning/2010-03-10

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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 3.0.19 / Firefox 3.5.9 / Firefox 3.6.2

  • all blockers checked in
  • a few approved but not yet checked in patches remain, we'll be deciding what to do with those shortly, most will likely not land
  • builds will "bake" for a while while QA starts tests, official builds to start on March 15

Firefox 3.0.18 / Firefox 3.5.8 -> Firefox 3.6 Advertised Major Update

  • RelEng is ready to make the required server-side change this week
  • Beltzner to put together DevNews post for tomorrow
  • any other blockers?

Gecko Developer Preview 1.9.3a3

Labs

Jetpack

  • Jetpack SDK 0.1 released yesterday (Tuesday, March 9)
      • initial release of SDK
      • new codebase being incubated for production-quality integration with Firefox
  • Jetpack SDK 0.2 tentative release date Monday, March 29
      • first release incorporating high-level APIs for easy extension development

Weave

Support

Product Development

Firefox Project

For your reading:

  • the Firefox Projects page has been re-organized as have the pages for each project to make it easier to read
  • The UX team has created a stream-of-consciousness style tumblr with design sketches, inspirations, and pointers to other bits of designery -- From The Bikeshed

For your loving:

  • Extension Manager Redesign process; API & dev work outlined in wiki, met with QA to develop testing plan, design cases being added, including install from multiple locations & with various levels of security (tracking bug bug 550048)
  • OOPP, landed crashed-plugin UI for Alpha 2, working to improve some privacy issues now (bug 550293, bug 550303).

Fennec Project

Gecko Platform

(see the March 9th platform meeting notes for more details)

Localization

  • updated l10n-changesets for 3.5.x and 3.6.x in the build repos

QA

  • Last week we had a work week
  • Ongoing feature qa work
  • Mobile:

Release Engineering

  • Working on getting a2->a3 working. bug 546703
    • Need to land bug 540833 before builds
    • Need to land bug 546710 otherwise we'll have broken windows partial updates

Add-ons

  • Rock Your Firefox launched today!
  • Some users are having problems with their xpinstall whitelist being wiped

Web Dev

Partners

Evangelism

  • Going to help push dbaron's css visited on hacks with sid and others

Marketing/PR

  • 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

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