Firefox/Planning/2010-05-12

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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)

Now

Firefox 3.6.x / 3.5.x

  • primary focus is shipping out of process plugins to our Firefox 3.6 users
  • also due for a security and stability update

Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.6.4

  • Schedule is still TBD, will likely send an updated one today (depends on issues solidifying)
  • Landed 5 fixes yesterday, fixing 4 blockers (and a wanted non-blocker). Thanks bsmedberg and jimm!
  • 4 open blockers:
    • Bug 558986
      • Message deadlock between COM/OLE and Firefox/plugin-container messages
      • bsmedberg knows what is going on but not how to fix it
      • Ehsan has looked at it / is helping out
    • Bug 564260
      • Has a fix, waiting on review
      • Initial review mentions the fix is scary
    • Bug 561818
      • Follow-on to a bug we fixed in build 3
      • Needs more investigation/STR
      • Looks like it only happens on slow machines
    • Bug 564389
      • Not a Firefox problem, but tracking until resolution
      • Said they are whitelisting the files early this week
      • Did an ALE request as well
      • Need to do this again if we rebuild

Firefox 3.5.10

  • Have builds finished and available to test here
  • No issues that we know of yet
  • Tied to 3.6.4's release (which is TBD)

Support/QA

  • QA: We'll verify the bugs that landed yesterday and try to find older hardware to investigate bug 561818
  • Support: SUMO report went out just now because apparently I just sent it to sumo-report-admin (ie me) rather than to the list. D'oh!
  • Support Top issues:
    • Lots of users complaining about lost menubar this week bug 547891
    • May be related to bing toolbar bug 565256

Communications

Engagement

Fennec 1.0.x / Fennec 1.1.x

Upcoming Releases

Fennec 1.1 RC

  • Code Freeze today-ish
  • Looking to release out on the 18th

Support/QA

Other

  • Jetpack SDK 0.4
  • Firefox Sync 1.3
      • In code freeze
      • RC targeted for end of this week
      • Release targeted for week of May 17

Future

  • Current plan is to take Firefox Sync 1.3 code and land on trunk once 1.3 is out the door. Targeting to have integrated Firefox Sync in time for first 4.0 Beta.

Firefox 4

  • Presented the product plan to the community
  • next steps are starting to track against the projected milestones

Upcoming Milestones

  • hoping to do another Developer Preview before beta
  • starting work on a comprehensive beta program

Engineering

RelEng

  • What additional platforms do we need? For when? Developer preview / alpha / beta?
    • Linux 64, OSX 10.6 64 on our radar. Need to figure out 10.6 64-bit binary format.
    • Win7 64?
      • beltzner to follow up next week
  • Any major toolchain changes (e.g. compiler changes)
      • Some push for VC++ 2010 and gcc 4.5 on linux.
        • beltzner will talk to ted to lead the charge

Support/QA

  • QA: If you think your project is going to make 4.0, talk to juanb
    • johnath and damons to ensure all project leads have contacted juan
    • juan to also remind people at Tuesday meetings

Engagement

  • Finalizing engagement program for Beta program (goal 2-4MM testers)
  • Finalized feedback channels and start putting them in place
    • mevans would like to be able to call out features that QA wants beta users to really focus on using in order to gather data
    • lmesa to come back next week with an overview and next steps

Fennec 2

  • writing up explanations in wiki documents (above images to be embedded)