Firefox/Planning/2010-08-04

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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Fin du Monde 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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Agenda

  • actions from last week:
  • schedule and progress on upcoming releases
  • review highlights and notices
  • respond to questions and concerns
  • Action Items
    • beltzner to follow-up with engagement

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.5.12 / Firefox 3.6.9

  • schedule posted
    • Code-freeze is on a Thursday rather than Friday as it's too hard to get people to converge on a Friday
  • should also include new locales

Firefox 4.0 Beta 3

  • code freeze on Monday, tree frozen as we stabilize, bad regressions from Sync
  • release likely delayed to next Monday or Tuesday
  • major features
    • new JS values - could affect add-ons that use JSAPI
    • OSX uses UNIX filesystem code instead of OSX filesystem code
    • SQLite 3.7.0 bug 581000 backed out due to regressions
    • Sync UI built in backed out due to regressions
    • complete changelist here

Mobile

  • Fennec 2.0 alpha 1 Code freeze is targeting next tuesday, 8/10
  • but date is iffy, as there are concerns that the builds are still unstable (f10s pieces still need landing, known issues with layers work, Android has large patches coming
  • Mobile work week Aug 16-20 in mv. Scratchpad of topics.

Jetpack SDK 0.7

  • focus is on additional APIs, E10S compatibility and integration
  • freezes Tuesday, August 17
  • tentative release date Wednesday, August 25

Add-on Builder.next (a.k.a. 1.0a3)

Fx Input

Input 1.6

  • went out!
  • New Features: Clusters, URL submission on happy forms, some wording changes

Input 1.6.1

  • new ETA is Friday, 8/6
  • New Features: Sites, Searching only with messages with URLs

Test Pilot studies

  • Firefox 4 Beta Interface Study
    • Ended July 29 (or a few days thereafter for most users)
    • 60K + user submissions as of noon, August 3
  • Beta Background Survey responses being received with Interface study submissions
  • Analysis of these 2 sets of data in progress
    • "What does our population of beta users looks like" findings in the next few day
    • Heatmap of new interface end of this week/beginning of next week
    • Potential for some of these results to be highlighted in the Beta 3 blog post depending on timing (Laura and Mayumi)
  • Next studies
    • Search Study
    • Configuration Study (w/Damon)
    • Tab Study
    • Awesome Bar Behavior Study (Limi)

Highlights / Notices

Notes or issues that don't correspond to a particular release you'd like people to know about.

  • Beta 2 Feedback
    • Generally positive feedback on App Tabs and Speed. Primarily UI feedback
    • Main Issues:
      • Feedback button disappears
      • Flash games noticeably slower
      • App tabs should indicate change of state bug 577096
      • App Tabs don't stay after a session is closed bug 580512
      • Cant drag App Tabs, new tabs sometimes appear on the right, sometimes on the left
  • Our Recommendations for outstanding bugs in the way of a broader push:
    • Facebook games/chat slow
    • App Tabs don't stay after a session is closed - bug 580512
    • Close min/max buttons - bug 574833
    • Hotmail attachment - bug 581502
  • Thanks to the Community Feedback Team for all their help gathering and analyzing feedback in their locales!
  • Beta 3 l10n went out with 10 more locales, and only pt-PT unchanged. Reached out there Sunday and today, waiting for feedback on how to get better. Details on the l10n dashboard

Questions and Concerns

Please add any questions or concerns you would like discussed at today's meeting.

  • Trying to figure out where to spend our SEM/ad dollars for the beta--what kinds of sites/types of people do we want to target with a big consumer push?
  • Please report any differences between TryServer results and mozilla-central results
      • RelEng investigating reports from mconnor and zpao, will report back

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