Firefox/Planning/2011-03-09

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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PST, 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

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 4 (Desktop)

  • RC1 will be published to the beta audience as soon as QA signs off on it (today or tomorrow, most likely)
  • so far, no showstoppers have been found, and no need for an RC2 has been identified
  • QA has requested more time for thorough testing, so expect at least 1-2 more weeks before final ship
  • please note that as of tomorrow desktop nightly builds will no longer be identical to RC1 and in fact will contain code that is not planned on being part of Firefox 4 for Windows, Mac or Linux (see below)

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

  • changes required by the final set of blocking issues have been landing on mozilla-central
  • desktop nightly builds will be unfrozen and updates will resume to get early feedback on these changes

Firefox 3.6/3.5

Firefox 3.6.14, 3.6.15, and 3.5.17

  • Firefox 3.6.14 and 3.5.17 went out on Tuesday
  • Firefox 3.6.15 went out on Friday to fix a regression loading Java applets in 3.6.14
    • Thank you everyone for the quick reaction
  • 3.6.14/3.6.15 postmortem is tentatively scheduled for 2011-03-22 @ 1:30 pm PST
    • Christian will be sending a note around once the date and time firms up

Firefox 3.6.16 and 3.5.18

  • pwn2own is this week. RelEng and drivers are on deck if we need a chemspill

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder 1.0a9

  • Maintenance release was delayed until this Thursday, last-minute regression found.
  • Feature release is on schedule for a March 18th freeze and release on the 24th.
  • Search back-end landed early this week in advance of the next release cycle, of which search will be the focus.

Add-on SDK 1.0b4

  • focus is on enhancements and polish fixes for Firefox 4 add-on development
  • freezes Wednesday, March 16
  • ships Wednesday, March 23

Input 3.3

  • Code Frozen; Looking to release next Tuesday (or earlier)
  • Next stop is 3.4 with a ramped up mobile dashboard and grouperfish clustering

Feedback Summary

  • One new issue found is that the "find" bar disappears when switching tabs--everything else is a known issue.
  • Hotmail fixed! W00t!
Issue SUMO Input Buglink
Windows 7, XP and Vista Users: Beta 12 Prints illegibly (weird spaces/characters) 10+54 and others 4980 <thead> </thead> <tbody> </tbody>
{{bug 635768}} [FIXED]
SSL pages don't work over proxy
192
{{bug 637361}}
-
Find bar disappears when switching tabs
41
33
{{bug 634454}}
-
Hangs on search/McAfee?
1104
{{bug 633199}}
-
An issue with Adobe Reader X
67
1560
May not be fx4. [1]
-
Unable to switch search engines/locks up when using search bar
33+4
796
{{bug 631746}}
-
Facebook Chat not working
188
-
Flash-related crashes (fb games, gmail,
2064 2505
-
Font Rendering on Windows
886
{{bug 594325}} bug 612846 bug 629857
-
Netflix streaming player doesn't work OSX
227
was {{bug 598406}}
-
DivX player doesn't work
14 (380+ overall)
142
-
Broken Panorama (missing button, changed shortcut)
50+ from: [2][3][4][5]
132
{{bug 624588}}
-
No save & close dialog when closing Firefox w/multiple tabs
40-ish from: [6][7][8][9]
1030
caused by {{bug 592822}} bug 550559
-
Gmail Locks Up (proxy issue?)
6
365
}

Highlights / Notices

  • as of now, 17 locales have updates beyond Firefox 4 RC 1, we should take those in the next cycle. Nothing in there that would require a respin itself, though.

Questions and Concerns

Press & Public Reactions