Firefox/Planning/2012-07-11

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Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PDT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details - NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 95312 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: Warp Core
  • Vidyo Guest URL
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FORCETOC

Actions from Two Weeks Ago

  • sheila to confirm where people can find updated/detailed product reqs for basecamp once they exist
  • axel to update us on l10n for metro
    • discussed with Asa, Rob Strong, Jim Blandy
    • one binary deliverable with different UI on different windows
    • not bound to a market or such
    • bug 769677 on file to track that we're not duplicating 300 searchplugins and such

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Basecamp & Kilimanjaro

  • Product and Project Mgt are working out the future of K9O and will have an update next week.
    • ...therefore, no k9o triage today

Firefox Desktop

Release (13, 10esr)

  • Conversations with Adobe about Flash 11.3 instability are ongoing, we're finally getting actionable crash information now that we've worked around Adobe's architectural changes

Beta (14)

  • FF14.0.1 Sign-offs occurred this morning, got the all clear
  • FF14 beta 12 (our last planned beta) is going out to our test audience today
  • FF14.0.1 build 1 will go to build before the end of the week, and will be released on Tuesday 7/17
  • Beta users will soon see prompting to FF15 through installer in bug 771732 – [Beta] About:Home Prompt - Old Firefox Beta users

Aurora (15)

  • WebRT to be preffed off before merge to Aurora.

Nightly (16)

  • Bug 687724 - Per-tab reporting in about:memory
  • Bug 704623 - track memory used by orphan DOM nodes in about:memory
  • Bug 696253 - Add support for parsing/computing properties for CSS Flexbox
  • Bug 765411 - Investigate what performance improvements can be made to about:home

Firefox Mobile

General note: Adobe announced that they will stop shipping Flash to Android devices through Google Play on August 15th. This effectively means that new Android users will not be able to view video in Firefox.

Beta (14)

  • landed mitigation "Don't keep activities" not allowing us to run effectively, an en-US-only message for those who run into this issue

Aurora (15)

  • Bookmark migration, selectively clearing user data, and "Request Desktop Site" have all been uplifted to FN15

Nightly (16)

  • new awesome screen UX
  • helper apps
  • double tap to zoom on google maps is fixed
  • more text selection fixes
  • image sharing (implemented by intern Arkady)
  • subdocument scrolling for documents with touch event listeners
  • excellent support for fix position elements, especially when zooming
  • http:// hidden in the url bar

Web Compatibility

Services

Firefox Sync

Apps In the Cloud Server

Add-on SDK

Release (1.8 -> Firefox 13, 14)

Stabilization (1.9 -> Firefox 14, 15)

  • Next release scheduled for 7 August, 2012

Development (1.10 -> Firefox 15, 16)

  • Merge to Stabilization scheduled for 7 August, 2012

Other notes:

  • we're discussing options for landing the javascript packager on master while ensuring that Builder continues to work.
  • we're working on an outreach plan to re-packing as many AMO-hosted add-ons as possible

Identity

Apps

  • Firefox Desktop 15 (Aurora)
    • Landed: Support of native installation and and chromeless launch of apps for Win and Mac OS
    • Will be backed out for FF15 Beta audience - bug 772638
  • Firefox Desktop 16 (Nightly)
      • Fit and polish for native install and launch. Down to 4 blockers!!! See here for more info on work in desktop WebRT. WOOT!
  • Firefox Mobile 16 (Nightly) - in progress
      • Features: Native Install and chromeless window launch
      • Proposed marketplace bundling with Fennec is an open issue. See bug 738545
  • Apps in the Cloud
      • AITC client for desktop landed for FF15

Feedback Summary

Desktop

Flash continues to be our biggest issue. We are working with the community to mitigate the impact, but it is slow going and our reach is limited.

Mobile

UX & User Research

UX Design

  • [metro] (Yuan)
    • Blog post on the current working design coming out shortly (showing off parts of this design document)
    • Designing Find-in-page as a reuse of the metro app bar; figuring out how we might use the metro throbber/progress-indicator
    • Design to Implementation proceeding in bugs:
      • bug 747786 (navigation bar & URL bar): Lots of progress made by front-end intern Jonathan
      • bug 747366 (pinned secondary tiles)
      • bug 772304 (implement throbber)
  • [desktop]
    • [Australis] menu and customization interaction refinement
    • [dev tools] we now have an interaction designer working full time on dev tools - Brian Dils (bdils)
      • getting context and working on some quick improvements; starting to do more research on turning the tools into more of a "suite"
    • Stub Installer UX - scoping through the design with development - bug 690126, flow/mockups (Madhava)
  • [android] (Ian)
    • lots of browser polish for the phone UI and native tablet UI in the nightly now -- have a look! (some suggestions: tab drawer polish, menu back in ICS position, swipe to delete tab, awesomescreen styling, text selection handles)
    • Initial sketching on Cloud to Device Messaging and Review Solicitation (Madhava)
    • "Readability 2.0" efforts (making text even more readable!) kicked off, more to happen next week in Toronto (madhava, ian)

Market Insights

Desktop / Platform

Google

Microsoft

Opera

WebKit

Other

  • The Torch Browser, a Chromium-based desktop browser with built-in social sharing and Bittorrent support, was launched.
  • Bernard Robert Picher has made good progress on implementing the Adobe Flash API in Google's Dart programming language.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Marketing

  • Rearing to launch Firefox 14 and Firefox 15 (Beta) to the world

Press


Questions, Comments, FYI

  • Changing vidyo rooms next week!
    • ProductCoordination, 92, 99696

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