Firefox/Planning/2012-07-18

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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# 99696 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL
REMEMBER
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FORCETOC

Actions from Last Week

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Basecamp & Kilimanjaro

  • Wrapping up work for the milestone 4 that ends this week.
  • Kilimanjaro meetings suspended. Will move valuable bug data to whiteboard or some other flag so that coordination goodness isn't lost. Some of that will continue to be prioritized within Firefox or other specific product goals. If you have questions, Asa is your man.

Firefox Desktop

  • Tracked bugs rollup emails will be sent out today for 15/16 tracked bugs
  • 10.5 de-support is in the works for Firefox 17 - bug 774509

Release (14, 10esr)

  • Released yesterday at 8am PT

Beta (15)

  • 15b1 will be pushed to beta channel tomorrow (Thursday)

Aurora (16)

  • Aurora update to 16 going live on Friday

Nightly (17)

  • Bug 587909 - Improve the visual style of location bar results
  • Bug 765874 - Implement v1 of recommend/like share button
  • Bug 771678 - [css3-values] unprefix calc()
  • Bug 691234 - Write MediaEngine backend for Desktop based on WebRTC code

Firefox Mobile

Release (14)

  • Shipped yesterday at 8am PT

Beta (15)

  • 15b1 going to play store tomorrow (Thursday)
  • Considering putting ARMv6 builds in the market

Aurora (16)

  • Firefox 16 updates will be enabled on Friday
  • We will be creating an ARMv6 nightly update channel

Nightly (17)

Uplifts

Fx15 Uplifts
We uplifted several patches for Tablet UI support. Several features were also uplifted to Fx15 before it merged to beta. We will need to track the Tablet UI and these features for additional issues and uplift fixes as needed. Use status-firefox15:affected so we can track bugs that need to be fixed and uplifted to Fx15. Features include:
  • Find in Page
  • Text Selection
  • Clear Private Data
  • Request Desktop Site
  • Search Suggestions (defaulted off)
  • History and Bookmark Import
  • Start Page for Tablets
  • Flash on Honeycomb
  • ARMv6
Fx16 Uplifts
Carried a few features with it that still need followup work. Make sure we track and request approval as needed. Use status-firefox16:affected so we can track bugs that need to be fixed and uplifted to Fx16:
  • Reading Mode and List
  • WebApp RT
  • Helper Apps

Services

Firefox Sync

  • We are collecting input & gathering requirements on Syncing Search Engines plugins. Please contact Allison (:ally) with your thoughts/concerns/ideas/suggestions.

Apps In the Cloud Server

Add-on SDK

Release (1.8 -> Firefox 13, 14)

Stabilization (1.9 -> Firefox 14, 15)

  • we're now updating the AMO validator for each beta / rc release, essentially weekly to better support developers targetting nightly
  • Next release scheduled for 7 August, 2012

Development (1.10 -> Firefox 15, 16)

  • Merge to Stabilization scheduled for 7 August, 2012

Identity

Apps

Feedback Summary

Desktop

Mobile

UX & User Research

UX Design

Market Insights

Desktop / Platform

Google

  • The development channels for Chrome and ChromeOS now support packaged apps, HTML5 apps that can run outside the browser, are offline by default, have APIs to support multiple windows, and allow embedding of web content.
  • Google Chrome won the latest Tom's Hardware Web Browser Grand Prix. Chrome 20, with 19 points, beat out Firefox 13 and Opera 12. This marked the first time in some years that Chrome beat Firefox.

Microsoft

  • Microsoft is in serious trouble with EU authorities after it revealed that it shipped tens of millions of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 updated computers without including the required "browser ballot" screen, which allows users to select which web browser they want as default. It turns out one of their users warned them in a support forum shortly after the release, but was ignored. Microsoft could be forced to pay 10% of revenues, theoretically up to approximately $8b, although the maximum fine ever levied has been $1.3b
  • While Microsoft disabled checking of the Content-Length header in IE9's download tool, they have added it back for IE10.
  • IE10's User Agent string will have "Touch" and "ARM" tokens when appropriate

Opera

Sleipnir

  • The Sleipnir web browser has released "App Linker", which seamlessly allows users to send phone numbers, addresses, etc from their desktop browser to their iOS or Android smartphone

WebKit

Mobile

Summary below, full update here and in your inbox.

  • Google released stable versions of Chrome on Android and iOS, a new version of Android (Jelly Bean) and a 7-inch Nexus tablet
  • Adobe to be discontinuing Flash support for Android devices
  • Gingerbread now on 64% of the market, Froyo on 17%, ICS on 11% and Eclair on 5%
  • Deutsche Telekom to launch application component marketplace
  • Telefonica partnered with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM to provide carrier billing
  • Smartphones surpassed feature phone shipments in China for the first time
  • Network operators investigating Wi-Fi as alternative data network infrastructure

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Marketing

Press


Questions, Comments, FYI

Actions this week