Firefox/Planning/2013-03-20

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Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PT, 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

Firefox Desktop

Current Releases

Beta (57)

  • Fifth week beta has gone to build
  • Looking good for release - biggest issue(s) are with Win 7 update and D2D, QA is doing testing

Aurora (54)

Nightly (58)

Firefox Metro

Iteration Summary

  • Firefox Metro Iteration #4: March 14, 2013 - March 27, 2013
  • Total Iteration Work:
      • 3 existing feature changes.
      • 7 existing feature defects.
      • 8 new features.
  • Currently Completed:
      • 1 existing feature change.
      • 6 existing feature defects.
      • 3 new features
  • Remaining Work:
      • 2 existing feature changes.
      • 1 existing feature defects.
      • 5 new features.

Work Details

View in Bugzilla

ID WORK STATUS
848155 Change - Add Colored Bar with Text to Bottom of Topsites Thumbnails <thead> </thead> <tbody> </tbody>
ASSIGNED
846365
Change - New window opens in desktop Firefox when closing Metro Firefox
ASSIGNED
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844954
Defect - Devices that only support DX9 fail to startup in Metro mode
ASSIGNED
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851388
Story - Add support for caret selection via touch
ASSIGNED
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831610
Story - Import browsing data from IE and Chrome
ASSIGNED
-
836791
Story - Junior-style back and new tab overlay buttons
ASSIGNED
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831918
Story - Pin, Unpin, Hide, and Restore a Top Site
ASSIGNED
-
850737
Story - Smoothly scroll the Firefox Start screen
ASSIGNED
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831609
Defect - Don't open the home page when launching Metro Firefox for protocol activation, search activation, file activation, and secondary tiles.
RESOLVED
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850398
Defect - popup notification info bar shows again if "Never For This Site" is selected
RESOLVED
-
849342
Defect - Remember passwords preference does not take effect some times
RESOLVED
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831614
Story - Set up Sync for both Firefoxes in desktop Firefox
RESOLVED
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849608
Change - Auto close about, settings, and sync flyout panels on snap view
VERIFIED
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849699
Defect - Cannot Select Email/Password Text Boxes on Twitter
VERIFIED
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849604
Defect - Settings list is not populated if opened when program starts
VERIFIED
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849607
Defect - Sharing in start screen AND if page has no title, should indicate nothing to share instead of error
VERIFIED
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845155
Story - NewUI - Location Permission info app bar
VERIFIED
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831923
Story - Use the Firefox Start Top Sites tile group in full screen view
VERIFIED
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Iteration Burn Down Chart

Metro Iteration 4.jpg

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Planning for Q2 and Beyond is Underway

Beta (57)

  • Thank you Necko team for helping us get this fix ready in time for Beta Uplift: Bug 832942 - Searches to Google.com over SSL cause OOM error page on ARMv6 builds
  • We also backed out the mini-app mode button for Samsung tablets until we have more feedback that the feature yields acceptable behavior for users bug 842911
  • A fix for was also uplifted bug 827208 - Tabs tray button hit area is too wide
  • We shipped Beta 5 to Google Play Last week (version bump due to chem spill): https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/20/Beta/5
  • Beta 6 qualification will be underway once we have a build avail: https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/20/Beta/6

Aurora (54)

Nightly (58)

  • Two HTML5 features landed: HTML5 <input type="range"> and Web Notifications. We got a bump on html5test.com for the range control, but the notifications are blocked on bad testing code. David Baron has a pull request to fix html5test.
  • Blue Tooth Support Landed thanks to a contributor at Plantronics
  • We are working on fixing webapps in nightly bug 844895
  • Dynamic Toolbar is now enabled by default; we are evaluating to be sure it's good before the merge to Aurora on 04/01
  • Check out the nightly Twitter Account for up-to-the-minute status on all of the fabulous: https://twitter.com/FennecNightly/

Services

Firefox Sync

Product Announcements

Add-on SDK

Release (1.13.2 -> Firefox 19, 20)

Stabilization (1.14 -> Firefox 20, 21)

Development (Firefox 22)

Feedback Summary

Desktop

Mobile

User Experience (Research and Design)

Sorry! No update ready at press time. Will add later.

Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team

Desktop / Platform

  • Coming later today

Mobile

  • Google is rumoured to be unifying its communications services. Voice and messaging products like GChat, Google Voice, Talk, might be integrated into a Babber name. The announcement is expected to be made at Google I/O in May.
  • Samsung revealed the new Galaxy S4, expected in market in Q2. Most differentiating feature is the capability to sense so - called "air gestures", which are made by hovering the finger above the screen, rather than touching it. Also of interest the eye tracking capability. Other specs include a 5 - inch screen, a faster processor (1.9 GHz quad - core or 1.6 GHz octa - core) in variants of the Qualcomm Snapdragon and the Samsung Exynos series, a bigger camera (13 MP).
  • Google removed AdBlock Plus from the Google Play Store. The developer still has the app available on its website and will add it to alternative stores. Existing users can continue to use the service, but will not receive updates from the Android store.
  • IM app Cubie shares how they got to be featured in the Google Play Store. "When Google contacted them, they had already satisfied three of Google’s top four criteria: an app that competes globally, a high consistent star rating, favorable user comments, and design criteria. For the final aspect, Cubie had to adapt to Google’s requested design restrictions before being let on the featured section of the Play store." "Before we got on Google Play, our total downloads across iOS and Android were averaging between 15,000 to 20,000 downloads per day. After being featured on Google Play, we were getting over 50,000 downloads per day on Android alone."
  • Amazon to start carrier billing partnership with Bango this year, signaling more interest from the company in the phone segment, as carrier connectivity is not as prevalent on tablets. Rumours are around more push for the Amazon Android app store and a possible Amazon phone.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

  • Working on a Private Browsing move communication plan
  • Engagement team in midst of Q2/Q3 program planning
  • Social API multi-provider landing in Firefox 21 - soft launch to test the API



Questions, Comments, FYI

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