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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
  • #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
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Actions from Last Week

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop

Current Releases

Beta (57)

Aurora (54)

  • FF22.0a2 will be enabled before the end of the week

Nightly (58)

  • Nightly is now FF23 as of 4/1

Firefox Metro

Iteration Summary

  • Firefox Metro Iteration #5: April 1, 2013 - April 12, 2013
  • Total Work:
      • 5 existing feature changes.
      • 14 existing feature defects.
      • 9 new features.
  • Completed Work: 15%
      • 2 existing feature change.
      • 1 existing feature defects.
      • 3 new features
  • Remaining Work: 85%
      • 3 existing feature changes.
      • 13 existing feature defects.
      • 6 new features.

Work Details

831918 Story - Pin, Unpin, Hide, and Restore a Top Site <thead> </thead> <tbody> </tbody>
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Story - Updating Firefox
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Story - Junior-style back and new tab overlay buttons
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - Hover state on buttons (like the bookmark star) persists after you tap the button
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Story - watch and listen to video and audio
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Story - Choose types of private data to clear in the options flyout
bgcolor="green" RESOLVED-FIXED
Defect - On first install win8 prompt does not have firefox listed
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Change - Context menu overlays flyouts
bgcolor="green" RESOLVED-FIXED
Change - Add Colored Bar with Text to Bottom of Topsites Thumbnails
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Story - Dragging the starting selection monocle to the left in a scrollable text input with selection doesn't work
bgcolor="green" RESOLVED-VERIFIED
Story - Repositioning content for skb display
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - Double clicking Next in Find bar selects and displays grippers for next selectable instance
bgcolor="green" RESOLVED-FIXED
Story - Smoothly scroll the Firefox Start screen
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Change - allow user to touch empty space in Firefox Start screen to dismiss url info bar
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - Issues downloading and installing msi
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - Adding "Enter" shortcut while using search (CTRL + F)
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - Press and hold on empty space brings up nonsensical context menu options
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - "Pin" still selected when pressing "Back" or "Forward" buttons
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect: about: image does not display and link 404s
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - Showing the "Tab Dock" when creating new tabs using "+" button
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Change - Remove Master Password Support
bgcolor="green" RESOLVED-FIXED
Story - Move mochitests into a sub dir under browser/metro/base/tests
bgcolor="green" RESOLVED-FIXED
Defect - Tap on an empty text input places caret selection monocle at the top of the screen
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Change - Leaving website error message should appear modal
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - New tab created if you receive "Leave Page" error and only a single tab is present
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - Start page does not refresh app bar Star button state
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED
Defect - "Undefined" displayed instead of "New Tab" in tab title when restarting with show tabs from last time
bgcolor="green" RESOLVED-FIXED
Defect - can't download nightly full installer
bgcolor="yellow" ASSIGNED

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Beta (57)

Fx21 Beta 1 is currently being qualified:

  • Web Content Fonts
  • Continued support for Distribution Files (themes, bookmarks, pinned sites)
  • Incremental HTML5 compat improvements

Aurora (54)

  • Dynamic Toolbar <== continuing to land improvements
  • NFC Support
  • Continued Improvements to UI
  • Packaged Apps Support <== focus is getting this to a testable state

Nightly (58)

  • Moar HTML5 APIs (Web Audio): Web Audio was enabled on Nightlies. This bumps our HTML5 score to 431
  • JavaScript Support: OdinMonkey support landed in our x86 Nightly and should also land soon in our ARM Nightlies. IonMonkey support landed for ARMv6 and was enabled in bug 855839 and should be in the april 03 nightly


Firefox Health Report

  • FHR is now live with the initial user-facing report on Nightly and Aurora, and will be in Beta later this week
  • Work continuing on finding and addressing perf concerns on desktop
  • Android planning and initial exploration is underway

Product Announcements

  • No updates, but should have something to talk about next week.

Developer Tools

  • oh wait, you were expecting Jetpack news? Well this space will continue do that and also bring you tasty tidbits from the rest of the devtools team.
  • tracking a single bug in Jetpack for Aurora uplift: bug 816257
  • network monitor is on track to land for Fx23, in review now. bug 855544
  • Q2 Add-ons UX work has started, slated to start landing in FX24 tracking bug planning notes

Feedback Summary


Snippets Surveys - We are working with Winston and Mike Kelly to push the snippets surveys for FF 20. They should provide early feedback prior to the full unthrottle. FF 20 Beta had a 4.0+ overall rating, so we expect to see similar results in release. Full report should be available next week.

Emerging Issues

  • Address bar non-responsive - We are tracking an issue reported on SUMO that was not present in the Beta cycle. Seems to be related to roaming profiles on Win Server environments bug 857672


The big negative feedback topic for Firefox 20 is the removal of the Quit option (SUMO Article on removing Quit). This was an expected backlash, so we aren't too worried about it right now.

A few complaints around website rendering, but we have not been able to reproduce. Keeping an eye on that.

Users love the ability to edit their top sites (some coming back to edit their reviews from previous versions) and private browsing, but both features need more visibility.

"Smooth and fast Since the new update Firefox has improved greatly, buttery smooth, this became my default browser. Keep up this good work"

User Experience (Design & Research)

  • [desktop]
      • [General]
      • [Australis] (Zhenshuo, Blake)
        • Supporting implementation -- reminder to use the UX Branch to follow along with implementation - get it here
      • [Social API] (Boriss)
        • Doing UI-reviews on bugs that landed last week, making followup mockups as needed
        • Working on remaining wireframes & mockups for future use cases
      • [newtab2] (Boriss)
  • [Firefox Health Report] (Larissa)
      • Firefox Health Report is landing in Beta on Thursday (4/4)!
      • To try it out, go to Help > Health Report
      • Please help us file bugs! FHR bugs
  • [metro] (yuan)
      • A SUMO article about "installing and launch Metro Firefox Nightly. Awaiting for final reviews: link
      • Increase visibility: a solution of accessing "Firefox Nightly" faster under a zoomed-out view of "Apps": bug 855532
      • Reported bugs about incorrect UI behaviors. To be fixed in Iteration 6.*** bug 857320 - "Pin to start" flyout should be positioned on top of the command
        • bug 856119 - Defect - Web content covered by the tab strip should not be active
  • [android] (ibarlow, zhenshuo)
  • [Behavioral Segmentation Study] (Bill, Lindsay)
      • Quantitative research analysis has wrapped up.
      • We have begun presenting findings to smaller groups, including the main Firefox stakeholders and the UX teams.
      • We are planning on presenting to the larger organization in the coming month.
      • Zhenshuo Fang is designing a set of cards and stickers, summarizing and representing each user type.
  • [Worldwide Firefox Desktop Research]
      • We are finalizing the list of emerging markets in Asia to study for 2013.
      • We are planning on sending out RFPs to potential partner firms to manage research logistics.
  • [other/future]
      • All Mozilla UXers at a UX Summit next week, so stock up now

Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team

Desktop / Platform



  • Microsoft updated their website, allowing Mac developers to download Windows 8 / MSIE 10 Parallels virtual machines, and updated their web page scan utility to look for interoperability / compatibility issues. is now also downloadable as a node.js application to run behind firewalls.


Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Questions, Comments, FYI

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