Firefox/Planning/2013-11-13

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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
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Actions from Last Week

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop & Platform

  • Note: due to the Saturday 2013-11-16 outage, we'll be disabling updates for 12 hours. At that same time, Nightly/Aurora downloads will not function. No other user impact is expected.

Current Releases

  • Firefox 25.0 was released without any functional issues, and unthrottled completely last week
  • Unplanned Firefox 25.0.1 (desktop/mobile) will be released alongside ESR17/24 due to a newly required security patch

Beta (57)

  • Firefox 26b4 was released yesterday, including patches for the upcoming 25.0.1
  • There will be only one FF26 Desktop Beta the week of Nov 25-29th (American Thanksgiving)

Aurora (54)

  • Firefox 27 has a proposed release date on 2014-02-03 instead of 2014-01-20 due to the company holiday schedule, contributor/user disengagement, and the fact that Australis will be riding the trains. All future merges would be delayed by two weeks. Wiki page and calendar to be updated upon final announcement.

Nightly (58)

Firefox Metro

  • Team working on Iteration #19 until Friday November 22.
  • To date, 9 bugs awaiting development in the Backlog are blocking uplift to Aurora 28: View Bugs.
  • To date, 15 bugs currently in development in Iteration #19 are blocking uplift to Aurora 28: View Bugs.
  • Profile Sharing: View Bugs.
    • 8 out of 17 bugs completed.
    • Of the 9 remaining, 6 are currently under development in Iteration #19.
  • APZC: View Bugs.
    • 12 bugs remain as blockers for Aurora 28 uplift.

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Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Interesting times for flash in the mobile world: bug 935676 - Flash doesn't work on 4.4 KitKat

Beta (57)

Features

  • Looking good: just under 3 crashes per 100 adu
  • Sounds like Beta 4 is under test and will be signed off on here, in a bit
  • Regression we need to take care of bug 935604 - Regression: Graphical corruption shown on screen during page load
  • The kit kat krasher should have made it into beta 2 bug 934514 - Fennec crashes on KitKat

Aurora (54)

Features

Nightly (58)

Developer Tools

Feedback Summary

Desktop

  • Feedback around Firefox "pausing" unless the mouse is moved. So things like Netflix stops while you're watching. Started spiking ~ 11/9. I think this is getting fixed in Fx25.0.1

Mobile

UX & User Research

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team

Mobile

  • Motorola launched a entry-level device, the Moto G, which features a 4.5 inch, 720 p display, with 1 GB of Ram and a 1.2 Qualcomm CPU. The phone runs on Jelly Bean and will be upgradable to KitKat at the beginning of 2014. With a price of $179, it is available in Brazil and a few parts of Europe, and it will launch in more countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia in the next few weeks.
  • At the Samsung Developer Conference, first of its kind, there was one Tizen session called “The Tizen Web Platform”, presented in collaboration with Intel. You can find the slide deck here. A big focus of the conference was the Samsung Smart TV platform and multi - screen experiences, as well as and the secure Android layer called Knox.
  • Ericsson released new stats about the mobile industry. Total mobile subscriptions are expected to triple and reach 9.3 billion by 2019, with 60% of them for smartphones. In 2019, almost everybody in the developed world will own a smartphone, but only half of the users in Africa and the Middle East will do the same. Current mobile subscriptions are 6.6 billion, but mobile subscribers are 4.5 billion, with many people having more SIM cards. In terms of content, video will represent 50% of mobile data traffic by 2019. More numbers in the Ericsson Mobility Report.
  • CyanogenMod published an installer on the Google Play Store which, with the help of desktop software, unlocks the boot loader, roots the device and flashes the company’s launcher. The app is available to a list of Samsung, Nexus and HTC devices.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

  • Australis onboarding work week this week!

Questions, Comments, FYI

Actions this week

  • Laura to get us more information the plans and test plans for the Australis first run