Firefox/Planning/2013-11-20

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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
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Actions from Last Week

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop & Platform

Current Releases

  • FF25.0.1 is doing well, no issues known (that would be respin-worthy)

Beta (57)

  • FF26.0b6 Desktop shipped
  • Reminder that next week we will only have one beta, going to build on Monday
  • CTP by default will not be shipping in 26, though Java CTP is a go unless unforseen issues arise

Aurora (54)

  • Aurora is in good shape

Nightly (58)

Firefox Metro

Read Only

  • 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, 11 bugs currently in development in Iteration #19 are blocking uplift to Aurora 28: View Bugs.
  • Profile Sharing: View Bugs.
    • 14 out of 23 bugs completed.
    • Of the 9 remaining, 2 are currently under development in Iteration #19.
  • APZC: View Bugs.
    • 9 bugs remain as blockers for Aurora 28 uplift.

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Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Beta (57)

Features

  • QA signed off on Fx26 Beta 6: https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/26/Beta/6
  • Interesting uplifts include a fix for Nexus Devices: bug 935604 - Regression: Graphical corruption shown on screen during page load
  • 4.4 stars, still holding steady
  • Less than 2 crashes per 100 ADU and we have a recent top crash fix which should make that even better bug 883500

Aurora (54)

Features

  • Crashes are healthy at less than 2 crashes per 100 adu
  • Notable uplifts:
    • bug 932816 - Unable to close the app if webrtc is being used
    • bug 926430 - The wrong thumbnails are displayed in empty grid positions <== regression from favicon caching

Nightly (58)

Features

Developer Tools

Landings:

Outreach: after a great couple of weeks, it's all quiet on the western front.

Feedback Summary

Desktop

Wow Australis.

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/?product=Firefox&version=28.0.0

Yes, we now have almost as much nightly feedback as beta feedback.

Current negative feedback themes:

A lot related to customization.

  • Removal of Addonbar
  • Removal of Tabs on Bottom
  • No more small icons
  • Inability to move reload/stop
  • Some usability/visual issues with Windows 7 Aero

Mobile

User Experience

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team

Mobile

  • The Dolphin browser was updated with features for a master password, night mode and more personalization options.
  • The first Jolla device will be released on the 27th of November in Finland. Distribution will be made through the hops of DNA, a local operator.
  • Analysis of Google's strategy for influencing the Android ecosystem.
  • Developing countries in Asia - Pacific and Africa have been growing the fastest their mobile subscriptions, at rates up to 300% in the last year, according to Flurry Analytics.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Marketing Updates

  • Indonesia Desktop Campaign: This campaign went live Monday! Background: Viking from the Indonesia campaign is driving a large-scale national campaign to help increase usage levels within Indonesia within Q4.[Laura, Gen, Viking]
  • Brazil Desktop Campaign: We're currently in final revisions of this campaign. Background: We're designing a campaign to coincide with the launch of Firefox OS in Brazil in order to leverage our partner's spend in this region. Next step - tentative launch next week [Kristin, Laura & NoBox]
  • Van's Triple Crown Sponsorship: Live, first contest started last week.Check it out. The Van's website will most likely be launching a Social API implementation this week. [Brand Team]
  • Australis Onboarding Work Week: Complete! See preview here (all copy FPO) and listen to Holly's update live [Jen B, Verdi, and tons of other folks]
  • Social API Renaming: FYI - this renaming has been put on hold until our dev outreach timing has been defined. [Laura, Social API Stakeholders]
  • Metro Naming Exploration: Happening this week and next. [Laura, Pete, Metro Team]
  • Mobile World Congress: OMG get ready. Don't be surprised if you're pulled into messaging meetings by your respective PMMs. [almost everyone]

Questions, Comments, FYI

  • will we observe meeting free week?
  • who would we send an Australis sentiment report to?

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