Firefox3.5/StatusMeetings/2009-05-06

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Firefox Product Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - Firefox 3 - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mozilla Building S
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • irc.mozilla.org #shiretoko for backchannel

NOTE: See Platform#Meeting_Notes for development meeting notes

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Firefox 3.0.x Releases

Firefox 3.0.10

  • firedrilled due to stability problems with Firefox 3.0.9
  • shipped last Monday
  • we missed a needed patch in 3.0.9
  • will have notes tomorrow on how we're going to keep this from happening in the future

Firefox 3.0.11

  • was Firefox 3.0.10, has the same fixes (plus a couple)
  • aiming for early June release

Support

  • Still have crashes as a top issue (Will find out if it's less crashy v 3.0.9 but pr_md_send is still the worst.)
    • Looking to update SUMO KB to include crash signatures to better help users skilled enough to find those.
  • Lost logins/cookies/bookmarks (tracking to see if updating sqlite helps)
  • 31 3.5 forum threads – Support/Firefox3.5:Forumthreads
  • Support Firefox Day planned for just after RC1 -- date? Focus will be on supporting 3.5 and will be done using Theora to showcase open video. (Who do we talk to to get help setting up).

Engineering

Firefox 3.5/Gecko 1.9.1 Development Update

Beta 4

  • already at 500k+ ADUs (still 100k+ ADUs on 3.1b3)
  • not seeing a large upswing in blocker nominations, means its very stable

Firefox 3.5 RC

  • code freeze for RC needs to be in late May required to hit June release window
  • while we will aim to make RC1 perfect, previous Firefox releases have needed up to 3 RCs before we're ship-ready
  • goal is to code freeze late in the week of the 18th
    • we'll re-evaluate then based on remaining work to do

Firefox.next/Gecko 1.9.2 Planning

Localization

Not much detail, feedback on Beta 4 tickling in in the universe. We'll need to find out how to make sense of it.

Upcoming l10n changes

QA

  • Bug Verifications last week
  • RC1 testplan (tentative link??) in the works. Juanb to lead QA efforts.
  • Firebug testday planned for friday 5/8
    • All developers that use this extension heavily is encouraged to participate! And others too
  • Next QA meetup will be held on Wed, 5/13
    • Purpose: Clint Talbert, QA Testdev lead, will be performing reftest demos!
    • If you can attend, please add yourself to the Participants list!
  • Website Compatibility Testing Project is seeking volunteers to test their banking institution. Please open an account and contribute your results.

Release Engineering

  • no news this week

Add-Ons

  • 52% compatibility with 3.5.*
  • Sending out email this week to get developers to update maxver

Partners

  • Automated repacks w/Release are now live
  • Bringing all partner-generated repacks back in-house. Moving forward, using RelEng build/repack facilities will be a requirement for all customized distributions.
  • Starting testing of repacks with 3.5b4, and will also test MU with repacks to ensure there are no exciting surprises.
  • Customization guidelines (specifically bundled add-ons) will be modified to follow the No Surprises policy (once finalized)
  • Taking to-do of putting forward a strategy to help keep partner/third party orgs appraised on product releases and changes (and interactions with their products). will follow-up with beltzner and ss.

Evangelism

  • Documentation
    • Still getting occasional last-minute documentation requests for Firefox 3.5, working on getting them taken care of.
    • Coordinating with Thunderbird doc team to ensure that the Gecko stuff is written to apply to both as much as possible.
  • 35 Days - people are signing up: Evangelism/Firefox3.5/35Days
  • Upgrade the web stuff is coming together
      • WP developer is on the hook
      • Might need some sfx closure - don't think I've talked with Alex about this
  • Good feedback from roc from all-hands on competitive stuff, need to wiki-fi and grow from there
  • UX stuff looks pretty food from faaborg on our full 3.5 list (yay dietrich) Evangelism/Firefox3.5
      • Need performance numbers from Clint for 3.5 messaging on load times.

Marketing/PR

Videos:

  • Received a dozen community submissions for the "thank you" video, creating a rough draft this week
  • Recorded the audio for Beltzner's "what's new in 3.5" video, first rough draft available next week
  • Started recording Mozilla team's comments on "why are you excited about 3.5", plan to record more next week.

Mozilla.com:

  • Firefox3.5/WebsitePlan
  • Two key pages (First Run, What's New) are now into l10n
  • The rest are almost there...the "Under the Hood" page is the one furthest away from completion at this point

Community Marketing Team:

  • Events workshop was last week -- working on getting presentation and video up.
  • Next on tap is the Creative workshop on 5/7.

PR

  • Updated reviewer's guide with Beltzner for sign-off
  • Initial pass at press tour dates/locations complete, working on finalizing
  • Press release in early draft form
  • Starting development of press tour slide deck next week

Roundtable