Firefox3.5/StatusMeetings/2009-05-13

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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 3.0.11

  • was Firefox 3.0.10, has the same fixes (plus a couple)
  • QA is testing, will start builds next week
  • on track for early June ship

Firefox 3.0.12

  • schedule coming this week
  • probably a mid-July release

Support

  • Firefox crashing updates:
    • Much fewer (from ~ 35/300 sampled to just 23) this week! Yay.
    • Seeing almost no _PR_MD_SEND, don't know why.
    • New crash: crashing on gmail or when leaving gmail/google sites. Probably: bug 489970
      • Also saw at least one crash that is different: [1] [2] (fix here was clean install... contact zzxc if you want to help troubleshoot/dig deeper, we have some of the user's files to test with)
  • 3.5 Forum threads No new issues.
  • Can we use screenshots from b4 in documentation or should we hold off til RC?
  • Clear Recent History and Privacy pane docs are now updated for 3.5

Engineering

Firefox 3.5/Gecko 1.9.1 Development Update

Beta 4

  • 650k+ ADUs
  • interestingly, 150k+ ADUs on 3.1b3 - do we know why?

Firefox 3.5 RC

  • goal is to code freeze late in the week of the 18th
    • build will need 1 day to OSX/Linux builds, another day for w32 & updates
    • QA needs 7 business days

Firefox.next/Gecko 1.9.2 Planning

Localization

Upcoming l10n changes

  • Status is:
      • 21 are fully localized
      • 49 missing 6 strings (so, geolocation changes)
      • 2 missing 146 strings (post b3 changes)

QA

  • Bug Verifications last week
  • QA Meetup Tonight
    • Purpose: Clint Talbert, QA Testdev lead, will be performing reftest demos tonight @7:00pm in Building K!
    • If you can attend, please add yourself to the Participants list!
  • Firebug Testday
    • Litmus results from last Friday's Firebug testday
    • 16 bugs filed, 1 invalid, 8 fixed shortly after (thanks, tmyoung and jhillacre)
  • Website Compatibility Testing Project
    • We are still looking for volunteers to test their banking institution. Please register and contribute your results.

Release Engineering

  • Firmware upgrade last night went really well, let us know if you see any problems.
  • Did another fake major update in the lead up to FF3.5 release with major update offer on release day.

Add-Ons

  • 58% compatibility
  • 3.5b4 compatibility mailer was sent out

Partners

Evangelism

  • 35 Days - Lots of people signed up now: Evangelism/Firefox3.5/35Days
  • Upgrade the web stuff is coming together
      • WP developer - just waiting on contract stuff
      • MT developer - gen is chasing down and have someone set up
  • Wordpress 2.8 - http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7262#comment:36
      • Not closed for offline support but looks like it's an issue on their end
  • Perf numbers - still not closed here - working with pat and clint on issues

Marketing/PR

  • "What's new" and "Thank you" videos currently in production, should be ready by May 22nd
  • Developing SEM campaign for launch, and evaluating other online marketing opportunities
  • Fastest Firefox campaign:
      • Basic landing pages are ready
      • Upload page is in QA (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=492562)
      • After these pages are all out of QA, some minor coordination will be needed to tie them all together and get them ready for launch but we'll basically be set.
      • Will launch this campaign 3 weeks before the 3.5 launch
  • Community marketing workshops continue in runup to launch
      • Social media workshop Thursday @ 9 a.m. PDT/16:00 UTC - Details
      • 636 Campus reps registered as of 5/12 with workshop on Thursday @ 10 a.m. PDT/17:00 UTC - Details
      • Community PR workshop this Friday @ 9am PDT/16:00 UTC - Details
  • 3.5 PR activities underway
      • Press tour - spokesfolk notified, dates confirmed, now scheduling meetings
      • Updating reviewer's guide
      • Drafting press release
      • Drafting public FAQ
      • Press deck

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