Firefox3.5/StatusMeetings/2009-06-17

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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

  • shipped last week
  • one issue with Java (see below)

Firefox 3.0.12

  • probably pushing out a week to get more fixes in
  • targeting mid-late July release

Support

  • Support issues:
    • Flash on OSX is causing lots of crashes (might not be 3.0.11 specific): [1] Top three are all Flash crashes (probably the same one)
    • Some users saying that Firefox is really slow and nonresponsive after updating to 3.0.11, currently suspect either AVG Safe Search extension or Ebay's Browser Highlighter extension.
    • Hanging on certain Java pages: bug 498132
    • Cookies not remembered/saved on many sites (webmail in particular) after 3.0.11. Needs to clear cookies to get it working.
  • Support Firefox Day is next Thursday
  • Help us with support during 3.5 launch (please!)

Engineering

Firefox 3.5/Gecko 1.9.1 Development Update

Firefox 3.5 RC

  • QA and Firefox teams actively testing
  • released an update to our beta channel users bringing them to rc1build2
  • finishing rc2build2 now, will update beta channel again soon
  • targeting release / post to website for download on Friday
  • see the Mozilla Developer News blog for more details

Firefox.next/Gecko 1.9.2 Planning

Firefox 3.6 alpha 1

  • Aiming for four weeks after 3.5 ships

Localization

  • One update to l10n in RC, bustage fix for mk
  • Update to webpages coming along, stas and pascal determine tomorrow which new locales stay in beta on RC, update locale and product details accordingly

QA

  • Upcoming Testday: Web Site Testing this Friday (6/19)
  • Fx3.5rc1 Testing
  • Fx3.5rc2 Testing
      • On-going. Smoketest and spot checks. Full functional tests are being done in parallel.

Release Engineering

  • FF3.0.11: did partner repacks and also xulrunner as part of release automation :-)
  • TB2.0.0.22: had problem with checksums on updates, caused a delay with beta last Fri/Mon.
  • FF3.5rcN: we're keeping up! :-)
  • still on track to offer manual major update on FF3.5 release day

Add-Ons

  • Compatibility at 80%, next 15% will take extra work but we will try
  • Extend Firefox Contest Launched

Partners

Evangelism

  • 35 days is up and running
  • Nothing else other than that

Marketing/PR

  • wrapping up press section of Mozilla.com, logo updates and videos on mozilla.com this week. Will do the screenshots after RC1.
  • Videos:
    • converting all final videos for upload to the website: Beltzner's what's new in 3.5, Firefox 3.5 overview (refresh), thank you videos (with new logo), Blizzard's demo on Javascript performance
    • finishing production on: long version of thank you video and "why are you excited about 3.5"
  • PR
    • Bay Area press meetings continue today, tomorrow. Heading to Seattle on Friday.
    • Press release, FAQ, Reviewers Guide localization underway.

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