Firefox3.5/StatusMeetings/2009-07-08

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Firefox Product Delivery Meeting Details

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

NOTE: See Platform#Meeting_Notes for development meeting notes

TOC

Firefox 3.0.x Releases

Support

  • Top 3.5 support issues over the past week:
    • AMO/Fx3.5/Incompatible_Add-ons#Firefox_3.5_Incompatible_Add-ons Incompatible extensions (main complaints were 3rd party ones)
      • Norton IPS Toolbar
      • various CA toolbars
      • Google Gears
      • Passwordbank (provided with Dell laptops with fingerprint readers)
      • Google Toolbar is technically compatible but some reports of issues.
    • Firefox takes a long time to cold start: bug 501605
    • Lost bookmarks/signons (probably just a bad import or update from corrupted files).
    • Changed UI:
      • Closing the last tab closes the window. New KB article
      • How to clear cache or cookies (as suggested by some sites). Clearing Recent History may need renaming.
  • Support stats: 463 live chats the first day, 1275 first week. 2566 forum threads for the week. (Traffic about double usual numbers.)
    • Big thanks to QA team for helping out with live chat. We got lots of great feedback.

Engineering

Localization

  • two locales pulled

QA

Release Engineering

  • MajorUpdate on release FF3.5.0; 35% of people who moved to 3.5.0 did so using major update.

Add-Ons

Partners

  • Request from Yandex to remove keyword search from location bar and replace with standard search query. Agree that current implementation, due to how people are using awesomebar w/keyword.URL isn't that great a UX and will submit bug to change
  • Will be requesting Removing Google BBN query in keyword.URL and replacing it with standard Google search query, similar to what's in the default plugin.
  • 3.5 major updates appear to have gone smoothly with 3.x partner repacks. First time ever we've offered MU day and date for partner repacks (in the past, there's been a 3-9 month lag + a TONNE of effort). Big thanks to Thunder for the distribution code in 3.0 to make this possible, and RelEng/QA for making sure 3.0-> 3.5 wouldn't bork.
  • 3.5 repacks were delivered to partners within 3 days of general release, including 50-odd new installers for Yahoo!
  • 3.0.12 Partner Repacks will be held as a result of pushing all partners to 3.5

Evangelism

Marketing/PR

  • Reviewing community marketing metrics from 3.5 launch - very strong support and activity at launch in our communication channels which we'll report on next week
  • Q3 activity in support of driving Firefox 3.5 usage is ramping up
  • Continuing to see late 3.5 coverage come in

Roundtable