Firefox3.5/StatusMeetings/2009-07-22

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Firefox Product Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 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

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Upcoming Firefox Releases

Firefox 3.0.12

  • released yesterday

Firefox 3.0.13

  • blockers set, code freeze August 4
  • targeting an early September release

Firefox 3.5.2

  • triage underway, blockers set just on to approval flags
  • targeting early August release

Firefox 3.6

  • looks like code freeze for Alpha 1 will be end of the month
  • branch date for mozilla-1.9.2 is now likely to be the first week of August
  • primary features are performance improvements

Upcoming Fennec Releases

Support

  • Firefox 3.0.11 check for update confusion.

Engineering

  • about 5k users on mozilla-1.9.1 nightlies
  • about 10k users on mozilla-central
  • oddly about 10k users on a version reporting as 4.0a1pre
  • talked a lot about what major items are left to land
    • asynchronous location bar (landing this week)
    • Compositor Phase 1 (landed yesterday)
    • interruptible reflow (fixes coming soon)
  • code freeze estimated for mid next week
  • creation of mozilla-1.9.2 branch estimated for Aug 7th
  • for more detail, please see the July 21st engineering meeting notes

Localization

  • 3.5.1 shipped with mk and sr again
    • update path from 3.0.x is to 3.0.12 first, then check again manually, to 3.5.1
  • need to talk to release engineering about whether 1.9.2 repos are required for each locale
  • need to determine the delta between mozilla-1.9.1 and mozilla-central to understand localization cost for mozilla-1.9.2

QA

  • Quick QA turnaround for 3.5.1
    • Automated smoketests using Mozmill were used in Mac and Windows
      • 2mins (Mozmill) vs. 20 mins (manual)
      • Henrik's detailed post
      • Other test suites like updates checks are being worked on.
  • Testdays:
  • Tegra (nvidia hardware) - marcia
    • Installed the latest build and testing is ongoing
    • Have filed several crash bugs
    • Clarified feature functionality in the latest builds
    • Test plan wiki in the works
  • Other Events:

Release Engineering

  • kept background MU available during the FF3.0.12 release
  • doing "fake" 3.0.12, 3.5.1 to test new signing machine (thanks to QA for help!)
  • expecting FF3.5.2 to be prompted MU offer.

Add-Ons

  • 94% compatibility
  • Contributions launched
  • Bandwagon Phase II spec in progress
  • Proposal for AMO & Fennec in progress
  • Fligtar reviewing sandbox revamp feedback
  • Working on roadmap for Jetpack
  • Re-introducing Conduit toolbars
  • Google Gears broken in 3.5.1
  • Reported incompatible add-ons list getting smaller:

Partners

Evangelism

Marketing/PR

  • Preparing for meetings at BHat
  • Fastest Firefox community video coming out soon

Roundtable

  • Please use Releases/Firefox_3.0.12/RRRT for the 3.0.12 RRRT Page, thanks - Tomcat
  • engagement with add-on developers and web developers (beltzner)