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Channel Meeting Details

Video/Teleconference Details - NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 99951 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99951 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: Release Coordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL
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marcia, RyanVM, pascal, philipp, Aryx, Ritu, Shell, Andrew, Tom, DVeditz, jcristau

Schedule Update

Current releases dashboard:

  • 65.0.1 (Desktop & Fennec @ 25%) and 60.5.1esr (@ 100%) going out today
  • 66.0b7 shipping today @ 100% for Desktop/DevEdition/Fennec
    • Beta 7 is when "EARLY BETA OR EARLIER" ends

Off-train releases

Current Shield studies:



firefox nightly summary score: 3.35, Thursday no report


firefox beta summary score: 2.99, Thursday no report

[philipp] 66.0b6


firefox release summary score: 2.26, Thursday no report

[philipp] 65.0


  • Crash rate is calculated based on usage hours (the time Firefox is actively used).
  • Usage hours will be significantly lower on Fennec than on desktop Firefox, so we can't compare mobile rates to desktop rates.
  • Release

fennec release summary score: 22.42, Thursday no report

  • Beta

fennec beta summary score: 22.92, Thursday no report

  • Nightly

fennec nightly summary score: 25.39, Thursday no report



Aurora / Dev Edition


Action items

Mobile Stability

SUMO Report / User Advocacy


  • new point of contact for Firefox for Android?
    • Talk to CKarlof, Marcia suggested it might be Stefan
  • Monday February 18 is a holiday in the US and Canada

Special Topics

Aurora/Beta Feature Review

Beta FEATURE STATUS- read only

I thought giving a read-only summary might be helpful since we are sklpping the deep dive meeting this week. Please let me know if you have questions or corrections. - Liz

Search in private browsing

   * On for early beta; Now off with Beta 7. Status under discussion. 

Return to AMO

   * On for early beta, Now off in beta 7
   * Issue with Mac, but this may not interfere with the rollout. 
   * Rollout plan: On by Default

Block Autoplay

   * Now on in beta until Feb 25
   * Rollout on release: 25% on day 1, then step up if no problems

Scroll anchoring

   * On by default in beta. 
   * Set to ride to release, default on, if no major problems found.

Update cert error pages

   * On by default in beta and release.
   * study is going now in mid beta
   * go/no-go by Feb 19

cbcs support for widevine

   * This is looking fine, will ride to 66.

indexedDB localstorage

   * Preffed on in beta, should ride to release. 

Pocket + new tab experiments

   * On track; surge of uplifts in mid beta to end Feb 15. This is off by default. 

Cookie restrictions (anti tracking)

   * Off by default. Study launched this week. 
   * Plan is to keep this off in 66 but do another study in 66 release

Post launch:

   * WebRender study in 66 
       ** Decision by feb 20 on the % of release population
       ** QA starts in beta march 9

   * Strict list cookie restrictions
   ** Needs action from PM/eng

Post-Mortem (Tues 2wks from GA Release)