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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PST, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Fin du Monde Conference Room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)
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  • actions from last week:
  • schedule and progress on upcoming releases
  • review highlights and notices
  • respond to questions and concerns

Action Items

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 4 (Desktop)

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

Firefox 3.6/3.5

  • Released build #2 of 3.6.13 and 3.5.16 today to beta audience, with a fix for bug 614565
  • Still plan to release on December 9th
  • Draft schedule for 3.6.14 and 3.5.17 will come next week

Add-on Builder 1.0a7

  • Shipped Add-on Builder on new AMO infra (yay! - completed AMO goal in the process)
  • New staging and unit test framework now active.
  • 1.0a7 is under development and on track
  • Started initial thinking on which release should qualify as beta, best case looking like 1.0a8 - likely will contain the Skywriter/Cloud9 merge.

Input 2.1

  • Release Date: 12/9
  • Features: Suggestions, Siphon by Device Types (for mobile), Better search on past releases, users can type characters past the max limit (but not submit)
  • Starting development work on 3.0 and targeting code freeze for end of December (with release in early January).
    • prototypes for the new. If you have feedback or questions either of those two, feel free to e-mail me or head over to #input on

Jetpack SDK 0.10

  • blockers resolved
  • Add-on SDK 1.0b1 RC1 today
  • Add-on SDK 1.0b1 final Monday, December 6?
  • 1.0b1 is not a feature-complete beta, as we intend to enhance existing APIs and add new APIs in future beta releases
  • but it is a feature-stable beta, which means that we don't expect to make any breaking changes to the existing APIs in subsequent betas
  • and the bar for making such changes will be very high (i.e. we'll have to have a very good reason to break any APIs we ship in 1.0b1)

Highlights / Notices

  • Weekly Feedback Report
    • Same issues as last week, but in general, less complaints (probably due to thanksgiving?).
Issue SUMO Input Buglink
Flash has artifacts that overlay chrome (Flash-related) 6 110 bug 590568
Status Bar Removal 300+ (includes many other threads) 542 bug 574688 Don't load (Compartments?) 428 bug 601803
[Cannot Reproduce] Vkontakte Page constantly reloads and HTML5 Video isn't running 83
Flash-related crashes 1135
Users who want to disable Panorama 30
Refresh/reload button moved 15 314+216
  • SUMO 2.3 launched so the site looks TOTALLY different. Check it out: . We're patching some small issues and adding Firefox 4 documentation today

Questions and Concerns

Press & Public Reactions