Planning Meeting Details
- Wednesdays - 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
- Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
- Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
- irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
- (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)
Video/Teleconference Details - NEW
- 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 99696 (US/INTL)
- 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
- Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
- Vidyo Guest URL
- 1 Actions from Last Week
- 2 Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases
- 2.1 Firefox Desktop
- 2.2 Firefox Metro
- 2.3 Firefox Mobile
- 2.4 Services
- 2.5 Developer Tools
- 2.6 Games Platform Update
- 3 Feedback Summary
- 4 User Experience (Research & Design)
- 5 Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team
- 6 Marketing, Press & Public Reaction
- 7 Questions, Comments, FYI
- 8 Actions this week
Actions from Last Week
Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases
- We Shipped FF21.0b3 last week
- FF 21.0b4 went to build yesterday, planned to release before Friday.
- Iteration #5 - Completed
- Team completed 75 story points across 25 features - a 19% increase in performance from the previous iteration.
- Team established a new average velocity rate of 47 story points per iteration - a 17% increase in performance from the previous iteration.
- Overall performance gain in story points and velocity resulted in a new production forecast release of December 23, 2013 - a reduction of 3 iterations from the previous release update.
- Product Manager review of V1 Release List resulted in the removal of 9 Feature Stories to V2.
- Iteration #6 - Current
- 4 resolved stories awaiting verification testing.
- 4 Sync related feature stories were reopened following testing.
- Product Manager is reviewing the Story Backlog and reprioritizing feature stories for the upcoming Iteration #7.
- Status reports, starting with Iteration #6, will now present three release forecast scenarios: Worst, Expected and Best case.
Iteration Performance Summary
- Total Work: 109 total story points - 27 bugs.
- 16 feature stories.
- 9 defect stories.
- 2 change stories.
- Completed Work: 36 story points closed - 14 bugs - 33% complete.
- 5 feature stories.
- 8 defect stories.
- 1 change story.
- Remaining Work: 73 story points remaining - 13 bugs - 67% open.
- 11 feature stories.
- 1 defect stories.
- 1 change story.
Iteration Work Details
28 Total; 0 Open (0%); 8 Resolved (28.57%); 20 Verified (71.43%);
- Fx for android is now available on the Yandex Store
- Install the Yandex store APK on your Android device to browse and select Firefox for Android http://m.store.yandex.com. As of Tuesday AM, we had 180 downloads and 80 active installs.
- UI Hackathon
- First try of a focused sprint on front-end bugs. This one is focused on UI paper cuts. Current bug list. Starts today and ends on Friday. All are invited to pitch in!
- We Shipped Beta 3 to GP last week: https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/21/Beta/3
- Qualifying Beta 4 is underway: https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/21/Beta/4
- Ratings average a healthy 4.3 stars
- Record low crash rate still under 3 per 100 adu
- Not many uplifts to report but we're tracking progress on features and bugs: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Roadmap/Tracking_Fx22
- WebRTC: still behind a build flag but GCP is working steadily on fixes based on his testing as well as other folks who are beginning to contribute feedback, check out his blog post on the topic: Blogged: http://www.morbo.org/2013/04/webrtc-support-on-android.html
- About Home Redesign: is in the "design" phase, good progress is being made not committed to a specific release, yet: https://bug862793.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=739728
- You can now change the default search provider used for quick searches bug 730445
- Domain autocompletion also landed. Type less. Navigate more bug 858340
- Perf Change for Dynamic Nav bar just landed on nightly, please keep an eye open for fallout bug 858969
- A patch is on it's way to fix bug 863803 - LayerView not shown after resuming from an OOM kill
Firefox Health Report
- Continuing on track for Fx21
- Work continues on performance improvements and general resiliency
- No significant updates this week
- no audible, but sourcemaps landed and our long Per-window Private Browsing nightmare is over.
Games Platform Update
- Epic Demo at GDC was a success with more than 170 stories written world wide and over a quarter million hits. BD team reports that conversations are going much better as a result.
- Epic is currently planning to release the demo end of the month.
- I'm working with PR to figure out the best way to help on that from our end.
- Mozilla's logo will be front and center.
- Other important game related web news, Unity is dropping flash as a port target.
- Nice to see so many of the comments encouraging them to go HTML5.
- Also nice to see so many people talking about our work with Epic in the comments of an unrelated story.
- Games platform team is now focused on polish, shipping outstanding features, and making it all work on mobile.
- Currently feedback is that Firefox Android Nightly has the best WebGL performance on the market, this is from a few key developers and I have not confirmed this directly yet.
- We are in the process of finalizing WebAudio and will be landing elements over 22-25
- I hope to get it done by the end of 24 to make it into version 1.2 of FirefoxOS
- It's a big one so we are making it easier to track with the following wiki page.
- The spec is build out of nodes that can be done in parallel so we are looking for more engineers to help us accelerate it.
- ASM.js support is also a priority to land in FirefoxOS and we are working hard to get that ready for 1.2 of FirefoxOS.
- We have two test projects that are in alpha state and fully playable and everyone is focused on making those work on as low a device as possible.
Preparing to Release User Sentiment Report for Firefox 20 next week. Watch for it in your inbox soon!
Monitoring feedback, watching for Yandex store feedback but that is on the back burner. No updates today.
User Experience (Research & Design)
No audible this week - but enjoy:
- [Australis] (Zhenshuo, Blake)
- Continuing implementation; discussion of customization details in dev-firefox
- Refinements to Character Encoding menu structure
- First run - some exploratory implementation begun: http://people.mozilla.com/~csonne/firstrunv2.mov
- [Social API] (Boriss)
- Mocking up parts needed to open bugs: nub "overflow" mode, icon states in active/inactive menus
- Following up work on menu states, particularly for single-provider vs multiple-provider
- Continuing sketches on Share and next steps
- [Australis] (Zhenshuo, Blake)
- [Click to play] Finished the detailed spec: http://people.mozilla.com/~lco/CtP/current/ (larissa)
- [FHR] (Larissa)
- FHR v1 is shipped in Beta. Go to Help>Health Report to see it
- Working on v2 bugs - https://firefox-ux.etherpad.mozilla.org/FHR-UX-bugs
- FHR team roadmap: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/FHR-Roadmap
- [metro] (yuan)
- Presented "Firefox for Windows 8: the present and the future" on UX Summit PDF Slides
- Landed the on-screen "Back" and "Plus" buttons for full-screen navigation! bug 836791. Top sites tiles are bigger and colorful now (thanks Frank and Ally.)
- Agreed upon how to quick exit Auto-complete screen Sketches for current direction Notes
- [android] (ibarlow, zhenshuo)
- Concepting on Firefox for TVs: FirefoxonTV.pdf (Zhenshuo)
- Phones & Tablets (ibarlow)
- This week: UI Hackathon! http://lucasr.org/2013/04/22/firefox-for-androids-ui-polishing-hackathon/
- Major reworking of our startpage/awesomescreen - Overview mockup here: https://bug862793.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=739728
- for details, see bugs linked here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Notes/24-Apr-2013#Ian_Barlow
- New tab counter hotness (icon and transitions)
- bug 863379 - Update tab counter icon
- bug 863828 - New tab increment animation
- bug 864960 - Transition for opening tab tray
- Reader enhancements
- bug 86244 - Adjust design of serif view
- bug 750678 - Add a way to navigate through articles without going back to reading list
- Rich preview of article
- Update toolbar menu styling
- Add ways to add things to reading list without entering reader mode
- Related: figure out what to do for articles that Reader mode can't parse
- Sketching out some "quick share" concepts
- Bubbling up a user's most used sharing service, a la Android Gallery
Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team
Desktop / Platform
- Now that Google has forked WebKit to create its own browser engine, Blink, work is commencing on many new platform technologies, including animated WebP images, CSS blending for elements and backgrounds, the picture element, vibration API, web MIDI API, object-fit and object-position, equivalents to mozInnerScreenX and Y, a device motion API, lazy-block layout, final portions of the pointer/hover media queries, DOM3 mouse enter and mouse leave events, CSS exclusions, and more. Opera is also contributing code for improved multicol support
- Microsoft unveiled the Your Privacy marketing campaign website, "a new consumer awareness campaign focused on online privacy". The first in a series of television advertisements was posted on their blog.
- A developer of HTML5 developer tools crawled the web in search of HTML5 games, and found 1319 of them. His analysis summarized the top game engines, which included Construct2, ImpactJS, and EntityJS.
- JQuery 2.0 was released, dropping support for Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8.
Marketing, Press & Public Reaction
- Badge Unlocked -- 25 Million Direct Relationships Achieved
The Community Engagement team just past the 25 MILLION mark on the amount of direct relationships established with our user base -- Congrats! That includes anyone who has chosen to follow up through the following means: email, social media, affiliates, and more Having direct relationships is extremely valuable as it gives us a means to speak directly to users - this is absolutely essential when we want to get out the word on new features (like private browsing, below) or launch new products like Firefox OS
- Moved and Improved - Private Browsing Campaign Results
Reminder: We launched a outreach campaign to existing users to help launch our improved Private Browsing changes with the Firefox 20 launch Results: That campaign ended up prompting over 400K users to take action and learn more about these changes, and overall performed within the "average" range, which is expected for very specific feature related communications like this
Questions, Comments, FYI
FYI, all.html is smaller as of today (Axel)