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Channel Meeting Details

  • Tuesdays and Thursday - 2:00pm PDT, 21:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • #planning for backchannel

Video/Teleconference Details - NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 95312 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: Warp Core
  • Vidyo Guest URL
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Previous Actions

  • John to come up with timeline for bug 729654 and bug 730095
    • Updates handed to QA; Trying to schedule bug 729654 to go out to beta users today

Schedule Update

Monday 3/5

  • [RelEng] Firefox 11 beta 6 go-to-build
  • [RelEng] Firefox 3.6.28 go-to-build (current blockers for landing/verification)

Tuesday 3/6

  • [Desktop/Mobile QA] Begin testing of FF11 beta 6
  • [Desktop QA] Begin testing of Firefox 3.6.28

Wednesday 3/7

  • [Sign-Off Meeting] FF11 beta sign-offs in preparation for Friday's final go-to-build
  • [Desktop QA] ESR bug fix verification complete prior to go to build#2
  • [Mobile QA] ESR sign-off of FF10.0.3esr build#1
  • [Desktop/Mobile QA] Provide sign-off for FF11 beta 6
  • [RelEng] Push Desktop/XUL FF11 beta 6

Thursday 3/8

  • [Desktop/Mobile QA] Provide sign-off for Firefox 3.6.28
  • [RelEng] Push Firefox 3.6.28 to the beta channel

Friday 3/9

  • [RelEng] FF10.0.3esr build#2 go-to-build (desktop only due to 733012)
  • [RelEng] Firefox 11 desktop go-to-build off of mozilla-release


Monday 3/12

  • [Desktop QA] Final sign-off of Firefox 10.0.3
  • [Desktop QA] Final sign-off of FF10.0.3esr build#2
  • [RelEng] FF11 and 3.6.28 pushed to external mirrors

Tuesday 3/13 (RELEASE/MERGE DAY)

  • [RelEng] Push Firefox 11 to the release channel (manual updates only due to Patch Tuesday)
  • [RelEng] Push XUL Fennec 10.0.3 (build#1?) to the mobile Android market
  • [RelEng] Push Firefox 3.6.28 to the release channel
  • [RelEng] Push Firefox 10.0.3esr (build#2?) to the ESR channel (unthrottled)
  • [Desktop/Mobile QA] Final sign-offs on all of the above
  • [RelEng] Freeze Aurora updates
  • [RelMan] Merge uplift
  • [RelEng] Firefox 12 beta 1 go-to-build

Wednesday 3/14

  • [Desktop/Mobile QA] Begin testing of FF12 beta 1
  • [Desktop/Mobile QA] Begin testing of first Aurora 13 build or latest FF13 nightly

Thursday 3/15

  • [Desktop/Mobile QA] Sign-offs to unthrottle Aurora 13
  • [RelEng] Unfreeze Aurora updates
  • [Channel Meeting] Checkpoint for unthrottling Firefox 10.0.3 for 48 hours (to acquire 10-20 million users)

Friday 3/16

  • [Desktop/Mobile QA] Sign-offs for FF12 to go to beta
  • [RelEng] Push FF12 beta 1


Tuesday 3/20

  • [Channel Meeting] Checkpoint for chemspilling or hotfixing based upon feedback from first 10-20 million users


Thursday 3/22

  • [Channel Meeting] Checkpoint for chemspilling or hotfixing based upon feedback from first 10-20 million users, or unthrottle completely if unnecessary


  • bug 732625 FoxTab doesn't work with some recent versions of Flash (Mac OS only?) -> trying to get in touch with FoxTab people.


  • Jorge contacted Babylon support today and they supposedly forwarded contact info to the R&D department. Waiting for a response.
  • bug 721264 - Block Babylon Toolbar due to security vulnerability -> waiting for reply from Babylon. Will give them a couple of days before escalating.
  • bug 715744 – DLL block request: BExternal.dll -> no STR? A response from Babylon would be good but it shouldn't block this.




  • bug 722538 – block AMD Radeon HD 6290/6300/6310/6320 for DIRECT2D
  • bug 715401 – Firefox Crash @ nsCanvasRenderingContext2DAzure::ClearRect with Yahoo Toolbar



Firefox 11.0b6#1 - test plan, and mobile
  • automation is complete
  • manual testing to be completed by tomorrow morning
  • bug fixes to be verified by end-of-day Friday (will not block Beta sign-off)
  • Mobile on track for sign-off tomorrow morning (PST)
Firefox 10.0.3esr#1 - test plan, and mobile
  • 4 bugs left
  • targeting go-to-respin by Wednesday morning
  • targeting sign-off by Friday morning
  • Mobile on track for sign-off tomorrow morning (PST)
Firefox 3.6.28#1 - test plan
  • automation is complete
  • bug fixes and manual testing to be completed by EOD tomorrow
Default-to-Compatible - test plan
  • verified it's working as expected (no prompting) on releasetest
  • expecting to be able to test beta later today, sign-off by end-of-day



Bug Status
bug 720679 - Crash @ mozilla::dom::workers::WorkerPrivate::CancelAllTimeouts Marcia was investigating, any progress made?
bug 716391 - Crash @je_free xul.dll@0xbb...f Marcia was investigating, any progress made?
bug 730285 - No update channel is found after restoring the OS to a previous point Rob Strong was assigned to fix, any progress made?
bug 671468 - Firefox crash @ nsSocketOutputStream::Write(char const*, unsigned int, unsigned int*) (Correlation to Спутник @Mail.Ru and Yandex.Bar) Engineering was investigating, any progress made?
bug 711656 - Firefox 11.0a1 Crash in TextStageManager::AddStagesForSubrect with Intel GMA X4500HD, 4500MHD, and HD Graphics up to Engineering was investigating, any progress made?
bug 656758 - Firefox Crash in nsUrlClassifierDBService::CheckClean @ nsSocketInputStream::Read Engineering was investigating, any progress made?


  • See action items; done
    • Too early to tell for sure, but encouraging to see FF3.6.13 users reduced by ~16% since last week. Will monitor.
  • when "go to build" for 10.0.3ESR?
  • discussion about when to migrate repos for FF11.0 release


  • Update on 3.6.13 numbers? Should we file bugs for the next couple of pockets?
    • Downtake of 3.6.13 is less than 100K in 6 days.
      • Question: Any guesses why? Do we think this is representative of all the builds?


  • Discussion about what to do next about "slowness" in FF11
  • Using Telemetry to help with performance regression investigations
    • Short term fixes (data coverage even when frequently restarting, dashboard issue)
      • bug 707320 – Allow histograms to persist to disk
      • bug 731662 – Telemetry dashboard submission counts are incorrect
    • Long term fixes (getting perf data from users when reporting issues)
      • bug 712109 – Implement non-fatal chromehang by turning on frame-pointers on a branch
      • bug 732522 – Allow submission of telemetry data with SUMO feedback
      • bug 733148 – Snapshot current state of Firefox during perf issues for diagnosis



Aurora Queries

Beta Queries