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Channel Meeting Details

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  • 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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  • Ioana, Teo, Flaviu, Mihai Pop, Cornel, Petruta, Liz, RyanVM, teodora, florin, sylvestre, a lot of releng from vancouver (rail, catlee, kmoir, jlund, mtabara), Callek,jorge, ritu

Previous Actions

Schedule Update

  • Less crazy days ! :p  :P
  • built beta 9
    • live on both desktop & mobile
  • gtb of beta 10 today. Desktop only
    • Some discussions about NSS & NSPR updates
  • hello dry run in beta 10 (just update the version #)




  • Overall rate: 2.5 - browser: 1.8, content: 0.7 - red
    • shutdown hang affecting beta also making aurora rates very high
    • some other topcrash fixes should just have uplifted so we should be in good shape in next few days.


  • Overall rate: 1.4 - red
  • bug 1247380 (gfx) seems to be fixed in b9
  • networking-related shutdownhangs are down to 4.3% of early b9 crashes
  • bug 1232229 (FinalizeTypedArenas) is 2.2% - probably fixed in b10
  • jemalloc_crash suddenly jumped to 4.9%, need to figure out if those are shifted signatures or a new issue
  • SelectorMatches and `anonymous namespace::NameResolver::resolve are startup crashes that also suddely are spiking and need investigation if they continue to happen for more installations (right now, each only seems to happen for 8 installations)
  • those three signatures are the 3 Top Crash Scores for b9 atm.


  • Overall rate: 1.1 - yellow
  • no changes


  • still looking decent

Performance (Thu)

Aurora / Dev Edition





  • (Read only) Engineering QA working on test plans for Activity Stream, Windows Child Mode, Synced Tabs Sidebar, Content Signing
  • (Read only) Ongoing e10s testing, focusing on Password Manager due to lack of automated test coverage, additionally performing bug re-triage and confirmation of e10s/APZ bugs

Aurora / Dev Edition

  • [Andrei] Finished running the periodical WebRTC Smoke Test Suite on Fx46 – (1 new bug: 1250838)
  • [mobile] The major update for Aurora mobile is that we are currently testing Add-on signing, so far no major/blocker issue found -> will be in 46 beta


  • [Andrei] Stub Installers Smoke Test Suite executed on 45.0b6 – (0 new bugs)
  • [Andrei] UI Smoke Testing performed on 45.0b9-build2 for Ubuntu – 0 new bugs found following the switch to gtk2
  • [Andrei] Fx45 Pre-Release feature sign offs currently in progress – Text to Speech, Search Refactoring, Tab Groups Migration, Sync Tabs Menu
  • [Andrei] Started testing the system update mechanism for Hello on Beta 45 – QA approach has been discussed with Ian and Mark first
  • [Andrei] We're currently discussing the TC (test case) Management tool proposal internally, now that this topic has resurfaced
  • [mobile] Signed off Fennec 45 Beta 9 without major issues -

Action items




  • release promotion! !!! !!!
    • Should be ready for 46.0b1
      • For 46.0b1, we would like to push on Wed 3/9 but we can add a buffer of 2 days to push it latest by Friday 3/11
    • Huge improvement for release management & QE
    • we save lots of time not rebuilding everything!
    • a few blocking issues (permafail)
    • chemspills will be faster, i can hardly wait


User Advocacy


  • We will need to wait for the next channel meeting to make a call about (Desktop only) stability on 45
  • (Ryan) Concerns over fast uplifts - finalizeTypedArray issue (and detours patch backed out earlier in the cycle after nightly topcrashes)

Special Topics

Aurora/Beta Feature Review

Many uncertainties coming up for 46.

Post-Mortem (Tues 2wks from GA Release)

Sign Off (Thurs prior to GA Release)