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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mozilla Square Conference Room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Contents


Upcoming Firefox Releases

Firefox 3.0.15 / Firefox 3.5.4

  • 3.5.4 went to beta on Friday, caught two regressions
  • fixing the regressions (one applies to 3.0.15 as well)
  • planning to start a re-spin today
  • might delay release by a day or two, possibly more depending on beta period

Namoroka

  • Firefox 3.6 beta 1 is code frozen, went to build this morning
  • revised beta 1 schedule
    • October 13th, 11:59pm PDT: Code freeze on mozilla-1.9.2, all P1 blockers landed
    • October 14th: Beta 1 builds available
    • October 14th-20th: QA testing
    • October 21st, 5pm PDT: Beta 1 launched

Fennec 1.0x beta 5

Support

Product Development

as always, you can read the development meeting notes as well, but here are the big items:

  • OJI was re-enabled on Firefox 3.6 (for Java on OSX)
  • Aero Peek tab previews enabled on mozilla1.9.2 (Windows 7)
  • development teams moving on to Firefox 3.6 blockers and work targeted at Firefox 3.7
  • some security reviews are still pending
  • lots of progress on Ts, some of it can be back-ported to mozilla1.9.2
  • lots of talk about being more aggressive about backing out patches which cause performance or functionality regressions

Localization

  • Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 with 53 locales
  • Two bugs with further string changes on my radar. If you have bugs that should be on there, make sure they're blocking-firefox3.6 or blocking1.9.2 and have the late-l10n keyword set.
  • When to do outreach for RC? 3-level outreach, news, group-mail, individual. Moved to a reply to the meeting announcement in .planning.
  • How do we update from 3.5 to 3.6? Need to open a thread in .planning.

QA

  • Fx3.6 QA
    • Starting qa cycle for 3.6beta1 this afternoon. Email sent to frequent volunteers to help us test.
    • Henrik found a couple of 1.9.2 blockers
      • Fixed: bug 521818 - [Mac] Disabling Java on 1.9.2 doesn't destroy current plug-in instance
      • New & Relnoted: bug 522041 - Crash on startup with FIPS mode enabled [@pthread_mutex_lock | nsSSLIOLayerAddToSocket] ...
    • 28 bug verifications on 1.9.2 in a week. http://tinyurl.com/ykhhsg5 (not so hot.)
    • more testcases added to litmus for new features
  • Testday - Website Compatibility - Friday, Oct 16
  • Fennec
  • Tegra
    • Testing Firefox nightlies on new OS drop
    • Latest Nightlies appear sluggish
    • Will test Firefox 3.6 B1 when it is available

Release Engineering

Add-Ons

  • Launching AMO 5.2 on 10/20
  • Add-on Compatibility for Fx 3.6

Web Dev

Partners

Evangelism

3.6

  • Starting to roll out features for 3.6 on hacks.
  • Docs underway (as usual!)
  • WOFF rollout is probably next week.
  • Organization is looking pretty good so far.

3.7

  • Doing our storage conversation today with high-touch developers.

Marketing/PR

Roundtable