Firefox/Go Faster

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Overview

We believe that building out tools and processes for shipping Go Faster add-ons will enable Mozilla's engineers to get features and fixes to a larger audience sooner. We will know this is true when we see widespread adoption of system add-ons as a mechanism for moving faster and updating faster than the standard trains.

Team

Name Role
Laura Thomson Product Owner
Cory Price Program Management

KPI's

  • Number of projects using the tools.
  • All new features or improvements to existing features validated by go faster by the end 2016.

Meetings

  • Meeting Notes
  • Bi-Weekly Team Meeting
    • Every other Tuesday at 11:30 AM PST (conversions)
    • "GoFaster" Vidyo Room (extension 8557)

Communications

  • Mailing List (open to all, primarily used for sharing status)
  • IRC: #gofaster

Release Process and Mechanics

Process

Have something you want to ship through Go Faster?

Start here:

Mechanics

This page details the technological pieces involved in shipping system add-ons.

Releasing mechanics.

The initial authors of this process are

Name Role
needs:owner Owner
Mark Banner Hello/docs
Ian Bicking Hello/docs
Rob Helmer Client
Dave Townsend Client
Ben Hearsum Tools
Ritu Kothari Tools
Chris Lonnen Tools
Axel Hecht l10n

Projects

These are the top-level projects defined for this program.

Morgoth

Morgoth

  • Project Owner: Benson Wong [:mostlygeek]

Kinto

A JSON storage service with synchronisation and sharing ability - allows the smart client to retrieve signed data from a dumb server.

Team

Name Role
Tarek Ziade Owner
Mark Goodwin OneCRL client, PKI work for the signing
Sebastian Fennec Client
Jorge our customer for the AMO blocklist

Resources

Recipe Server (SHIELD + Variants)

A system that provides a fast and powerful way for Firefox to fix configuration problems, interact with users, and recommend features.

Team

Name Role
Gregg Lind Owner
Matt Grimes Product Manager
Mike Kelly Engineering Manager

Resources

Test Pilot

A system that provides a fast and powerful way for Firefox to fix configuration problems, interact with users, and recommend features.

Team

Name Role
Javaun Moradi Owner
Cory Price Program Management
Wil Clouser Engineering Manager
John Gruen UX Lead

Resources

Shipping Pipeline ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yOgiOTU8q2I709VFhjCYCLATmoyQueV8RttPzciFIkQ/edit#gid=0 )

The `how` for Go Faster are the top-level projects outlined above. The other important things to track are the individual features and fixes that are going to be launching through Go Faster.

View the doc for a list of System Add-ons in flight.