Firefox/Go Faster/Meetings/20160105

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January 5, 2016

Meeting details



  • 2016 H1 strategic initiatives are as follows:
  • System add-ons
    • System addons infrastructure complete: Documented, simple, easy to ship/update, easy to localize. (Q2)
    • Staged rollout of a system addon: With a/b testing (Q2)
    • Measurement infrastructure in place: Telemetry for go-faster addons (Q2)
    • String delivery and updates are decoupled from trains (May tweak the wording here slightly, but essentially l10n work to support Go Faster) (Q2)
  • Idea town
    • Idea town launch: Release opt-in platform that allows us to perform controlled tests of new high-visibility product concepts in the general release channel of Firefox (Q2)
    • Idea town locale expansion: Expand Idea town beyond en-US (Q1)
    • Idea town metrics dashboard: Metrics dashboard to aid experiment authors in making decisions (Q2)
  • What are we doing in Q1 (and who owns/will work on each)? Candidate list:
    • Shipping:
      • Hello in 45, updates when?
      • OneCRL when?
      • Fennec DLC when?
    • Finalize infrastructure
    • Scope and prototypes for rollout and telemetry systems
    • Scope and prototype hotfix replacement mechanism
    • Work with l10n teams on scoping and beginning work
    • IdeaTown locale expansion
    • IdeaTown launch
  • What (other) new system add-ons/data updates/DLC/etc are in the pipeline?
    • Pocket
    • AMO blocklist
    • [Would be good to have a system add-on that was not a third party wrapper.]


  • Client integration (Mossop/rhelmer)
    • Should this still be an update item?
  • Build + tools
    • This includes updates and will expand to include rollout and telemetry in H1
    • Need to staff this in Q1, working on it
  • IdeaTown (nchapman)
  • Updates (tarek)
  • Fennec (rnewman)
  • l10n (Pike)
    • [Pike: Could you please summarize the outcomes of the Orlando discussions for this group? - laura]
    • Writing things up on L10n:2016

Roundtable and Q&A