Firefox/Go Faster/Meetings/20160119

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January 19, 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 - Ian + team
      • OneCRL - Tarek's team + rbarnes + mgoodwin
      • Fennec DLC - mfinkle
    • Finalize infrastructure
    • Scope and prototypes for rollout and telemetry systems - Lonnen's team
    • Work with l10n teams on scoping and beginning work - Toby
    • IdeaTown locale expansion - Nick/Wil
    • IdeaTown launch - Nick/Wil
  • What (other) new system add-ons/data updates/DLC/etc are in the pipeline?
    • Pocket - in 46
    • AMO blocklist - ADI issue solved


  • Build + tools (lonnen/rhelmer)
    • We're staffing knobs and dials from Tools and Systems team
  • IdeaTown (nchapman/wil)
  • Updates (tarek - out on parental leave)
  • Fennec (rnewman/mfinkle)
  • l10n (Pike)
  • Hello (Ian/Mark)

Roundtable and Q&A