Firefox/Go Faster/Meetings/20160322

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March 22, 2016

Meeting details




Hello (Ian/Mark)

  • [mark] hoping to push out something to 45
  • trying to get clearance with release drivers
  • maybe this week.
  • [ian] talked a bit with Osmose about process about what a GoFaster release looks like
  • some risk in the process

Build + tools (lonnen/rhelmer/bhearsum)

  • [laura] firefox configuration management system = Balrog
  • [bhearsum] working on a plan maybe next quarter.
  • [bhearsum] discussions with Osmose

Test Pilot (wil)

  • [clouserw] on track. functional test was a success. ( Accounts are functional)
  • [clouserw] ~May-ish tentative launch. long pole is metrics pipeline.

Updates (tarek)

  • [tarek] adding tests, then we'll be able to verify all data coming from kinto
  • [tarek] AMO blocklist: working on client-side. server side is about ready
  • exploration into GFX
  • [tarek] plan is for a transition phase to have both systems working to build confidence in metrics.
  • [ask:tarek] any guidance for gfx?
  • [laura] will ask for volunteers.

Fennec (mfinkle/margaret)

  • [margaret] patch to enable downloadble fonts, hoping to uplift to 47. static for 47, kinto for 48.
  • [margaret] work with switchboard server for staged rollouts. start A/B testing this week/next week in Nightly.
  • started a weekly meeting with Miles.
  • [laura] asked rweiss about using switchboard as a possibility for A/B testing.

Roundtable and Q&A


  • 2016 H1 strategic initiatives:
  • 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)
  • Test Pilot
    • Test Pilot 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)
    • Test Pilot metrics dashboard: Metrics dashboard to aid experiment authors in making decisions (Q2)
  • Q1 goals:
    • Ship Hello as a system add-on and update it
    • OneCRL via Kinto into production
    • Fennec fonts installed on demand (DLC) via Kinto
    • Scope and prototypes for rollout and telemetry systems
    • Test Pilot locale expansion - Nick/Wil
    • Test Pilot launch - Nick/Wil