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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)
  • #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Upcoming Product Releases

Firefox 3.5.5

  • caught some stability issues in Firefox 3.5.4
  • got fixes for all of them by Saturday
  • shipping a Firefox 3.5.5 tomorrow

Firefox 3.0.16 / Firefox 3.5.6

  • targeting a mid-December release
  • code freeze is November 10 at 11:59pm

Firefox 3.6 Beta

  • shipped late Friday, Oct 30
  • currently over 150,000 ADUs, tracking well
  • met with Marketing to discuss further promotion
  • will be doing "beta refreshes" frequently (probably twice before RC)
  • next refresh to include the DLL blocking patches (may cause 3rd party software compatibility issues)

Firefox 3.6 RC

  • code freeze target is November 18th
  • release target is November 26th

Fennec 1.0x beta 5

  • candidate build is ready and being tested by qa
  • looking to release monday, the 9th

Weave 1.0 beta 1

  • 0.8 (final pre-beta version) shipped November 3rd
  • target release date is Thursday, the 12th


  • common issues
  • Top issues:
    • Back/forward button disabled (sometimes fixed by restart... may be corrupt places)
    • Chrome registration failed messages (probably lacking permissions)
    • Enter button not working in location bar -- definitely caused by an extension but we haven't figured out which. bug 513033?
    • entry point js_SaveRegExpStatics could not be located -- bad update bug 525390
  • Top search terms
    • Real player -- They released a new version of their video downloader extension and it doesn't download videos in 3.5
    • 64 -- as in 64 bit

Product Development

Firefox 3.6 / mozilla-1.9.2

future / mozilla-central

  • Layers API developed - Framework for hardware acceleration, 3D transforms, retained buffers for elements, cross-process rendering, off-main-thread compositing, animation and video playback. Please send feedback to roc or in
  • WOFF file format may be implemented by Microsoft sooner rather than later
  • Fennelectroysis lives! and out of process plugin work will be landing on mozilla-central fairly soon (preffed off by default)


  • Firefox 3.6 status is at 37 green, another 21 within b1 range
  • 17 with +100 missing strings, but some of those are worked on, even if just on obsolete strings
  • need new locale list for 3.6 beta edition 2
  • stas stuck in 5 years of l10n
  • next fennec nightly should be good for testing, l10n-merge fixed, locale selection bugs fixed, too. Pound.
  • patch for single locale deb posted in bug 490482, to be set up in individual repos, or a pool? repos and fennec.install files need action after that, as does hooking up the thing with a xulrunner deb. A fennec.install file per locale will be the entry point for users here.


  • Fx 3.6 QA
    • Planning for 3.6beta(next). We'll focus on a few areas.
    • Filed bug 526019 blocklist older versions of Flash, with severity=0, on 3.6b.
  • Testday - Previous - Two-Day Testday - Awesome
    • Had a max of 33 people in the testday channel at its peak
    • Major contributors include Aleksej, Mavericks, christine, merike, AaronMT, palan, and gmccreight
    • 12 Bugs filed (
    • Recap of the Mozmill Workshop (
  • Fennec
    • Got started on our release test cycle: finished smoketests, going on to verifications and BFTs
  • Tegra
    • Testing new OS drop and verifying fixed bugs
    • Meeting with Nvidia team tomorrow morning

Release Engineering

  • Shipping FF3.5.5 tomorrow
  • Waiting for go on FF3.6b2.
    • When do we expect to go to build for 3.6b2?
    • When do we expect to ship 3.6b2?
  • Waiting for go on Fennec1.0beta5?


  • Compatibility at 38%. Email sent out on Friday
  • Add-on Compatibility Reporter up to 7800 users and 9500 reports. Will begin analyzing and sending out emails next week.
  • 5.3 launch is scheduled for 11/12

Web Dev



  • No specific updates - docs going, waiting on CSS gradient landing, File Spec docs.


  • Plugins Check Page
    • 847K pv so far (~36K pv/day).
    • Adwords Campaign has upped page views (~1500 pv a day).
    • Dynamic Button Project
      • On hold because Martell is working on the new First Run Page design changes--hope to have buttons finalized for next Friday 11/13.
    • Working with AMO to update their plugins page:
  • Updates for 3.6
    • major development in the last week is that we took another pass at the First Run & What's New design...that work is complete and back in WebDev.
    • screenshot of revised First Run page
      • the future of the First Run page includes lots of testing...if you have ideas of things you'd like to test, add them here.
  • Firefox 3.6 website updates wiki