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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Fin du Monde 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)
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  • actions from last week:
    • Remember that Blackhat/Defcon is coming up - be as prepared as one can be for chemspill.
    • Christian to follow up with MU uptake stats
  • schedule and progress on upcoming releases
  • review highlights and notices
  • respond to questions and concerns

Action Items

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.5.11 / Firefox 3.6.7

  • shipped yesterday

Firefox 3.5.12 / Firefox 3.6.8

  • Christian will be generating a plan
  • might end up being a quick release depending on what happens at BlackHat

Firefox 4.0 Beta 2

  • builds generated this morning, QA has already started
  • juan expects QA to be done on Monday, July 26 EOD
  • lmesa will be updating the features and whatsnew pages
  • available in 32 locales
  • major changes in this milestone
    • XPCOM changes which break all 3rd party apps and binary add-ons
    • Tabs on Top for OSX
    • App Tabs
    • Retained Layers
    • JS performance improvements
    • CSS Transitions and Transformations
    • FIX: only one OSX dock icon when plugins are running
    • a list of all fixed beta2 blockers, and a rather complete changelist are available

Firefox 4.0 Beta 3

  • a tentative beta milestone list has been posted
  • next beta is expected 2 weeks after beta 2 - we're serious about this!
  • will build a set of major features for next week, but what's felt to be needed?

Input 1.5

Jetpack SDK 0.6

  • relatively minor set of improvements (schedule impacted by summit, meteors)
  • tree froze on Monday, July 19
  • RC1 expected today, Wednesday, July 21
  • tentative release date: Tuesday, July 27


  • goal is to resolve the major bugs and minor papercuts developers have been experiencing in the existing feature set of the previous preview release
  • still working on the timeline

Highlights / Notices

Notes or issues that don't correspond to a particular release you'd like people to know about.

  • L10n (Axel)
    • Highlight: Fx 4 Beta 2 with 23 locales
    • Lowlight: shipped-locales is a PITA. Question to releng, which should I fix first, milestone creation (PITA, too, bug 565640 or add platform support to dashboard to export shipped-locales right, to fold it into l10n-changesets proper bug 535558?
    • want to join l10n testing goal meeting? Poke Pike.
  • Continued Feedback on Fx 4 beta 1: Overall, much less activity than last week, with more people commenting favorably about the speed/look of Fx 4 (not necessarily representative samples):
  • We intended to blocklist the Internet Download Manager (IDM) for Firefox 4 betas, but accidentally blocked it for Firefox 3.6.x users for 4-6 hours yesterday. That change has been reverted, but there are a few irate IDM users commenting in the bugs.

Questions and Concerns

Please add any questions or concerns you would like discussed at today's meeting.

  • When are we switching on services/sync for Firefox? Wonder when's the right time to expose that to l10n. (Axel)

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