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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:
  • schedule and progress on upcoming releases
  • review highlights and notices
  • respond to questions and concerns

Action Items

    • beltzner to follow-up with engagement

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.5.12 / Firefox 3.6.9

  • Code freeze is tomorrow @ 11:59 pm PST! Christian has been bugging and will bug people with blockers even more today
  • 3.6.9 blockers
  • 3.5.12 blockers

Firefox 4.0 Beta 3

Jetpack SDK 0.7

  • focus is on additional APIs and E10S compatibility
  • E10S integration proving to be challenging, so unscheduled for 0.7 and being treated as a longer term project with no clear completion date (until we figure out what it entails and how long it'll take)
  • on track: Panel, Places, Clipboard, Notifications APIs; completed documentation
  • at risk: Page Mods, Windows, Sidebar APIs; Page Worker, Widget E10S compatibility
  • freezes Tuesday, August 17
  • tentative release date Wednesday, August 25

Add-on Builder 1.0a4

Fx Input

Input 1.6.2

  • is live!
  • New Features: Sites, Searching messages with URLs, individual pieces of feedback are linkable
  • Bug Fixes: Feedback won't be blocked when release cycles are started

Input 1.7

Test Pilot studies

  • Firefox 4 Beta User Background Survey
    • Aim: Gain awareness of our current sample of users and discover which demographics are underrepresented
    • 30k responses, ~7% of entire Beta population.
    • Survey Result Slides
    • Key Findings
      • Beta sample is slightly less skewed than the Test Pilot Sample, but still skewed on several dimensions:
        • Skill Level: TP - 1.8%/22.5%/75.7%; Beta - 3.5%/25.7%/70.8% (Beginner/Intermediate/Advance)
        • Gender Ratio: TP - 94.0%/6.0% Beta - 95.5%/4.5% (M/F)
        • Age and Hour on Internet: similar overall distributions, but TP sample has a higher presence of people in the higher buckets (slides 3 and 5)
        • Beta users have used FF for less time than Test Pilot, but vast majority have still used for 3+ years (slide 2)
      • Most frequently visited sites: Search Engines, Webmail, News Sites and Social Networking sites (slide 14)
      • Main uses are entertainment, communication, and socializing (slide 13)
  • Firefox 4 Beta Interface Study
    • Heatmap (VPN to Mozilla-MV or be on Mountain View wireless networks to access)
    • 230k submissions
    • Current heatmap represents data from the 78k+ Windows 7 and Windows Vista users
    • Working on: other OS's, skill filter, hours on internet filter, analysis in blog posts

Highlights / Notices

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

  • Beta 2 Feedback--Overall, same feedback as we were getting last week
    • Main concerns
      • Feedback button is not showing up: Bug 575743
      • Orkut display: bug 585744
      • Youtube video player issues, open videos and its black, flickers for windows users: Bug 579262
      • Css border image problems: Bug 497995
      • Issues uploading attachments with hotmail: 547507, 581502

Questions and Concerns

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

  • Anyone have an update on EOL for and/or another push for migrating 3.5.x users up to 3.6? 20,692,474 adu's on 3.5.x yesterday. 3.6 has 97% addon compatibility so that shouldn't be a concern. There are a few significant bugs that are technically infeasible to backport so we should figure out how to get users off 3.5.x as soon as possible.
    • chofmann will create a geographic breakdown
    • maymumi has offered to help out in terms of focused messaging
    • beltzner will come back in 3-4 weeks with a EOL plan for 3.5.x

Press & Public Reactions