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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

  • 3.5.x EOL Plan
    • chofmann will create a geographic breakdown of 3.5.x users
    • maymumi has offered to help out in terms of focused messaging
    • beltzner will come back in 2-3 weeks with a EOL plan for 3.5.x

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.5.12 / Firefox 3.6.9

  • Code frozen!
  • Plan is to build on the 23rd
  • Investigating a possible issue (bug 586543)

Firefox 3.5.13 / Firefox 3.6.10

  • We will not be approving bugs yet, but please nominate!
  • Schedule will be created in the coming week

Firefox 4.0 Beta 4

  • code freeze early yesterday morning
  • builds available for testing
  • we know there's a problem with the Feedback Add-On not showing up
  • will be respinning, but should be able to merge with existing QA efforts, no need to restart
  • QA estimate?
  • probable ship date?

Firefox 4.0 Beta 5

  • this is scheduled to be the feature freeze beta
  • there's a lot of things to go in it
  • code freeze set for the end of the month

Jetpack SDK 0.7

  • froze last night (Tuesday, August 17)
  • made it: Clipboard, Notifications, E10S-compatible Panel APIs
  • on runway for late landing: Windows API
  • missed: Page Mods, Sidebar APIs, some docs work, and addl. E10S compatibility
  • RC1 tentatively scheduled for today (tracking down a couple test regressions)
  • tentative release date Wednesday, August 25

Add-on Builder 1.0a5

  • 1.0a4 pushed to production ( yesterday
  • changes included addon/library deactivation, Bespin update, and misc UX ensmoothenments
  • 1.0a5 deliverables include support for multiple versions of SDK, attachment editing, misc UX ensmoothenments
  • 1.0a5 freezes next Monday, August 23
  • tentative push to staging Tuesday, August 24
  • tentative push to production Tuesday, August 31

Fx Input

Input 1.7

  • ETA changed to Wednesday, 8/25
  • The new dashboard layout is still being developed. If you want a sneak preview though, check out our staging site

Test Pilot studies

Highlights / Notices

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

  • Talking about Beta (lmesa)
  • Latest beta Feedback
    • Positives:
      • App tabs less buggy
      • Page loads are getting faster
      • New UI
      • Youtube is more usable
    • Negatives
      • orkut is a big issue: bug 585744
      • close/maximize/minimize button issue is still very annoying - bug 574833
      • hotmail: 547507, 581502
      • hard to find the "help->about" in the new firefox menu which makes doing support hard.
      • crashes, slowness, broken usability (input fields [bug 571537] and buttons) with Flash
    • Others
      • people are having a hard time giving feedback in other languages (says they're swearing when in fact, they aren't)
      • when to expect the new Linux theme?
      • mostly negative perception about changed order with context menu "open page in new..." options
    • Common Add-On Compatibility Requests
      • Google tool bar
      • Adblock plus
      • Cooliris
      • Antivirus kaspersky
  • Add-ons!
    • Firefox 4 Compatibility Dashboard is up -- currently 25% compatible with latest beta. Only 37% are not compatible with any 4.0/3.7 pre-release.
    • Continuing to work on porting AMO to Django. Upcoming release is a revamp of Collections
    • Discovery Pane front-end should be done this week

Questions and Concerns

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

Press & Public Reactions