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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

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.6.9 and Firefox 3.5.12

  • Went to beta last Thursday, currently have ~350k users on 3.6.9
  • Have not found any regressions, but still watching for them
  • Still scheduled to ship on September 7th

Firefox 3.6.10 and Firefox 3.5.13

  • Draft schedule will be sent around this week

Firefox 4 Beta 5

  • Code is frozen
  • Build 1 has been released to the FTP server
  • May possibly be released on September 6

Firefox 4 Beta 6

  • Expected to be the feature freeze
  • bug 533038 will stop unpacking extensions by default. Extensions with binary components or which use ctypes will need to be modified to add <em:unpack>true</em:unpack> in their install.rdf.

Jetpack SDK 0.8

  • freezes Tuesday, September 14, 11:59pm PT (in about two weeks)
  • on tap: Sidebar, Windows, Places, Page Mods APIs; E10S compatibility; module loader security improvement
  • much work on track, a few items at risk
  • might be blessed as first beta-quality release (1.0b1)

Add-on Builder 1.0a5

  • froze on Saturday
  • push to staging delayed a few days, now scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, September 2
  • push to production sometime next week

Test Pilot studies

  • Completed Studies/Analysis in Progress
    • Search Interface Study submissions coming in
    • Fx4 Beta Interface Study
    • Add-On's Market Place Survey [Patrick Finch]: 29k+ responses
  • Upcoming Studies
    • About:Firefox (About: Support)
      • Tracking: memory use stats, d2d supprot on/off, plugin versions, and modified preferences (records any preference that has been modified, i.e. has a user set value different from the default, but only for certain preferences defined by a whitelist/blacklist from about:support)
      • can also add detailed extension info (including extension versions), and the compile info from about:buildconfig
    • Graphics Card Configuration
      • Meeting with Daniel Witte today
    • Fx4 Beta Interface Study Round 2
      • Original Fx4 Beta Interface Study updated for additional features (App Tabs, Tab Candy) + complementary survey

Highlights / Notices

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

  • Latest beta Feedback
    • Positives:
      • Love the new tab functions--Panorama is hugely popular
      • Facebook issues are much better
      • ove the new UI and minimalistic design
      • Youtube is more usable, Netflix issues seem to be fixed
    • Issues
      • orkut is a big issue; may also hinder beta campaign timing if we decide to launch program in Brazil: bug 585744
      • close/maximize/minimize button issue is still very annoying - bug 574833
      • Hotmail:bug 581502
      • Personas extension manager affecting 3.6.x and Beta bug 590608
      • Amazon 'Lightning Deals' are not visible on 4.0b1 bug 579119
      • Groups of Tabs don't save bug 589665
      • App tabs and Tab Candy bug 578553
    • Others
      • when to expect the new Linux theme?
    • Common Add-On Compatibility Requests
      • Google tool bar
      • Google Gears bug 523924
      • Zynga
      • Roboform

Questions and Concerns

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

Press & Public Reactions