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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

  • shipped Sept 7th!
  • Watching for regressions, don't see any yet

Firefox 3.6.10 and Firefox 3.5.13

  • Draft schedule will be out today
  • Tentative plan is to ship on October 12th

Firefox 4 Beta 5

  • shipped Sept 7th! (release notes)
  • there are several visible regressions in rendering, especially on OSX, due to the late landing of a broad-scoped bug

Firefox 4 Beta 6

  • feature freeze release
    • no new interactive features after this date
    • no new web platform features after this date
    • limited string changes after this date (require explicit approval)
    • limited API changes after this date (require explicit approval)
  • will be "branching" from point of code freeze
  • target code freeze date is Sept 10
  • not looking like we'll hit it, though

Jetpack SDK 0.8

  • freezes Tuesday, September 14, 11:59pm PT (in about one week)
  • [DONE] Window, Page Mods APIs
  • [ON TRACK] E10S-compatibility fixes for Page Mods, Page Worker; rename (to Add-on SDK)
  • [AT RISK] everything else
  • our superstar Firefox hackers have been called away to work on Firefox 4 blockers, leaving us short-staffed
  • blessing as first beta-quality release (1.0b1) pretty iffy

Add-on Builder 1.0a5

  • blockers found, necessitating another push to staging yesterday (Tuesday, September 7)
  • another blocker since identified (bug 594211), currently looking into it
  • push to production on Friday, September 10 at earliest

Input 1.8

Test Pilot studies

  • updated the UI Heatmap based on new data - it's crazy interesting!

Highlights / Notices

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

  • [beltzner] There is now a list of supported platforms for Firefox 4; still deciding about non-SSE2 CPUs
  • [beltzner] We will be starting to socialize a roadmap for Firefox that goes beyond Firefox 4 in the coming months
  • [beltzner] Working up an EOL plan for Firefox 3.5
  • Feedback
    • Haven't had a chance to start collecting Beta 5 Feedback--will have a full report for next week.

Questions and Concerns

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

  • [beltzner] need to get legal / engagement / input on a couple of wording changes in the About Window (see bug 579547 and bug 571584)
  • [ravi] IT would like to have a downtime this weekend
    • requires a 6 hour tree closure
    • beltzner will consult with other product leads to try and find a good window for this
  • [catlee] RelEng wants to reconfig to bring new build slaves into production
    • should be a quick 10 minute fix, no downtime required
    • slight chance of problems, any good time to do this?
    • beltzner suggested either early ET or 7pm PT
  • [clegnitto] Can we make forwarding from branch 2.0 to trunk (or the other way, whatever makes more sense) automatic? Would hate to miss fixes either way.

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