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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 3.6.11 and 3.5.14

  • We are checking on two blockers, as they may still be able to land today
  • Once we get word back about them we will land and/or be ready to build without them
  • I am checking the top crasher reports to make sure there are no crashers in functions we took changes to
  • Geo is checking to make sure we don't regress ASLR support on Windows, as we took changes to NSS and NSPR and shouldn't have had to carry our custom patches forward
  • I intend to give the go for build today (on schedule), timing depends on the above


Input 1.8

Input 1.9

  • ETA: 10/7
  • Features: Product differentiation on Themes and Sites, fallout from 1.8 release

Jetpack SDK 0.8

Jetpack SDK 0.9

  • tree thawed for development on Friday, September 24
  • tree freezes for stabilization on Wednesday, October 13 (11am PT, 18:00UTC)
  • on tap: passing tests on recent Firefox 4 nightlies, progress on E10S (the new bane of my existence), conversion of event-handling API to EventEmitter model, and more
  • based on the current trajectory, we do not expect to reach beta with this release nor a feature-complete beta by end Q4, although we hear our Firefox-team-based rocketeers are itching to get back to Jetpack development, which could change that, and we are scratching for them to do so!
  • planning for the next four releases is underway, see discussion for details

Add-on Builder 1.0a5

  • pushed to production Thursday, September 23
  • Daniel Buchner taking on product management
  • AMO team taking on development

Highlights / Notices

  • Firefox 4 Beta 6 Feedback
    • Positives
      • Love the new UI
      • Love the speed enhancements
      • Love App Tabs, Panorama
    • Issues/bugs
Issue SUMO Input Buglink
"The operation can not be completed because of an internal failure." ~250 users 76 bug 588511 [FIXED]
NTLM proxies block HTTPS sites ~170 41 bug 592197 [FIXED]
Direct2D-related (flash/text rendering) ~120 (mostly font/blurry) 32 (text) + 28 (flash rendering) + 14 (video controls) bug 588880, bug 593839, bug 579597, bug 595277
title bar is black (+ OSX) 10 38 bug 588550 [FIXED],bug 594992

Questions and Concerns

  • [joduinn] Can we schedule another prompted (unthrottled) Major Update?
    • Still have ~34% of users on FF3.0, FF3.5.
    • according to, we've only offered prompted MU twice since shipping FF3.6.0:
      • March11-22: Firefox 3.5.8 / 3.0.19 -> Firefox 3.6.0
      • July13-20: Firefox 3.5.10 / 3.0.19 -> Firefox 3.6.6
    • [clegnitto] We had planned to do this last week, people had concerns it was too soon and would cause update fatigue. My plan is to do it next week (resources permitting)

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