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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 4

Firefox 3.6 & 3.5

  • Reminder that the 3.6.12 / 3.5.15 chemspill post-mortem is this Thursday. The wiki page will be updated with details today.
  • Schedule posted for 3.6.13 and 3.5.16
    • Plan to ship 3.6.13 and 3.5.16 on December 9th

Add-on Builder 1.0a6

  • The release remains on track for a Nov. 15th code freeze
  • The 1.0a7 development plan is wikified and up for discussion!

Jetpack SDK 0.10

  • freezes today, Wednesday, November 10
  • much work done, some at risk, some missed
  • proposal to hold release for beta blockers so we can ship it as first beta

Input 2.0

  • Code freeze tomorrow, go to live will be 11/10
  • New Features: Text counters on submission forms, Graphs, no limits on max search results, "Tweet This" per comment and Sites data over previous beta versions

Highlights / Notices

  • Gmail notifier stopped working. Contacting the Gmail team today. Read the support report! :)
  • User feedback summary: Same list from two weeks ago--we should have new information next week ;)
Issue SUMO Input Buglink
Youtube & Video rendering ~4 users 144 bug 579597 and related.
Font rendering ~5 226 bug 588880
Middle button click-to-scroll rendering glitch 0 31 bug 588403
Zynga Toolbar not compatible 4 89 Not a bug.
Error at Start-Up (could be AVG? or just extensions) ~12 Hard to know--affects more than just beta users 85 [1]
  • Plugins are now painted asynchronously on Windows. This could make performance and responsiveness on slow computers a lot better. bsmedberg wants testing from nightly-users. (bug 596451).
  • In Firefox 4 beta 7 users on MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) cannot submit crash reports, and all crashes appear to be hangs/unresponsive Firefox. (bug 599475).

Questions and Concerns

  • SUMO - any word on when the Firefox menu will be finalized on all platforms? Basically I'm trying to figure out when we can confidently update support articles. Will this be possible before RC?

Press & Public Reactions