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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PST, 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 (Desktop)

  • Beta 8 post-mortem will likely be sometime next week. Christian will send an email around and talk about it during the Monday meeting
  • Plan to do a quick, date-driven beta 9 (for reals this time)
    • Plan to code freeze this Friday, 2011-01-07
    • Weekend will hopefully shake any issues out
    • Branch and build on Monday, 2011-01-10 if no major issues are found
      • If issues are found, day-for-day slip on the builds
    • Release to beta audience on Thursday, 2011-01-13

  • Have you used Beta 8? It's awesome. We need to ship this. May require re-scoping features such as:
    • WebGL
    • Hardware Acceleration
    • Panorama

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

Firefox 3.6/3.5

  • Humming along, announced the blocker/non-blocker freeze split
    • Code freeze for non-blockers is now 2011-01-11 (1 week away)
    • Code freeze for blockers is still 2011-01-17 (2 weeks away)
    • Final release is still planned for 2011-02-08

Add-on Builder 1.0a7

  • The 1.0a7 release will ship this week, it's going through the QA paces now.
  • 1.0a8 finalization imminent - there are a few remaining items to discuss with Kevin about the new Skywriter build.
  • Worked on Q1 goals with Fligtar - we agreed on what level of AMO integration to shoot for this quarter. The final goal set will be published today.

Input 3.0

  • Major New features: a first try at opening our database, ability to copy user agent per message, submission page for major release users
  • Feedback page is up on staging (can only get to it if your user agent is associated to the latest major release)
  • ETA: 1/21

Cool stuff:

Add-on SDK 1.0b2

  • scheduled to freeze January 19 and ship January 26
  • scope is small; not many changes; but gets us back to regular release cycle
  • focus is on progress on E10S integration

Highlights / Notices

Issue SUMO Input Buglink
running 20
Flash-related crashes 40-50 just flash related (not all crashes) 2020
Search Box not working 229 229+216 bug 620672
Netflix streaming player doesn't work OSX 103 103 was bug 598406
Copy/Paste issues 230 209 18
New Tab Button on Tab bar doesn't work 200 200
Google's Bodybrowser WebGL demo is not compatible with Firefox 4 221 133 bug 621718
Home button moved to the right of the search bar on load 924 bug 622141

Questions and Concerns

  • Any questions for Axel on switching on l10n-merge and updating compare-locales? [1]
    • We don't use l10n-merge on branches, correct?
    • How would failure show? Unable to build/repack? Incorrect strings in localized builds?
    • How easy to rollback if needed?
    • Is there any way to test in a RelEng/non-local staging environment first?
  • For beta10, want to test MU from FF3.6.x -> FF4.0. Any objections?
  • For SUMO documentation, are there any big changes left to happen between now and the final Firefox 4 release (e.g. tabs in title bar) that would likely require explanations to be rewritten or screenshots to be retaken?
  • Any info on end-of-life on FF3.5? Not yet.
  • When will "more scary" FF3.0 MU dialog be switched on? Still being localized.

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