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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)

  • schedule for next beta beltzner to fill in more detail!

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

Firefox 3.6/3.5

  • Code freeze was yesterday, actually got somewhat decent last-minute convergence (20 blockers down to 10 on 3.6)
  • Waiting to send the go to build, will likely be this Friday
  • We pushed the scary advertised update to 3.0 users yesterday

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder 1.0a8

  • All 1.0a8 deliverables are on-track
  • The new ACE editor is highly awesometastic
  • 1.0a9 release draft will be ready for initial review next week

Input 3.0

Discussion Topics:

  • In regards to bug 617393...
    • What will the appversion look like for betachannel users when go to a major release?
    • There's a ui-review and string-review required there. What would be the right approach to ask for various reviews in the future?

Add-on SDK 1.0b2

  • froze today, scheduled to ship January 26
  • scope is small; not many changes; but gets us back to regular release cycle
  • major deliverables mostly missed, but several are in late stages, and we made good progress on E10S integration

Feedback Summary

  • Flash crashes seem to be the biggest issue on
  • Copy/Paste, Search Box and Tab Button are new to our watch list of concerns see below for more details.
  • Smorgasboard of issues around Facebook Flash Apps and Facebook Chat.
Issue SUMO Input Buglink
ASSERT message when closing tab about 250-300 hits on SUMO 203 bug 608589
Flash-related crashes 2293
Search Box not working 30ish 331 bug 620672
Netflix streaming player doesn't work OSX 17 204 was bug 598406
Copy/Paste issues (also related to issues with not enough storage messages) 100+ across various threads 768 bug 613915
DivX player doesn't work 225 (180+ overall) 61
New Tab Button on Tab bar doesn't work 50 across various threads 200 May be caused by divx extensions
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 402 bug 622141 not rendered properly 100 bug 622064 bug 613040

Highlights / Notices

Questions and Concerns

  • Concern: 3.6.13 crashes don't look like they are being recorded, or certain views aren't showing all the data (.16 crashes / ADUs? SWEET!). Filed bug 627123. Just noticed today, not sure if it affects other versions.

Press & Public Reactions