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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 10 was released yesterday afternoon
    • Thanks to QA and RelEng again for working over the weekend
  • Beta 11 depends on remaining betaN hardblockers, see the updated plan
    • Questions? Concerns?

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

  • Beta 4 is planned for today

Firefox 3.6/3.5

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder 1.0a8

  • All 1.0a8 deliverables are on-track for completion
  • The new ACE/Skywriter editor landed on trunk this morning. The performance gains and UX improvements have been officially certified as "100% USDA Grade FTW".
  • I have an initial draft of the 1.0a9 release plan ready to share with the Builder team later today; look for a link to the finalized plan here next week.

Add-on SDK 1.0b2

  • tree froze last Wednesday, January 19
  • 1.0b2rc1 spun last Wednesday, January 19
  • no blockers found, bits are ready for release
  • nominal release date is today, Wednesday, January 26
  • but other pre-release tasks are not done due to other demands on Myk's time
  • thus release today is uncertain, will depend on how many fireballs people throw at Myk today

Add-on SDK 1.0b3

  • development plan finalized
  • goals are to make progress on E10S integration, module resolution/bundling, security, CommonJS compatibility, and documentation
  • tree was supposed to thaw two days ago, Monday, January 24
  • thaw delayed until Tuesday to investigate potential 1.0b2 release blocker (that turned out not to be a blocker)
  • thaw then further delayed for same reason 1.0b2 release is uncertain
  • thaw could happen today
  • freeze scheduled for Wednesday, February 16 at 11am PT
  • release scheduled for Wednesday, February 23

Input 3.1

  • Input 3.1 code-freeze date: 2/3
  • Major release dashboard, Mobile Firefox major release submission pages, moving to a variant of mapreduce for themes/sites

Feedback Summary

  • This week's feedback based on b9, not b10.
    • Beta 10 themes so far, but will have more next week:
      • firefox no longer asks to save tabs when closing.
      • of sync ui confusion
      • and do not render correctly
Issue SUMO Input Buglink
Flash-related crashes 20-30 just flash related (not all crashes) 2100
Hotmail Constantly Reloading 300+ [1] [2] 420 bug 627729 Page Rendering/Flashing/Slow 100+ bug 626211 bug 623852 (one hard one soft)
Font Rendering on Windows 390 bug 594325 bug 612846
Search Box not working 30ish 229+216 bug 620672
Netflix streaming player doesn't work OSX 17 103 was bug 598406
Copy/Paste issues (also related to issues with not enough storage messages) 100+ across various threads 209 bug 613915
DivX player doesn't work [ 61 (180+ overall) 95
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 924 bug 622141

Highlights / Notices

  • Firefox 4.0 builds on mac now named with "mac" instead of "mac64" in their filename

Questions and Concerns

  • Effectiveness of "scary" 3.0 MU?
  • Any questions / concerns about the beta 11 plan above?

Press & Public Reactions