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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 11 went out yesterday, great feedback so far. Thanks everyone!
  • Driving to get all betaN hardblockers by this Friday

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

Firefox 3.6/3.5

Firefox 3.6.14 and 3.5.17

  • Created build #2 of 3.6.14 on Monday
  • Going to beta this afternoon
  • Plan to ship on Monday, 2011-02-14

Firefox 3.6.15 and 3.5.18

  • Draft schedule was created last week, adjusting due to 3.6.14's rebuild

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder 1.0a8

Add-on SDK 1.0b3

  • e10s deliverables are misses, others are coming along in a variety of states
  • freeze scheduled for Wednesday, February 16 at 11am PT
  • release scheduled for Wednesday, February 23

Input 3.1

  • Push back release date to 2/15 due to quality concerns
  • Jono is waiting for a review of feedback add-on changes for major release
    • Once it lands, Input is feature complete for Desktop Firefox releases

For a preview of the new dashboard for Major Releases, take a look Major release dashboard on staging!

Feedback Summary

  • After one day, its hard to judge how we're doing compared to beta 10.
  • Site compatibility
    • some facebook games (KoC -- may be a problem in 3.6 also, cityville)
    • Oh yeah, did we mention hotmail ? :)
  • Positives
    • People like the new start page
    • Fewer people complaining about not saving on quit (?)

Issue SUMO Input Buglink
Hotmail Constantly Reloading [1][2] 561 bug 627729
Cannot login to hotmail 63
Facebook Chat not working 149
Flash-related crashes (fb games, gmail, 197130
Font Rendering on Windows 35 bug 594325 bug 612846 bug 629857
Netflix streaming player doesn't work OSX 17 20 was bug 598406
DivX player doesn't work 35 (302+ overall) 8
Broken Panorama (missing button, changed shortcut) 50+ from: [3][4][5][6] 76 bug 624588
No save & close dialog when closing Firefox w/multiple tabs 40-ish from: [7][8][9][10] 60 caused by bug 592822 bug 550559
Gmail Locks Up 5 32

Highlights / Notices

Questions and Concerns

  • Heads up, new Flash version released yesterday,, several issues have been filed already. -juanb

Press & Public Reactions