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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PDT, 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 & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.6.x/3.5.x/4.0.x

  • "go to build" FF3.5.19, FF3.6.17, FF4.0.1 on 13apr2011
  • release FF3.5.19, FF3.6.17, FF4.0.1 on 26apr2011

Firefox 4.0.1 advertised major update

  • are we clear on criteria to do this? risks/issues?

Fennec 4.0.x

  • expecting "go to build" Fennec 4.0.1 this week.

Firefox 5 (Desktop)

Firefox 5 (Mobile)

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder 0.9.3

  • Release is on-track
    • Search phase 1 is almost landed!
    • HUGE improvements to the editor, HUGE.
  • The next release will include the stand-alone add-on repacking service that will both increase test speed in the Builder's editor and allow for AMO to batch repack add-ons for new releases of the SDK & Firefox.

Add-on SDK 1.0b5

  • timeline:
    • Freeze: Wednesday, April 27 @ 11am PT
    • RC1: Wednesday, April 27
    • Final: Wednesday, May 4
  • this will be the last 1.0 beta
  • focus is on polishing existing functionality in preparation for stable release

Input 3.4

  • Release Firefox Input 3.3.5 to support the new channels process
    • Band-aid to accept all feedback as happy/sad/idea across any build. Test Pilot team has updated their code and it has landed for Aurora.
    • We're going to follow-up with weekly iterative releases that round out this approach
      • Remove the release dashboard and uplift the beta dashboard to the general one
      • Update submission forms on desktop and mobile

Feedback Summary

  • Working on a feedback strategy to support the new channels process. The plan, thus far and going forward, can be found on our central wiki

Press & Public Reactions

Questions and Concerns

  • Discuss how to communicate / track changes for our short releases. (blizzard)
  • What does the update experience feel like? (mayumi)
  • EndOfLife of 3.5/3.6? (catlee)
  • Requirement to recompile binary components in addons per release is creating a little heartburn with developers who use them. I want to ensure that promotion of JS-ctypes is the recommended approach, and need to know where devs with questions should be directed. (kev)

Actions this week

  • Christian: come back with confirmed schedules for 3.5.19, 3.6.17 and 4.0.1, as well as target date for advertised major update from 3.x to 4.0.1
  • Jay: Make sure Christian gets a bug number on slow add-on discovery pane in Asia bug 635610
    • DONE
  • Stuart/Thomas to report back next meeting with a more detailed summary of mobile's plans for rapid release
  • Laura/Mayumi to poke metrics about getting nightly reports to include aurora stats (or get them to attend :)
  • Aakash/Cheng to come back with preliminary aurora feedback for next week, albeit sparse while they build a new feedback plan