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Planning 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

  • None!

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

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

  • Triaging nominations for the next 3.6 update
  • Snippets for 3.5 EOL will hopefully be live in the next week or so

Firefox 5 (Desktop)

  • Firefox 5 is now in beta with >250k users

Firefox 6 (Desktop)

  • Firefox 6 just migrated from mozilla-central to mozilla-aurora
    • Updates not happening yet, still shaking things out
  • Websockets might ship with a prefix

Firefox 4.0.x (Mobile)

Firefox 5 (Mobile)

  • Launched Firefox 5 Beta 2 last week
  • Will need a Beta 3 for three important bug fixes (branching this Friday)
    • Looking to land an Android crasher that has baked on trunk for a few days
    • Planning to sim-build and sim-ship with Desktop beta 3

Firefox 6 (Mobile)

  • Migrated from mozilla-central to mozilla-aurora
  • Started the process of re-align timelines of features to Fx7

Firefox Sync

  • Pushed discoverability feature into aurora.

Add-on Builder 0.9.5

  • Freeze for last round of minor features is this Friday
  • 0.9.6 will be the beta release
    • focus on hardening and polish
    • some changes may be required for compatibility with SDK final

Add-on SDK 1.0RC1

  • freezes today
  • much work landed, a few important items outstanding
  • may be delayed a few days

Input 4.0

  • Notes:
    • We released Input 3.5 last week
    • Working with Metrics on augmenting their analysis with Input data over every channel of the rapid release process
    • Some issues around the dashboard understanding the difference in UA with the new channels process. We're working on bettering the instrumentation and expect an update when a solution is close to being ready. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in #input in

Feedback Summary

Firefox 4 feedback

  • PDFs don't work Bug 613756, bug 642454, Bug 648511
  • Extensions (mainly IDM and error messages)
  • UI changes (Back/foward buttons, refresh buttons, status bar)
  • Saving tabs (or loss thereof) see bug 658337

Beta feedback

  • Problems with youtube usage in general
    • Unresponsive, slow
    • Not loading
    • Can't use controls
    • Bug 659119
  • Facebook games
    • Not loading ie: poker, cityville.
  • Google docs
    • A couple of crashes when editing, intermittent - windows users only
    • Bug 659120
  • Some extension issues being reported ie: toolbars.
    • Some feedback that add-on compatibility reporter is not compatible.
    • Lots of incompatible extensions
    • Bug 659176

Press & Public Reactions

Questions and Concerns

  • Will Add-on Builder sim-ship with Add-on SDK 1.0 and Firefox 5? No, it'll be Beta because it's one step behind SDK but it will be quite usable. SDK is a component of the Firefox 5 launch. Builder will be there to support it in a solid Beta form.
  • Will Add-on SDK 1.0 support Mobile Firefox? No, that's a priority for the second half of the year but SDK 1.0 is targeting Firefox 5 Desktop.

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