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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

  • Daniel and Myk will investigate the viability of auto-updating current SDK-based add-ons to 1.0 final
  • Asa to connect with Dan Horner and Dave Mason for featured SDK-based, and builder-based add-ons in Firefox 5.
  • Christian is organizing a meeting to discuss release mechanics options (only, automatic update, major update, etc)
    • Scheduled for 2011-06-17 @ 11:00 am PDT in Warp Core (x8605). Announcement will be sent to dev-planning

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop

Release (3.6, 4.0)

  • Respun 3.6.18 yesterday
  • Putting build #2 on the beta channel today
  • 3.6.18 is still planned to go our with Firefox 5

Beta (5)

  • Lining up to release next week!
  • Spinning beta 7 to take a single remaining fix, getting that out to users today
  • We'll also build the same thing off of releases/mozilla-release and offer to the beta audience (will be functionally the same but we might as well make sure it is as expected)

Aurora (6)

  • 3 weeks left in the Aurora window

Nightly (7)

  • 3 weeks left in the nightly window

ALSO: Asa Dotzler was recently named the Product Manager for Desktop Firefox. Congratulations, Asa!

Firefox Mobile


  • Beta 7 will be getting pushed today.
  • Will be shipping final at same time as desktop


  • Ready to convert to Beta from Aurora


Firefox Sync

  • Sync Discovery looking good for FF6
  • Sync Brown Bag - Today 12 PM PST
  • EOL of Sync Add-on by end of quarter

Add-on Builder Beta!

  • on track for our Tuesday June 21st launch
  • after today only critical and low risk bug fixes will be accepted
  • crowd-sourced QA is kicking off today

Add-on SDK 1.0

  • RC2 last Wednesday
  • found a couple more blockers, they have been addressed
  • RC3 today
  • release still on track for Tuesday, June 21
  • tree thaws for post-1.0 development today
  • draft release plan will be posted to Jetpack discussion group today (following discussion in Jetpack group, plan will be posted to dev.planning for broader input)

Input 4.2

  • Released Input 4.1 on 6/13. It includes a new mobile dashboard and the ability for users to tweet their feedback right after submission.
  • Working on Input 4.2:
    • ETA is 6/28
    • ElasticSearch is mostly integrated on Staging and the Metrics team has a cluster set up for it.
    • Grouperfish's status is uncertain for this release.
    • Daily automated metrics reports for rapid release which includes ADUs, crashers/100 users, median startup, add-on compatibility, praise/issues for each channel where relevant

Feedback Summary

Press & Public Reactions

Questions, Comments and Highlights

  • Status on 3.5 EOL plan?
    • Google pushed the homepage snippets live on Monday, 2011-06-13
    • Down to 8 million users (from 12 million)
    • Looks like -5% week over week currently
    • Expect even more movement now that Google has announced ending Google apps support for 3.5
    • Still plan to update Firefox 3.5 users to Firefox 3.6.18 on the 21st
  • New Flash update yesterday? News? [Cww]

Actions this week

  • email going out to developers who have SDK-based add-ons to update their add-ons to >= 1.0 RC2 - we will be auto-upgrading add-ons that fit this version constraint to 1.0 final.
  • Jennifer to come back around next week with a plan for sync addon retirement and 3.6.x