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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
  • #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details - NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 95312 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: Warp Core
  • Vidyo Guest URL
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Actions from Last Week

  • Jen follow up on sync bustage in FF5
    • No root cause found in Sync since the FF4 to FF5 Sync code is almost identical. Resetting the key solves the issue. See Sumo Article.
    • This seems to be hitting users who were old Weave users. The Sync Add-on will be EOL'ed in this week and this should help.

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop

Release (3.6, 5.0)

  • 3.6.20 is on the beta channel and is scheduled to ship on 2011-08-16

Beta (6)

  • Just had the sign-off meeting
    • We're going to land 2 safe mobile-only fixes on mozilla-beta
    • Then we are pulling mozilla-beta to mozilla-release and building final today
    • Then we will ship mozilla-release to the desktop beta channel before the weekend to make sure nothing screwed up (should be no content changes but it would be silly not to test what we will ship!)
    • We will ship the build off mozilla-release to the release channel on 2011-08-16 if no issues are found

Aurora (7)

  • mozilla-aurora → mozilla-beta source migration is on 2011-08-16...< 1 week

Nightly (8)

  • mozilla-central → mozilla-aurora source migration is on 2011-08-16...< 1 week
Nice updates for Lion
  • bug 672050 – Draw toolbar buttons with CoreUI
  • bug 668195 – Consider using CoreUI to draw unified title/toolbars and statusbars
  • bug 667480 – [10.7] Update Firefox’s Toolbar Button Style for OS X Lion
  • bug 667476 – [10.7] Update Firefox’s Toolbar Gradient to match OS X Lion’s
Other good fixes
  • bug 507361 – localStorage doesn't work in file:/// documents
  • bug 440093 – Don't overwrite current tab when opening multiple bookmarks in tabs
  • bug 564900 – Add folder to Library sidebar specifically for downloads
  • bug 613662 – Implement insertAdjacentHTML

Firefox Mobile



  • Just had the sign-off meeting
    • We're going to land 2 safe mobile-only fixes on mozilla-beta
    • Then we are building beta 6 today, which will be put in the android market in beta
    • Then we are pulling to mozilla-release and building final today
    • We will ship mobile and desktop off mozilla-release on 2011-08-16 if no issues are found
    • QA may put a full stop on the mobile release if the 2 safe fixes have fallout. If so, we'll break the releases up and ship mobile soon after desktop
      • We don't think this will happen (otherwise we wouldn't have taken the 2 fixes!) but I wanted to call it out


  • mozilla-aurora → mozilla-beta source migration is on 2011-08-16...< 1 week
  • Took fixes to text selection to clean up its behavior


  • mozilla-central → mozilla-aurora source migration is on 2011-08-16...< 1 week
  • Try out the Tablet UI ("browser.ui.layout.tablet" = -1)
  • Landed "Add to Home Screen" for bookmarks

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder

Add-on SDK 1.1

  • second test build, 1.1a2, spun and distributed yesterday (announcement)
  • next test build, 1.1b1, on schedule for next Tuesday, August 16 (and at least weekly thereafter until release)
  • release remains on schedule for Tuesday, September 13

Input 4.3

  • Nothing new -> No ETA just yet; IT's having resource constraints that are limiting the amount of coverage for projects across the board.
  • Technical requirements for Tell Us More is mostly finished; to track what we're working on, check out the Tell Us More wiki! If you'd like to add in comments or have questions, feel free to e-mail me

Other notes

  • Matt Brubeck graciously updated the Feedback extension in Fennec to be enabled on Nightlies! To look at the new change, go to the Control Panel and click on the "Beta" panel button. Feel free to submit feedback and send performance data to the development team!

Feedback Summary


  • Not much going on (except Gestures):
    • When traffic is low, the top issues are all malware/third party extensions:


39 New SUMO questions, up 77%
30% of the new questions continue to be 'can I have FF on my ipad/nokia/blackberry/BADA/ARMv6 device'

New SUMO problem reports: [1] [2] [3]

Unique SUMO how-to questions: [4] [5] [6]

80% of Input is positive for Release this week, up from 71% the prior week: ease of use, fast, love it

47% of Input is negative for Beta this week, up from 43% the prior week: no flash, too slow, zoom issues

19 posts on Input for Aurora this week, up from 10 the week prior
Praise 68%
Issues 21%
Ideas 11%

Android Market rating for Beta up one-tenth point to 3.7

UX & User Research

Market Insights

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

The Mozilla Interview: Why Firefox Matters

Interactive Personas: Firefox-Skins get going

Mozilla to integrate Google’s WebRTC in Firefox

HTTPS Everywhere opens to all
Stable release of HTTPS Firefox plug-in available
Final version of HTTPS Everywhere released
HTTPS Everywhere Now Supports Secure Browsing on Over 1,000 Sites
Security: HTTPS Everywhere for popular websites

Chrome OS: Black Hat conference reveals vulnerabilities


  • Changed Android Market category from "Productivity" to "Communications"
  • Ongoing SEO efforts
  • Focusing on site optimization for mobile pages


If you have a feature page or bug that is marked for sec-review-needed please check the security calendar for an available slot and reserve the slot via Curtis.

Questions, Comments, FYI

  • Geolocation protocol in Firefox desktop will be changing on mozilla-central very soon.
    • See bug 677256.
    • geolocation will continue to work
    • geocoding (civic address) will no longer work.

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