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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

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop

Release (3.6, 7)

  • 3.6.24 went out to beta yesterday
    • Still plan to ship on November 8th

Beta (8)

  • Have a RC build
    • Likely going to rebuild for some cert stuff, will hopefully know today
    • Really need to publicize a RC so that add-ons are updated (typically get about 5% bump)
  • Sign-off meeting will be tomorrow, alex will send details
  • Expecting the go to build off of mozilla-release tomorrow or friday
    • Not ideal, but we need to see how this cert stuff plays out
  • RelEng needs signed-off copies of shipped-locales, l10n-changesets from l10n/release-drivers before starting 8.0 final builds.

Aurora (9)

  • Migration day is 1 week away

Nightly (10)

  • Migration day is 1 week away

Firefox Mobile

Trending ratings from users:

  • In the last 30 days, users have posted 1,692 reviews on the Android market for v7, the averaged ratings are down two-tenths of a point to 3.7 stars compared to the 3.9 stars averaged in 1,993 reviews posted during the first two weeks of the v7 release. On Input, 79% of feedback is praise for v7 in the last 30 days.
  • In the last 30 days, users have posted 260 reviews on the Android market for Beta v8, the averaged ratings are up one-tenth of a point to 3.9 stars compared to the 3.8 stars averaged in the 158 reviews posted during the first two weeks of the v8 beta. On Input, 52% of feedback is praise for v8 in the last 30 days.

Native UI

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder

  • Release going out today @ 2pm
  • Q4 goals on-track (Jinja integration goal headed for early finish)
  • Mid-Q1 2012 public release of Builder is on-track - started assembling a master list of to-dos for our v1.0, will bug'em out over the next few weeks.

Add-on SDK

Release (1.2.1 -> Firefox 7, 8)

  • 1.2.1 out for two weeks, ready for Fx 8!

Stabilization (1.3 -> Firefox 8, 9)

  • Released 1.3beta2 yesterday
  • On track for Nov 29th release
  • Cherry-picking small, stable changes

Development (1.4 -> Firefox 9, 10)

  • Big changes made to our loader code
    • Simplified
    • Preliminary support for e10s
    • much more, ask us!
  • On track to merge to Stabilization on Nov 29th

Feedback Summary


  • Nothing major new.
    • Yahoo (or maybe babylon) toolbar eats the top "inch" of your browser so links near the top aren't clickable. [1][2][3]. Started in the last week (?).
  • Support is having a SUMO day for answering (and looking through) user support questions. We'll be around to help you use the site Check it out!


UX & User Research

Market Insights

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Questions, Comments, FYI

  • (self pimping) Christian wrote a tool to scrape and make CSVs
    • Please play around with it, lots of insights to be gleaned there, like a "quality index" (feedback ratio for Firefox 7beta/7/7.0.1)
  • Related: now supports OR queries ("hang | freeze")
  • Has a decision been made on the possible respin for 8 (LegNeato answered this, decision by eod--depends on the security and cert team)

Actions this week

  • Blizzard/Juan to come back on compat issues in Firefox 10 from UA version scraping