Planning Meeting Details
- Wednesdays - 11:00am PDT, 18:00 UTC
- Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
- Toronto Offices: Fin du Monde Conference Room
- irc.mozilla.org #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
- 1 Actions from Last Week
- 2 Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases
- 3 Feedback Summary
- 4 UX & User Research
- 5 Market Insights
- 6 Marketing, Press & Public Reaction
- 7 Questions, Comments, FYI
- 8 Actions this week
Actions from Last Week
Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases
Release (3.6, 9/9.0.1)
- 3.6.26 security triage starting this week, expect FF10 bugs to get poked
- The next checkpoint for unthrottling the Firefox 9.0.1 desktop release will occur at tomorrow's channel meeting (2PM PT)
- Beta 3 (build 2) to be built today
- Unassigned bugs tracked for the 10 release need to be assigned, or else a justification must be given as to why they no longer need to be tracked
- Appropriate assignees include module owners, engineering managers, engineers, QA contacts, tech evangelism, etc.
- Whoever has the next action on a tracked Beta bug should be the current assignee
- Major features being vetted in 10 still, with the option of disabling prior to release
- Add-ons compatible by default (QA, Product, Release Management, and A-team are all over this starting today.)
- Add-on hotfix
- Firefox 10 will be our first ESR release
- Coordination with RelEng is ongoing, EWG meeting tomorrow at 9AM PT should have more details
- Three "Tilt" (new Web developer feature) bugs were resolved, hopefully wrapping up Tilt work for 11.
- Quentin Headen implemented "Undo 'Add to dictionary'" (and tests) so you can now say "whoops, didn't mean to click that" and save yourself from bad additions to your spell-checking dictionary. Thanks Quentin!!
- Jared Wein fixed one of our oldest and ugliest secondary UI bugs with his fix for that crazy floating scrollbar in the Customize Toolbar palette. Thanks, :jaws!
- Steffen Wilberg fixed the offline error page to actually put you back online when you click "try again". Papercut fixes like this make users happy :-) Thanks Steffen.
Steffen: Thanks for the appreciation, but I fixed this in Firefox 7 already. Last week I fixed the test to not fail on SeaMonkey.
- Some recent stability issues are being addressed
- Fixes land on Nightly first, then move to Aurora
- Fennec Aurora Testday this friday, 1/6! Please join #testday channel
- Java Porting for Sync - in progress.
- Note to developers: Native Sync behavior is undefined if you have multiple fennecs of any sort on your device.
- Addon Sync - In firefox 11
- ""release driver type folk, this may be relevant to your interests""
- Replacing existing auth in Sync with BrowserID
- desired for Mobile World Congress
- no wiki page, desire, or spec yet (announced yesterday)
- Java Porting for Sync - in progress.
- Push today @ 2pm
- Goals for 2012 Q1 are finalized and published
Release (1.3 -> Firefox 8, 9)
Stabilization (1.4 -> Firefox 9, 10)
- Released 1.4RC1 last Tuesday
- Have a couple of blockers - will release 1.4RC2
- Still on track to release Next Tuesday, January 10th
Development (1.5 -> Firefox 10, 11)
- We have a new proposal for localizing html content in SDK-based add-ons - need your input!
- Still on track to merge to Stabilization branch on January 10th
UX & User Research
UR is kicking off some research to better understand current mobile browser use cases vs use cases for apps. We will conduct a study of real mobile user behavior over one week in February. If you want to learn more and contribute to the study, email Mary Trombley to get an invite to Friday's kickoff meeting.
UX is working on:
- Australis theme + 80/20/2 UI simplification (shorlander)
- De-duplication of elements in location bar (jaws)
- Tab bar cleanup (fryn)
- Multiuser designs (fang)
- Printing improvements (yuan)
- Find-in-page redesign (fang)
- New customization UI (yuan)
- New tab (ttaubert + Boriss)
Desktop / Platform
Tizen and Mer
- The Tizen Association officially announced its new website and governance structure. Intel is not listed on the website as a sponsor, which prompted some speculation that they had pulled out of the organization, but it appears there is some paperwork underway to make them a member. In related news, some former Meego and Maemo developers updated their website for the Mer Project, an "open, mobile-optimised, core distribution aimed at device manufacturers; powered by Qt/QML and HTML5" and that is "openly developed, inclusive, and meritocratically governed."
- Opera's newest Labs betas for Windows now offer out-of-process plugins and support for 32-bit plugins running with 64-bit Opera builds. These have been working for some time, but Opera did not want to release them until they were "completely transparent to the user."
- Microsoft updated their audio implementation of the HTML5 Media Capture specification to include proposed enhancements to include image and video capture.
- The IE team celebrated the decline of IE6 to less than 1% of total online users in the USA with a party and a cake, noting the success of their "IE6 Countdown" campaign.
- A purported leak says that IE11 will be released in Q2 2013 and that IE12 will be released in Q3-Q4 2014.
- Initial support for CSS filters landed in WebKit builds. Currently supported features include animation, visual overflow, and hardware acceleration. Rendering of CSS Shaders is also possible in recent builds.
- Other recent improvements include pausing, resuming, and cancelling downloads, hardware-based video decoding on ChromeOS only, support for video subtitles via the <<track>> tag, and more Web Audio API improvements were submitted from Intel. A patch to address the "Noah's Ark" condition from the HTML5 spec means that WebKit now passes all but one of the html5lib parsing tests.
- A new proposal for better form autocompletion appeared on the WHATWG wiki, and is supported in Chrome. It proposes an "autocompletetype" attribute for form fields.
- Chrome now also features protection against changes to the default search engine.
- The Android project's "forked" changes have been almost completely merged back into the Linux kernel mainline.
Summary below, full update here and in your inbox.
- There are 700,000 Android devices activated every day
- Inclusion of the Holo theme made a requirement for Android v.4 or later
- Mobile devices moved to the top of the most wanted list this holiday season
- Android devices dominate the top of most searched-for phones in China
- Intel unveiled a prototype for smartphone hardware based of its Medfield chips
- 100 million tablets to be sold worldwide in 2012
- The Nokia Ace, also called the Nokia Lumia 900, rumoured to launch in the US in March