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Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PDT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch 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

  • Mary/Slater to show us k9o pretty

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases


    • Per Slater, main wiki header is ready, and waiting for the content to be completed on that page
    • Lee Tom has created smaller badges that are to be placed at the top of every Kilimanjaro-related wiki sub-page
      • Asa and Sheila are on point for distributing those
    • Creative team is working on other promotional swag (stickers, posters, t-shirts) that will be ready soon
  • Tracking bugs are being filed

Firefox Desktop

Release (3.6, 11, 10esr)

  • The first round of 3.6.{13-28} to FF11 advertised updates (w/ EOL warning) will be going out today, more to follow after the 4/24 release
  • Final build of 10.0.4esr expected Friday (4/20) afternoon

Beta (12)

  • FF12 sign-offs occurring today at 1PM PT in Warp Core
  • Testing of the de-support hotfix (bug 741004) will be occurring with our Beta audience tomorrow.
  • Final build of FF12 expected Friday (4/20) afternoon
  • We've started a comparison of the Beta & Release populations and usage habits. There are some interesting results, which we plan to share in an upcoming channel meeting (TBA).

Aurora (13)

Nightly (14)

  • Mozilla-central is current Approval Only. Please see the Tree Rules for guidance on how/what to land until the 4/24 merge
  • Cool Landings of the Week
    • Bug 726444 - Implement the Downloads Panel
    • Bug 633602 - Implement Pointer Lock (Mouse Lock) API
    • Bug 710259 - New Safari migrator (OS X & Windows)
    • Bug 710895 - Port IE profile migrator to JS

Firefox Mobile

Nightly (14)

  • Stability and performance improves
    • Focus on panning and zooming
  • Work on blockers continues


Firefox Sync

  • Native Sync
    • the beta is nigh!
  • 2.0/BrowserId integration
    • In progress

Add-on SDK

Release (1.6.1 -> Firefox 11, 12)

  • A-OK

Stabilization (1.7 -> Firefox 12, 13)

  • Released 1.7b1 last week - no new beta this week
  • On track to release 15 May 2012

Development (1.8 -> Firefox 13, 14)

  • On track to merge to Stabilization 15 May 2012



  • Firefox Desktop 14 (Nightly) - landing now in mozilla-inbound
    • Native Install
    • Chromeless launch of apps
  • Firefox Mobile 15 - in progress
    • Native install
    • Chromeless launch of Marketplace and apps
    • Proposed Android solution is to bundle the marketplace with Firefox. - Final review iterations
  • Apps in the Cloud
    • AITC client work being reviewed
    • AITC server work load tested and more than adequate for entire Nightly daily user load.

Feedback Summary


  • Latest Adobe update for Reader broke PDF viewing for Firefox 11 on OSX. [1][2][3][4][5]


UX & User Research

UX Design

Market Insights

Desktop / Platform


  • Support for the khtml- and apple- CSS vendor prefixes were removed from Chromium


  • Microsoft officially announced their suite of Windows 8 versions. x86, in both 32 and 64-bit versions, will be available in "Windows 8", "Windows 8 Pro", and "Windows 8 Enterprise" versions. The ARM version will be known as "Windows RT", and will only be available pre-installed on OEM devices.
  • The Windows 8 team also made an interesting blog post to describe the memory management in upcoming versions of Windows 8.
  • Microsoft job advertisements indicate that the company is working on a version of Skype to work in web browsers.


  • The Opera Dragonfly (developer tools) team had a blog post and video demonstrating some early versions of upcoming new features, including a Javascript pretty printer, improvements to the inspection tool that show both function input and return values, and improved workflow for the remote debugger.


  • The WebKit team made significant performance improvements to the DOM, with functions like div.classList improved by up to 11x. Each improvement also includes test scripts to allow easy comparison to other browsers.
  • Device Emulation in Web Inspector now permits user to set the "orientation" of the device and creating a "fit to width" option to inherit the browser window's dimensions as the device resolution.


Summary below, full update here.

  • Chrome for Android Beta has been updated
  • Version 8 of Dolphin HD has been launched
  • Samsung Galaxy S III rumoured to be revealed on the 3rd of May in London
  • Apple and Samsung meeting regarding potential settlement in patent litigations
  • First x86-based phone to launch this week
  • Windows 8 for ARM will be called Windows RT
  • Nokia issued a profit warning for Q1, quoted intense competition in string growth economies
  • Samsung might have overtaken Nokia in Q1 as biggest smartphone producer by volume

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

  • Desktop
    • testing/release MU billboards for 3.6 starts today
    • final preparations for next week Firefox release


  • Mozilla working on click-to-play feature to stop plugin exploits
  • Mozilla may make Flash click-to-play by default in future Firefox
  • Mozilla tests out opt-in system for plug-ins in latest Firefox nightly build
  • Mozilla blocks Java in Firefox for some Mac users
  • Mozilla Open Badges API in Beta

Questions, Comments, FYI

  • graph server downtime is deferred until after release work

Actions this week

  • kbrosnan/cheng to follow up on acrobat mac bustage (does it impact FF12? Are we sure it's adobe-side? Do they know?)