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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# 99696 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL
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Actions from Last Week

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases


Support readiness meetings begin in earnest this week! See

Also, the first ever SUMO Help Article Day! is this week, help us document Firefox OS!

Write Help Articles October 4th!

Firefox Desktop

Releases/Firefox_16/Final_Signoffs -- 16.0 release is signed off, no blocking issues

Release (15, 10esr)

  • 10.0.8esr being released on Tuesday Oct 9th

Beta (16)

  • Releasing, throttled, next Tuesday (Oct 9th) due to Patch Tuesday

Aurora (17)

  • Merge Day is MONDAY Oct 8th -- get your approval-mozilla-aurora+ patches landed before then

Nightly (18)

  • Merging to Aurora on MONDAY Oct 8th - get your no-approval-nom-required r+ patches landed before then

Firefox Mobile

Release (15, 10esr)

Beta (16)

Aurora (17)

  • ARMv6 is staying on Beta channel so continue to request approval/land on 17 in preparation for a 17.0 ARMv6 release to GA
  • Merge Day is MONDAY Oct 8th -- get your approval-mozilla-aurora+ patches landed before then

Nightly (18)

  • Merging to Aurora on MONDAY Oct 8th - get your no-approval-nom-required r+ patches landed before then


Firefox Sync

Apps In the Cloud Server

Add-on SDK

Release (1.10 -> Firefox 16, 17)

Stabilization (1.11 -> Firefox 17, 18)

Development (1.12 -> Firefox 18, 19)

Landing progress:

No audible update as I tripped and went to Berlin for the week, will be back next week.



Feedback Summary


No updates today. Prepping for 16 this week.


No Major changes this week. See Mobile meeting notes for specifics. 15.0.1 is stable, 16 is stable and go from the SUMO Side.

User Experience (design and research)

  • [desktop]
    • [Misc!] Most of Retina/highDPI has landed: (about:home changes are still in review)
    • [Australis] (Zhenshuo, Blake)
    • [dev tools] (Brian Dils)
    • [Social API] (Boriss)
      • Mocking up multi-provider & provider switching scenarios
      • Working on installation flows for users with less-than-optimal scenarios (such as out-of-date Firefox)
    • [newtab2/hometab] (Boriss)
      • assembling a concept document for end of week
      • general project information is on this wiki page
    • [stub installer] (Madhava, Stephen)
  • [Behavioral Segmentation Study] (Lindsay, Bill, Leo)
    • is underway!
    • writing participant screeners; have selected a recruiter; in process of selecting a firm to help with the diary study
    • anticipate being in the field the last week of october/first week of november
    • more detail here in last week's update

Market Insights

Desktop / Platform



  • Microsoft unveiled TypeScript, a Javascript source processor that allows large development teams to more easily create more strongly-typed code.



  • Opera 12.10 beta was released, offering SPDY support, touch support on Mac and Windows 8 Classic mode, the Share button in Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Mac Retina display support as well as the Fullscreen and Page Visibility APIs. It also supports a number of webkit-prefixed CSS properties



Summary below, full update here and in your inbox.

  • Mobile devices account for more than 10% of page views in the US and select European countries
  • The average tablet users in the US does not generate more page views than the average phone user, despite longer browser sessions
  • Difference in data tracking at infrastructure and device levels exposed in US study
  • Upgrade to 4G speeds increases data demand of users
  • Rumoured announcement of 7.8-inch iPad Mini in October
  • 55% of Androids are on Gingerbread, 23% on Ice Cream Sandwich and 12% on Froyo
  • Chrome is default browser on the Motorola Razor M
  • 25% of Americans own a tablet, half on iOS and half on Android
  • Device with 1.7 GHz quad-core CPU soon available in Europe and North Asia
  • Jolla got 200 million euro funding, setting up a Hong Kong data center link

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction



Safeguard your online Persona with Mozilla ID system

Mozilla launches first beta version of 'Persona' website authentication system

Firefox Will Soon Support Apple’s MacBook Pro Retina Display

Internet Explorer 8 falls below 25% market share, Firefox 15 passes 10% mark, Chrome loses users

Browser Speed Tests, Mac Edition: Chrome 22, Firefox 15, Safari 6, and Opera 12.02

Questions, Comments, FYI

  • (catlee) Working on something that's going to require changes to how we build, ship, or update products? Please talk to ReleaseEngineering as early in your project as possible!

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