Firefox/Planning/2012-12-05

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Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch 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# 99696 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL
REMEMBER
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Actions from Last Week

  • Tyler to dig in on facebook prompting concerns/questions

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Basecamp

Firefox Desktop

Current Releases

  • Firefox 17.0.1 was released last Friday
  • We're looking into a possible FF17 uptake issue bug 818370

Beta (72)

  • Beta 3's already gone to build, released before Friday

Aurora (54)

  • discussing uplifting low-res tiles to aurora

Nightly (73)

  • The Developer Toolbox has landed! Take a look in the Web Developer menu and give it a spin.
  • New tab page settings were reset on beta/aurora/nightly by bug 791447
  • Keep an eye out for download regressions as bug 789932 lands
  • Per-window PB is close to landing on trunk

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Beta (72)

  • Google search engine field stops resizing if suggestions change during animation
  • removed marketplace promo

Aurora (54)

  • discussing uplifting low-res tiles to Aurora, if you have opinions on that, talk to blassey

Nightly (73)

  • hide the tab sidebar on full-screen mode on tablets bug 783521 - [Tablet] Playing HTML5 videos in fullscreen mode doesn't close the tab menu
  • Remaining invalidation issues related to bug 783368

Firefox Metro

  • Elm to mc merge
    • XPC Shell test work complete
    • Sorting out Metro l10n issues next bug 769677
    • Services move to gre work complete, still needs reviews to land bug 817076
    • glandium is currently testing final rev of new packager
    • 5 bugs blocking bug metro-build w/work TBD
    • 2 bugs blocking bug elm-merge w/work TBD (one of which is metro-build)
  • Front-end
    • Old Fennec event overlay trap finally gone, dom is now handling input directly
    • W3C touch input support plus Winrt input event overhaul landed
  • Product
    • User stories first pass done.

Services

Firefox Sync

  • Nothing to update this week.

Product Announcements

  • In testing on stage deployment. Still on track to enable for Firefox 18 at current rate.

Firefox Health Report

  • Firefox: basic framework for reporting is in place on trunk and branches, turned off
    • Working on getting UX finalized so we can turn this on
    • Continuing to work on recording and reporting initial performance and usage info.
  • B2G aspect on hold based on legal review, working on a revised path forward

Add-on SDK

Release (1.11 -> Firefox 17, 18)

Stabilization (1.12 -> Firefox 18, 19)

Development (1.13 -> Firefox 19, 20)

  • final RC3 of 1.12 released yesterday, on schedule for 1.12 final next Tuesday.
  • have acquired and will soon start using a twig as a proof-of-concept of builds including the SDK, with a mind to land the SDK in Firefox 20/21 time-frame. Need to eliminate various dependencies as problems ( Builder, etc. ) via testing.

Identity

Apps

Feedback Summary

Desktop

(Matt)
Issues

  • Font issues - We are still seeing a very vocal minority having this issue. Investigation continues. [1]
  • Flash issues - Continue to hover at the top of the SUMO forums issues list [2]

Social API Positive/Feedback

  • Messenger for Firefox/Facebook.... This is really great... Thank you very much for developing this
  • For Facebook Messenger (which is great, by the way. I love it! Great work) I would love to be able to slide the message windows around the bottom of the screen. As in, drag it from left to right. Sometimes it gets in the way of regular web pages.

Mobile

Meeting Notes

User-Experience (Design & Research)

  • [project SPF (security/privacy)] (larissa)
    • Brownbag on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 12pm PST in Ten Fwd
      • Topic: Designing Meaningful Security and Privacy (in a world where nobody cares?)
      • Description: Security and privacy on the Web are core to Mozilla's values, but they are often presented to the user in the form of annoying dialogs and confusing, overly technical options. Are security and privacy doomed to be enemies of usability? And more importantly, do they even matter to our users? In this talk, I'll attempt to get to the heart of what our users care about and how Mozilla can keep them safe while enabling them to do the things they want to do online
    • Blog post about Mozcamp Asia -- Stay tuned for a second one about insights from the workshop!
    • Planning Security/Privacy features in 2013: https://firefox-ux.etherpad.mozilla.org/SPF-2013-Planning
      • Currently talking with stakeholders to see what their priorities are
  • [gum/webRTC] Following up on mockups for global shutdown, color changes on tabs ahead of patches (Boriss)
  • [metro] (yuan)
    • Identifying UX priorities for iteration 2[metro-it2] (Dec 10-Jan 4) with the team notes
    • Reviewing the updated FX Metro user stories that has been reviewed by QA team
    • 70% todo items on metro iteration 1 [metro-it1] has been completed link of bugs.
      • Iteration 1 features: progress indicator bug 772304 and top site UI bug 794028 are partly completed.
  • [android] (ibarlow)
    • Private Browsing - ongoing polish we'd like to see in Fx20
      • bug 818071 Adjust title bar background to work with current icons and tab colour
      • bug 818072 Back and forward button enabled / disabled states look reversed (could be related to previous bug)
      • bug 818077 Avoid orange highlights when private browsing
      • bug 818065 Make an about:privatebrowsing page
      • bug 818067 Make entire awesomescreen dark when private browsing
    • Tab refinements - meta bug 817675
      • bug 817706 Add sections for normal, private and synced tabs
      • bug 817721 Place tab tray on top in tablet portrait view
      • bug 817728 Allow tab sidebar to be pinned open in landscape view
      • bug 817732 Apply large tablet UI to smaller tablets like the Nexus 7
      • bug 817735 Horizontal tab scrolling in landscape view for phones
      • bug 817749 Phone - adjust tab title bar to help differentiate main menu from tab menu
      • bug 818124 Create new tab transition (from tab tray)
      • bug 817716 Add ability to close all tabs
      • bug 817739 Add more information to synced tabs
      • bug 701725 Enable the ability to undo a closed tab
      • bug 718434 Visually denote new tabs that haven't been visited yet
    • Safe browsing / error UI
      • Need some front end love on bug 808636 Update visual style of mobile error pages
    • Readability
    • UI Mocks / Flows / Bugs coming soon for
      • about:home enhancements
      • search enhancements
      • sign in / create Firefox account
      • guest browsing
  • [Behavioral Segmentation Study] (Lindsay, Bill, Leo)
    • The team is elbows deep in data this week. If you hear something, it's probably synthesis in-progress.
  • [other/future]
    • planning 2013!

Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team

Desktop / Platform

Google

Microsoft

RIM

Security

Mobile

  • Gingerbread runs on 51% of Android devices, Ice Cream Sandwich on 27.5%, Froyo on 10%, Jelly Bean on 7% with the others accounting for the rest of 4.5%
  • the Google Play Store allows for private channels for Google Apps customers
  • ZTE got financing from the China Development Bank; smartphone maker is the 5th largest by shipments in Q3
  • Nokia Lumia line expanded on the low-end with 620 and the high-end 920 T, aimed at emerging markets, particularly China, featuring Windows Phone 8
  • France Telecom, owner of Orange, made an investment in Lookout, mobile security solution and will be bundling it on Android phones in some European countries
  • according to MIT study there is significant disconnect between many people's perception of the security and privacy of data on their smartphones, and the reality
  • Tablet shipments forecast for 2012: 122 million units, 54% on iOS and 43% on Android, almost 3% on Windows
  • For 2013, there will be 172 million units sold, a number to reach 283 million in 2016, when iOS is predicted to capture 49% of the market, Android 39% and Windows 10%.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Press

We're ramping up for next release cycle

On Monday we announced Facebook Messenger for Firefox

Last week we announced a new custom Firefox build in partnership with MSN

Last Friday Maire blogged on WebRTC. Coverage below

Questions, Comments, FYI

Actions this week

  • Martin & Axel to come back with sorted l10n story on Metro
  • Lawrence to run next week's meeting