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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
  • #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

Firefox Desktop

Current Releases

  • We're holding the rollout of Flash CTP till FF19, due to bug 825035

Beta (128)

  • Just had our sign-offs an hour ago, all groups in attendance were a go
  • No changes between FF19b6 (going out the door today) and the release build (going out Tuesday) are expected
  • PDF.js is sticking (although we'll keep bug 839239 in our back pocket)
  • Feature removal: keyword.url reset postponed to FF20 due to conflicts with partner plugins

Aurora (54)

  • Will be released as Firefox Beta 20 next Friday

Nightly (129)

  • Will be released as Firefox Aurora 21 next Friday

Firefox Metro

  • Iteration #1 - Completed:
    • Total value of iteration story points committed to: 102
    • Total value of iteration story points completed: 30
    • Total number of iteration stories committed to: 13
    • Total number of iteration stories completed: 5
    • Number of new Change Stories: 1
    • Number of new Defect Stories: 0
  • Iteration #2 - In Progress:
    • Iteration #2 is scheduled to run from Thursday February 7 - Thursday February 21.
      • Total points for iteration: 115
      • Total stories included in iteration: 16
      • Completed points to date: 37
        • 32% of total iteration backlog complete
      • Completed stories to date: 6
      • Days remaining in iteration: 5
    • QA will be conducting functionality testing on completed stories during an iteration to provide developers the opportunity to submit a release that is the best it can be at the end of the iteration.
      • 2 of the 6 completed stories have already been reviewed and passed testing.

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

  • Nice job spinning up a fix for bug 838603 and qualifying Fx 18.0.2: <== we chose this rev # to match desktop's version
  • A fix for bug 839380 zh-hk locale should use zh-tw translation instead of zh-cnhas been uplifted through to beta just in time. Many thanks to everyone to jumped in to get this fixed and tested so quickly.

Beta (128)

Aurora (54)

  • Uplifted: bug 818072 - PBM - Back and forward button enabled / disabled states look reversed

Nightly (129)

  • backed out: bug 829596 Remove "Tablet" from UA string of Firefox on Android tablets
  • bug 838807 Removed 66% of all icons!! Available in today's nightly
  • More Flat UI on inbound- bug 840346 No more textures. Solid colors for better performance
  • Freshly +'d overdrawing fixes, bug 840871 From to
  • Finalizing new tabs UI; all known issues are now fixed, see:
  • Nice fixes have landed between central and inbound to help polish the current implementation of WebRT support for WebApps as seen bug 839242, 837393 bug 837393, bug 835399
  • Also fixed: bug 840823 Race condition when removing tabs at startup and Bug 840601 - Clear saved reader mode page in tab destroy
  • bug 838745 - java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: Invalid index <n>, size is <n> at java.util.ArrayList.throwIndexOutOfBoundsException( at org.mozilla.gecko.AboutHomePromoBox$<m>.onGotTypes(
  • Christian Vielma landed bug 454880 - Allow access to recent history through back/forward buttons
  • Partner repacks and distribution support has been landing
  • More UX and paper cut fixes


Firefox Health Report

  • Feature complete on desktop, getting good data into metrics, expected to ship in Fx21

Add-on SDK

Release (1.12 -> Firefox 18, 19)

Stabilization (1.13 -> Firefox 19, 20)

Development (1.14 -> Firefox 20, 21)

  • released 1.13.2 yesterday, updating Builder & AMO today
  • SDK apis are riding the trains, may have some uplifts after the 19th to match SDK 1.14

Feedback Summary


Preparing for 19 release.


Nothing new for Mobile this week.

UX & User Research

Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team

Desktop / Platform





  • Opera officially announced that they had 300 million users, and that all their browser products would be switching to the WebKit and V8 browser/JavaScript engines, saying that "instead of tying up resources duplicating what's already implemented in WebKit, we can focus on innovation to make a better browser. "



  • Opera has a 1.75% share of overall Web traffic as counted by Net Applications and 9.8% on mobile through Opera Mini. StatsCounter puts Opera's share of mobile browsing at 15.3%. The Norwegian company announced that it had reached 300 million users. 229 million of them are on mobile and most of them use Opera Mini, with only 21 million on Opera Mobile. Geographic coverage is concentrated in the emerging and developing regions of Latin America, Asia and Africa, with a presence also in Eastern and Central Europe.
  • The first Ubuntu phone might be coming in October. The company is primarily targeting the business environment with the devices, as a way of leveraging the existing large base of Ubuntu environments. The main concern with this approach is the rising trend in the developed markets for business users to choose their own devices, which adds requirements in terms of consumer appeal.
  • Skype introduced the ability of calling emergency numbers via the phone app. Requests are re-directed to the native Dialer tool.
  • Windows Phone is introducing carrier exclusive features. The ability to not download pictures in IE on Windows Phone and one that reports data consumption and compresses traffic have been made available only to Verizon customers.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Questions, Comments, FYI

  • (Axel) who wants to be involved in discussing dropping locales without teams working on them?

Actions this week