Firefox/Planning/2013-03-13

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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
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Actions from Last Week

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop

Current Releases

  • 19.0.2 was released across all three platforms last Thursday within 24 hours of the Pwn2Own exploit being announced
  • On Monday 3/18, we're going to be CTPing unsupported versions of Flash 11.0-11.2 (bug 850734)
  • CTPing of the latest vulnerable Silverlight and Adobe Reader versions is on its way as well

Beta (69)

  • FF20.0b5 (the beta for our fourth week) will be going to build today, released before the end of the week
  • Stub installer experiment will be running for 2 days, twice over the next ~1wk

Aurora (54)

  • FHR is now enabled on Aurora, in case this wasn't called out in this meeting yet

Nightly (70)

Firefox Metro

Forecast Production Schedule

  • With the completion of Iteration #3 we have been able to develop an initial production forecast - the Expected Scenario.
  • The forecast is based only on data from the previous three iterations.
  • At the conclusion of each iteration, the production forecast will be updated to reflect the current state of the project.
  • At the conclusion of Iteration #6 there will be enough data to develop the Best Case and Worst Case development scenarios.
  • Current total project story points: 824
  • Project story points completed to date: 95
  • Current Team Velocity: 32
  • Forecasted number of story points remaining to complete the project: 729
  • Forecasted number of iterations remaining to complete the project: 24
  • Forecasted date for completion of development: May 14, 2014

Overall Project Performance

  • From Iterations #1 - #3:
    • Total Points Completed: 95
    • Total Stories Closed: 21
    • Team Point Velocity: 32 per iteration
    • Average Story Closure Rate: 7 per iteration
    • Average Point Closure Rate: 33% per iteration
    • Scope Change (Defects and Changes): TBD points over 20 stories
  • Story Backlog: 58 stories ready for upcoming iterations.
  • Legacy Backlog: 3 stories remaining for QA testing.
  • On Hold Backlog: 13 stories remaining for Product Manager clarification before being moved into Story Backlog.
  • Planning Backlog: 0 stories for Team to review, relate to work items and assign point values.

Current Iteration Performance

  • Total value of iteration story points committed to: 69
  • Total value of iteration story points completed: 33
  • Completion Rate = 47%
  • Total number of iteration stories committed to: 14
  • Total number of iteration stories completed: 10
  • Completion Rate = 71%
  • Number of new Change Stories: 9 points over 3 stories
  • Number of new Defect Stories: 13 points over 6 stories
  • Iteration Velocity: 33

Iteration Performance History

Iteration #1
  • Iteration Points
    • Committed = 102
    • Completed = 30
    • Completion Rate = 29%
  • Iteration Stories
    • Committed = 13
    • Completed = 5
    • Completion Rate = 38%
  • Scope Change
    • New Defects Generated = 0
    • New Changes Generated = 3 points over 1 story
Iteration #2
  • Iteration Points
    • Committed = 110
    • Completed = 32
    • Completion Rate = 29%
  • Iteration Stories
    • Committed = 14
    • Completed = 6
    • Completion Rate = 42%
  • Scope Change
    • New Defects Generated = 4 points over 2 stories
    • New Changes Generated = 10 points over 4 stories

Upcoming Iteration

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Beta (69)

Aurora (54)

  • Recent uplift requests with patches ready to go include:
    • bug 823285 - Private browsing downloads not cleared from Android notification bar
    • bug 847849 - Hostname in site settings dialog is misaligned

Nightly (70)

Help wanted: take nightly for a spin and file bug/issues you find, we want this enhancement to be great!

Services

Firefox Health Report

Product Announcements

  • No updates.

Add-on SDK

Release (1.13.2 -> Firefox 19, 20)

Stabilization (1.14 -> Firefox 20, 21)

Development (Firefox 22)

Feedback Summary

Desktop

Feedback: Feedback for 19 is stable. At this point we have no major fires. We are preparing for latest CTP blocks, but are not expecting any issues.
Sentiment Report: We are working on the Firefox 19 Sentiment Report this week. It should be available Friday.

Mobile

Ditto

User Experience (Design & Research)

  • [desktop]
    • [General]
    • [Australis] (Zhenshuo, Blake)
      • reminder to use the UX Branch to follow along with implementation - get it here
    • [Social API] (Boriss)
    • [newtab2] (Boriss, Blake)
      • Finalizing v1 desktop design doc this week and finishing the prototype for testing
      • Digitizing settings panel for implementation** Updating design document to include settings panel, first/experienced/new user design, updates for in-content design
    • [GuM/webRTC] (Boriss)
      • Tracking bugs revealed by first nightly landing, making mockups as needed
      • Sketching how camera button in toolbar supports social panels (future)
  • [android] (ibarlow)
    • Dynamic Toolbar (AKA toolbar scrolls off the top) is landed (bug 716403 and is about to be turned on in Nightly (bug 846772). Please try it and get back to us with your thoughts -- there are still some rough edges to sand down.
    • Last week
      • Work Week, lots of planning
      • Some little (but awesome) UI polish bugs in progress
    • This week
      • UX planning and prioritizing
      • FirstRun UX
      • New about:home/awesomebar
      • New Settings IA

Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team

Desktop / Platform

Google

Microsoft

Tizen

WebKit

Security

Mobile

  • Andy Rubin is stepping down from leading Android. Sundar Pichai will take over, alongside running Chrome and Apps at Google.
  • Opera put the beta for its Webkit - based version in the Google Play Store. It has a 3.9 / 5 star rating and under Opera Mobile (4.5 stars). Features promoted in the first - run experience are: off - road mode (switcher to proxy browsing), Speed Dial and Discover (content recommendation engine). The overall performance is good and smooth. The Discover feature gathers news based on location, the default one was the United States, even though I wasn't in the US when I installed it. The Settings menu is in the upper right corner and has a counter for data savings when enabling Off - Road Mode, in Bytes and %s.
  • Opera re - organized its advertisement business into one subsidiary called Opera Mediaworks. The re-organization will allow easier evaluation of the company, making potential acquisition talks easier. This comes one month after its founder sold shares to reduce its stake to only 5.18%.
  • Chrome Beta for Android includes an experimental feature for proxy - browsing. Google claims it reduces data usage by 50%.
  • New Android version distribution numbers: Gingerbread (more than 2 years old) at over 40% of the market, followed by ICS (more than 1 year old) at 29% and Jelly Bean (15%). A new version of Android expected at Google I/O in May.
  • Specs of a rumoured new Facebook phone produced by HTC surfaced. It's a mid - range device, with dual - core 1.5 GHZ Qualcomm processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, running on Jelly Bean. Launch is expected this spring for the US.
  • Apple share in India spikes because of a new distribution model they employed. Instead of relying on own retail stores or carrier distribution they worked with small retail places and creating amortized payment plans to incentivize acquisition.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Questions, Comments, FYI

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