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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

Beta (128)

  • We Shipped FF21.0b3 last week
  • FF 21.0b4 went to build yesterday, planned to release before Friday.

Aurora (54)

Nightly (129)

Firefox Metro

Metro Highlights

  • Iteration #5 - Completed
    • Team completed 75 story points across 25 features - a 19% increase in performance from the previous iteration.
    • Team established a new average velocity rate of 47 story points per iteration - a 17% increase in performance from the previous iteration.
    • Overall performance gain in story points and velocity resulted in a new production forecast release of December 23, 2013 - a reduction of 3 iterations from the previous release update.
    • Product Manager review of V1 Release List resulted in the removal of 9 Feature Stories to V2.
  • Iteration #6 - Current
    • 4 resolved stories awaiting verification testing.
    • 4 Sync related feature stories were reopened following testing.
    • Product Manager is reviewing the Story Backlog and reprioritizing feature stories for the upcoming Iteration #7.
    • Status reports, starting with Iteration #6, will now present three release forecast scenarios: Worst, Expected and Best case.

Iteration Performance Summary

  • Total Work: 109 total story points - 27 bugs.
    • 16 feature stories.
    • 9 defect stories.
    • 2 change stories.

  • Completed Work: 36 story points closed - 14 bugs - 33% complete.
    • 5 feature stories.
    • 8 defect stories.
    • 1 change story.

  • Remaining Work: 73 story points remaining - 13 bugs - 67% open.
    • 11 feature stories.
    • 1 defect stories.
    • 1 change story.

Iteration Work Details

Full Query
ID Summary Priority Status
831894 Story - Put Firefox into Snapped View P2 VERIFIED
831916 Story - Hide and delete tiles in Bookmarks and History tile groups P2 VERIFIED
831918 Story - Pin, Unpin, Hide, and Restore a Top Site P2 VERIFIED
831919 Story - Use Firefox Start in snapped view P2 VERIFIED
831934 Story - Access the Context App Bar for interacting with Firefox Start tiles P2 RESOLVED
833130 Story - Sync passwords P2 VERIFIED
833131 Sync bookmarks -- RESOLVED
833132 Story - Sync history P2 VERIFIED
833133 Story - Sync tabs P2 VERIFIED
833182 Story - Updating Metro Firefox P2 RESOLVED
833200 Story - Use the auto-complete screen in snapped view P2 VERIFIED
835623 Story - Combine page contextual items (URL bar, bookmark star, etc.) into single app bar P2 VERIFIED
838497 Backlog - Outstanding Design Assets P1 RESOLVED
849395 Story - Allow updates via about flyout P2 VERIFIED
850737 [MP] Story - Fix jank in start screen scrolling P2 RESOLVED
851900 Work - Select popups have ugly gap in item highlight -- RESOLVED
852090 Story - Write selection tests P2 VERIFIED
852805 Defect - Adding "Enter" shortcut while using search (CTRL + F) P1 VERIFIED
854070 Defect - Caret selection initiated from the end of a text input is buggy P1 VERIFIED
854077 Change - Use radio buttons for "Do Not Track" options and add a neutral option P1 RESOLVED
855578 Change - Leaving website error message should appear modal -- RESOLVED
855581 Defect - New tab created if you receive "Leave Page" error and only a single tab is present P1 VERIFIED
855587 Defect - Predefined bookmarks should be to final URL and not to a page that will redirect P1 VERIFIED
859447 Defect - Nothing happens when I tap the settings icon in the page info bar P1 VERIFIED
860994 Story - Fixup intermittent context menu failing tests P2 VERIFIED
862025 Defect - Dragging a text input selection monocle downward can cause selection to reverse P1 VERIFIED
862054 Defect - caret selection via touch not working, no grippers appear (elementFromPoint doesn't take clientX/clientY from sub frame events.) P1 VERIFIED
863060 Defect - Deleting all characters in "find in page" text box results in strange behavior P1 VERIFIED

28 Total; 0 Open (0%); 8 Resolved (28.57%); 20 Verified (71.43%);

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Fx for android is now available on the Yandex Store
Install the Yandex store APK on your Android device to browse and select Firefox for Android As of Tuesday AM, we had 180 downloads and 80 active installs.
UI Hackathon
First try of a focused sprint on front-end bugs. This one is focused on UI paper cuts. Current bug list. Starts today and ends on Friday. All are invited to pitch in!

Beta (128)

Aurora (54)

Nightly (129)


Firefox Health Report

  • Continuing on track for Fx21
  • Work continues on performance improvements and general resiliency

Product Announcements

  • No significant updates this week

Developer Tools

  • no audible, but sourcemaps landed and our long Per-window Private Browsing nightmare is over.

Games Platform Update

  • Epic Demo at GDC was a success with more than 170 stories written world wide and over a quarter million hits. BD team reports that conversations are going much better as a result.
    • Epic is currently planning to release the demo end of the month.
    • I'm working with PR to figure out the best way to help on that from our end.
    • Mozilla's logo will be front and center.
  • Other important game related web news, Unity is dropping flash as a port target.
  • Games platform team is now focused on polish, shipping outstanding features, and making it all work on mobile.
    • Currently feedback is that Firefox Android Nightly has the best WebGL performance on the market, this is from a few key developers and I have not confirmed this directly yet.
  • We are in the process of finalizing WebAudio and will be landing elements over 22-25
    • I hope to get it done by the end of 24 to make it into version 1.2 of FirefoxOS
    • It's a big one so we are making it easier to track with the following wiki page.
    • The spec is build out of nodes that can be done in parallel so we are looking for more engineers to help us accelerate it.
  • ASM.js support is also a priority to land in FirefoxOS and we are working hard to get that ready for 1.2 of FirefoxOS.
    • We have two test projects that are in alpha state and fully playable and everyone is focused on making those work on as low a device as possible.

Feedback Summary


Preparing to Release User Sentiment Report for Firefox 20 next week. Watch for it in your inbox soon!


Monitoring feedback, watching for Yandex store feedback but that is on the back burner. No updates today.

User Experience (Research & Design)

No audible this week - but enjoy:

  • [desktop]
    • [Australis] (Zhenshuo, Blake)
    • [Social API] (Boriss)
      • Mocking up parts needed to open bugs: nub "overflow" mode, icon states in active/inactive menus
      • Following up work on menu states, particularly for single-provider vs multiple-provider
      • Continuing sketches on Share and next steps
  • [metro] (yuan)
    • Presented "Firefox for Windows 8: the present and the future" on UX Summit PDF Slides
    • Landed the on-screen "Back" and "Plus" buttons for full-screen navigation! bug 836791. Top sites tiles are bigger and colorful now (thanks Frank and Ally.)
    • Agreed upon how to quick exit Auto-complete screen Sketches for current direction Notes

Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team

Desktop / Platform


  • Now that Google has forked WebKit to create its own browser engine, Blink, work is commencing on many new platform technologies, including animated WebP images, CSS blending for elements and backgrounds, the picture element, vibration API, web MIDI API, object-fit and object-position, equivalents to mozInnerScreenX and Y, a device motion API, lazy-block layout, final portions of the pointer/hover media queries, DOM3 mouse enter and mouse leave events, CSS exclusions, and more. Opera is also contributing code for improved multicol support



Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

  • Badge Unlocked -- 25 Million Direct Relationships Achieved

The Community Engagement team just past the 25 MILLION mark on the amount of direct relationships established with our user base -- Congrats! That includes anyone who has chosen to follow up through the following means: email, social media, affiliates, and more Having direct relationships is extremely valuable as it gives us a means to speak directly to users - this is absolutely essential when we want to get out the word on new features (like private browsing, below) or launch new products like Firefox OS

  • Moved and Improved - Private Browsing Campaign Results

Reminder: We launched a outreach campaign to existing users to help launch our improved Private Browsing changes with the Firefox 20 launch Results: That campaign ended up prompting over 400K users to take action and learn more about these changes, and overall performed within the "average" range, which is expected for very specific feature related communications like this

Questions, Comments, FYI

FYI, all.html is smaller as of today (Axel)

Actions this week