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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 & Platform

Current Releases

  • FF25.0.1 is doing well, no issues known (that would be respin-worthy)

Beta (128)

  • FF26.0b6 Desktop shipped
  • Reminder that next week we will only have one beta, going to build on Monday
  • CTP by default will not be shipping in 26, though Java CTP is a go unless unforseen issues arise

Aurora (54)

  • Aurora is in good shape

Nightly (129)

Firefox Metro

Read Only

  • Team working on Iteration #19 until Friday November 22.
  • To date, 9 bugs awaiting development in the Backlog are blocking uplift to Aurora 28: View Bugs.
  • To date, 11 bugs currently in development in Iteration #19 are blocking uplift to Aurora 28: View Bugs.
  • Profile Sharing: View Bugs.
    • 14 out of 23 bugs completed.
    • Of the 9 remaining, 2 are currently under development in Iteration #19.
  • APZC: View Bugs.
    • 9 bugs remain as blockers for Aurora 28 uplift.

Full Query
ID Summary Priority Status
801187 Change - Theme tab-modal prompts to look good in Metro P1 VERIFIED
831986 Story - Double-tap Zoom P1 RESOLVED
840855 Defect - Dialogs intermittently fail to accept touch input P2 RESOLVED
855434 Story - Non HTML5 specific form elements should work P1 VERIFIED
886321 Story - APZC metrofx issue tracking P1 RESOLVED
895520 Change - Firefox Autocomplete theme changes based on latest comps P1 RESOLVED
910223 Story - Firefox Start Transition(s) P1 VERIFIED
922851 Defect - Moving browser to larger secondary display results in clipping / mis-sizing P2 RESOLVED
924900 Story - Remove auto sync setup code P1 VERIFIED
926036 Defect - Long strings in about panel are cut instead of wrapping P2 VERIFIED
927239 Defect - Context menu items keep highlight after being selected P2 VERIFIED
928068 Story - Don't allow switching to Metro while in private browser mode P2 VERIFIED
930367 The "about:addons" text is cut off in the different views using Win 8.1 -- RESOLVED
930771 Defect - Hover scrollbars leave white band after fading out P2 VERIFIED
931798 Story - Auto restore session after a switch to desktop happens P1 VERIFIED
931801 Story - Make shared pref sync code 2-way P1 VERIFIED
932520 Defect - HTML5 drag and drop does not work in metroFx P2 VERIFIED
932664 Story - Link clicks and file activations should open in the currently opened browser no matter which environment P2 VERIFIED
934032 Story - Add View on Metro feature to Desktop Firefox in Australis P1 VERIFIED
934762 Defect - Metro renders squished and mouse/touch events are offset in dual monitor setup when one is HighDPI P2 RESOLVED
935178 Story - Support broadcast message for switching between Metro and Desktop P1 RESOLVED
936562 Change - When opening a new background tab, new tab should be visible and just to the right of parent/sibling tabs P2 VERIFIED
936897 Defect - Download progress bar not appearing after first tab is closed (this._notificationBox.appendNotification is not a function) P2 VERIFIED
936940 Defect - Completely disable text zoom in metrofx P2 RESOLVED
938685 Defect - tab tray peek should get canceled if there's mouse activity the tray P2 VERIFIED
939092 [l10n] Defect - Bookmarks are not shared between profiles P2 VERIFIED
939192 Defect - error in sync settings: "ReferenceError: AboutFlyout is not defined" P2 RESOLVED

27 Total; 0 Open (0%); 10 Resolved (37.04%); 17 Verified (62.96%);

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

Beta (128)


  • QA signed off on Fx26 Beta 6:
  • Interesting uplifts include a fix for Nexus Devices: bug 935604 - Regression: Graphical corruption shown on screen during page load
  • 4.4 stars, still holding steady
  • Less than 2 crashes per 100 ADU and we have a recent top crash fix which should make that even better bug 883500

Aurora (54)


  • Crashes are healthy at less than 2 crashes per 100 adu
  • Notable uplifts:
    • bug 932816 - Unable to close the app if webrtc is being used
    • bug 926430 - The wrong thumbnails are displayed in empty grid positions <== regression from favicon caching

Nightly (129)


Developer Tools


Outreach: after a great couple of weeks, it's all quiet on the western front.

Feedback Summary


Wow Australis.

Yes, we now have almost as much nightly feedback as beta feedback.

Current negative feedback themes:

A lot related to customization.

  • Removal of Addonbar
  • Removal of Tabs on Bottom
  • No more small icons
  • Inability to move reload/stop
  • Some usability/visual issues with Windows 7 Aero


User Experience

  • Mostly Australis - keep the feedback coming
    • it landed; there's a post
    • Another blog post, particularly around why what is where and customization coming today or tomorrow
    • absorbing feedback in various places; would like to coordinate with others gathering feedback

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team


  • The Dolphin browser was updated with features for a master password, night mode and more personalization options.
  • The first Jolla device will be released on the 27th of November in Finland. Distribution will be made through the hops of DNA, a local operator.
  • Analysis of Google's strategy for influencing the Android ecosystem.
  • Developing countries in Asia - Pacific and Africa have been growing the fastest their mobile subscriptions, at rates up to 300% in the last year, according to Flurry Analytics.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Marketing Updates

  • Indonesia Desktop Campaign: This campaign went live Monday! Background: Viking from the Indonesia campaign is driving a large-scale national campaign to help increase usage levels within Indonesia within Q4.[Laura, Gen, Viking]
  • Brazil Desktop Campaign: We're currently in final revisions of this campaign. Background: We're designing a campaign to coincide with the launch of Firefox OS in Brazil in order to leverage our partner's spend in this region. Next step - tentative launch next week [Kristin, Laura & NoBox]
  • Van's Triple Crown Sponsorship: Live, first contest started last week.Check it out. The Van's website will most likely be launching a Social API implementation this week. [Brand Team]
  • Australis Onboarding Work Week: Complete! See preview here (all copy FPO) and listen to Holly's update live [Jen B, Verdi, and tons of other folks]
  • Social API Renaming: FYI - this renaming has been put on hold until our dev outreach timing has been defined. [Laura, Social API Stakeholders]
  • Metro Naming Exploration: Happening this week and next. [Laura, Pete, Metro Team]
  • Mobile World Congress: OMG get ready. Don't be surprised if you're pulled into messaging meetings by your respective PMMs. [almost everyone]

Questions, Comments, FYI

  • will we observe meeting free week?
  • who would we send an Australis sentiment report to?

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