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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 26.0 shipped on Tuesday! (tell your friends)
  • Firefox ESR 24.2 shipped - auto-updates from ESR17 which is now officially dead
  • Casual reminder that our next release is on Feb 4, 2014 (2 weeks pushed out)

Firefox Desktop & Platform

Current Releases

  • No known issues, we are 10% throttled and will fully throttle on Thursday to gather data

Beta (128)

  • FF27.0b1 is with QA, ships tomorrow (Thurs)

Aurora (54)

  • Updates are throttled fully, will unthrottle updates to FF28 on Friday morning

Nightly (129)

Firefox Metro

Read Only

  • Team working on Iteration #21 until Friday January 03.
  • The forecasted size of the work for Aurora (in the Backlog and in Iteration #21) totals 161 points.
  • To date, 8 out of 83 points completed for Iteration #21.
  • Given our velocity range, there exists a potential carry over of 15 - 40 points to iteration #22.
  • To date, 26 bugs are blocking our uplift to Beta 28 - View Backlog

Full Query
ID Summary Priority Status
850372 Defect - MetroFx should treat termination-from-a-suspended-state as a normal shutdown P2 VERIFIED
898843 Defect - Update logos and colors in Metro flyout panel About P1 VERIFIED
915499 Defect - Download progress quickly flashes as "completed" and then starts the download progress P2 VERIFIED
918253 Unable to choose both Nightly and Firefox from Control Panel defaults P2 RESOLVED
924886 Update Metro session store component to share same session store state as Desktop's session store -- VERIFIED
932055 Overlay buttons flicker or disappear when panning while zoomed P1 RESOLVED
936635 Defect - Tapping the 'X' of a tab in the tab strip does not close the tab if the side-scroll-arrows are visible in the tab strip P2 VERIFIED
936897 Defect - Download progress bar not appearing after first tab is closed (this._notificationBox.appendNotification is not a function) P2 VERIFIED
937234 Defect - Don't show progress bar on about:* pages P2 RESOLVED
938722 Need a recommended way for web pages to determine that plugins are not supported in Metro -- RESOLVED
940168 Running firefox.exe from installation path doesn't switch to metro environment when running P4 RESOLVED
940677 Change - Add a pref to disable auto switching between Desktop/Metro for Laptop/Slates P2 VERIFIED
941124 Recombine all prefs into one file, and implement pref namespaces for all but a whitelist of prefs -- RESOLVED
941284 Make 'top sites' screen less white / bare with fresh profile P2 VERIFIED
941457 Defect - Overlay buttons disappear when clearing History & Other Data P2 VERIFIED
941774 Add support for touch input injection for testing purposes P2 RESOLVED
944255 Defect - about:start bookmarks and history tiles cut off when using split views P2 VERIFIED
945425 "Relaunch in Desktop" is not available on the Metro Firefox start page P2 VERIFIED
945765 Add some basic apzc tests to catch regressions P2 VERIFIED
945829 Metrofox hangs on startup when trying to show the profile chooser dialog P2 VERIFIED
946296 Defect - Desktop add-ons loading into Metro browser P2 VERIFIED
946335 about:start no longer displays scrollbars P2 VERIFIED
946340 Split view about:start pages don't touch scroll P2 RESOLVED
947146 Taps send a mouse move at the last position of the mouse P2 RESOLVED
948478 Metro Firefox hangs at startup trying to show add-on update dialog P2 VERIFIED
948983 Desktop and Metro start pages should be compatible when switch between the two P2 VERIFIED

26 Total; 0 Open (0%); 9 Resolved (34.62%); 17 Verified (65.38%);

Firefox Mobile

Current Releases

So far so good with reviews for Fx26 \o/

Beta (128)

Aurora (54)

Nightly (129)

Developer Tools

Note: no audible, I'm over in the offline apps brown-bag instead.

  • Jetpack
    • Add-on SDK 1.15 due to ship tomorrow
    • Builder EOL delayed 1 week as per PR request
  • Outbound
    • Aurora 28 Post is drafted and ready to go for next week
    • working with devengage to get updated devtools info into their stock events slides, thanks cheilmann!
  • Landings
    • we're deep in the throes of a major visual visual overhaul, so many bugs being created, filed, fixed. Great work by the team and super-star contributor Optimizer for squashing bugs.

Feedback Summary


Watching the Firefox 26 release, nothing on fire so far.



UX & User Research

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Product Marketing

  • Welcome Eric Petitt, new Director of Marketing all things Firefox
  • Firefox for Windows 8 Touch: Starting work on the Windows 8 First Run experience with the UI team next week [Laura]
  • Mobile World Congress: Positioning overviews for each of our products has now been submitted and is current under review with the MWC team and Pete [Dan H]
  • Indonesia Desktop Campaign: Now live in Indonesia. Great results so far. Goal is to help increase usage levels within Indonesia within Q4. Get your Kumi paper toy here or use this Indonesian Theme here. [Gen, Viking]
  • Brazil Desktop Campaign: Update - goes live today. Get ready, Brazil. [Kristin, Laura & NoBox]
  • Australis Marketing Launch: The Engagement team "wave" is currently reviewing channel launch plans. The final launch plan will be presented to core Firefox product team early Jan [Laura]
  • Van's Social API Sidebar: This social API implementation is helping to support our overall Van's Triple Crown sponsorship and makes Firefox the best browser to keep up with contests.


Questions, Comments, FYI

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