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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

Beta (128)

Aurora (54)

Nightly (129)

Firefox Mobile

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Work In Progress

You can find more on upcoming feature plans in the[roadmap]


Beta (128)
  • Regression: After MP4 video playback, video can not be played again (Bug 1005622)
  • Panel view sometimes does replace empty view after dataset updates (Bug 1000849)
  • position: fixed elements are misplaced (Bug 1000423)
  • Regression: Content glitches/flashes during periods of heavy repainting (Bug 992218)
  • Regression: position: fixed element corruption when panning (Bug 988370)
  • Regression: Panning and zooming yields flickering and or vanishing content (Bug 983208)
  • Extra padding on some list item titles (Bug 975091)
  • crash in gfxContext::gfxContext(mozilla::gfx::DrawTarget*) (Bug 952721)
  • Can not scroll on Yahoo Fantasy Sports Football (Bug 911574)
Aurora (54)
  • URL outline is not resized correctly after changing device orientation (Bug 1005924)
  • Improper rendering of Indic scripts on some Samsung devices, due to bad DroidSansFallback font (Bug 992100)
  • Scrolled page in Readermode produces banner strip artifact (Bug 989278)
  • On access to Sync through settings after setup, user should be sent to config screen not 'back to browsing' (Bug 986096)


Nightly (129)
  • crash in gfxContext::gfxContext(mozilla::gfx::DrawTarget*) (Bug 952721)
  • [id] Firefox Mobile release tracker Indonesian (Bug 960060)
  • Report device type and attributes (tablet, phone, etc.) (Bug 965371)
  • (HTC One 4.4, CodefireX) - java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: dlopen failed: cannot locate symbol "__fork" referenced by "" (Bug 966154)
  • Regression: 'Share Image' shares link and not actual image (Bug 990642)
  • Improper rendering of Indic scripts on some Samsung devices, due to bad DroidSansFallback font (Bug 992100)
  • Personal data exposed in Top Sites thumbnails (Bug 996129)
  • SharedPreferences.jsm and SharedPreferencesHelper are not using same prefs (Bug 997328)
  • Swiftkey/Kii/Swype input interaction issues in the URL bar (Bug 998398)
  • Firefox on Asus Memopad HD7 with Android 4.2.2 plays video frames out of order (Bug 998603)
  • position: fixed elements are misplaced (Bug 1000423)
  • Don't reverse the R and B components in the GL CopyDataSourceSurface code for SurfaceFormat::R5G6B5 (Bug 1001682)
  • Support weighted snippets (Bug 1002567)
  • Character Encoding selection broken in Fennec 29 (Bug 1003897)
  • crash in java.lang.IllegalStateException: Couldnt read row 0, col 0 from CursorWindow. Make sure the Cursor is initialized correctly before accessing data from it. at android.database.CursorWindow.nativeGetBlob(Native Method) (Bug 1003911)
  • After banner message with no icon is shown, banner icon is always hidden (Bug 1004160)
  • Regression: After MP4 video playback, video can not be played again (Bug 1005622)
  • URL outline is not resized correctly after changing device orientation (Bug 1005924)

Developer Tools

  • Outbound
    • EPIC posts from last week got us lots of nice comments on hacker news
      • For the tools Aurora post: 28,991 unique visitors, 501 tweets, 178 Facebook Likes
      • the chrome devrel team said some very nice things about us just this morning :).
    • Devtooler James Long hit the front page of hacker news with an blog post on React.js HN Comments
    • Angelina is big in Scotland, delivering the keynote for last weeks's ScotlandJS. Next stop, JSConf!
  • Feedback
    • uservoice submission have died down: 132 total, 30 closed, 5 started, 32 planned, 64 under review

Feedback Summary


Read the Feedback update on rel-drivers.

Looking into the Ask Toolbar breaking the new tab page, may pursue blocking.

Add-ons marked Absolute Load Control 0.25 as incompatible, it basically broke every major Australis feature for the few usres that had the add-on


UX & User Research

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team





  • US Federal Court overturns lower court ruling on whether APIs can be subject to copyright in long-running Oracle vs. Google suit. Short and the sweet, the US courts have said Oracle can copyright APIs, and not just the code underneath them. It's a significant, but not final, setback for Google and Android (note that Google has a replacement for Dalvik, but it's really not the point), as well as software that emulates APIs for x-platform compatibility or other reasons.
    Why we should care: potentially huge implications in creating products that interact with another organization's API where that org asserts copyright. It's by no means over, and a separate ruling on whether Google's use falls under Fair Use doctrine (and whether Google will appeal) is still to come, but it's an ugly precedent that surprised pretty much everyone.
  • Ben Evan's "Unfair but Relevant" chart shows a lot about market opportunities. It's a comparison of Facebook logins in different countries, and what platform is used, and gives insight into iOS and Android target markets. Apple targets mature markets with disposable income to generate cash. Android OEMs target all markets, and sees huge market share in markets where people don't have $600-800 to drop on an iPhone (or its subsidized contract).
    Why we should care: Market focus and opportunity.


Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Questions, Comments, FYI

Actions this week