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Firefox Product Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - Firefox 3 - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mozilla Building S
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x91 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • #shiretoko for backchannel

NOTE: See Platform#Meeting_Notes for development meeting notes

Firefox / 3.0.2

  • webpage updates are stalling on Kubla
  • ready to go to beta today after this meeting
  • if all goes well, moving to release next Tuesday

Firefox 3.1

  • New on the trunk this week:
    • CMS default preference will be changing to "on"
    • CSS transforms expected later this week
  • Alpha 2
    • released Friday, Sept 5th
  • Beta 1 Schedule
    • en-US string freeze is Thursday, Sept 26th at 11:59pm PDT
    • code freeze is Tuesday, Sept 30th at 11:59pm PDT


Weekly common issues


  • 26 localization teams have begun work, making do with the infrequent l10n build infrastructure; less clear that it's working for other teams, 16 below 15 missing strings, 10 with 40-50. Tier 1 missing ja, Tier 2 missing 4 out of 14.
  • localization teams are asking if Beta 1 will be the last Beta so they know how much effort to apply here vs. having more time
  • also asking for additional clarity on string freeze dates
  • need to decide what locales (or Tiers) are required for Beta 1 to ship


  • Firefox 3.0.2 / 20017 (Tomcat / juanb)
    • Smoketests/BFT's/L10n and Update Tests pass
    • Ready to go to Beta after this Meeting at 12pm PDT
    • Still working with User affected by the Norton 360 Problem (bug 452469 together with the Sumo Team - Tomcat
  • Firefox 3.1 (tchung, ctalbert)
    • Tested and Shipped alpha 2 to betausers last week friday (9/5)
    • Updated Testplan with a few more feature areas. Still seeking qa owners for some of these areas. See here.
    • Created a Testplan review schedule for the following features to be covered: Cross site XHR, Video, Ctrl Tab, Places, Awesomebar
    • Tested the Acid 3 area and verified the bug fixes. [tomcat]
    • Automated Global 500 tests completed for the Mac platform. Analyzing the results. [tomcat]
  • Accessibility: Created new Mochitests for various areas of the a11y code, see bug 452769 for example. Implemented and landed the new aria-label property, see bug 453417. Unlike aria-labelledby, which creates an accessible name from a different page element, aria-label can take any arbitrary text, much like the @alt attribute for the img tag. [marcoz]

Release Engineering

  • FF2.0.0.17, FF3.0.2 ready to push to beta
  • What about TB2.0.0.17?
  • setting up mobile builds in staging
  • release automation work progressing now that all other releases off the plate.


  • Collecting items that need outbound evangelism
  • Asa's "Rapid Response" in 3.0.x is testing ground for 3.1 release
  • John Resig, Arun, Sheppy all lined up to help with feature descriptions + evangelism
  • Should also have some set of items ready for Beta


  • survey on update pages going out this week to 10% of users


  • bug 448616 - no symbols for 3.1 builds; seems to be a XCode problem, being worked - FIXED