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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 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • irc.mozilla.org #shiretoko for backchannel

NOTE: See Platform#Meeting_Notes for development meeting notes

Contents


Firefox 3.0.x

Firefox 3.5 Development

Development Update

Daily users (weekly average across versions)

  • 3.1b3 - approaching 600,000
  • Shiretoko - 8,000 (drop of 2k since b3 launch)
  • Minefield - 10,000

Beta 4

  • string freeze: Thursday, March 19th at 23:59 PDT
  • code freeze: Wednesday, April 15th, afternoon PDT
    • we'll be done our P1 blockers by that date
  • QA start: Thursday, April 16th, morning PDT
  • release: somewhere in April 22 - 24

Support

  • SUMO is now Web Firefox 3.5 compliant. Push was last night, thanks everyone!
  • 39 Firefox 3.5 threads out of 2523: Support/Firefox3.5
  • New (possibly) 3.0.8 issue: Web browsing and startup really slow. May be vundo, conficker, or security software (although we couldn't find anything in common). Ideas? [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] and others. My lack of bugzilla skills produces: bug 486771.
  • Also suddenly common: crashing on facebook/a few other sites: bug 486809

Localization

  • Firefox 3.5 B4 coming along, from 24/46 to 48/23 in the last 14 days, with good slope today (temporary graph)
  • Good chunk of rework of the dashboard going on behind the scenes

QA

Release Engineering

  • FF3.0.9 went smoothly so far; first release for catlee.

Add-Ons

Partners

  • 3.0.10 and 3.5 will see transition to automated partner repacks (day and date release with official builds)
  • 3.0.10 and 3.5 (and onwards) will see partner repack info being maintained on the wiki, and more information around the repack process will published over the next 3-4 weeks. looking for feedback/questions people would like to see answered.

Evangelism

  • you can now mark Tech Evangelism bugs as blocking-firefox3.5? - should do this for topsite incompatibility that's due to user agent sniffing, site-specific CSS for Firefox, etc.
  • Working on evangelism part of our overall Firefox messaging. Source materials are here: Evangelism/Firefox3.5
    • Looking for help with perf bugs + changes we've done
    • Also developer features
  • cnn.com bug - ask ss

Marketing/PR

  • Updated working plan for website content /deliverables to support GA launch: Firefox3.5/WebsitePlan
  • Target is to have all content that needs to be localized final by 4/30
  • Need to synch with Blizzard to clarify content for 2 new pages

Roundtable

  • Axel has build database v2 at home, and now?