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Title of Session

Here Come the Trains: Releasing Mozilla Products, Growing the Mozilla Community


  • Alex Keybl - Release Management, paid staff, MV office

Talk Length

60 minutes (45 min talk with 15 min Q&A)


  • A short intro about the role of release management in the product
  • Channels, rapid releases, versioning, frequency of updates, and other FAQ (basically an overview)
  • Problems unique to shipping Firefox, with anecdotal evidence. Also unique solutions to those problems in the future
    • Scalability of multiple releases, esp. w/r/t community - Firefox, Firefox ESR, Firefox for Android, and Firefox OS
    • Investigating issues while maintaining user privacy
    • 3rd party add-ons/plugins
  • Where we need contributions and how to get involved (applies to Firefox Desktop/Mobile as well as B2G):
    • Install desktop/mobile on devices, rate mobile Firefox in Google Play store
    • Input feedback triage
    • Crash-kill
    • QA testing
    • SUMO
    • L10N
      • The importance of using test channels: Beta/Aurora

How your session furthers the MozCamp Goals

Addresses and encourages growth, helping out with mobile & desktop org goals, and providing understanding for much needed participation in improving quality of B2G.

Expected Outcome or Deliverable

A better understanding of release management & rapid release process. Also a clear path for people with a variety of skill sets on how to help be contribute to improving the quality of products Mozilla releases before, during, and after releases are shipped.

Desired Audience Type or Skill-set

  • Experienced contributors
  • Localizers
  • SUMO/QA current contributors or people who want to get started in these areas
  • First time contributors
  • People interested in Firefox Desktop/Mobile and B2G dev/testing
  • Anyone looking to learn more about the rapid release process

Equipment Needs (Video projector already included)


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