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Notices / Schedule

Firefox 3.6.10 and 3.5.13

  • Quick-turnaround updates for 3.6.9 and 3.5.12
  • Bug 594699 (1.9.1 and 1.9.2) and bug 590978 (1.9.2 only)
  • Building in an hour
  • Plan to release asap, likely Thursday
  • Support is emailing users with the crash for Bug 594699, trying to get reproduction steps.

Firefox 3.6.11 and 3.5.14

  • Schedule has been on hold while dealing with the above
  • Still approving and marking bugs as blockers
  • Existing approvals / blockers will be marked correctly when bug 596293 is fixed

Firefox 4 Beta

  • inserting a beta 6 to fix two regressions from beta 5
  • this means that what you thought of as "beta 6" is now "beta 7"
  • this means that beta 7 is the feature freeze milestone
  • this does not mean that we're altering the schedule, still aiming for code freeze tomorrow

Blocker Report

Firefox 3.5.14

Firefox 3.6.11

Firefox 4 Beta

Firefox Development

(from our goals):

  • [ON TRACK] Feature complete Firefox 4
    • [DONE] Switch to Tab
    • [DONE] App Tabs - Scope for 4.0 reduced (non-global), near feature complete.
    • [DONE] Extension Manager - Bug list is converging, still a lot of work to do.
    • [DONE] Web Console
    • [ON TRACK] Notification UI - Geo and EM notifications done, http auth next.
    • [ON TRACK] New Theme - Windows and Mac good, Linux catching up now
    • [DONE] TabCandy Panorama
    • [AT RISK] Silent updates on Windows
    • [DROPPED] Inspector
    • [DROPPED] Account Manager - WIP patches posted, but we can't contain the review load and code risk.
  • [AT RISK] Dirty profile startup within 20% of clean profile startup (modulo extensions, plugins; on windows)
    • Current status: Lots of data has been collected and analyzed, but no solid conclusions have shaken out.
    • Details page
    • Shawn has an updated blog post. Read it for more info.
    • Bugs on file that help:
      • Excessive cookie i/o bug bug 572223 (fixed)
      • Session Restore negatively impacts startup time based on the number of tabs loaded bug 582005
      • Suboptimal SQLite page size bug 416330 (fixed)
      • Provide a global VACUUM component bug 541373


(there is a team-by-team goals breakdown, as well)

  • [DONE] Javascript performance near or even with Chrome 5 on their benchmarks (within 20% on SS, 30% on V8), with substantial wins on our benchmarks. (Windows, in-browser.)
  • [DONE] Hardware acceleration of video and other HTML and SVG content, as well as user interface, on by default for compatible hardware on all Tier-1 desktop and mobile platforms.
  • [DONE] Fully support the WebGL 1.0 spec, with support turned on by default in a Firefox 4 beta on platforms that support OpenGL or OpenGL ES.
  • [MISSED] security: zero reproducible high/crit > 30 days
  • [DONE] Support multi-process Fennec.
  • [DONE] Support Jetpacks running in separate processes and never blocking the Fennec UI. NOTE: jetpack team hasn't actually integrated this code yet, but it works in small test environments.


  • OpenGL accelerated layers on Mac *very close* - one bug remaining. Should land today.
  • OpenGL accelerated layers on Linux much futher out. Will definitely miss beta 7.


  • All goals completed already --- Fixing regressions/blockers
  • SVG images landed
  • Removed -moz prefix from box-shadow and border-radius properties
  • Async plugin painting making progress, should land soon for Linux, needs Windows/Mac love


  • cjones update on remote layers and puppet-widgets: close to landing


  • Landed 'buffered' support for WebM (Q3 goal)

Tree Management

  • IT downtime this weekend; 650castro offline means tree closure
  • Most of the new IX machines in production
  • New data center nearly ready for use