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This page contains all of the important details for (Mozilla-hosted) Firefox 3.6 Start Page.

Contents

Overview

Default homepage for Firefox 3.6 users (previously google.com/firefox). Will include increasingly disruptive and urgent messaging to encourage users to upgrade.

More Information

Tracking Bug

Schedule

  • Launch Date: 4/24
    • Above date is *not* flexible since it is based on Firefox 3.6's EOL.
  • Schedule: http://bit.ly/ys1mZd

Code Details

  • Code name: Firefox 3.6 Start Page
  • Prod URL: TBD
  • Dev URL: TBD
  • Stage URL: TBD
  • Code Repo: https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start
  • L10N Repo: TBD
  • Code: Python
  • Product Owner: Engagement / Laura Forrest
  • Dev Team: Webdev / Fred Wenzel
  • TPM: Christie Koehler
  • IRC Channel: #ff36eol irc.mozilla.org
  • Team Email: None.

Team

The primary and secondary contacts for each role of this project:

  • Product owner: Laura Forrest (lforrest)
  • TPM: Christie Koehler (ckoehler)
  • Designer: Ty Flanagan (ty)
  • UX: TBD
  • Web Dev: Fred Wenzel, Jon Petto
  • IT: Corey Shields
  • QA: Raymond Etornam (retornam)
  • Security: Yvan Boily (yvan)
  • Legal: TBD
  • L10N: Pascal or Milos

Filing Bugs

  • Use Websites::Firefox Start when filing bugs.
  • Bug template

Goals and Measurements

Meetings

Websites/Firefox 3.6 Start Page/Meetings/2012-03-15-Kick-offWebsites/Firefox 3.6 Start Page/Meetings/2012-03-29-Check-inWebsites/Firefox 3.6 Start Page/Meetings/2012-04-02-Check-in
Websites/Firefox 3.6 Start Page/Meetings/2012-04-05-Check-inWebsites/Firefox 3.6 Start Page/Meetings/2012-04-09-Check-inWebsites/Firefox 3.6 Start Page/Meetings/2012-04-12-Check-in
Websites/Firefox 3.6 Start Page/Meetings/2012-04-16Websites/Firefox 3.6 Start Page/Meetings/Retrospective

Considerations

  • page to be hosted on Mozlila infrastructure (previously hosted by Google)
  • needs to utilize snippets service
  • needs to be localized in all languages that are available for Firefox
  • design / ux needs to urge users to upgrade to latest version of FF
  • high availability and quick load times (as close to locally-served about:home as possible)
  • needs to be available via ssl

Designs

End of Life