Planning Meeting Details
- Wednesdays – 11:00am PDT, 18:00 UTC
- Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
- Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
- irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
- (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)
Video/Teleconference Details – NEW
- 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 95312 (US/INTL)
- 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312 (US)
- Vidyo Room: Warp Core
- Vidyo Guest URL
Actions from Two Weeks Ago
- sheila to confirm where people can find updated/detailed product reqs for basecamp once they exist
- axel to update us on l10n for metro
- discussed with Asa, Rob Strong, Jim Blandy
- one binary deliverable with different UI on different windows
- not bound to a market or such
- bug 769677 on file to track that we’re not duplicating 300 searchplugins and such
Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases
Basecamp & Kilimanjaro
- Product and Project Mgt are working out the future of K9O and will have an update next week.
- …therefore, no k9o triage today
Release (13, 10esr)
- Conversations with Adobe about Flash 11.3 instability are ongoing, we’re finally getting actionable crash information now that we’ve worked around Adobe’s architectural changes
- FF14.0.1 Sign-offs occurred this morning, got the all clear
- FF14 beta 12 (our last planned beta) is going out to our test audience today
- FF14.0.1 build 1 will go to build before the end of the week, and will be released on Tuesday 7/17
- Beta users will soon see prompting to FF15 through installer in bug 771732 – [Beta] About:Home Prompt – Old Firefox Beta users
- WebRT to be preffed off before merge to Aurora.
- Bug 687724 – Per-tab reporting in about:memory
- Bug 704623 – track memory used by orphan DOM nodes in about:memory
- Bug 696253 – Add support for parsing/computing properties for CSS Flexbox
- Bug 765411 – Investigate what performance improvements can be made to about:home
General note: Adobe announced that they will stop shipping Flash to Android devices through Google Play on August 15th. This effectively means that new Android users will not be able to view video in Firefox.
- landed mitigation “Don’t keep activities” not allowing us to run effectively, an en-US-only message for those who run into this issue
- Bookmark migration, selectively clearing user data, and “Request Desktop Site” have all been uplifted to FN15
- new awesome screen UX
- helper apps
- double tap to zoom on google maps is fixed
- more text selection fixes
- image sharing (implemented by intern Arkady)
- subdocument scrolling for documents with touch event listeners
- excellent support for fix position elements, especially when zooming
- http:// hidden in the url bar
- Last week’s mobile Web compatibility summary
- arewecompatibleyet.com report contains the latest on our top site investigation.
- mozilla.compatibility list set up for discussion.
- A-Team proposal for automated tool to detect UA sniffing and CSS property usage issues and generate reports. Now in final review. Please comment by EOD Friday, July 13 in the etherpad or speak with Lawrence Mandel or Carl Meyer.
Apps In the Cloud Server
Release (1.8 -> Firefox 13, 14)
- released 1.8.1 yesterday to fix a regression, please see the blog post [for more details https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2012/07/10/announcing-add-on-sdk-1-8-1/].
- contributor and former Jetpack Ambassador Erik Vold has joined the team and started on Monday in MV.
Stabilization (1.9 -> Firefox 14, 15)
- Next release scheduled for 7 August, 2012
Development (1.10 -> Firefox 15, 16)
- Merge to Stabilization scheduled for 7 August, 2012
- we’re working on an outreach plan to re-packing as many AMO-hosted add-ons as possible
- Firefox Desktop 15 (Aurora)
- Landed: Support of native installation and and chromeless launch of apps for Win and Mac OS
- Will be backed out for FF15 Beta audience – bug 772638
- Firefox Desktop 16 (Nightly)
- Firefox Mobile 16 (Nightly) – in progress
- Features: Native Install and chromeless window launch
- Proposed marketplace bundling with Fennec is an open issue. See bug 738545
- Apps in the Cloud
- AITC client for desktop landed for FF15
Flash continues to be our biggest issue. We are working with the community to mitigate the impact, but it is slow going and our reach is limited.
- New users willing to help with SPDY issue.
- Google/Gmail characters – Info sent.
- Can’t find server: Seems to be spam – http://input.mozilla.org/en-US/?q=server&product=firefox&version=13.0.1&date_start=2012-07-03&page=1
- Babylon is back, complaints up 3x (after having dropped down for a while) over the last 2 weeks.
UX & User Research
- [metro] (Yuan)
- Blog post on the current working design coming out shortly (showing off parts of this design document)
- Designing Find-in-page as a reuse of the metro app bar; figuring out how we might use the metro throbber/progress-indicator
- Design to Implementation proceeding in bugs:
- [Australis] menu and customization interaction refinement
- [dev tools] we now have an interaction designer working full time on dev tools – Brian Dils (bdils)
- getting context and working on some quick improvements; starting to do more research on turning the tools into more of a “suite”
- Stub Installer UX – scoping through the design with development – bug 690126, flow/mockups (Madhava)
- [android] (Ian)
- lots of browser polish for the phone UI and native tablet UI in the nightly now — have a look! (some suggestions: tab drawer polish, menu back in ICS position, swipe to delete tab, awesomescreen styling, text selection handles)
- Initial sketching on Cloud to Device Messaging and Review Solicitation (Madhava)
- “Readability 2.0″ efforts (making text even more readable!) kicked off, more to happen next week in Toronto (madhava, ian)
Desktop / Platform
- Google now tells all visitors to Blogger.com that use Opera that the browser “is no longer supported … some parts will not work”
- Chrome now features an event-driven system for extension developers, that allows extensions to by driven by browser events, spending the rest of the time deallocated from memory
- Google more formally presented the getUserMedia and Gamepad APIs, which are now in the Beta versions of Chrome
- Google will apparently pay a $22.5m penalty to the US government for “surreptitious bypassing of the privacy settings of millions of Apple Safari users”
- Chrome now no longer supports Mac OSX 10.5
- In marketing news, Google is now distributing free CDs of Chrome in US Best Buy stores and Lenovo apparently bundles Chrome with some of its notebooks
- Microsoft produced a detailed summary of how IE10 will support the latest candidate recommendation for CSS Gradients
- Microsoft patched 16 vulnerabilities, including one in Windows that’s been exploited for weeks and two in IE9 in the first-in-years back-to-back browser update.
- Microsoft has increased their Internet Explorer development resources to the point that they can [http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/07/10/gadgets-certificate-housekeeping-and-the-july-2012-bulletins.aspx now “be able to release an update during any month instead of on our previous, bi-monthly cadence.”
- Opera’s dev builds now support SPDY
- … they also support a number of -webkit- prefixed CSS properties
- Opera also open-sourced RoboHydra, a “a web server designed to help you test any kind of HTTP-based client … mimicking any server behaviour needed to test your clients.
- Partial support for the CSS Variables Standard landed in WebKit
- The Torch Browser, a Chromium-based desktop browser with built-in social sharing and Bittorrent support, was launched.
- Bernard Robert Picher has made good progress on implementing the Adobe Flash API in Google’s Dart programming language.
Marketing, Press & Public Reaction
- Rearing to launch Firefox 14 and Firefox 15 (Beta) to the world
- Firefox plans to add a social API
- Mozilla’s Firefox OS to Bear Smartphone Fruit in 2013
- Mozilla Puts the Brakes on Thunderbird
Questions, Comments, FYI
- Changing vidyo rooms next week!
- ProductCoordination, 92, 99696