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18-May-2011

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2011-05-18

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Firefox/Planning/2011-05-18


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Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PDT, 18:00 UTC

  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Fin du Monde Conference Room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)
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Actions from Last Week

  • Cheng to coordinate with product marketing and UX to determine what, if any, response we should have to the problems of 4.0 users being confused about session restore changes.

    • Short term: Add a box/text to the firstrun/post-startup page telling users about the new session restore behavior.

    • Longer term: Make Firefox smarter and automatically turn on session restore in situations when you’re likely to need it.

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 3.6.x/3.5.x/4.0.x

Firefox 5 (Desktop)

  • Firefox 5 going to beta this week

    • First time to use same changeset for both desktop and mobile releases!

Firefox 6 (Desktop)

  • Going from nightly to aurora next week

  • Per bsmedberg, compatibility checks for binary XPCOM components will be enforced for every release moving forward. any add-on that uses binary components will need to recompile and re-package to maintain compatibility

Fennec 4.0.x

Firefox 5 (Mobile)

  • Fennec 5 going to beta this week

    • First time to use same changeset for both desktop and mobile releases!
  • Beta builds are wrapping up
  • QA to start soon
  • Missed the version bump, so we’ll need to land it later

Firefox 6 (Mobile)

  • Many tasks are in progress, but won’t make Fx6 aurora merge

  • We are working on how we can balance the work better

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder 0.9.2

Add-on SDK 1.0RC1

  • On track to release first 1.0RC Next Wednesday

  • On track to complete work for 1.0 by early June
  • Will hold in RC and release in conjunction with Firefox 5

Input 3.5

Note: We’re about to start rocking it over the next couple of months (i.e. Input 4.x). The stage is being set up.

Feedback Summary

Firefox 4.0.1 Feedback

  • Sync not working [1] [2]

  • Printing [3]
  • Can’t open PDFs [4]
    • might be: bug 613756 or bug 642454 or bug 648511
  • Yahoo (can’t attach files to mail) [5] — can we do outreach?
  • Mouse scrolling issues (may be related to having a PDF open/open in background) [6]
    • might be: bug 613756 or bug 642454

Aurora Feedback

  • Windows Media Player not compatible [7]

  • Extension compatibility (on the plus side, people say it’s more responsive/faster startup)
  • Channel Switcher [8][9]
    • Looks like a number of people are experiencing: [10]
  • Youtube buffering issues. [11] or maybe laggy/slow [12]
  • Netflix streaming doesn’t work [13]
  • Flash game loading issues/slow. [15]
  • Yahoo Toolbar doesn’t work with Firefox 6.
  • apple.com site slider/carosel is broken (regression) bug 657469

Press & Public Reactions

Questions and Concerns

Actions this week

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