Aurora Channel/Triage Meeting Notes – June 23rd, 2011

This is a summary of the most recent Aurora channel meeting (notes can be found on the wiki):

Should we use the beta audience to test Aurora?

  • We’re in a beta lull due to the shortened Firefox 5 schedule, should we uplift Aurora early?
  • We have some more information now so we should discuss
  • Outstanding landings are scary, not sure we want to expose our beta audience
    • Don’t need to constantly refresh the “fake” beta so we can make this a non-issue
  • There is a bug that may be scary on Aurora, not sure if we are taking it yet
  • joduinn thinks it’s best to hold to the published date
    • Need people to learn to believe dates, plan accordingly
    • Doing cleanup in “quiet time” before scheduled FF6.0b1.
    • Aurora is different risk level to beta. If we do “aurora-as-beta” early, should we only offer to some small % of beta users – not to all?
  • We’ll revisit on Tuesday


  • Christian doesn’t think our stability story is reflective of reality
  • We said the crash rate is high due to an outlier crash, but it doesn’t seem to be coming down
  • Sheila says they are on top of it, Kairo is looking at the data to make sure everything is expected

Action items from last time

  • Asa to do channels blog post about running different channels side-by-side
    • Progressing
  • Asa will blog and write up a proposal to convince engagement to spend
    • I was wrong. Engagement has a plan and Asa trusts them
  • Christian will make sure notes get posted to the channels blog
    • Did for the last one, obviously did it for this one
  • Christian will mass modify and email for outstanding aurora patches
    • Just about ready, going out today

Triage queries