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Firefox 3.1 Meeting Minutes: 2009-01-21

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Firefox Product Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – Firefox 3 – 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mozilla Building S
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • #shiretoko for backchannel

NOTE: See Platform#Meeting_Notes for development meeting notes

Firefox 2.0.0.x / 3.0.x

  • Firefox -> 3.0.5 Major Update
    • About 1.5mm people converted so far (since Jan 8th offer)
    • 14mm users remain on Firefox 2 (7mm users of that are on Firefox
    • remaining number of Windows 95/98 users not significant
    • large number of Firefox 2 users report “other” as OS
  • Firefox 3.0.6
    • Builds are made and QA is testing them
    • On track for beta release next Tuesday
    • Final release is scheduled for February 3 but will likely move to February 4 to accommodate Firefox 3.1 and bug 471816
  • Firefox 3.0.7
    • Tree is open to approved checkins
    • We’ll be going through approvals later today
    • Please land checkins asap
    • Code freeze is scheduled for February 3 at 11:59pm
    • Queries for blockers/nominations/approvals are on the Firefox 3.0.7 wiki page

Firefox 3.1 Development

Development Update

  • P1 blockers still outstanding, might be tight
  • goal is to get non tracemonkey P1s landed by Thursday EOD

(see development meeting notes for more details)

Daily users

  • ~ 350k users on the Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 (back from holidays)
  • ~ 10k users on Shiretoko nightlies
  • ~ 5k users on Minefield nightlies

Beta 3

  • Code freeze is January 25th, 11:59pm PDT
  • QA Start is January 27th, 9:00am PDT
  • Release is targeted at Feb 2nd, noon PDT


  • Options window reference is being split up by panel [1].


3 string freeze break requests, bug query and with just late-l10n, thanks to beltzner and johnath


  • Beta 3 testplan
  • Firefox 3.1 Feature testing progress:
    • Testplans (90% completed)
    • Testcases (76% completed)
  • Working on verifying 793 fixed1.9.1 bug list! Any help is appreciated 🙂
  • QMO project created on verifying fixed 3.1 bugs on branch and trunk (thanks for the links, beltzner!)
  • A lot of our 3.1 testing lately has been around moving smoketests to mozmill, and trunk dogfooding.

Release Engineering

  • FF3.0.6, FF3.1b3
  • will investigate how to get more people to even *see* FF2->FF3 MU.


Rey Bango sending out emails this week to get top 500 3.0 add-ons (by usage) upgraded to 3.1. Emails will be personalized and we’ll offer advice and assistance on upgrading.



  • Offline resource documentation is largely complete now, aside from some examples, which are in progress.
  • A new workers example is done and will be added to the wiki in the next few days.


  • Passing off first draft of 3.1 features page to TRO by EOD; will have another round of review after the page gets mocked up.
  • Tracking to get first round changes back by 1/30
  • Tent. schedule for “what’s new” in 3.1 video on 1/30 while Beltzner is in Mtn View
  • Still need help with JavaScript Performance numbers for graphic
  • Beltzner reviewing beta 3 pr plan, EU teams working on their press outreach lists


  • dveditz to drive a project to see if we can have a “check your plugins” site where users can go to determine if their plugins are up to date, and if not, find links to updates (see bug 391433 for details)
    • beltzner, johnath, chofmann asked to be cc’d
  • justin agreed to follow up with morgamic to ensure that we could throttle Major Update snippets on a per version / channel basis (to allow users to “Check for Updates…” to Firefox 3.1 on launch day, but not have the offer given to users who do not explicitly check)
  • beltzner to follow up with joduinn, nthomas, axel about code handoff dates

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