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Firefox 3.1 Meeting Minutes: 2009-03-11

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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 3.0.x

Firefox 3.1 Development

Development Update

Daily users (weekly average across versions)

  • 3.1b2 – 380k
  • Shiretoko – 10k
  • Minefield – 10k

Beta 3

Re-versioning to 3.5

  • will be renaming 3.1 -> 3.5 to indicate increased scope
  • plan on wiki (see above link)

Beta 4

  • proposed schedule in dev.planning thread
  • approved by development team
  • might be able to trim QA time
  • build is OK with this
  • beltzner to announce on dev.planning and DevNews
  • blizzard is concerned about the number of video blockers
    • performance on Linux for 640×480 @30fps
    • can cause heavy load on servers due to our seek behaviour
    • scope is well known, but concerned about being able to get it done on time
    • beltzner will follow up with roc to ensure that it’s being tracked


  • AOL webmail not showing images to (some) Firefox 3.0.7 users bug 482659:
    • [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
    • Also quite a few livechats, workaround is to use basic mode for now.
  • Support Firefox Day 5 will focus on 3.5 and will be March 26th. Mark your calendars now!



Release Engineering

  • On track to deliver 3.0 -> 3.5 test MU tomorrow
  • Ready to do 3.1 -> 3.5 bump on Tuesday.


  • Compatibility status
    • At 83.5%, up 3.5% from the week before. Developers still waiting on the next beta.
  • Meeting w/ Sam Sidler tomorrow to coordinate any 3.5 changes we’ll need to make on AMO
  • Will email all the 3.1 developers to remind them to up the maxver to 3.1b3


  • We’ll be testing 3.0.x -> 3.5 updates with partner distributions. Expectation is that fallback will be used (no separate MU offers required), but need to confirm.
  • Yandex as default is in place for 3.1b3 (thanks L10n) for the Russian locale
  • Google notified that start page hostnames were changed for 3.1bx/3.5, confirmed this won’t cause any issues



  • Plan in place for promoting Fx beta-3 via start page snippet; will add download CTA button and update text on all-beta.html page. Snippet will go into rotation 3-5 days after beta-3 release
  • new all beta page looks like this


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