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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2013-12-18

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Point of Order

  • Next week’s meeting is Christmas Day, the one after that is New Year’s Day.
    • Those two are cancelled. See you January 8th, happy new year!

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop & Platform

Current Releases

  • FF26.0 on track to unthrottle tomorrow – looking in to a couple of issues bug 949275 will be fixed by blocklist

Beta (27)

  • FF27.0b2 shipped, last beta until FF27.0b4 on Jan 8th, 2014

Aurora (28)

  • Enjoy the extra couple of weeks of localizing!

Nightly (29)

  • Enjoy the extra couple of weeks of landing fixes without approvals!

Firefox Metro

Read Only

  • Team working on Iteration #21 until Friday January 03.
  • 61 out of 104 points completed to date for Iteration #21.
  • 29 out of 45 bugs resolved to date for Iteration #21.
  • To date, 23 bugs are blocking our uplift to Beta 28 – View Backlog

ID Summary Priority Status
947078 Make the “Include URLs” option for the crash reporter into a checkbox instead of a toggle P2 ASSIGNED
938722 Need a recommended way for web pages to determine that plugins are not supported in Metro P2 ASSIGNED
950241 Takes two tries to start up Firefox in Touch mode P2 ASSIGNED
945438 Can’t select menu items with mouse in Google’s div-based select widgets P2 ASSIGNED
924886 Story – Update Metro session store component to share same session store state as Desktop’s session store P2 ASSIGNED
940168 Defect – Running firefox.exe from installation path doesn’t switch to metro environment when running P2 ASSIGNED
941124 Change – Recombine all prefs into one file, and implement pref namespaces for all but a whitelist of prefs P2 ASSIGNED
883930 Defect – The soft keyboard should not be able to obscure input in dialogs P2 ASSIGNED
920236 Add a pref to display a page on first run after install/upgrade P2 ASSIGNED
941284 Make ‘top sites’ screen less white / bare with fresh profile P2 ASSIGNED
948139 Add telemetry for switching from Metro to Desktop P2 ASSIGNED
949277 Track usage of about: pages P2 ASSIGNED
947581 WindowsPrefSync.jsm errors on startup P2 ASSIGNED
850372 Defect – MetroFx should treat termination-from-a-suspended-state as a normal shutdown P2 ASSIGNED
898843 Defect – Update logos and colors in Metro flyout panel About P1 RESOLVED
941774 Add support for touch input injection for testing purposes P2 RESOLVED
944215 Defect – OSK not appearing on the first tap under Navigation App Bar (also not dismissing) P2 RESOLVED
945765 Add some basic apzc tests to catch regressions P2 RESOLVED
947146 Taps send a mouse move at the last position of the mouse P2 RESOLVED
949509 disable strict compatibility for addons in metrofx P2 RESOLVED
949590 When switching browsers, wait for the previous instance to close the profile before launching P2 RESOLVED
950288 Defect – After closing Metro Firefox, the tile launches desktop Firefox P2 RESOLVED
905369 Defect – History entries that use http auth cause auth prompt to appear over start UI P2 RESOLVED
945425 “Relaunch in Desktop” is not available on the Metro Firefox start page P2 RESOLVED
946296 Defect – Desktop add-ons loading into Metro browser P2 RESOLVED
946335 about:start no longer displays scrollbars P2 RESOLVED
946340 Split view about:start pages don’t touch scroll P2 RESOLVED
949333 Defect – Metro Firefox fails to submit login forms if profile has a Master Password P2 RESOLVED
950075 Defect – Form history autofill suggestions (and “undefined”) replace what I’m typing unpredictably P2 RESOLVED
950832 OSK not appearing on the first tap when filling in input fields P2 RESOLVED
948983 Desktop and Metro start pages should be compatible when switch between the two P2 RESOLVED
949612 Restore closed tabs and make the JSON sessionstore format for them compatible with desktop P2 RESOLVED
950159 Keep tabs from other windows in desktop when switching to metro P2 RESOLVED
951725 Save session state before switching to Metro P2 RESOLVED
945829 Metrofox hangs on startup when trying to show the profile chooser dialog P2 RESOLVED
948478 Metro Firefox hangs at startup trying to show add-on update dialog P2 RESOLVED
944255 Defect – about:start bookmarks and history tiles cut off when using split views P2 RESOLVED
915499 Defect – Download progress quickly flashes as “completed” and then starts the download progress P2 RESOLVED
936635 Defect – Tapping the ‘X’ of a tab in the tab strip does not close the tab if the side-scroll-arrows are visible in the tab strip P2 RESOLVED
936897 Defect – Download progress bar not appearing after first tab is closed (this._notificationBox.appendNotification is not a function) P2 RESOLVED
938324 Defect – NavBar and OSK have different transition timing/aren’t in sync P2 RESOLVED
943201 Match the Progress Download Gradient with the Page Load Gradient P2 RESOLVED
944362 Scrolling a <select> element causes mouse events on that element to have wrong y coordinates P2 RESOLVED
941457 Defect – Overlay buttons disappear when clearing History & Other Data P2 RESOLVED
940677 Change – Add a pref to disable auto switching between Desktop/Metro for Laptop/Slates P2 VERIFIED

Firefox Mobile

Beta (27)


Aurora (28)


Nightly (29)

Developer Tools


  • still hugely in bug-fixing mode as we deliver theme changes.

Feedback Summary


Nightly Survey for Australis going live this week.


No updates today.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction


  • Brazil Desktop Campaign: Now live as of last week. This campaign was created to coincide with the launch of Firefox OS in Brazil in order to leverage our partner’s spend in this region since Firefox will “be in the air.” Next steps: watch performance and optimize ad spend accordingly. [Kristin, Laura & NoBox]
  • Van’s Triple Crown Contest: The final contest ended this weekend in a gripping finale between Kelly Slater and John-John Florence making this the most viewed Triple Crown contest yet, with over 20M viewers of the live-stream. Final Social API activation numbers coming soon. [Kristin, Brand Team]

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 99696 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL

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