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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-03-12

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases

Firefox Desktop & Platform

Current Releases

  • Fine. Will try to not chemspill (due to Pwn2Own) if we can avoid it.

Beta (28)

  • Is now in final stages – we removed Metro
  • <input type=”color”> and GamePad API disabled for this release

Aurora (29)

  • Merging to Beta next Monday — Australis, so far, is shipping afawk

Firefox Mobile

Beta (28)


Aurora (29)

  • Looking good, note *no* new locale support contrary to plan of record. Translations are complete just not productized. Fx30, Fx31 are chock full
  • Go/No Go for Synth APK Support for Apps, we’re making sure we feel good about going to beta:
  • We are going to do some guerilla sync testing now that clock skew issues shouldn’t be causing failures, stay tuned

Nightly (30)

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team


  • Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web! [1] 25 years ago, the draft for the Web was completed, resulting later in browsers which became the killer app of the Internet [2] and Mozilla has been part of that story. [3]
  • Chrome Web Store will permit Themes, Extensions and Packaged Apps to be sold, and the latter two can be offered as free trial. [4] Meanwhile, Google’s new policy automatically disabling extensions downloaded from sources other than the Chrome Web Store [5] has been receiving some criticism [6] although unlikely to affect the policy to limit such extensions to dev and canary channel builds and enterprise users.
  • Google is expected to unveil plans for its wearable-centric platform and SDK later this month [7] aligned with it’s work with LG in this space. [8] Meanwhile, Chromecast sales crossed into the millions in the US [9] and will be expanding to more countries while the Chromecast SDK [10] has already been utilized to build some already popular apps [11] even as competition emerges. [12]
  • With only 4 weeks to go before 488 million [13] XP machines, or 30% of all computers on the Internet, lose support from Microsoft and infection rates expected at 66%, [14] 49% of computers in China are still using XP with many never having been updated. [15] The US advises consumers to not use Internet Explorer on Windows XP machines. [16] as IE versions on XP receive their final patches before April 15th. [17]

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

  • Heads down focused on Australis launch. Specifically a social sharing component not unlike Glow 1.0.
  • Beta launch plans: the tour moves to Beta and we’ll be doing outreach to the folks in our Beta channels (newsletter, snippets, etc) + press outreach.

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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