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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-04-09

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases

Developer Tools

  • Jeff is @TRIBE this week, everything seems fine.

Market Insights from the Market Strategy Team


  • Support for Windows XP ended with roughly 27% of Windows users still using it [1], around 76% of IT Pros supporting it, [2] 95% of ATMs still using it pending hardware upgrades. [3] With no further updates to Internet Explorer on Windows XP and support for Chrome on Windows XP ending April 2015, [4], the preferred secure browser for systems running Windows XP is an evolving space.
  • As Google Chrome adds support for new capabilities such as ephemeral mode [5] and password manager updates [6], the Chromium framework is utilized as a platform for building browsers [7] which in some cases cut down features to improve privacy and speed. [8]
  • A research report titled “Cookies that give you away” [9] illustrates how an eavesdropper can use multiple third-party cookies to link about 50% of a user’s history to the same pseudonymous ID even with just 25% of the current density of trackers on the web and then link to a real-life ID exposed on the Web. In the absence of third-party tracking cookies, the attacker’s ability would be severely circumscribed by changes in the user’s IP address. Methods of tracking users that block third-party cookies include HTTP redirect, [10] persistent and unblockable cookies, [11] and history extraction,[12] which are not impossible to execute, but add more complexity.

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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