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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2010-12-15

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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PST, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Fin du Monde Conference Room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

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  • actions from last week:
  • schedule and progress on upcoming releases
  • review highlights and notices
  • respond to questions and concerns

Action Items

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Firefox 4 (Desktop)

  • builds of beta 8 started last night
    • a few locales are broken, see bug 619258 as an example
    • RelEng re-spinning all localized repacks, no rebuild will be needed
  • QA on the en-US builds will begin today
    • most smoketests alrady complete
    • should be ready by Tuesday at the latest
  • tentative schedule (likely will be altered during the meeting today)
    • Dec 20: web content ready
    • Dec 21: QA complete
    • Dec 22: ship
  • engineering teams are engaging in The Great Re-triage of all existing blockers
    • already 100 bugs taken off the list
    • focus is on cutting back feature set and shipping what we have
    • may move some features to be behind preferences in order to get to completion
    • will be able to estimate time to product completion after this

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

  • builds of beta 3 started last night
  • locales are not broken like desktop
  • testing should take about same amount of time as desktop
  • Firefox Home update submitted to Apple App Store, currently under review

Firefox 3.6/3.5

  • No known issues with 3.6.13/3.5.16
  • New advertised update dialog may not be ready, waiting on status (bug 615751)
  • Draft 3.6.14/3.5.17 schedules posted:
    • View it
    • Subscribe to it
    • Code freeze 2011-01-17
    • Final ship 2011-02-08
    • Please give feedback. The schedule is a bit long due to holidays, FF4, updater changes

Add-on Builder 1.0a6

Input 2.0

Highlights / Notices

  • Compartments Issue and Status Bar issue Fixed, plus we have more ADUs.



Flash has artifacts that overlay chrome (Flash-related)



bug 590568
[Cannot Reproduce] Vkontakte Page constantly reloads and HTML5 Video isn’t running

Flash-related crashes

40-50 just flash related (not all crashes)


Refresh/reload button moved



Netflix streaming player doesn’t work OSX



was bug 598406
Amazon lightning deals don’t show



bug 579119

Questions and Concerns

  • Not a concern, but people should know redesign is slated to go live tomorrow

Press & Public Reactions

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