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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2011-01-12

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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)

  • generated beta 9 candidate builds late on Monday
  • target window for beta 9 release is Jan 14 – Jan 18 depending on feedback
  • no set schedule for next beta or RC, evaluating based on blocker closing rate

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

Firefox 3.6/3.5

  • Code freeze for non-blockers was yesterday, nailed it
  • Code freeze for blockers is still 2011-01-17
  • Scary dialog for unsupported versions is planned to go live 2011-01-18

Add-on Builder 1.0a8

  • 1.0a7 was released on Thursday of last week, the app is running well
  • The new ACE editor should make it into 1.0a8. I received an initial API frozen build from Kevin this morning.
  • All 1.0a8 features and deliverables are on-track
  • Projecting 1.0a11 will become 1.0b1 (our first beta!)

Input 3.0

  • Major New features: a first try at opening our database, ability to copy user agent per message, submission page for major release users
  • Feedback page is up on staging (can only get to it if your user agent is associated to the latest major release)
  • Copy UA per message is up on staging
  • ETA: 1/21

Sad News:

Feedback Summary

  • Copy/Paste, Search Box and Tab Button are new to our watch list of concerns see below for more details.
  • Smorgasboard of issues around Facebook Flash Apps and Facebook Chat.



Flash-related crashes

20-30 just flash related (not all crashes)


Search Box not working



bug 620672
Netflix streaming player doesn’t work OSX



was bug 598406
Copy/Paste issues (also related to issues with not enough storage messages)

100+ across various threads


bug 613915
DivX player doesn’t work

61 (180+ overall)


New Tab Button on Tab bar doesn’t work

50 across various threads


May be caused by divx extensions
Google’s Bodybrowser WebGL demo is not compatible with Firefox 4



bug 621718
Home button moved to the right of the search bar on load


bug 622141

Highlights / Notices

  • (beltzner) Firefox 4 Engineering Team has started using “soft” and “hard” to differentiate between blocking bugs
    • the hard blockers must be completed before RC
    • some (but not all) of the soft blockers may be deferred to a future release, depending on an aggregate sense of quality and product acceptance
    • new schedule estimates are being generated based on this new categorization
  • (beltzner) Current plan for tree management is to not branch for Firefox 4 / Gecko 2 until we get to a release candidate
    • people working on post-FF4.0 can use local repos, or use any of 3 idle project branches

Questions and Concerns

  • Socorro migration is January 22nd

Press & Public Reactions

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