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Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2011-03-09

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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)

  • RC1 will be published to the beta audience as soon as QA signs off on it (today or tomorrow, most likely)
  • so far, no showstoppers have been found, and no need for an RC2 has been identified
  • QA has requested more time for thorough testing, so expect at least 1-2 more weeks before final ship
  • please note that as of tomorrow desktop nightly builds will no longer be identical to RC1 and in fact will contain code that is not planned on being part of Firefox 4 for Windows, Mac or Linux (see below)

Firefox 4 (Mobile)

  • changes required by the final set of blocking issues have been landing on mozilla-central
  • desktop nightly builds will be unfrozen and updates will resume to get early feedback on these changes

Firefox 3.6/3.5

Firefox 3.6.14, 3.6.15, and 3.5.17

  • Firefox 3.6.14 and 3.5.17 went out on Tuesday
  • Firefox 3.6.15 went out on Friday to fix a regression loading Java applets in 3.6.14
    • Thank you everyone for the quick reaction
  • 3.6.14/3.6.15 postmortem is tentatively scheduled for 2011-03-22 @ 1:30 pm PST
    • Christian will be sending a note around once the date and time firms up

Firefox 3.6.16 and 3.5.18

  • pwn2own is this week. RelEng and drivers are on deck if we need a chemspill

Firefox Sync

Add-on Builder 1.0a9

  • Maintenance release was delayed until this Thursday, last-minute regression found.
  • Feature release is on schedule for a March 18th freeze and release on the 24th.
  • Search back-end landed early this week in advance of the next release cycle, of which search will be the focus.

Add-on SDK 1.0b4

  • focus is on enhancements and polish fixes for Firefox 4 add-on development
  • freezes Wednesday, March 16
  • ships Wednesday, March 23

Input 3.3

  • Code Frozen; Looking to release next Tuesday (or earlier)
  • Next stop is 3.4 with a ramped up mobile dashboard and grouperfish clustering

Feedback Summary

  • One new issue found is that the “find” bar disappears when switching tabs–everything else is a known issue.
  • Hotmail fixed! W00t!



Windows 7, XP and Vista Users: Beta 12 Prints illegibly (weird spaces/characters)

10+54 and others


bug 635768 [FIXED]
SSL pages don’t work over proxy


bug 637361
Find bar disappears when switching tabs



bug 634454
Hangs on search/McAfee?


bug 633199
An issue with Adobe Reader X



May not be fx4. [1]
Unable to switch search engines/locks up when using search bar



bug 631746
Facebook Chat not working


Flash-related crashes (fb games, gmail,

2064 2505

Font Rendering on Windows


bug 594325 bug 612846 bug 629857
Netflix streaming player doesn’t work OSX


was bug 598406
DivX player doesn’t work

14 (380+ overall)


Broken Panorama (missing button, changed shortcut)

50+ from: [2][3][4][5]


bug 624588
No save & close dialog when closing Firefox w/multiple tabs

40-ish from: [6][7][8][9]


caused by bug 592822 bug 550559
Gmail Locks Up (proxy issue?)



Highlights / Notices

  • as of now, 17 locales have updates beyond Firefox 4 RC 1, we should take those in the next cycle. Nothing in there that would require a respin itself, though.

Questions and Concerns

Press & Public Reactions

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