Meeting Notes

5-March-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-03-04

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lawrence)

  • Going to release 36.0.1. 36.0 updates are disabled while we create the dot release
  • 37 Beta 2 shipped on Tuesday
  • 37 Next up
    • Desktop Beta 3 gtb Thursday
    • Mobile Beta 4 gtb Monday
  • Note that EME has been uplifted for 37 Beta 3 but is disabled. No plan to ship EME in 37. This isolated uplift is for testing only.

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

Current Cycle 39.1

Top priorities:

  • Reading List work for spring campaign
  • e10s
  • Tracking Protection
  • Add-on Signing

EME uplift for testing to beta 37.3.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction (Arcadio)

  • Spring campaign – agency selection complete
  • Android campaign – 1.5 million snippet clicks to GP, 150K SMS messages sent, 250K app install clicks
  • Yahoo campaigns

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

26-February-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-02-25

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • Firefox 36
    • Desktop released yesterday (release notes) – plan is to enable updates at 100% on Friday
    • Mobile is delayed for search related fixes and is currently targeting Friday for release
  • Firefox 37 Beta 1 released today – went a day early to get an additional day of testing during this shorter release cycle (release notes)
  • Firefox 38 Aurora updates are scheduled to be re-enabled on Friday

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

  • Feb 24th nightly has broken mouse scroll issues that have since been fixed. bug 1136177
  • Lots of Hello feedback coming in as a result of the promotion in the snippet. Expect a feedback roll up by EoW

Mobile

No updates


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

19-February-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-02-18

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • FHR/Telemetry are unifying for FF38, dependency tree – expect some potential data collection issues in early Aurora 38

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

Current Releases

38.3 starts today.
Two Big Priorities for spring campaign/38:

  • Hello work: sharing tabs/windows/apps
  • Reading list MVP ready desktop/iOS

Another biggie:

  • EME finished in 38 for first providers. (Name withheld out of legal/partner concerns). We want to uplift to 37 beta to give us extra testing time. We are not accelerating L10N at this time.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction (Arcadio/Winston)

  • SMS Snippet live – performing well
  • Agency pitches for upcoming campaign still on track
  • Hello owned media push planned for next week

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

12-February-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-02-11

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

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

Current Releases

38.3 starts today.
Two Big Priorities for spring campaign/38:

  • Hello work: sharing tabs/windows/apps
  • Reading list MVP ready desktop/iOS

Another biggie:

  • EME finished in 38 for first provider. (Name withheld out of legal/partner concerns)

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction (Winston)

  • Android SMS snippet goes live tomorrow
  • Turning up volume on Android ads
  • Agency meets for Spring

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

5-February-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-02-04

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

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

Pulled another round of MSE feedback. Feedback is improving, but still elevated.

Another Flash feedback spike. ex: https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/dashboard/response/4910334

Mobile

Pulled some data for the Rockchip SOC issue: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1108709

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction (Winston/Arcadio)

  • SEM has launched and results are encouraging
  • Banner ads are live on the Yahoo network as of Monday. Using funnel cake to measure impact.
  • Android marketing live in several markets on Facebook / Twitter. Snippet showing Android marketing at 40% rotation
  • New SMS snippet goes live on 2/12

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

29-January-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-01-28

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • 36 Beta 4
    • Desktop shipped yesterday
    • Mobile ships today
  • Next Beta release
    • Desktop Beta 5 gtb Thu, ships Fri
    • Mobile Beta 6 gtb Mon, ships Tue/Wed
  • Looking at options for the release date for the spring Firefox release

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

35 Snippet Survey going live soon

Writing a report on e10s feedback in nightly

Looks like Youtube made some kind of change yesterday so that more people are on HTML5 video.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction (Arcadio/Winston)

  • Android efforts ramping up
  • Yahoo
  • SEM

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

22-January-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-01-21

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

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

  • Input traffic is up as a result of the release but nothing stands out. Doing a deep dive (with MATH) today.

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

15-January-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-01-14

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lawrence)

  • Firefox 35.0 shipped yesterday, updates enabled at 25%
  • Firefox 36 beta1 ships Thursday
  • Firefox 37 Aurora updates scheduled to be re-enabled on Friday
  • Note: 38 (currently Nightly) will be the next ESR.
  • Want all merge and release days included in your calendar? Add this Google calendar.

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

38.1 started yesterday. Recap from last week on priorities

- Hello:

 - wrapping up Firefox 36/37 work, getting started on 38 (with a focus on sharing)

- Task Continuity:

 - finishing UX design work for Reading List/Synced Tabs
 - research work support those features
 - investigating sync back-end changes needed to support them

- Search:

 - continue to address important regressions from the Firefox 34 work
 - UX design/research for next steps in search UI improvements

- Password Management:

 - focus on telemetry to begin improving filling/saving reliability

- Sync Migration:

 - finishing the migration work needed to start migrating "old sync" users to "new sync" in Firefox 37

- Places:

 - continue the refactorings needed to avoid main-thread IO

- E10S:

 - continue supporting the e10s team in pushing through the e10s milestones

Also:
Privacy:
Some UI exploration for privacy and some work on research/telemetry experiments on Tracking Protection

Some EME bugs

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

Release going smoothly, nothing to report yet

Contributor Engagement

Mike Hoye announcing the revamp of a community-engagement onramp, to ship end of Q1


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

8-January-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-01-07

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lukas/Sylvestre/Lawrence)

  • Desktop 35.0 RC build 2 is now with QA after having to rebuild for bug 1076975, a late-arrival
  • Mobile 35.0 build delayed for bug 1073554 – we’re looking at the options here including shipping with the regression and doing a 35.0.1 once a verified fix is ready
  • ESR 31.4.0 on track
  • We’ll be moving the updates enabling by 4 days this cycle which means that we release next Tuesday, collect feedback for a few days and then enable updates at 100% on the Friday same week. First time experiment with this more rapid process.
  • Merge Day is on Monday Jan 12th.

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

There wasn’t an official 37.3 iteration, due to holidays, but we start 38.1 next Tuesday. The areas of focus are:
Hello:

  • wrapping up Firefox 36/37 work, getting started on 38 (with a focus on sharing)

Task Continuity:

  • finishing UX design work for Reading List/Synced Tabs
  • research work support those features
  • investigating sync back-end changes needed to support them

Search:

  • continue to address important regressions from the Firefox 34 work
  • UX design/research for next steps in search UI improvements

Password Management:

  • focus on telemetry to begin improving filling/saving reliability

Sync Migration:

  • finishing the migration work needed to start migrating “old sync” users to “new sync” in Firefox 37

Places:

  • continue the refactorings needed to avoid main-thread IO

E10S:

  • continue supporting the e10s team in pushing through the e10s milestones

Polaris Privacy Work:

  • Tor relays: doing tech spec’ing this week. NetOps/Opsec are designing this week, may start hardware work next week.
  • User testing on Tracking Protection (Polaris pref in Nightly) starts next week. Questions to answer:
    • what do users think about tracking? Does our experience meet their needs?
    • Do we break their experience, and if so do they accept the tradeoff or blame the browser.

Developer Tools (Jeff)

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

  • No significant change in Hello feedback for 35: Still very, very low amounts of feedback. Most negative (non-prompted) feedback people who don’t want it. One comment on the branding (Telefonica/O2).
  • Only spike in negative feedback around the break was around the donation campaign which was viewed as spammy (especially since people got it even after they donated).

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction (Arcadio or Winston)

  • Dev browser campaign / message testing
  • Search hijackers
  • Yahoo optimization
  • Hello

Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

18-December-2014

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2014-12-17

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lawrence)

  • Mobile 34.0.1 gtb today with fixes for
    • bug 1110499 – Crash reporter does not work in Android L
    • bug 1108627 – Regression: market-specific search defaults (desktop) broke default engine behavior for Fennec
    • May also include bug 1105590
  • 35 beta4 shipped today
  • Modified Beta schedule for holidays (from dev-planning post)
    • Week 3 – Dec 15-19: Beta 4 (Desktop & Mobile) and Beta 5 (Desktop) build & ship as usual
    • Week 4 – Dec 22-26: Beta 6 (Desktop & Mobile) gtb on Monday Dec 22 as usual, ship on Tues Dec 23 – no further betas
    • Week 5 – Dec 29-Jan 2: Beta 8 (Desktop & Mobile) gtb on Monday Dec 29 as usual, ship on Tues Dec 30 – no further betas
    • Week 6 – Jan 5-9: Beta 10 (Mobile) and Desktop RC 35.0 gtb on Monday Jan 5th, ship on Tues Jan 6 to beta channels

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

Flash is causing a lot of pain for our users.


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

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