A few minutes ago, we released version 2.1 of Firefox Input.
The release comes just in time for the releases of Firefox 4.0b8 and Fennec 4.0b3. The most important new features are:
- Idea Submission. We noticed that people often add very good ideas to the “issues” feedback on Firefox Input. On the surface, their submissions look like they were unhappy with the way Firefox performed, but instead they just wanted to suggest a way to make it better in the future. We now support suggestions as a separate feedback type in order to handle these types of requests better.
- Manufacturer and Device information for mobile devices. The Firefox mobile team noticed that most of the time, in order to reproduce bugs or issues that people submit on Input, it is vital to know what mobile device this was happening on. Therefore, mobile versions of Firefox now submit the device and manufacturer strings (such as “Samsung Galaxy S”) of the device used when submitting feedback. Together with the Firefox version info and the actual feedback, this helps us find and fix issues with Firefox mobile faster!
Here’s a screenshot of the new suggestions submission page:
Finally, if you are interested, there is a complete list of bugs fixed for this release.
Thanks to all people involved in this release (you know who you are), and to all Firefox beta testers who relentlessly contribute their feedback in order to make Firefox a little better every day!
Update, January 4, 2011: Some people asked how to reach the suggestion form. The suggestion form is linked from both the happy and sad feedback pages, directly on Mozilla Input: