This is the updated beta plan as discussed in the Platform meeting earlier today. It is a modification of the previous plan based on current bug counts and fix rates. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

The Updated Beta Plan

  • If all betaN hardblockers are done by this Friday afternoon PST (2011-01-28) we will build beta 11 at that time. This is essentially staying on the previously posted plan
  • If on Friday there are remaining betaN hardblockers we will not build and instead defer the decision until Tuesday (2011-02-01)
  • If all betaN hardblockers are done by next Tuesday afternoon PST (2011-02-01) we will build beta 11 at that time. There will be no planned beta 12
  • If on Tuesday there are remaining betaN hardblockers we will make a judgement call
  • If on Tuesday the remaining betaN hardblockers are on track to land before Friday (2011-02-04), we will not build on Tuesday and instead wait for Friday. There will be no planned beta 12
  • If on Tuesday the remaining betaN hardblockers look at risk to land by Friday (2011-02-04) we will create beta 11 on Tuesday and plan on having a beta 12. Beta 12 will not have a fixed schedule and will instead be built when the remaining betaN hardblockers are at zero

Bug Fix Priorities

[risky] betaN hardblockers > betaN hardblockers > final hardblockers > betaN softblockers > final softblockers

Again, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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5 Responses to Updated Firefox 4 beta plan

  1. pd says:

    I other words, you’re flying by the seat of your pants! šŸ™‚

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  2. Flo says:

    Thaks for the update, but I do want to ask you something : Is there a plan of reducing memory consumption by the time Firefox 4 final hits the web? If it’s not in your…sector, I’ll ask somewhere else. šŸ™‚

  3. Alex says:

    Keep up the great work. Firefox 4 looks great, and quality is much more appreciated. So, please, take your time and do the great work that your team does!

  4. meh says:

    I bet $0.02 that there’s going to be a beta 13.