Australis uplift in 29

Justin Dolske dolske at
Thu Jan 30 22:15:55 UTC 2014

Firefox engineering management met today to make a decision on if 
Australis should uplift to Aurora on the 29 train, or wait one more 
cycle to ride the 30 train. On the balance of the arguments, the 
decision was made to uplift.

This means:

* After uplift next week[1], Australis will be on both the Nightly 
channel (aka Firefox 30) and the Aurora channel (aka Firefox 29).

* Significant development will continue over the next 6 weeks, as we 
burn down current Australis bugs as well as new issues found by the 
Aurora audience. These fixes will land on both Nightly and Aurora.

* Upon the following uplift (March 17th), we'll again make an evaluation 
on uplifting Australis to Beta or holding it back on Aurora for the 
Firefox 30 train. There is significant risk to backing out a large 
project from Beta, so the intent will be to ride a Beta to Release.

* We will, per previous plans, cease maintaining the backout-branch for 
Nightly ("Holly"), and will instead be maintaining a backout-branch for 
Aurora. We may (pending further discussion) drop this branch as well 
if/when it becomes obvious that we will be uplifting to Beta.

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