Firefox 67 Release Date now May 21st
rkothari at mozilla.com
Wed May 8 18:44:16 UTC 2019
+Firefox Dev <firefox-dev at mozilla.org>
Below is a summarized list of changes to 67, 68 milestones for this week
- *Feature Complete milestone* - May 10th (was May 3rd)
- *Nightly Soft Code Freeze* - May 13th (was May 6th)
- *First Merge* (m-c -> m-b) - May 13th (was May 6th)
- *67 RC week start* - May 13th (was May 6th)
- *Final Merge day* - May 20th (was May 13th)
- *67 launch* - May 21st (was May 14th)
- 67 Detailed milestones doc
- 68 Detailed milestones doc
Relman team is working on updating the release calendar and wiki to reflect
the changes. These should be in sync ~1pm PST.
On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 7:05 AM Marissa (Reese) Wood <reese at mozilla.com>
> Good morning!
> I want to start this message out by saying how much we *all* truly
> appreciate the heroics that went into this weekend. Please do know that we
> care about your health, well-being, and putting out quality products. As
> such, we are going to push the release of Fx67 out by one week.
> - Fx67 will launch on May 21st (Tuesday), a week later than originally
> planned for May 14th (Tuesday).
> - Fx68 launch date remains unchanged, as July 9th (Tuesday).
> *Why is this important to you?*
> - Due to the recent add-on cert expired incident
> , which is still active, 67 RC builds have not been completed or
> tested. We also need a few more days after we ship 66.0.5 (this shipped
> yesterday for Desktop and Fennec, today for ESR) to ensure release quality
> is at expected levels. Nightly 68 quality is also not yet stable due to
> unrelated issues.
> *Risks of NOT delaying**:*
> - *67 quality -* Typically, we require a week of code freeze and RC
> builds to ensure the release going out the door is meeting the high
> standards of quality, stability, and performance.
> - *Nightly 68* - Quality is nondeterministic and combined with the new
> 68 release process, we are unsure whether it is at Beta quality and ready
> to be pushed to millions of beta users next week.
> - *Release end-users* - Might be experiencing update fatigue (hotfixes
> and dot releases pushed in quick succession). We need time to let the dust
> settle on release channel owing to recent dot releases.
> - *QA, relman, releng and many other teams* - have been working around
> the clock and there is general fatigue. We want to minimize the window of
> mistakes AND make sure that you have some time to recover!
> *Assessment Impact to other releases/projects**:*
> - EU Browser choice updates are riding 67 and 68
> - Google Browser choice screen is planned for slow rollout in May.
> - *Risk: Low* due to Google’s slow rollout.
> - Fenix MVP planned for June 25th
> - Fenix will take GV68 beta build a week later.
> - *Risk: Low* as they are already testing GV Nightly68 builds.
> - ARM64 related impact
> - *Risk: Very low*
> - GPStore Aug 1st deadline for 64-bit APKs is still well within
> - QC M3 hand-off can be moved out by a week.
> - Project Trailhead (launch: June 4th)
> - Nightly 69 would begin May 20th.
> - No known trailhead risks with moving the Fx67 release schedule.
> - *Risk: Very Low*
> Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or
> Again, thank you all!
> *Marissa (Reese) Wood, PMP, CISSP* | Cell Phone 303-506-3282 |
> reese at mozilla.com | Slack: #Marissa (Reese)
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