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Pascal Chevrel
Nightly Staff project manager
Fosdem 2017

Firefox Nightly in a nutshell?

- Compiled every day with mozilla-central code - 6 first weeks of our train model - Crash reporting and telemetry on by default - Many experimental features are activated - Awesomeness++, Stability--

Nightly in our train model

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Nightly Aurora Beta Release
Nightly Aurora Beta Release
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6 weeks cycles: Nightly + Aurora + Beta = 18 weeks to release

Why we need Firefox Nightly users?

- We need their crash reports to prioritize stability work - Telemetry can also give us valuable information - Tech-savvy crowd, report actionable bugs - If we want to ship faster we must detect regressions earlier - We will need a lot of testing with Quantum - Our core technical community, let's get them involved!

Who are our Nightly users?
February 2017

  • 89%
  • 6%
  • 5%

Location and language (Feb. 2017)

Top 15 Countries
Country % of Nightly users
United States 16.6
Germany 9.5
Russia 5.8
India 5.4
Indonesia 5.0
France 3.9
United Kingdom 3.4
Canada 2.9
Poland 2.4
Ukraine 2.4
Japan 2.0
Australia 1.8
Brazil 1.8
Netherlands 1.6
Italy 1.6
Top 15 langages
Locale code % of Nightly users
en-US 86.5
ru 5.2
de 1.8
fr 1.5
ja 0.8
pl 0.6
en-GB 0.6
es-ES 0.4
zh-CN 0.3
pt-BR 0.3
it 0.2
ko 0.2
uk 0.2
zh-TW 0.2
ar 0.1

Nightly Reboot Status

* Started in May 2016 * Under Release Management * Tons of things to fix/improve

DONE SO FAR

Many things were fixed or improved to make Firefox Nightly more discoverable and focused on participation

Download pages on www.mozilla.org

Download pages on www.mozilla.org

Default bookmarks focused on getting involved

External communication:
blog

External communication:
Twitter

Internal communication:
about:home

Internal communication:
about:home Spanish

Internal communication:
about:home French

Internal communication:
What's New page page is back!

Other

* _nightly_ IRC channel + bridged Telegram group * Events: * Paris Open Source Summit (France) * Capitole du Libre (France) * MozillaTN Meetup 2017 (India) * Started working with Spanish and Italian Mozilla communities * Nightly stickers at the booth ;)

What could you do to help?

Promotion

* Promote Nightly at events, _ideally non-Mozilla events_ * Twitter, blog posts, forums: talk about our cool features, collect feedback * Translate interesting technical articles and promote them * You have a patch in Nightly? _Our blog is open for you!_

QA

* Use Nightly as your _main browser_ * Test all the new features, _report bugs!_ * Help triage bugs, look for regression ranges * Help people not confortable with English with bug reporting!

Talk to our users!

Want feedback for your feature landing on Nightly?
Want to promote an event to our core community?


Tell about it on about:home!

If Nightly were good enough, could we do that?

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Nightly Beta Release
Nightly Beta Release
Nightly Beta Release
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8 weeks cycles: Nightly + Beta = 16 weeks to release

Questions ?

Contact information

  • pascal@mozilla.com
  • pascalc

Slides: pascalc.net/nightly/