Soft code freeze for Firefox 74 starts February 4

Julien Cristau jcristau at mozilla.com
Mon Feb 10 13:39:02 UTC 2020


Hi all,

The merge from central to beta for 74 is done, and the version number on
central was bumped, so new changes landing now will target 75.  Consider
the soft code freeze over.

Thanks,
Julien

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 2:04 PM Pascal Chevrel <pchevrel at mozilla.com> wrote:

> The subject should have been "Soft code freeze for Firefox 74 starts
> February 4" of course, not 73, sorry for the inconvenience.
>
> Pascal
>
>
> Le 04/02/2020 à 14:00, Pascal Chevrel a écrit :
>
> Hi all,
>
> With Firefox 73 RC shipping today, we are nearing the end of the Nightly
> 74 cycle.
>
> In order to avoid invalidating the testing we get out of late Nightly and
> to ensure that we can roll out Beta 74 to a wider audience with confidence,
> we'd like to ask that any risky changes be avoided from today until after
> the version bump to 74 on February 10.
>
> Some reminders for the soft code freeze period:
>
> Do:
> - Be ready to back out patches that cause crash spikes, new crashes,
> severe regressions
> - Monitor new regressions and escalate merge blockers
> - Support release management by prioritizing fixing of merge blockers
>
> Do Not:
> - Land a risky patch or a large patch
> - Land new features (that affect the current Nightly version) — be mindful
> that code behind NIGHTLY_BUILD or RELEASE_OR_BETA ifdefs can lead to
> unexpected CI results
> - Flip prefs that enable new Features that were untested in the Nightly
> cycle
> - Plan to kick off new experiments that might impact a feature's merge
> readiness
>
> Please let us know if you have any questions/concerns.
>
> Thanks,
> Pascal & the Release Management team
>
> --
> Pascal Chevrel
> Firefox Release Manager
> + Firefox Nightly community management
>
>
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