Test Pilot Program Progress: week ending 2018-09-21


Test Pilot

  • Q4 OKRs are being iterated through; meeting next week to finalize.

  • Production release on 2018-09-17.

  • GitHub tells me that from 2018-08-31 through 2018-09-07

  • Excluding merges, 6 authors have pushed 9 commits to master and 11 commits to all branches. On master, 26 files have changed and there have been 3,656 additions and 3,373 deletions.

  • Of those authors, 3 were external contributors (work is slowing down on the platform, as planned).

Cloud Storage Shield Study

  • Determining next steps for this project, including what team should own this feature.

  • Final report published internally, blog post forthcoming.


  • Dashboard for up-to-date metrics in place.

  • UI cleanup: static theme improvements, theme image previews, final refinement.

  • Proposal for simplifying and merging all 3 Firefox theming mechanisms into one.

  • Agreement w/ddurst’s team about date for transferring ownership of Color.

Email Tabs

  • Proposed launch date is early November, working with Marketing to narrow down a date.

  • GA property set and merged.

  • 10 items remaining in MVP launch milestone.

  • Will hand over to QA next week for testing.

Laserlike, aka Advance

  • Launched 2018-08-07.

  • Experiment running.


  • Product-based discussions for transfer of Notes out of Test Pilot to Alex Davis’ team.

Price Alerts

  • Held preliminary kickoff meeting with Price Alerts team.

  • Upcoming meetings to determine schedules, tasks, etc.

  • Preliminary launch date planned in early November. Working with Marketing to finalize.


  • In progress:

  • FxA mobile integration slipping one week, until beginning of Q4.

  • Decision to have Ops host beta release.

  • Will have discrete GA for beta site.

  • Final URL for beta site decided.

  • Testing begins this week.

  • Release delayed until 64 goes live due to streams API dependencies.

  • This will enable us to pick up the new Firefox branding.

Side View

  • Working to get Side View into Shield; PHD written.

  • Shield PHD reviewed 2018-08-08.

  • Engineering work in progress for Shield study.

  • Design in progress for Shield study.

  • Goal: Q4 in Shield.

  • Acceptance criteria in progress for getting Side View on AMO.