What is this?

Now that Firefox 61 has moved on to Beta, and continuing in the tradition started on January 15, 2018, this is the report on PI Requests for Firefox 61.

In general this report tracks three categories of requests for each milestone:

  • “After Deadline” are requests filed after the deadline for the current milestone but before the “PI request deadline” email goes out for the next milestone.
  • “Within Deadline” are requests filed in the week long window between the “PI request deadline” email going out and the deadline for the current milestone.
  • “Total” is quite simply an aggregate of the two. There will be some inconsistency in this data with regards to the milestone as not every request filed within a milestone window is not necessarily tied to that exact milestone. However this is the closest approximation we can make with the data given at this time; a failing that I hope to address in the next iteration of the PI requests system.

Firefox 58, 59, 60, 61

Key Dates for Firefox 61:

  • March 7, 2018: Notice of Deadline to Submit PI Requests
  • March 15, 2018: Deadline to Submit PI Requests
  • May 7, 2018: Merge to Beta

Product Integrity Requests Received

By and large we’re getting most of our requests after the deadline (76% this cycle, 4% improvement over last cycle). It is possible that some of the “after deadline” number includes requests for the next milestone, particularly if requested toward the end of the current milestone. Unfortunately there is no concrete way for me to know this based on the information we currently record. Regardless I would like to see a trend over time of getting the majority of our requests prior to the deadline. Time will tell.

Product Integrity Requests 48-Hour Performance

Product Integrity Requests One-Week Performance

This cycle we missed our SLA of responding to 80% of requests within 48 hours (72% overall) and we missed our SLA of responding to 100% of requests within one week (96% overall). This cycle we tracked better with requests filed within the deadline than we did with requests following the deadline.

Product Integrity Requests One-Week Performance

Now that we’re 4 cycles in I can start to report on our average response time to requests. After 3 cycles of trending up on requests within the deadline we are now down to 42 hours to respond to these requests on average compared to 44 hours for requests filed after the deadline. For all requests since we started to track this data, going back to Firefox 58, we are averaging 37 hours to respond to incoming requests.

That’s all for today. I’ll be back in a couple months, toward the end of the Firefox 62 cycle.

Have questions or feedback about this report or the PI Requests system in general? Please get in touch.