Today’s meeting leader is: johannh
- 1 General Topics / Roundtable
- 2 Friends of the Firefox team
- 3 Project Updates
- 3.1 Activity Stream
- 3.2 Add-ons / Web Extensions
- 3.3 Applications
- 3.4 Screenshots
- 3.5 Lockwise
- 3.6 Firefox Accounts
- 3.7 Sync and Storage
- 3.8 Push
- 3.9 Browser Architecture
- 3.10 Developer Tools
- 3.11 Console
- 3.12 Debugger
- 3.13 Network
- 3.14 Remote Debugging
- 3.15 Documentation
- 3.16 Fission
- 3.17 Lint
- 3.18 Password Manager
- 3.19 Performance
- 3.20 Performance tools
- 3.21 Picture-in-Picture
- 3.22 Policy Engine
- 3.23 Privacy/Security
- 3.24 Search and Navigation
- 3.25 User Experience
- 4 This week I learned
General Topics / Roundtable
[mconley] Wow, what a weekend! Everybody okay?
Your safety and mental health matters. Seriously. If you received threatening messages during the armagaddon, you should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you worked over the weekend please take it easy this week.
- Special thanks to all of the people who gave up their weekends to help get our users out of this jam!
[mconley] Another dot release is being developed to take care of some edge-cases that weren’t handled in the 66.0.4 update
Users with certain AV software, and users with the Master Password enabled seem to be affected
[jaws] merge day is being pushed to Wednesday
[mconley] Who is on point to make sure this meeting works in a new Zoom-enabled world?
[Mossop] I’m just chatting with AVOPS about that, I can take it, just want to know when we’d want to make the switchover.
- Next meeting is fine
[johannh] Outreachy interns for this summer have been announced: https://twitter.com/outreachy/status/1125430293123485696
Mozilla is mentoring 8 students this round
Thank you to everyone mentoring
- [sfoster GSoC too! Best link I can find is this one
- [jaws] Lightning Talks submissions for Whistler deadline is Friday
Friends of the Firefox team
Fixed more than one bug
- Chris Frey [:nautilus]
- Florens Verschelde :fvsch
- Mohd Umar Alam [:umaralam48]
- Tim Nguyen :ntim
New contributors (🌟 = first patch)
- Chujun Lu fixed a bug where pressing the Enter key when putting a conditional breakpoint into the Debugger would incorrectly cause a linebreak
- 🌟 DILIP fixed a spelling mistake in one of our console warning messages
- Chris Frey [:nautilus] converted the toolbar context menu strings to Fluent, and also fixed two other Fluent-related bugs
- jaril fixed a glitch where sometimes the Debugger would break on an exception unexpectedly
- Mariana Meireles got rid of some dead code in AboutRedirector
- 🌟 Ananth fixed up a styling glitch in the Web Console for console.assert strings
- 🌟 Myeongjun Go made it so that a better error message is emitted when WebExtensions attempt to insert a bookmark folder into the root folder
- 🌟 Thomas made it so that we truncate very long strings in the DevTools Inspector info bar rather than let them overflow past the end of the screen
- 🌟 Mohd Umar Alam [:umaralam48] made it so that the Synced Tabs toggle shows an option to “Hide” in the Synced Tabs list when the sidebar is open, and fixed a glitch where the History Sidebar toggle label was missing
A new experience on about:welcome
This will land in 67
A new CFR message in the bookmarking panel
- A lot of improvements and fixes to the new Pocket New Tab specifically around network failure states
Add-ons / Web Extensions
- Rob Wu added browser console warnings in 68 for proxy APIs that will be deprecated in 71.
- Mark Striemer has finished nearly everything remaining for HTML about:addons MVP for 68.
- Shane Caraveo added cookieStoreId to webRequest APIs and exposed the private browsing flag in proxy/webRequest details.
- Luca Greco added the ability to submit an abuse report on an installed extension from about:addons.
- Kris Maglione fixed the theme header background image caching issue for converted LWTs (since they’re all static themes now).
- ...and everyone is reviewing like crazy to get things in 68 as planned because this weekend was a relaxing downtime before soft code freeze.
- Rebranding going on this week.
- The team is working on polishing the extension for an initial release and then integrating the extension into desktop Firefox.
- Janice is putting together a structure for the FxA and App Services documentation hub 📕
- Ed and Vlad are finalizing the sign-in UX for Fenix, our next-generation Android browser 🚦
- Ed landed Rust APIs for FxA device registration and New Send Tab. Grisha is working on integrating this into Android Components so that Fenix can use it 📑
Sync and Storage
- Last month, we had a program review of the Rust sync and storage components. Check it out if you’re curious what we’ve been up to, where we are today, and where we’re going! 👓
- Mark has an RFC for a sync manager in Rust, to orchestrate syncing of multiple data types 🔄
- Thom landed code to import Firefox for iOS bookmarks into the Rust bookmarks component. The next iOS release will use the bookmarks component, and offer bookmark editing! 🔖
- Ed is continuing to migrate our crypto backend to NSS 🔒
- Lina has been working on adding telemetry for Android and iOS 🔍, and enabled the new bookmark sync by default in Nightly and Beta 📚
- Push for internal Mozilla consumers (New Send Tab, FxA verification) is coming to Fenix! 📣
- RKV conversions have been rolled back for now while we investigate issues migrating from 32-bit to 64-bit builds.
browser.html conversion ready to go but waiting until the next cycle.
May mean issues uplifting patches in rare cases.
Fluent cache for chrome documents ready to land.
Currently means changes made by DOM mutations do not necessarily trigger fluent updates.
(I’ll remove embedded images after the meeting and keep only links)
- Bug 1517728 - Export console output to file (Jefry Lagrange)
- Console & Network Monitor: Copy as Fetch + Use in console (Bug 1540054)
Bug 1093953 - Console CSS errors should give a selector where the error is happening
When CSS warnings are displayed in the console, you can now expand them (like a console group) to reveal all the DOM nodes that this warning applies to. So it allows you to jump from a CSS warning in the console directly to the inspector. screenshot link
- Work on DOM & Event breakpoints started
- Progress with captured stacks for various errors appearing in the Console panel (for web developers) or Browser Console window (for browser + addon developers).
- DevTools shortcuts now supported in about:devtools-toolbox (bug)
- Favicons and user friendly titles for about:debugging and about:devtools-toolbox (bug) screenshot link
- Neil Deakin is working on getting BrowserTabChild ported to Fission
- mconley is going to work on getting PermitUnload working properly with out-of-process iframes
(Axel) l1nt is now enabled.
checks for common mistakes in en-US files
also for ID conflicts with central/beta/release, as warnings
Example on phabricator: https://phabricator.services.mozilla.com/D29001
- Work continues on the breakdown of integrating the new management UI, a base patch for the desktop implementation is ready to land.
- Minimal scope for password generation via autocomplete was defined and most bugs have been filed.
- Data on adoption of autocomplete=”new-password” was gathered as part of the password generation investigation.
- Summary of Password Manager Improvements in Firefox 67
- New startup main-thread IO test will be enabled on non-debug Desktop builds soon!
Patch to not load userContent.css in the parent process landed and bounced. After some discussion, we’ve decided to put loading userChrome.css and userContent.css behind a default-off pref
This should allow us to avoid searching the disk for those files on start-up for users that don’t have those customizations, which will improve start-up performance.
- aswan did some detective work and found some nice places where we can improve start-up time in the AddonManager for brand new profiles
- dthayer is investigating compressing various things with lz4 rather than deflate
- Gijs has a patch underway to avoid reading chrome.manifest files when not necessary
- Gijs made file renaming / moving cheaper on Windows in the common case
- Welcoming Raj Meghpara, our new GSoC student! He's going to work on Instruments import support for Firefox Profiler.
- Network tooltips are now displayed as soon as the line is hovered.
- The publishing flow has been streamlined (ux issue)
New look of publish panel in Firefox Profiler with inverted checkboxes
- More tools in the web console:
List of available profiler information in the console
- MOZ_PROFILER_HELP env variable gives help to profile Firefox startup.
- Holding to Nightly while we iterate.
- Please keep filing bugs against this meta bug if you notice anything strange. Thanks!
Clicking on the Picture-in-Picture toggle no longer sends mouse events to content
The controls (mostly) disappear after 3 seconds on the player window when not hovering
Fixed strange borders showing up when switching focus between the player window and other windows
Soon to be fixed
We had a work week in Mountain View to get things rolling for the Firefox 70 release / “Project Trailhead”.
More details coming soon
- To combat malicious malware sites, Paul made us disallow add-on installation prompts in full-screen.
Because it went so well, we are going to extend our experiment for requiring user interaction for Notification permission prompts to Beta.
Another blog post coming soon
We also landed the telemetry pieces to do the announced release measurements on permission prompt usage in 67 release. This will hopefully allow us to narrow down on a set of good heuristics for automatically blocking.
- Prathiksha landed the first piece of her internship project to simplify and robust-ify the way about:certerror communicates with the parent process.
- Jonas continues to remove all the eval() usage in our chrome-privileged code.
- Small improvements to DNS over HTTPS UI in settings/preferences let you pick from resolvers
- Looking into consequences and prevention after the add-ons certificate problem: Search Service initialization should be more robust
- New Baidu search code deployed as system add-on
- Fixed 19 Bugs in the last 2 weeks
- Quantum Bar is enabled by default in Firefox 68 🎉🎉🎉
- Still working on a few remaining bugs
- Designing and discussing WebExtension APIs for the first experiment