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Firefox 3 Meeting

Meeting Details

  • Tuesdays - Firefox 3 - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mozilla Building S - <script> conference room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x91 Conf# 217 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 217 (US)
  • #granparadiso for backchannel

PRD Status Update

  • Perma Links: Current PRD & Detailed Feature List & Firefox Next Requirements.
  • Outstanding Change Requests to review.
  • Retention Requirements - please add them to the PRD as applicable.
  • Disable insecure extension updates by default bug 378216 and Extension updates should link to further information bug 297903 should be added to the PRD.
  • Support reading in a localizable string with a partner name (INST-005a) - Needs more detail as to where this string will be used in the ui.

Open Action Items

  • Add visual indication to browser UI when Add-on updates are available (ADD-003a) needs bug 347585 implemented
    • underway: beltzner and mconnor currently arguing about whether or not it's necessary
      • Going to try nsIAlertService as a low-impact notification
  • Decision about private browsing mode
    • Not going to make it at this point


Work in progress

  • Web-based protocol handling (PH team)
    • patch to move the rest of the RDF code from native nsExternalHelperAppService to JS nsHandlerService (bug 393492) has review and super-review, awaiting approval (myk)
    • patch for new Applications prefpane (bug 377784) has one UX review, awaiting code review and additional UX review (myk)
  • Microformats (mkaply)
    • Backend should drop today or tomorrow.
    • Holding off on UI for now
  • Download Manager (sdwilsh [not on call])
  • Password Manager (dolske)
    • Notification Bar for saving logins finally landed, yay.
    • Working on other M8 blockers
  • Addons Manager (Rob Strong, Mossop, mwu)
    • bug 378216 Extension Update Security has landed, need to get the supporting tool out soon (bug 394826).
    • bug 394645 Alerts service notification for addon updates has landed.
    • bug 299716 Support Toolkit targets for add-ons has landed.
    • Various UI and backend code cleanup.
  • Distribution Reqs (dmills)
    • bug 392496 AUS URL schema v3: patch ready, waiting for server-side support.
    • bug 392501 distribution.ini support: Waiting for review.
    • bug 392771 SearchSvc.loadEngines(): Waiting for review.
    • bug 392251 distribution/bundles/: Backed out due to perf issues. Needs work.
  • Security, Privacy
  • Installer
  • Identity UI
    • Waiting for check-in
  • SSL Error Pages
    • Waiting for a PSM fix from Kaie - pinged today.
  • Retention (No PRD Category)
  • User Experience
    • Take away 20 user experience bugs & n delightful UI features
      • mconnor to publish list and bugs to track this week (carryover, EOD Wed)
    • Theming/Visual Makeover
      • Still working on finding an icon designer for Windows/Linux.

Security Review

  • Design Review Proposal
  • Suggested order for review
    • Password Manager (done)
    • Places
    • Web Content Handlers, Microformats & RSS
    • Add-Ons
    • Offline Apps
    • Cross-domain XMLHttpRequest
    • Distribution/Customization
    • ContentEditable
    • Private Browsing
    • Malware Protection

Release Notes

QA Status/Topics

  • Draft Fx 3 Test Plan wiki
  • Triaging in-litmus? bugs and assigning testcases to litmus for those features.
  • Awaiting M8 builds to be tested. Will run smoketests, BFTs, and focused area testing.
  • This week's testday will focus on Places testing
  • Testing, Verifying, Testing, Documenting, Testing...

Build Topics

Localization Topics

Round table

  • There is a full Firefox 3 documentation plan available, which shows the status of each item needing documentation. Please make sure items you know need developer documentation written are on that list.
  • reminder to use #granparadiso on IRC for discussion of milestone-releated deliverables, features, QA testing, etc; it's to be the defacto location for chatter regarding Gran Paradiso releases
  • Axel: The schedule page should separate the M* releases from the alpha/beta releases, and should include the threat-level for each release.
  • Schrep: Need to meet up after M8 to enumerate what features missed, and evaluate what can make M9.

Gecko 1.9 Meeting

Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC
  • Mozilla Building S - <script> conference room
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x91 Conf# 217 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 217 (US)
  • join #granparadiso for backchannel

General Discussion



  • Reminder that Sept 5 is M8 code freeze.
  • What we're working on:
    • 1.9 Blockers Only
    • Prioritizing those blockers which are high complexity and may have unknowns causing longer time to implement.
    • Security Bugs
    • Crashers
    • Memory Leaks and Performance
    • Hangs, Regressions, and other broken features.
  • Note that on Sept 5th we'll go into Tree Control/Threat Level Red which means: all checkins require explicit approval flags.
  • On approval flags, we believe we have the queries fixed, but if you find that a component for 1.9 is missing in one of the either the approval queries or the triage queries, please email the driver for that component know via email and request that it be added.
  • After M8, We'll resume Tree Control Level Yellow: 1.9+, wanted-1.9 bugs auto approved, other changes require explicit approval flags.

Note: See this dev-planning thread for more info.

Blockers and Noms

Blockers report:

GFX Update

Layout Update

Content Update

Mac OS X Update

Platform/Build Tools Update

  • Discussions ongoing in about using GC to replace reference counting for mozilla 2 (XPCOMGC)
  • automated rewrite of QI (first pass) pretty much complete... now need to find testing resources

Release Notes