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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.
    • action: dmills to follow up with robstrong

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


  • Proposed Schedule
    • post M8 we're frozen for new features, meaning that we'll continue planned implementation work and new UI (beyond polish) will land post M8, under tight driver control; mconnor to publish a list of this set of activities ASAP.
  • Current BMO report for blocking-firefox3+

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) landed in M8 (myk)
    • patch for new Applications prefpane (bug 377784) landed in M8 (myk)
    • tracking five regressions as blockers and 18 followup bugs as dependencies on bug 377784 (myk)
    • feature complete (dmose)
    • M8 to ship with default web-based test webcal: handler
  • Microformats (mkaply)
    • Backend/API needs sr from smedberg
      • action: mconnor to follow up, dispensation to be given since it's not hooked up to anything in the UI
  • Places (Places team)
  • Download Manager
    • cross-session stuff is finished, will land when tree unfreezes
    • still waiting on bug 395205 and bug 395207 for pause/resume
  • Storage (sdwilsh)
    • SQLite 3.4.2 will be taken once the tree re-opens
  • Password Manager (dolske)
  • Addons Manager (Rob Strong, Mossop, mwu)
    • all blockers landed for M8, including a quick regression
    • rstrong's got a lot of pending work
    • feeling is that things are on track
  • Distribution Reqs (dmills)
    • M8 blockers complete
    • AUS updates required before landing the very last piece, which will go for M9
  • Security, Privacy
    • badware blocking page landed ([test page here] )
    • ongoing negotiation with to get lists hooked up
  • Installer
  • Identity UI
    • Landed (followups visible from bug 383183)
  • Retention (No PRD Category)
  • User Experience
    • mconnor and beltzner to publish and track list of 20 UX issues and 5 delight issues that will be fixed for Firefox 3
    • now is the time to start ensuring bugs are filed (or beltzner is emailed) on polish issues, wording issues, etc.
  • Theming/Visual Makeover
    • should have Mac theme stuff to show for comment end of this week
    • Alex has been putting together a list of [new icons in Firefox 3] so we can get new ones made for all OSes

Security Review

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

Release Notes

QA Status/Topics

  • Draft Fx 3 Test Plan wiki
  • Many feature Test Plans are being updated and linked from the Firefox 3 Test Plan Wiki. Seeking review.
  • 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

  • mfinkle: does any UI work need (or benefit from) the mozstorage support in xul templates bug 321172? should we be trying to take that? it's been reviewed.
    • mconnor: download manager could probably use it, dunno if it will be worth the effort
    • dietrich: we could possibly use it, but not sure if we would be able to refactor our code at this time
    • mfinkle: just wants to make sure it doesn't fall through the cracks
    • beltzner: make sure it's nominated, as I think we want to take it

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


  • M8 Status
  • Recent Perf Regression?
  • Approval 1.9? for bug 346189 / attachment 278345 requires discussion as it adds new CSS properties for stacks. Results: Discussion resulted in waiting on this feature add as it is past the feature freeze and no one presented compelling reasons to break the freeze.


Blockers and Noms

Blockers report:

GFX Update

Layout Update

Content Update

Mac OS X Update

Platform/Build Tools Update

Performance Update

Release Notes