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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

Open Action Items

  • Baz and Kev to deliver a wish list of partner customization for the installer and follow up with Rob Strong
  • mconnor and damons to review M9 blocker lists and report back at Gecko meeting tomorrow with estimates of when we could ship a decent Beta 1.
  • mconnor and sayrer to break up tabbrowser optimization patch and co-ordinate landings
    • underway, carry-over to next week


  • code freeze date to be re-evaluated this week
  • M9 Blockers (subset of unassigned M9 blockers)
    • beta 1 criteria: safe for daily browsing, no glaring bugs/omissions in shipped features

Work in progress

  • Microformats (mkaply)
  • Session Restore
    • action: beltzner to hook up with dietrich about getting out in front of changes to session restore for perf optimization
  • Download Manager
    • Edward Lee has been doing a lot of work fixing edge cases and polish
    • Further rev of UI for polish based on Madhava's stuff, some dependencies on apps that share from toolkit
  • Password Manager (dolske)
  • Addons Manager (Rob Strong, Mossop, mwu)
    • 1 remaining M9 blocker which has patch and is awaiting review
    • Only 8 other blockers remaining
  • Security, Privacy, Identity
  • SafeBrowsing protocol is undergoing changes, dcamp and others collaborating with them to ensure that Firefox is up to speed and that the protocol changes don't degrade the experience for users
  • Broken SSL certificates
  • Installer
    • everything but 1 P2 PRD item is in progress and under control
  • User Experience
    • beltzner has a full ui-review queue, will try to clear
    • if beltzner is blocking you, please yell at beltzner!
  • Theming/Visual Makeover
    • see Alex's blog post for some goals and direction
    • reaction by Linux was initially negative, but when we made it clear that there's a bug 381206 for GTK native theme updates, became positive and lots of work being done there

Security Review

  • Design Review Proposal
  • Suggested order for review
    • Password Manager (done)
    • Offline Apps ([ done])
    • Web Content Handlers (dmose)
    • Microformats (mkaply)
    • RSS (sayrer)
    • Add-Ons (rob_strong)
    • Places (dietrich)
    • Cross-domain XMLHttpRequest - Done.
    • Distribution/Customization
    • ContentEditable
    • Private Browsing
    • Malware Protection

QA Status/Topics

  • Fx 3 Test Plan wiki
  • Working on M9 features and test plans. Lots landing, daily smoketests and trunk landing verifications.
  • Work continues on Feature Test Plans linked from the Firefox 3 Test Plan Wiki.
  • This week's testday topic is Places. If you're the dev on the feature, please come to #testday on friday to help with questions.

Build Topics

Localization Topics

Round table

  • Documentation continues to make great progress. The only major areas remaining in need of documentation are Places and microformats, with a few other smaller areas left to cover as well. Please check the documentation plan and the list of bugs tagged as dev-doc-needed to be sure the stuff you care about is scheduled to be documented.
  • we should video blog/screencast more as a way of illustrating new features in nightlies
  • recent Tp regression isn't well understood, as everything's been backed out but the regression still exists, so something's strange there

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

  • Late SVG patches: Mozilla evangelism group wants more focus on SVG (through tutorials, demos and squeezing in any low risk, positive value patches) to provide an alternative to Silverlight / Flash using Open Web tech. See
    • Please take a look at the potential "1.9 patches" and think about the possibility of getting them into Gecko 1.9
    • MFinkle will be traveling to Toronto during the Gecko conference call and won't be able to "lobby directly" - notes here or email to would be helpful.

Blockers and Noms

Blockers report:

Platform Round Table

  • GFX Update
  • Layout Update
  • Content Update
  • Mac OS X Update
  • Platform/Build Tools Update