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Firefox 3/Gecko 1.9 Meeting Details

  • Tuesdays - Firefox 3 - 11:00am Pacific, 2:00pm Eastern, 19:00 UTC
  • Mozilla Building S - Central Area
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x91 Conf# 217 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 217 (US)
  • #granparadiso for backchannel

Action Items


  • AI:peterv Help drive leak fixing
  • AI:pav Drive list of footprint bugs for next perf meeting
  • AI:mconnor Figure out where list of 'done' new features can get help created (basically done, SUMO team is catching up to the last set of feature changes, will be ready for review soon(TM))


  • AI:Tomcat wikify/blog your steps to find extension leaks
  • AI:sicking Move content arenas patch to completion

Beta 3 Status

  • tree closed last night. Build given "go" at 17.20 PST 04feb08. Build finished tag&branch, returned control of branch to Dev at 19.15 PST 04feb08.
  • build config problems required a respin this morning
    • build config mismatch caused by bug407794. We should have manually sync'd the nightly and release mozconfig before starting, but missed that step.
    • rc2 started at 10.55PST. No code changes from rc1, only mozconfig compiler changes.
    • estimate linux & mac available between 1-2pm PST; win32 later this afternoon.
  • estimated release date is Tuesday, Feb 12, evening PST
  • latest progress/status available at the Beta 3 Release Status page
  • you can also follow build and QA status for the release

Firefox 3: issues for beta 4 / final ship

  • Theme Refresh / Visual Polish
    • Icons: gathering dates from Linux/Windows teams for icon drop dates
    • prioritizing CSS polish issues (Library window on Windows)
    • need to land the "keyhole" changes for OS X
    • autocomplete font size & colors
    • styling for bookmark and site identity dialogs
  • Awesome Bar
    • non-contiguous multi-word search coming
    • keep playing with frecency calcs for perf wins
  • Offline
  • Security UI
    • malware: need to finalize agreement with Google (action on beltzner)
  • AMO Integration (bug 404024)
    • Just cleaning up the followups
  • Places
    • bug 405198 - Cannot drag-and-drop items across different views/menus. This is blocking on resolution of platform bug 389931, which is a P1 blocker regression from the thread manager rewrite, and seemingly unowned (no response from owner since July 2007). This is the cause of much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Platform: issues for beta 4 / final ship

  • Memory Usage
    • JEMalloc Work
    • Leak hunting
      • Concerns over extension leaks. AIs above
      • Full Functional Test on Mac 10.5 and Windows started to identify core leaks - Tomcat
  • Tp
    • Need to investigate CJKT issues on windows
  • Graphics
    • Large dashed/dotted borders - vlad
    • Inset/outset borders - vlad
    • Mac image optimization - vlad
  • Javascript
  • FileURL Bug
  • XOW still needs some work
  • xsite XMLHttpRequest
  • SVG
    • bug??? - SVG filter optimization - roc
  • Printing
    • bug 415285 plugin printing win32 - vlad
    • bug 406376 generating PS3 instead of PS2 on Linux - vlad
    • A few other linux printing bugs (cairo/gfx related) - vlad
    • bug 414075 print prev missing dead space bug - fixed by Jeremy Lea
    • bug 415012 include print prev dead space in jump-to-page - dholbert
  • MathML
  • Web-based protocol handling
  • Microformats
  • Help (SUMO etc)
  • Plug-ins - concern over flash plug-in causing repaint
  • Window.postMessage - landed before b3 freeze
    • One mini-bug fixed within an hour or so of landing, no other functional bugs so far
    • Implementation feedback and our tests submitted to whatwg, existing impls to fix demonstrated bugs
    • A slight naming conflict with a Windows API (not observable in Gecko code) is being resolved in bug 397929

Beta 4 Planning

  • mostly regression fixing and polishing, no new features
  • some big ticket items:
  • tentative freeze date Feb 26th (or sooner)
    • this week will be open to all blockers
    • next week will likely be under full driver control

Security Reviews

  • Design Review Proposal
  • Still needed
    • XMLHttpRequest (sicking) follow up moved to 2/12 after this meeting
    • Window.postMessage (sicking and waldo) 2/12 after this meeting
    • about:crashes (Mossop) (pending) 2/12 after this meeting

QA Status/Topics

  • Beta 3 Testplan and Schedule
  • Areas needing increased focused testing (due to recent landings)
    • New Addons Manager
    • Location bar frecency
    • Proto theme and icons
    • web protocol handling
    • Places UI Library
    • Safebrowsing & Phishing Protection
  • Tracking Beta 3 Release Notes
  • Balancing QA resources with team, but minor setbacks by half a day at most.

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