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Weekly Gaia Development Meeting

Announcements & Notices


reporter: tony chung





Talking this week: ??

The Team: asuth, evanxd, ianliu, gaye, lightsofapollo, doliver, jrburke, gghosh, mcav, jhford, cserran, pdol, tony (qa), william hsu (qa), robmac

  • Team is working on a few 1.3/1.4 blockers
  • Gareth, Evan & Andrew working on test infrastructure fixes and tree battles
  • In-flight feature work pushed out to 1.5
  • Calendar & Email drawer redesign
  • Calendar visual refresh

Media front end

Talking this week: djf

  • New camera features are out of 1.4, but more than half our team is working on new camera features, because of a partner collaboration. An uncomfortable situation for us.
  • Custom ringtones are pushed off to 1.5
  • We might be able to land image memory performance improvements based on bug 854795 (decode jpegs at the size we want instead of full-size) in 1.4. Still investigating, though.

Our team: Dave Hylands, David Flanagan, Mike Habicher, Jim Porter, Hema Koka, Dominic Kuo, John Hu, Diego Marcos, Wilson Page, Punam Dahiya (part-time), Justin D'Arcangelo (part-time) Product: Sri Kasetti Ux: Rob MacDonald, Patryk Adamczyk EPM: Candice Serran QA: Marcia Knous


Talking this week: mchang TEAM: bkelly, geo, hub, huseby, jhylands, jld, kgrandon, mchang, mlee, wlach, Walter Chen Sites


  • Working with the gfx team to optimize some gaia apps to help with checkerboarding (calendar 972675, SMS regression 974081)
  • Investigating roc's virtual-list-demo performance on b2g (bug 975831)
  • If you are working on an app with a long list with checkerboarding issues, you may want to look at the demo and follow the bug

Comms app

Talking this week: Julien

  • 1.4? is being agressively triaged.
  • Feb 28 blockers: 1 in review, the other in review today.
  • RIL team has lots of blockers though
  • 1.3+ blockers: 2 in review, 1 unclear but assigned.
  • Messages:
    • reflow reduction + usual 1.3/QC/1.4 blockers
    • WIP Navigation: Great job by Julien. Get rid of 'hash' change events.
    • WIP Composer: Now flex layout! Avoiding reflows and JS calculation for UI.
  • Contacts:
    • WIP Performance improvements around the list rendering
  • Dialer:
    • Way way less reflows when opening call log
    • First DSDS patch landed, others in progress

System front end

Talking this week: Michael H

The team: cserran, gwagner, ladamski, kyle m, michael h, aus, sam, alexandre, francis, jason, atsai, pdol, benfrancis, daleharvey, naoki, john, tef

  • Firefox Mulet
  • Notifications, persisting on reboot
  • Rocketbar work
  • Refactoring and increasing test coverage
  • Search result de-duping
  • discussions around places DB, app vs. browser history
  • Cards View
  • fixes
  • Refocusing on 1.3-1.4 quality work



Round Table

  • When is 1.4 branching?
  • (bajaj) 3/17 -
  • How many 1.5 feature branches do we have? How do we prevent conflicts?
  • Productivity team has one for Email/Calendar drawer redesign and one for Calendar visual refresh
  • Media team has a camera-specific branch git for our Madai camera work. And we also have a m-c "twig" branch for camera-related gecko patches
  • Bubble tea
  • Firefox Accounts is setting one up