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  • #mobile for backchannel
  • Mobile Vidyo Room


  • Next merge: 2014-07-21

Topics for This Week

Friends of the Mobile Team

Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Make sure friends also get awarded a badge. New contributors are highlighted in bold.

  • Ethan Pransky fixed bug 1016613 - ViewStub RemoteTabsPanel
  • vikneshwar fixed bug 1008825 - Synchronous XMLHttpRequest to load options.xul
  • Mark Capella fixed bug 1003610 - Remote Tabs shouldn't lose scroll position
  • Matthew fixed bug 1028815 - "7 days ago" label in History panel is confusing
  • vivekb has patches in the review cycle for bug 830270 (!) and bug 977164

Stand ups

Suggested format:

  • What did you do last week?
  • What are working on this week?
  • Anything blocking you?

Please keep your update to under 2 minutes!

James W. (snorp)

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  • Continued work trying to get Janus ready for testing (hoping for this week!)
  • Filed bugs (and a patch) about startup performance issues. Hoping to do more profiling this week.
  • Resurrected LZMA gecko patches and implemented LZMA support in Janus.
  • Reviews, management, etc.

Alan K. (ack)


Past week

Working on


Randall Barker

  • Last Week: Was able to stream camera from fennec add on. Need to be able to select source to stream tab. Started work to get patch(es) ready for review and landing.
  • This Week: Continue work on landing standalone WebRTC.

Eugen Sawin


Present & Future

Sylvain Cleymans

  • Last week: landed tests in Janus
  • Next week: replace phantomJS with Marionette and continue improving the test framework

Martin (mmcdonough)

  • Last Week: Got video working smoothly, some issues with certain H264 encoders (ffmpeg)
  • This Week: Get AAC audio working.

Brian Nicholson

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  • Done
    • PTO
    • bug 1030757 - Closed private tabs appears in recent tabs panel
    • WIP bug 1020602 - Send serialized input elements from form to requestAutocomplete UI component
    • WIP bug 1020607 Populate pending elements with values given by requestAutocomplete UI
  • Next
    • bug 1025560 - Flush preferences before Gecko process is killed
    • bug 995138 - Switching between normal and guest browsing doesn't keep the correct number of tabs open
    • rAc reviews


  • bug 901803 - Integrate chromecast support into Firefox. Landed (disabled)! Still pushing rel-eng to get things we need on build machines.
  • Working on Bug 1006158 - Build against Android v7 support library and Google Play Services.
  • Still looking into an add-on for desktop to support casting.
  • Split off a really simple homescreen widget. bug 1035642 - Provide a simple launcher widget for Firefox and the Search Activity. Waiting on reviews/images. Will build out better widget tricks from there.
  • bug 1014712 - use msapplication-TileImage and msapplication-TileColor to create home page tiles. One last review needed
  • bug 1004495 - Tapping on a download notification doesn't do anything (if Firefox is in the background). Talked to brian. I think we're r+ here.
  • bug 989094 - Webrtc permissions prompt should remember your last choice. Still waiting for review.


Last week

Next week


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Working on


Search activity:

  • WIP toward the minimum mockup (
    • Search history: (1030277) → rnewman is timing the landing of this
    • Fragment lifecycles (1033686) → in review with nalexander
    • Replace wordlist dict with Yahoo OpenSearch (1035341) → ready to start review
  • TODO for the minimum mockup:
    • Create a search history card (1022100)
    • Revert to GeckoView to WebView? (1029292)


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  • bug 1024778 - Do not use onFinishInflate in RemoteTabs*Panel


  • [meta] bug 979921 - Misc Android 2.3 test failures
  • bug 1021356 - Refine visuals in empty private tabs screen
  • bug 1025546 - Support various image views in Hub panels
  • bug 1020534 - Tablet toolbar icons hard to read on dark lightweight themes
  • bug 1030363 - Create Sound.jsm for Android
  • bug 1030715 - The orange animation bar gets stuck when the pull to refresh action is performed slowly


  • Too busy with other things:
    • Herding bug 941155 (fix talos on mobile to have pageloader tests working in regular mode and nochrome mode) along
    • bug 939350 - Create Python linter wrapper
  • bug 983437 - Delay FHR pruning until the screen is off
  • bug 989441 - Centralized documentation for writing tests


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  • SF visit. (See notes from last week -- same again.)
  • Misc Kindle bugs, both fixing and triaging.
    • One interesting one: all activity/fragment transitions flicker through black; investigation yields no leads. bug 1031872
  • Finishing up and landing distrodistros. It lives!
  • Landed ckitching's DB improvements. Ready for Eric and Wes to race to landing.
  • Reviews and jaw-flapping.

Chris Kitching

  • Rescued from the database bug I started before my arrival: bug 1024289 by RNewman.
  • Continuing prototyping work for RNewman's flow-preserving link-opening bubble-overlay thing.
  • Some initial work on IDEA support, now looking much more doable after nalexander's recent blog/mailing list post (thanks!)


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  • chromecast tab casting
    • can cast camera to the chromecast
    • next step is to add annotations to the constraints pasted to gUM to select a camera stream


Ian Barlow

  • In SF next week for:
    • Search awesomeness
    • General in-person hacking
  • Launcher / Lock screen synthesis
  • Manager stuff

Anthony Lam

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  • Last week
    • Sync panels design
    • Mobile Toolbar refinements with Lucas
    • General bugs
    • Tablet UI design research
  • Next up
    • IN SF for Search Activity
    • Tablets UX/UI design
    • Starting on some forms, and type scale sheets to go with our icons
    • Bugs follow up

Yuan Wang

  • Generate insights from lock screen and launcher study
  • Turn onboarding strategy into design ideas. Mini workshop in SF next week.



  • white screen of sorrow bug 1003962 landing; may fix other bugs
  • getting bitten by DOM Apps regressions like bug 1035867 and bug 1036143
  • Marketplace team finishing up fixes for Marketplace website on Android

Cogito ergo sum…

  • bug 1003962 Line Runner hangs on launch with white screen - landing
  • bug 1029691 Manifest not being checked on APK installation - blocked on bug 960584
  • bug 1021395 Web app machinery dumps lots of semi-sensitive data to logcat - blocked on bug 1032936
  • bug 960584 notify user of download progress indication when fetching APK - patch reviewed, needs updating
  • bug 986085 User-hand-holding to check the Unknown Sources checkbox - patch needs updating
  • bug 878830 Unable to install any form of web application on the Samsung Galaxy SIV - needs info from jhugman and wesj
  • bug 997717 Errors during package download aren't handled correctly - patch needs updating
  • bug 1017235 Turn on Contacts API for Android - no progress
  • bug 960703 Manifest icon not used for synthesized APK in Android 2.3 - needs info from jhugman
  • bug 957065 uninstall synthetic APK when web page with privileges calls mozApps.mgmt.uninstall() - needs info from jhugman
  • bug 1026263 Error writing default prefs during packaged web app installation - no progress
  • bug 1009954 implement unit tests for WebappManager - patch needs updating


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Last week: on B2G Dolphin release

This week:

Feature Focus

Firefox 31 (Beta) - Release: Jul 22, 2014

Firefox 32 (Aurora) - Release: Sep 2, 2014

Firefox 33 (Nightly) - Release: Oct 14, 2014

Round Table