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Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesday 2012-12-04 - 11:00 am Pacific
  • Dial-in: Audio-only conference# 95312
    • People with Mozilla phones or softphones please dial x4000 Conf# 95312
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 4000) Conf# 95312
    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • CA/British Columbia/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • CA/Ontario/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 84 88 37 37, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • Gmail Chat (requires Flash and the Google Talk plugin): paste +1 650 903 0800 into the Gmail Chat box that doesn't look like it accepts phone numbers
    • SkypeOut is free if you use the 800 number
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room / SFO-Boardroom
  • join #planning for back channel


30 bugs (27)
58 bugs (85)
Unresolved Aurora Trackers (non-security, not tracked for Beta) Unresolved Beta Trackers (non-security)
  • Firefox 17.0.1 went out last Friday (desktop only)
  • Firefox 18 beta 3 going to build today - this is the last week for speculative fixes before we really clamp down


Firefox OS

  • Blockers are trending down! Thanks Devs for fixing stuff! as a result: 12-3 build has been one of the stabilist to date
  • Moving to a "beta" channel soon, reflashing dogfooders, fresh start
  • Contract QA Team still working through test areas (running test passes, reviewing testcaes); following areas are still pending:
    • Utility Tray, Keyboard and Text handling, First Time Experience, Sound, SIM Lpck, System Bluetooth, Wrapper, Dialer, Contacts, Cost Control, Facebook, SMS, Keyboard. Task breakdown:
    • Plan - clean up all our first pass of failed/invalid tests, and will respin a brand new testrun to go through a 1st pass
  • Going through QA Wanted: - currently 21 bugs affected
  • detailed report:

Firefox Desktop

Reader Mode
  • Check out Jared's post about the reader mode prototype project completed by Michigan State students, and help test it out!
  • Multi-provider support has not landed yet, but we've gone through multiple rounds of feedback and should be landing soon.
  • Paolo is ready to land nsExternalAppHandler download improvements (bug 789932). Keep an eye out for regressions related to downloading.
  • Neil is getting closer to having a completed patch for form history/autocomplete refactoring (bug 566746), just sorting out some final test issues
  • Yoric landed his patch for getting search service metadata I/O off the main thread, but it bounced due to some test issues (bug 760036)
Per-window PB
Developer Tools
  • The developer toolbox landed, try it out in nightly. The team is working hard polishing it.
  • Integrated, webdev-focused version of the SPS profiler should land this week.

Firefox Mobile

Blog Shout Out
Usability Happy
  • Landed in trunk: hide the tab sidebar on full-screen mode on tablets bug 783521 - [Tablet] Playing HTML5 videos in fullscreen mode doesn't close the tab menu
  • Fixed for Fx18 bug 813057 - Google search engine field stops resizing if suggestions change during animation
  • Remaining invalidation issues related to bug 783368 - Add a low res tile cache to TiledThebesLayer are being investigated so we can evaluate uplifting to Aurora
Stability Wins
  • Add 200 lines of logcat info to crash reports- still needs privacy review bug 815684
  • Crash fixed uplifted to Aurora bug 814886 - java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: invalid selection offsets at org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoEditable$Action.newSetSelection(
In progress
  • ARMv6
    • bug 716403 - Request to hide the navigation bar when scrolling down content
  • GCP continues to work on getting WebRTC stood up
    • WIP patches for bug 815883 - fix WebRTC builds for ARM chips with neon FPUs
  • Reflow on Zoom is still rocking
    • bug 710298 - (reflow-zoom) Add option for reflow-on-zoom

Metro [Weekly]

Elm to mc merge
  • XPC Shell test work complete
  • Sorting out Metro l10n issues next bug 769677
  • Services move to gre work complete, still needs reviews to land bug 817076
  • glandium is currently testing final rev of new packager
  • 5 bugs blocking bug metro-build w/work TBD
  • 2 bugs blocking bug elm-merge w/work TBD (one of which is metro-build)
  • Planning to switch mc to the 8.0 sdk after the next merge on ~2013-01-06 bug 774910
  • Old Fennec event overlay trap finally gone, dom is now handling input directly
  • W3C touch input support plus Winrt input event overhaul landed
  • Lots of misc. updates and fixes

Stability Report [Weekly]

  • A minimized testcase of the Yandex-related crashes would probably be very helpful, see bug 770238.
  • Trunk crashes seeking assignees/investigation:
    • The signature of bug 696640 (nsFrameList::RemoveFrame) spiked in the last days, this now has a testcase and regression range.
    • The signature of bug 817342 (js::GCMarker::processMarkStackTop) is #2, reproducible and has a regression range.


CrashStats 2012-12-04.png

  • bug 815684 is adding some logcat info to crash reports for JB, we hope that will help us diagnose some high-volume crashes.
  • bug 775142 is fixed, needs to be pushed to aurora.


  • Current top-priority bugs are moving forward:
    • bug 811335 seems to be moving forward with the help of Julian Seward and Ted.
    • bug 814078 is still waiting for review, bsmedberg said he'll probably be able to steal the review for the CrashSubmit.jsm part, will need someone else to review the B2G part.

Snappy [Weekly]

Startup & Shutdown
Tab Strip
  • Avi is working on a project to make tab strip 60fps on slow netbook (bug 815354)
  • Yoric moved SessionStore writes off the main thread (bug 794091)
  • Jon changed GC to transition to sweeping compartments by groups, which should further reduce the number of noticeable pauses due to GC (bug 790338)
  • Telemetry will be transitioning to enabled-by-default on Aurora and Nightly this month (bug 699806, bug 737596)

Games [1st Tuesday of Month]

  • Work continues on WebAudio.
  • Working on Benchmarks.
  • Majority of time going into work with partners in the last month.

Mobile Web Compat [2nd Tuesday of Month]

Critsmash [3rd Tuesday of Month]

Memshrink [4th Tuesday of Month]

Engineering Metrics

Key Issues

Actions Last Week


  • UA String Touch or Tablet (akeybl, gerv)
  • Win64 builds (bsmedberg)
  • Not shipping prefixed APIs on the release channel (henri)
  • Future Issues - early discussion on dev-platform, monitoring for discussion if not resolved
    • MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS removal