Platform Meeting Details
- Tuesday 2012-12-18 - 11:00 am Pacific
- Dial-in: Audio-only conference# 95312
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- 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 irc.mozilla.org #planning for back channel
- 1 Notices/Schedule
- 2 Key Issues
- 3 Roundtable
- 4 Products/Projects
- 5 Engineering Metrics
- Firefox 18 beta 4 went out the door last week
- Firefox 18 beta 5 will go to build today, be released Friday (get your landings in asap)
- CTP blocks for recent un-blocked versions of Reader/Java/Silverlight going out today (congrats!)
- Firefox 18 Beta 6 will go to build next Thursday, release Friday
- We'll evaluate b6 feedback the week of the 31st, and release the following Tuesday (1/8)
|Unresolved Aurora Trackers (non-security, not tracked for Beta)||Unresolved Beta Trackers (non-security)|
Actions Last Week
Milan to assign https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=805745
Jet look into https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=696640
Naveed look into https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=817342
- Win64 builds (bsmedberg)
- Future Issues - early discussion on dev-platform, monitoring for discussion if not resolved
- MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS removal
- C++11 atomics
- ICU Import
- Linux32 support (joduinn)
- publish summary of linux32 states to dev-planning (coop)
- milan to help with https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=819028
- 2013 Platform Goals
- Meeting Survey Results & Actions
- Survey Results
- Overall rating 6/10
- 93% learned something unexpected
- General agreement orienting around products is more useful
- General agreement monthly updates on certain topics are useful
- General agreement calling attention to key issues helps
- Sentiment that Metro, Snappy should have less frequent updates
- Sentiment that Memshrink should have more frequent updates
- Sentiment that Dev Tools should have its own section
- Proposed/Possible Changes
- Put the surprising info and actions first (starting today)
- Add DevTools back (discuss)
- Make Snappy, Metro, Memshrink changes (discuss)
- njn publishes a detailed report of MemShrink activity every two weeks. We can post a summary here every two weeks if people think that would be useful. https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/
- Written only status updates for platforms, other pieces (discuss)
- Survey Results
- Android x86 build support live (no tests yet). Kudos to kmoir. If you see problems, do not hide, please file bugs in mozilla.org:ReleaseEngineering.
- Android NDK upgrade coming
- 4 new rentable branches: https://wiki.mozilla.org/ReleaseEngineering/DisposableProjectBranches#BOOKING_SCHEDULE
- No meeting next 2 weeks
- blocking-basecamp. This will only be used up until v1.0 CS (hopefully 1/15), and will ultimately only include those bugs that require Mozilla engineering action prior to v1.0 CS.
- blocking-b2g. This flag is meant to track groups of partner work, without specifying a targeted version. Example values would tef+ for critical issues found after we've deprecated blocking-basecamp, or shira+ for issues blocking a partner's required features.
- tracking-b2g18. This flag is used similarly to tracking-esr17 and is meant to specifically track major stability/security/usability that we'd like to fix int he v1x timeframe. The value can either be set to + (generically tracked) or for a specific 6-week cycle (19+, 20+, etc.). It's been proposed that tracking-b2g-v1x may be a better flag, as it pertains to both Gecko and Gaia.
- status-b2g18. This flag is used similarly to status-esr17 and is meant to track whether a fix has been landed on v1x release branches. It's been proposed that status-b2g-v1x may be a better flag, as it pertains to both Gecko and Gaia.
- Per-window private browsing
- on at last in Nightly. Great efforts by ehsan, jdm, folks from Appcoast, and many others.
- New "Downloads" view
- Also landed (bug 675902)! It's an important piece of the new downloads UI. Still many performance and polish issues to sort out.
- Social multi-provider
- Landed last week (bug 809694)! UX issues and some implementation details to sort out, and still no built-in second provider to test with, but if you're interested in manually adding some for testing, find us on #socialdev.
- Mixed content UI
- Work is in progress, tracking bug is bug 815321. Various backend/frontend pieces in active development, UI design is also in progress.
- First cut at a webdev-focused frontend landed on mozilla-central. bug 795268
- Please file bugs in Firefox :: Developer Tools.
- x86 Builds are Official!
- If santa brings you a Razr i, be sure take a build for a spin
- Memory, Responsiveness, Usability
- To reduce memory in our gfx code, let us first improve our visibility into where we are using memory: bug 818060 - Add a memory reporter for graphics textures
- Stability Wins
- bug 816164 - gzip-compress crash report submission on Android
- bug 800838 - Android crash in nsNPAPIPluginInstance::UnscheduleTimer @ nsNPAPIPluginInstance::TimerWithID, Fixed for Fx17
- bug 780831 - crash in libdvm.so@0x45... on JB, Uplifted to Fx18
- Developer life quality
- bug 811411 -Unit test support (motivated by WebRTC team's need)
- bug 820546 - eliminated unnecessary p of browser chrome files
- bug 818301 - make JimDB work with C++ unit tests
- In progress/under investigation
- bug 786996 - Content of Flash plugin is first displayed upside down
- Elm to mc merge
- bug new-packager pretty much done, needs more tests, reviews, and testing.
- bug metro-build pretty much done. needs reviews on remaining blockers.
- bug elm-merge still work to do here: localization issues with metrofx, sec review, landing the rest of the metro code bits that haven't landed already. Remaining patches here can't land until after bug metro-build is on mc.
- Note - test plugin is moving out of (gre)/plugins to (dist)/plugins in bug 817881
- 0 bugs blocking (-7) bug metro-build w/work TBD
- 5 bugs blocking (+0) bug elm-merge w/work TBD
- Planning to switch mc to the 8.0 sdk after the next merge on ~2013-01-06 bug 774910
- Working with UX on polish for bookmarks, start page UI, and session restore.
Stability Report [Weekly]
- We don't have statistics for yesterday's crash data yet, working with the Socorro team to fix that.
- We had a number of regressions on trunk in the last week, but it looks like all the bad things have been fixed right now.
- bug 819028 - crash in the D3D11 DLL shipped with IE10 preview for Win7, needs investigation
- bug 822438 - JS crash on the largest Polish portal, needs help
- bug 780831 - crash in libdvm.so@0x45... on JB
- needs push to beta and then tested on beta
- bug 821353 Corrupt stacks from B2G reports - we now know the cause, solution is being worked on.
- bug 821498 Is on file for pending reports
- Dec 13 Snappy minutes
- Startup & Shutdown
- Thanks to BenWa, we no longer nuke cross compartment wrapper on shutdown, which should save 200ms+ on shutdown (bug 818296)
- Aaron added readahead for safebrowsing .sbstore files, which shows ~50ms improvement on his laptop, probably even more in other environments (bug 810101)
- Rafael moved Telemetry shutdown time probe off of the main thread (bug 815709)
- Vladan is looking into why we have added a gradual 30% regression in start-up times over the past year (bug 818257)
- Tab Strip
- Vlad made a huge improvement o animation timing and now it's mostly achieving 60 fps on slow machines (bug 731974)
- James Abbatiello (a new contributor) created a tab switch timing add-on. Details in bug 812381
- Vlad plans to move local storage writes off the main thread this week (bug 807021)
- Honza is continuing the work on local storage in bug 600307
Games [1st Tuesday of Month]
Mobile Web Compat [2nd Tuesday of Month]
Critsmash [3rd Tuesday of Month]
- Really great recent critical security bug activity; thank you!
- Big push in 2013. Teams are adopting quarterly goals to limit the lifespan of high and critical security bugs.