Firefox Activity Stream Program - Cross-Platform Status Report - May-30-2017
Project Health & Exec Summary
Engineering Highlights From Last Completed Sprint
The Activty Stream ‘Zumtela’ milestone ended May 28th. For a complete list of the issues resolved in the Zumtela sprint please click HERE.
Our new iteration, 'Apocalypse Now' is running through June 11th, and the sprint backlog can be viewed HERE.
The MVP Team has finished the last of the customization features, and those have landed in the dev edition. This allows you to fully customize what sites and what order you see them in the Top Sites section, including drag’n’drop functionality.
The Graduation Team continues to make great progress the major milestone of preffing on Activity Stream in Firefox Nightly. We fully expect that this will happen at the end of this iteration. The list of work remaining to achieve this milestone can be viewed in its entirety HERE. Also in the last iteration the team completed work on site ‘screenshot’ enhancements that are going to make Activity Stream faster/better and also incorporated search box suggestions.
We will be moving away from a single Highlights section in Activity Stream, and will replace it with two separate Sections: Recent Bookmarks and Visit Again. The MVP team will be implementing and A/B testing these features in the current iteration.
The team has also been experimenting with integrating Pocket into Activity Stream. This takes the form of the Top Stories section in Activity Stream. This section is visible right after the Search and Top Sites sections, and it looks like this:
- No new code landed. Development on hold per notes above.
In the last sprint (1.22 ended May 28th) Justin added new improvements to highlights to promote items with more metadata creating a more visual experience for the new tab experience. Farhan fixed performance issues affecting both the new tab experience and the core browser that could have lead to memory bloat in Firefox. Also, Steph improved performance of telemetry in the new tab experience ensuring that network activity created by telemetry is kept at a minimum.
- For a complete list of issues resolved in sprint 1.22 please click HERE
- The following screen capture of Product Nightly illustrates changes to the former 'Highlights' section, which has been renamed 'Visit Again':
Risks & Issues
|Description of Risk/Issue||Affected Platform(s)||State||Owner||Version||Plan to Resolve/Mitigation||Target Date|
|Android AS resource availability||Android||Open||Eng||2/3 Android resources temporarily reassigned.||June 20|
Development Status References
For more details please visit:
- Desktop Activity Stream Trello Board
- Android Activity Stream Trello Board
- iOS Activity Stream Trello Board
Please see the following for detailed development state (bug level):
- Desktop MVP Project on GitHub
- Mobile Sprint Planning - iOS & Android - Shows both current sprint, and MVP backlog remaining
- Mobile Performance - work completed to date for both iOS & Android