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General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks/FYI, productivity improvements, industry news)

  • [mconley] Filed: Bug 1222546 - Product plan: remove support for heavyweight themes
  • Filed: Bug 1222550 - Product plan: remove tab groups
  • [bgrins] New 'Store as global variable' feature in the web console in 44 that could come in handy for Browser Console users:
  • [mconley] Discussion on removing current about:permissions UI:
  • [Axel] Struggling to get strings for 44 wrapped up
  • [MattN] Bug 1221365 added a new helper to determine if a URI is for a secure context (according to the Secure Context spec). Please use this over custom scheme checks as it also includes things like localhost.

Friends of the Firefox team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Introductions)

Resolved bugs (excluding employees): More than one bug fixed:

  • Andrew Krawchyk
  • Eduard Hanu
  • Harshit Bansal
  • Luca Greco
  • Sebastian H. [:aryx][:archaeopteryx]
  • Tom Schuster [:evilpie]
  • Tooru Fujisawa [:arai]

Project Updates


(Adora has a conflict during this timeslot and is looking for a replacement to come to this meeting)

  • Written updates would also be better than nothing


Go Faster

  • meeting last week skipped for launch activities


  • e10s & user journey work ongoing.
  • Moving Hello to a system add-on, and separating out main development to a different repository.



  • Fx44 work needing strings
  • Upgrade notification
  • Polish

In progress / Upcoming:

  • Telemetry
  • Polish
  • favicons in notifications


  • Tracking Protection in Private Browsing shipped in 42!
  • Insecure passwords on HTTP are disabled in Aurora until we fix a few edge cases


  • Search hijacking countermeasure landed (bug 1203167)
  • Studied telemetry data to identify next steps

Windows 10

  • Touch keyboard stuff: some issues are on file regarding machines with hardware keyboards (e.g. 2-in-1 convertibles). Follow along in bug 1221947.
  • Looking at styling of form controls

This week I learned…

[gijs] XPIDL not doing what you want for C++/JS? You can change it! Code in xpcom/idl-parser/ Working on making optional out params actually optional in C++ land (bug 1223142).

  • We could do this for (some) optional input params, too, though it would be a little trickier.

[mconley] Outparams over IPC might not behave how you'd expect: [mconley] Accidentally prune a changeset with hg? Bring it back to life with hg touch -r [sha] lost the sha? hg log --hidden is your friend!

  • also, hg log -k lets you search through summaries with keywords if there are just too many csets to look through