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Actions from last meeting

  • Select a new meeting leader for 28 March’s meeting. Today’s meeting leader is: mconley
    • Next meeting leader is: felipe

General Topics / Roundtable

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

  • [mconley] --wait-for-jsdebugger
  • [mconley] nglayout.debug.paint_flashing_chrome
    • Flip this to find out where we’re overpainting in our UI
  • [standard8] ESLint no-undef has now been enabled for browser/components.
    • Also, patches just landed to enable ESLint generally on sessionstore.
  • [florian] nsIPrefBranch.get{Bool,Char,Float,Int}Pref methods now support providing a default value as the second parameter (bug 1338306).
    • ESLint will error if a try block only contains a get{Bool,Char,Float,Int}Pref call (bug 1344711)

Friends of the Firefox team

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

Project Updates


Activity Stream

Content Handling Enhancement

  • We’re done! Download progress indication redesign landed and is now in Nightly and Firefox Developer Edition. Special thanks to the front-end engineering and user experience team who worked on the project: Bryant Mao, Carol Huang, Morpheus Chen, Rex Lee, and Sean Lee.

Electrolysis (e10s)

Firefox Core Engineering

Form Autofill

Go Faster

Platform UI and other Platform Audibles


Project Mortar (PDFium)

Quality of Experience

  • Will soon be handing off most of the Theme API work to the WebExtensions team to allow transitioning to the Photon work.
  • Preferences work is moving along, the patches are looking good and we are going through review cycles now. We will keep a fork of the old preferences in the tree in case we need to disable the reorg & search feature.
    • If you’re going to add anything new to Preferences, please make sure jaws or mconley gives r+ or feedback+, just to keep us all in sync
  • Continuing to work on performance of importing data from other browsers.
    • Currently looking at a 10 times runtime improvement for bookmark import \o/ 🔥🔥🔥
    • History import improvements have landed on 54 and uplifted to 53.


Sync / Firefox Accounts

Storage Management

Test Pilot

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