Firefox/Meeting/14-Mar-2017

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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

Add-ons

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

Privacy/Security

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.

Search

Sync / Firefox Accounts

Storage Management

Test Pilot (Jared Hirsch speaking :-)

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