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General Topics

Friends of the Firefox team

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

  • Andrew Wang (:velocirabbit) and Jesse Fox (:jfox) for helping to fix their first bugs in SessionStore. [ttaubert]

Project Updates


  • Character encoding widget has landed (bug 865916)! Great work from mikedeboer, dão and Gijs.
  • Exit Application button added to the menu panel (bug 871203). Shout out to Dão and MC Only!
  • The tpaint regression (bug 889758)
    • For non-PGO Windows XP is in the ~0.5% range! \o/
    • For PGO Windows XP is in the ~3.3% range. o_O
  • We've been working with avih and vladan from perf on dealing with our TART regressions
  • mconley's been working with BenWa to get Video Sync'd Profiling working properly on Windows to make it easier to identify what is causing dropped frames.
  • Markus Stange has the beginnings of a reflow profiler that we could use to find out why UX's reflows are more expensive than m-c's. Here's an example profile.

Downloads API


Foreground thumbnailing

  • bug 809051 - Limit how often we thumbnail the page using the foreground service
    • patch posted for feedback

Background thumbnailing

  • bug 897880 - Background thumbnail service must not overwrite existing thumbnails if it gets an error response
    • landed
  • bug 901294 - Unexpected downloading will be started by after every restart of the browser due to background thumbnailing
    • patch r+'ed, but depends on bug 906276, in review
  • bug 896912 - Investigate test failures muted by bug 892875
    • discussion about how the about:newtab preloader affects background thumbnail generation
  • bug 903949 - about:memory and the background thumbnails process are combining to cause hangs and unexpected behaviour
    • fixed
  • Mark posted to about using the LOAD_ANONYMOUS flag to better sandbox background thumbnail page loads
  • bug 904341 - Content-blocking addons not working with background thumbnails
    • Bill is working on a back-end patch that may be helpful


Places API asyncification

  • Mak going to investigate intermittent failures and incompatibilites (Xmarks) introduced by automatic batching
  • Mano should have patches for async transaction manager and consumers ready by the end of the week
  • Raymond has new patch for GUIDs in json backups, Mano reviewing it soon

Social API


UX Updates

Stand ups

Suggested format:

  • What did you do last week?
  • What are working on this week?
  • Anything blocking you?

Please keep your update to under 1 minute!


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