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  • Next merge: 2014-07-21

Topics for This Week

Fx33 Cycle Checkin
Mailing list post to come looking at how well we are doing in this cycle
SPDY proxy renamed
It is now known as Janus (the Roman god of time, space and safe passage)
Tablet Work
Getting the Larch branch ready for the work.

Friends of the Mobile Team

Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Make sure friends also get awarded a badge. New contributors are highlighted in bold.

  • Franz Sarmiento fixed bug 925986 – Code cleanup - Misc unused var declared in aboutReader method _toggleToolbarVisibility() – and bug 1028728 – Update findListViewWithTag consumers to use strings from HomePager
  • Shashank VRSN Sabniveesu fixed bug 1026010 – Rename GeckoApp.ACTION_BOOKMARK to something more intuitive – and bug 949902 – Command to go up a level in bookmark view is mislabeled
  • Matthew fixed bug 1028815 – "7 days ago" label in History panel is confusing
  • Working with vivekb on tickets related to Remote Tabs and cleaning Sync tabs/clients DBs
  • Reviewing patches in progress from capella on Remote Tabs

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 2 minutes!

James W. (snorp)

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  • Renamed 'Gonzales' to 'Janus',
  • Profiled startup performance, found a lot of places for improvement. Bugs will be filed soon-ish.
  • bug 1020227 - Deadlock in opensl_stream_destroy
  • bug 1024614 - Send NS_NETWORK_LINK_DATA_CHANGED events on Android
  • bug 1032460 - Fix JNI pointers to use longs
  • Misc. Janus patches/reviews, etc

Alan K. (ack)

Last week:

  • PTO Monday & Tuesday
  • Fixes for cloudsync refactoring regressions
  • Ad-hoc networking running on Flame

This week:

  • Query & livemark support
  • Add some cloudsync tests

Next week:

  • Vacation


<Read Only>

Past week

  • Worked on native stack for background hangs
    • ATM putting patches up for review
Working on


<Read Only>

  • Last week:
    • WebRTC Tab sharing fix
    • WebRTC Tests extended bug 1018928 but pretty orange
    • Almost all WebRTC tests are disabled on Android 2.3 emulator
    • Screen sharing support for WebRTC
  • Next week:
    • Screen sharing support for WebRTC

Randall Barker

  • Last Week: Rebased Roku build system and merge with standalone WebRTC branch. Continued work trying to stream tab from fennec.
  • This Week: Resolve issues with tab streaming from fennec. Get WebRTC standalone in shape for landing.

Eugen Sawin


Present & Future

  • Proxy
    • Cache improvements
    • Metrics

Sylvain Cleymans

Last week: Nearly done adding testing in Gonzales/Janus

Next week: Improving testing in Janus

Martin McDonough (mmcdonough)

  • Last Week: Got H264 video decoding and displaying on Android using native API with some graphical issues
  • This week: Fix stuttering/graphical errors in H264 video.

Brian Nicholson

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<Read Only>

  • Moed to MTV office this week!
  • bug 901803 - Integrate chromecast support into Firefox. Landed (disabled)! Still pushing rel-eng to get things we need on build machines.
  • Looking into an add-on for desktop to support casting.
  • bug 1004715 - Home screen widgets. Mostly working. Splitting into two widgets, one for launching Fennec/Search activity, one for hub stuff.
  • bug 1014712 - use msapplication-TileImage and msapplication-TileColor to create home page tiles. Still going back and forth with rnewman. Lost my build machine a bit during the move.
  • bug 1004495 - Tapping on a download notification doesn't do anything (if Firefox is in the background). Waiting for brian.
  • bug 989094 - Webrtc permissions prompt should remember your last choice. Patch up for finkle.


Last week

  • Google I/O in SF, PTO on Friday
  • Diving into new APIs in Android L
  • Fixing TwoWayView in Android L
  • Initial tablet refresh discussion
  • bug 1010740 - Toolbar refinement - Change entry asset and tweak padding
  • bug 1029046 - Disable recent tabs panel in migration if all panels are disabled
  • bug 1030141 - crash in java.lang.IllegalStateException: Default panel in HomeConfig state is undefined at org.mozilla.gecko.home.HomeConfig$Editor.initFromState(
  • bug 1031363 - crash in java.lang.NullPointerException: at org.mozilla.gecko.home.TabMenuStripLayout.onPageSelected(
  • bug 1028710 - Flickering of views during transition on opening a New Private Tab when tab drawer open and on tab drawer open/close animation
  • bug 1032756 - Look for zipalign in Android's build tools directory
  • Patch reviews

Next week

  • Suggested sites in distributions
  • Toolbar stuff


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  • Tabs panel follow-ups (bug 1028705, bug 1023270, +others)
  • Working on new mocks for swipeable home panels
  • More telemetry, reviews
  • PTO Monday




Working on



  • Landed 1030277 - Create content provider for search terms
  • WIP 1022102 - Clean up the actionbar layout and styling


  • Work on search activity so we can enable for nightly
    • Fix major issues from Try build.
    • Enable in Nightly with Nick.
  • Implement UI/UX minimum design:


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  • bug 1029989 - Rename private_tabs_panel_description to reflect new string content


  • bug 998000 - Create BrowserApp.cancelEditingMode for consistency with BrowserApp.enter/commitEditingMode
  • [meta] bug 979921 - Android 2.3 test failures
    • bug 948591 - Intermittent testClearPrivateData | Exception caught - junit.framework.AssertionFailedError: Text string: '^Settings$' is not found!
    • bug 979552 - Frequent Android 2.3 testAddSearchEngine, testBookmarkFolders, testImportFromAndroid, testSettingsMenuItems, testTitleBar | Automation Error: Missing end of test marker (process crashed?)
    • bug 979600 / bug 946957 - Android 2.3 testSessionOOMRestore | Page title is correct - got page3, expected page4
  • bug 1021356 - Refine visuals in empty private tabs screen
  • bug 1024778 - Do not use onFinishInflate in RemoteTabs*Panel
  • bug 1025546 - Support various image views in Hub panels
  • bug 1020534 - Tablet toolbar icons hard to read on dark lightweight themes
  • bug 1030363 - Create Sound.jsm for Android
  • bug 1030715 - The orange animation bar gets stuck when the pull to refresh action is performed slowly


  • Too busy with other things:
    • Herding bug 941155 (fix talos on mobile to have pageloader tests working in regular mode and nochrome mode) along
    • bug 939350 - Create Python linter wrapper
  • bug 983437 - Delay FHR pruning until the screen is off
  • bug 989441 - Centralized documentation for writing tests


  • In SF.
  • Kicking off overlay project with ckitching.
  • Distrodistros: CDN is live, patch is reviewed, docs are written; getting close to landing. (Follow-ups expected.)
  • Locale testing: doing a couple of builds with new locales (52!) for Jeff.
  • New Android SDK/build-tools work fine, only zipalign needs to be symlinked.
  • Wrestling endlessly with Eclipse: needs to add the Play Services projects to make the ChromeCast stuff build, and now Fennec crashes on launch. Sadface.
  • Debugged an exciting client record bug with Nick: bug 1032483. If you have duplicated devices in Send Tab or Synced Tabs, this is why.
  • The usual miscellaneous reviews and patches.

Chris Kitching

... Has returned.



  • bug 1024289 - Cleanup of the "combined" database view to improve performance (and slightly reduce the vastness of the crazy in
  • bug 948509 (and related) - Starting rnewman's fancy overlay project. Basic idea being to use an overlay to allow for more convenient handling of share intents without users having to perform a complete activity switch and lose their train of thought. Later work hopes to do something similar for handling ordinary link-open intents. Input from UX-esque people appreciated (hopefully Richard can help to flesh out any missing details).


Search Activity
Custom sync servers
  • Working on dev-docs and blog-post for Android custom sync servers
Busted stuff
  • Duplicate client records likely came from bug 1032483
  • Looking into a problem with homescreen shortcut launching bug 1032217


  • bug 1025931 - Crash java.lang.NullPointerException in in org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoAppShell.getContext
  • bug 1030738 - NullPointerException when getting action bar
  • bug 1030743 - NullPointerExceptions in GeckoPreferences
  • bug 1033013 - testMasterPassword
  • tab streaming to chromecast
  • I'll be in MV next week


  • UI Telemetry
  • Playing with Sonicnet.js in Firefox
  • GeckoView work

Ian Barlow

  • Extra long weekend, today is my Monday
  • Admin/Manager stuff
  • Launcher/Lockscreen research findings coming soon
  • In SF the week after next!

Anthony Lam

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  • Last week
    • Wrapping up "Contextual hints" bugs
    • Seach UX specs
    • Interviews
    • Watching Google I/O videos on Material design/ other stuff
  • Next up
    • Search activity
    • Toolbar refinements with Lucas
    • Sync panels design (for Tablet and Mobile)
    • Panels UX review (for Tablet and Mobile)
    • Bugs follow up



  • week was chock full of conferences, travel, and other OOO
  • mhaigh found ChromeWorker/js-ctypes/JNI crasher bug 1032936

Ad nauseum…

  • bug 960584 notify user of download progress indication when fetching APK - patch needs updating
  • bug 1024724 Can't install app if Fennec is in Italian - blocked on building multi-locale Fennec
  • bug 1021395 Web app machinery dumps lots of semi-sensitive data to logcat - blocked on bug 1032936
  • bug 1026263 Error writing default prefs during packaged web app installation - under investigation
  • bug 1029691 Manifest not being checked on APK installation - work in progress received feedback


  • All test jobs running for Android 2.3 and Android 2.3 armv6 now
    • mochitests, robocop, xpcshell tests moved to aws
    • Tegra retirement is imminent



Feature Focus

Last call for Meta Bugs for items below! Some have been added to the roadmap that folks sent to me last week. I'll be doing a blitz tomorrow for those that are still blank.

Firefox 31 (Beta) - Release: Jul 22, 2014

Firefox 32 (Aurora) - Release: Sep 2, 2014

Firefox 33 (Nightly) - Release: Oct 14, 2014

Round Table