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    • SkypeOut is free if you use the 800 number
  • #mobile for backchannel
  • Mobile Vidyo Room


  • Next Merge: 2014-06-09

Topics for This Week

Firefox Hub
Hub hackathon this week, there are already 5 new add-ons for you to try!
UI Telemetry
We started creating scripts to analyze the UI Telemetry data. Finkle started emailing some results around.
Second Screen Meetup
A small group will be meeting next week in SF to get Roku app into Nightly, work on Chromecast and FirefoxOS streamers, and focus on promotion.
Contextual Hints
We have a list of actionable tasks and will be making bugs (for those that are not already filed).

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.

  • Isura Edirisinghe fixed some robocop bugs
    • bug 946366 - Aggregate timeout for events waited on in WaitHelper.waitForPageLoad
    • bug 943705 - Aggregate countdown timer in waitForPageLoad
  • vivek dealt with a backout and re-landed bug 977167 - Open tabs should be filtered to exclude about:, chrome: etc. URLs prior to flushing to DB
  • capella also dealt with a backout and re-landed bug 980074 - Tests for text selection

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)

Alan K. (ack)

  • Initial cloudsync implementation working
  • Working through additional requirements added by partner (planned for 2-3 weeks)
    • Creating additional root folders may be difficult
    • There are still many places where we assume fxsync only
  • Cloudsync up for review:
  • No responses to any of my UI/UX requests
  • Travel booked for work week in SF
  • @rbarker: I want to try swapping in the standalone webrtc lib into node-webrtc


Past week

  • NativeJSObject soon to support Bundles
    • Next will be working on array support
Working on


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  • Last week:
    • Disappearing search engines on Firefox desktop (incl happy ending, plugin got fixed on amo)
    • Desktop debug crasher which turned out to be a Ghostery security issue (history repeats)
    • WebRTC 3.50 Android uplift
  • Next week:
    • Debug the uplift, it pretty much compiles.

Randall Barker

  • Last Week: Got stand-alone WebRTC to compile but not link.
  • This Week: Get stand-alone WebRTC To link. Also second screen hack week next week.

Brian Nicholson

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  • bug 996129 - Personal data exposed in Top Sites thumbnails
  • Second screen stuff
  • bug 892125 - Create "Add-ons" page in settings. WIP up.
  • Lots of reviewing :)


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Last week

  • (Landed) bug 996657 - Turn TopSitesCursorWrapper into a multi-cursor wrapper
  • (Landed) bug 997660 - Update TopSites grid to use row types from TopSitesCursorWrapper
  • (In progress) bug 997772 - Bootstrap suggested sites framework
  • (In progress) bug 997782 - Use suggested sites in the top sites panels
  • Patch reviews
  • Side project: explorations around off-main thread layout passes on Android:

Next week

  • Firefox Hub hackathon
  • Suggested sites and Hub stuff


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  • Contextual hints: timing for bug 998036 banners, thinking through a HintsController
  • bug 921136 - Handling bookmarks and history together (...mostly learning SQL, Cursors)
  • Next: Start on basic contextual hints bugs (basic help menu, etc)


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Working on


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  • bug 997477 - Add a way to close edit mode in one tap on tablet
  • bug 998000 - Create BrowserApp.cancelEditingMode for consistency with BrowserApp.enter/commitEditingMode
  • bug 958889 - Make Fennec "Synced Tabs" tray display entry point to Firefox Account + Sync when user has no existing accounts
  • bug 1005924 - URL outline is not resized correctly after changing device orientation
  • bug 932208 - BrowserToolbar and HomeFragment context menu 'Share' option should be disabled for these protocols: about:// chrome:// file://


  • 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 997487 - (blocked) Add UI telemetry to editing mode cancel button
  • bug 989441 - Centralized documentation for writing tests



  • Zoom session bug
  • SPDY proxy research


  • bug 1002426 - Zoom level mangled after restoring session
  • bug 1004488 - Page has wrong zoom level after pressing BACK button

Working on



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  • Locale switching UI flip-flopping between phone and tablet. Almost there!
  • bug 965371 -- reporting device type in FHR.
  • Randomization, fixes, flappin' my jaw, the usual.



  • Build-system-as-a-service: locale chooser, suggested sites resources, Android v7 support library and ChromeCast SDK integration :)
  • Spent yesterday making local-Robocop not suck as hard; patches by EOW?


Working on


  • second screen
    • got the dongle working in Fennec with an addon


  • UI Telemetry
  • Second screen (meetup next week)
  • Planning

Ian Barlow

  • Hub Hack Week! I have Instagram and Wikipedia on my homepage!
  • Staring at fresh telemetry numbers, avoiding the temptation to act on them yet :)
  • Scoping work on Contextual Hints
  • Working on a preliminary "Search" deck with Anthony
  • Working on tablets with Yuan
  • Looking forward to closing bug 1002628
  • Just generally excited about mobile :)
  • In London next week!


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  • Back from vacation. Ping if you need me.


  • continuing focus on significant bugs, valuable enhancements, and comprehensive tests
  • digging into prioritized, tagged Android logging from JavaScript
  • Notable Issues:
    • bug 889744 - Cannot install packaged apps from reviewer details page on Android - candidate for uplift
    • bug 986085 - User-hand-holding to check the Unknown Sources checkbox - patch in review
    • bug 991394 - previously-installed apps stop running - under investigation, stuck
    • bug 995803 - crash in java.lang.IllegalStateException - under investigation
    • bug 957067 - Pass back error when incorrect data passed through in install APK - patch in review
    • bug 978143 - Cancelling APK installation does not trigger error callback - depends on bug 957067
    • bug 1003962 - Line Runner hangs on launch with white screen - new


Feature Focus

Round Table