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  • #mobile for backchannel
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room


  • Next merge is 2012-08-27
  • Fx15b4 needs to be spun
  • Fx14.0.2 will be advertised to Jelly Bean users only

Major Topics for This Week

Target String Freeze for Fx16
We need to audit the list of potential uplifts to Aurora for string related changes. The big areas are Feedback Solicitation, WebAppRT and Reader. We want to take control and start limiting strings changes. [Worth repeating from last week]
Mobile Planning & Work Week
Next week the Mozilla Mobile team (and others) will be meeting at Mozilla Boston to brainstorm and plan future work. We will also be hosting a "Games & Add-on Hack Day" on Thursday.
Call to Action
Take some time and try out the WebApp and Reader functionality. We need more user testing on these features before moving to the Beta audience.

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)

  • Last week
    • Worked on reworking Flash layer support to not crash/leak
  • This week
    • See above


  • Last week:
    • put together three prototypes for readability purposes (*.apk)
    • PTO and holiday
    • bug 778257 - fix js warning
    • bug 771575 - fix window.innerWidth/innerHeight values before document is painted
    • bug 779920 - fix clicking on things in iframes (recent regression from bug 770659)
    • bug 780699 - regression of the "don't keep activities" behaviour
  • Next week:
    • bug 780650 - extract a robocop API to make it easier for cpeterson to keep moving things around
    • try prototyping another readability reflow thing with a XUL overlay window that shows the text block
    • bug 781220 - hide LayerController inside the gfx package to allow more code untangling
    • maybe move ElementTouchHelper into a jsm file so that it can be reused by B2G
    • get up to speed on memshrink and bfcache


  • Last week:
    • Trying to make those tests green!
    • OOM is under control, but about 20 mochitests have been disabled.
  • Next week:
    • Various small improvements for better test stability and diagnostics.
    • Investigate disabled mochitests.

Chris Lord (cwiiis)

  • Previously
    • Conference (GUADEC) + holiday (Wales)

Chris Peterson

  • Done
    • Ongoing refactoring for bug 778468 (Move classes into new namespaces to untangle org.mozilla.gecko class dependencies)
    • bug 780191 - Form autocomplete wonkiness with Samsung Galaxy Nexus's IME spelling autocorrection
    • bug 781038 - java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: setSpan (0 ... 27299) ends beyond length 0
  • Next
    • Sony Xperia HKB bugs: bug 766317 and bug 772252
    • bug 780543 - Holding backspace with SwiftKey causes enormous repeats of content
    • bug 781020 - SwiftKey backspace can't delete some characters
    • Continue refactoring for bug 780649 (Move browser-specific classes to new org.mozilla.gecko.browser namespace)


Brian N

  • Done:
    • Bug 778582 - [redacted]
    • Bug 777966 - Change reader mode replaceBrs logic
    • Bug 779796 - Move readability check to web worker
    • Bug 780713 - Disable reader mode logging by default
    • WIP Bug 780519 - Store all reader mode parsed articles in cache
  • Next
    • Bug 780519 - Store all reader mode parsed articles in cache
    • Bug 717428 - Change DB schema to more closely resemble places



Last week:

  • Bug 776677 - Catch errors thrown from Webapps.js and show to user
  • Bug 780718 - DOMRequests should return true if preventDefault was called on the event
  • Bug 766392 - Persist the reference to marketplace on about:apps even when apps are installed on about:apps
  • Bug 741621 - Mozilla Marketplace activity should open for marketplace URLs

This week:

  • Finish landing and uplift to Aurora
  • Bug 781061 - System Notifications are broken in webapps
  • Bug 781060 - All apps should use the same webapp database
  • Bug 780759 - Splashscreens for webapps - still a lot of ux discussion
  • Bug 757680 - Too few touch events dispatched for drawing application


Last week

  • Done
    • bug 766942 - New reader toolbar
    • bug 771380 - Large gap between reader mode icon and padlock icon (design issues, see below)
  • In progress:
    • bug 766948 - Refine content type styling in reader mode
  • Patch reviews on Reader

Next week

    • Land last major bits of reader UI
    • Reader bug fixing


  • Waiting for Ian on a new iteration for browser toolbar (bug 771380)


Last week:

  • PTO, catching up
  • W3C Web Events WG resumes; meetings and test suite work


  • Make a list of W3C Touch Events test work remaining; find suckers volunteers to help do it.



  • Reviewing supoprt for shumway "plugin previews" - bug 776208
  • Almost done with patch to push fennec's tabs to sync - bug 730039
    • Found lots of thread safety problems in our tab code
  • Context menu/text selection interaction in inputs/textareas - bug 780906


  • Feedback solicitation - bug 774479
    • Waiting on UX direction

Scott (jwir3)

I'm on PTO today and tomorrow, so I won't be able to make it to the meeting.

Last Week
    • bug 777089 : change size mapping function for font inflation (In review, addressing dbaron's comments)
    • bug 756518 : Rework conditional testing for mobile (just finishing up some things that are causing XUL reftests to fail)
This Week
    • Help sheppy move documentation on font inflation from blog post to MDN
    • bug 780258 : Add support for max line box API
    • Develop a prototype of plugin that uses above API


  • Did some spring cleaning:
    • Cleaning up duplicates
    • Closing old (now irrelevant) bugs
  • Finished Bug 649371 implement support for ClipData in Android clipboard
    • No app seems to support directly copying images (yet)
    • Opened and working on Bug 780722 Have Share:Image use a content provider
      • ContentProvider knows about all of these shared resources & handles files in background processes, so the user doesn't see a wait for us to save things
  • Next
    • Bug 750135 Link click-and-hold menu should have an "open link" option


  • Past
    • Bug 686528 – about:home for tablets
      • Bug 780481 – Cutoff of thumbnail preview text
      • Bug 780367 – Illegal state exception: ScrollView has more than one child
    • Bug 778491 – Text of "Your Tabs from Last Time" not centered vertically
  • Present
    • Bug 777652 – (Can't repo, no new crash reports...) Return of the Font Inflation Dialog
    • Bug 778811 – (Waiting on review) "No Top Sites" text on be removed on about:home
    • Bug 718437 – [meta] Long Press Context Menu
    • Bug 779861 – The Phantom Font Inflation Dialog - Fixing up some styling issues
    • Bug 780486 – Top Sites title banner covers logo on about:home
    • Bug 777450 – Long pressing a Flash video selects all the text on the screen
    • Bug 766389 – Add "My Apps" clickable to about:home
    • Bug 725018 – Tapping on an input field does not zoom into it
  • Future
    • Bug 716403 – Hide the navigation bar while scrolling down content


Last week

  • Camping

Next week

  • Work week



Ian Barlow

  • Next
    • Possible UI adjustments for ARMV6
    • bug 769683 - Strong first run / feature intro UI


Round Table


  • Tegra 2 flash testing results -
  • armv6 discussion today - review test results and more
  • bug 777719 Robocop test cases for BFTs
  • restructuring mobile QA team, a few heads being lost to basecamp work
    • Softvision stepping up more on feature ownership
    • kevin, aaron, & tony [part time] will be joining workweek
  • requested focused feature testing areas:
    • Webapps - server side testing, testday, doing user testing, experience, expectations
    • Reader mode - take top reader 50 sites, look for false positives, track issues through bug 777557



  • based on the roundtable discussion :
    • created bug 781249 - Allow breakpad to report to Soccoro to send ANR reports as a hang
    • This bug is to have an investigation on whether or not it's possible to have firefox for android report hangs for the ones that does ANR and not lock out the system... (as desktop does report some hangs)
  • nhirata spending more time on b2g currently this week as well.

Socorro bugs


Breakpad Integration bugs

Please see Platform Meeting Notes for Stability report


This is the summary of the Google Play, Input and SUMO Feedback for Firefox for Mobile 14.0.1 for the Week of August 6th, 2012:

Trending Topics/Issues in Rating Comments (July 31st to August 6th, am in the middle of changing the dates I run analysis)

  • Crashing (Samsung Nexus S[4], HTC Desire HD, HTC myTouch 4G, Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy S3)
  • General Slowness
  • Copy and Paste / Text Selection
  • Freezing (Samsumg Galaxy S2[2])
  • Home Screen (No way to clear top sites, no way to change home page)
  • Evangelism (Google Sites showing up in desktop Mode, can't log into Facebook)

Good Points:

  • Users love the Browser Sync
  • Many more reviews of users who initially Rated Firefox low, but then came back and liked the newer version
  • Flash Support

Input: 27 Sad faces on Input in the Past Week (

Commons themes are: Facebook Not working (seems to be issues logging in, unreproducible on our side, still keeping an eye on them) Home Screen Woes (users wanting to either change the home screen, or clear the most visited)

SUMO: Most Requested mobile Threads on SUMO (

Users Seeming to have trouble with the Facebook Menu ( SUMO has tried to reproduce and has failed. Can QA Take a look and see if this is still an issue?

All Mobile Questions

This is the summary of the Google Play, Input and SUMO Feedback for Firefox Beta for Mobile 15 for the Week of August 7th, 2012.

Trending Topics/Issues in Rating Comments (July 31st to August 7th, am in the middle of changing the dates I run analysis)

  • Crashing (Galaxy Tab 10.1)
  • Lack Desktop Mode (want it for Tablet, or Automatic mode)
  • Evangelism (Google Websites)

Good Points:

  • Users love the Tablet Support
  • Lots of users stating this update fixes their performance/speed issues. Perhaps this will fix the slowness trend we are noticing with 14.


  • ARMv6 Feature Review: Today @ 11:30 right after coordination meeting in Warp Core. Agenda:
  • Fx16 review with PR/Marketing in prep for the Beta Blog Post