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  • Next merge: 2014-10-13

Topics for This Week

Tablet refresh v0 soon in Nightly (disabled by default)
Tentative merge to m-c happening tomorrow.

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.

  • Julien Sanchez fixed bug 680392 - Localize trademark notice string in about:firefox
  • manu.jain13 fixed bug 1060423 - Cut function in a readonly textarea
  • amoghbl1 fixed bug 1019045 - Unify magnifying glass/search icon
  • eedens fixed bug 1042960 - Create UI elements for facet bar
  • Tristan Pollitt fixed bug 1057613 - Telemetry for search widget buttons
  • vivek fixed bug 799562 - Update about:feedback to use new feedback API

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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Alan K. (ack)


Working on


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Last week

  • bug 1059573 Add support to using DSP-based echo canceller and noise suppressor

Next week

  • bug 1059573 Add support to using DSP-based echo canceller and noise suppressor
  • Standalone WebRTC
  • Media sandboxing

Randall Barker

Last week:

  • Fixed minor issues with Roku Player (aspect ratio, detect dropped stream, etc.)
  • Created SSDP/ECP simulator to debug discovery issues.
  • Rebased standalone WebRTC code and it broke. Started fixing.

Next week:

  • Finish fixing standalone WebRTC.
  • Set up private channel with Roku WebRTC Player to enable testing. Waiting on Roku to do this.
  • Investigate bug 1053426 Fennec crashes when tab sharing is active (Looks to be memory leak)
  • Continue to try and land standalone code.
  • Investigate sending H.264 instead of VP8 video to standalone WebRTC. (Not certain how critical this is as performance of VP8/OpenGL appears adequate)
  • Land bug 1048425 Enable support for tab sharing with Roku device. Possible now that there is something to test against.

Eugen Sawin


Present & Future

  • Janus Proxy
    • Investigating performance issues (using the new metrics and marionette tests)
    • Looking into <picture> element injection
    • Adding TCP/socket stats
  • bug 1034114 - WebApp startup slowed significantly by debug server

Sylvain Cleymans

Last week:

  • Fixed performance testing

Next week:

  • Finish performance testing
  • Finish image compression

Brian Nicholson

  • Transitioning to dougt's team to work on privacy and security
  • Wrapping up review queue and some bugs


<Read Only> Landing these guys (its taking a bit)

  • bug 1058150 - Use a restricted profile for guest mode. Landed again this morning.
  • bug 966493 - Cannot request fullscreen when inside a touchstart event.
  • bug 815682 - Lock screen widget/shortcut for Guest Sessions on Android 4.2 and above Widgets. Chasing down some Android 2.3 nits. There are little changes for this scattered through startup. Hopefully with:
  • bug 897711 - [guest] Provide an indicator for guest mode in the UI. it will be clear if we make a mistake. :)
  • bug 1042199 - Widget for searching from error pages. This changes how we decide what url to show in the urlbar a bit.

Also looking at:

  • bug 901360 - Convert to Downloads.jsm in Firefox for Android and bug 1063217 - Support a PDF DownloadSaver
  • bug 1064611 - Allow requesting cached content from nsIWebNavigation. For better offline/error experiences.


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Last week

  • Top crasher fix
    • bug 1041448 - crash in java.lang.NullPointerException: at org.mozilla.gecko.home.PinSiteDialog$3.onFocusChange(
  • Prep work to merge larch to m-c
    • bug 1053252 - Create different package name for larch so it can be installed beside Nightly
  • Tablet refresh (Fixing reftest failures)
  • Toolbar refresh
    • bug 1055536 - Too many differing background greys throughout the browser
    • bug 1057438 - Rewrite FadedTextView
    • bug 1060394 - Move FadedTextView to the widget package
    • bug 1061508 - Consider fading edge in toolbar's title instead of ellipsis
    • bug 1063914 - Restore edit mode's [x] icon
  • Misc
    • bug 1020505 - Regression: Browser menu has width issues
    • bug 1062231 - Menu share icon is misaligned to the right
    • bug 1065369 - Consolidate 'add tab' behaviour in Tabs

Next week

  • Merge larch to m-c
  • More tablet and toolbar stuff


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  • Follow-ups for Onboarding (bug 1059792, bug 1063748)
  • bug 1062257 - "Remove" behavior in home panels
  • reviews, chatting with UX about future onboarding
  • Next: search activity, Private browsing contextual hints


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  • Settings telemetry
  • Search activity
  • Attending JSConf EU this weekend




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  • Browser toolbar refresh
    • bug 1058909 - Implement new tablet toolbar display mode
  • bug 1001655 - Replace applicable Strings in test code with StringHelper references
  • bug 960746 - Back/forward button state can get out of sync on tablets
  • bug 1020534 - Tablet toolbar icons hard to read on dark lightweight themes
  • bug 1062338 - Regression: Back button icon missing in menu on some small screen (?) hardware (?) devices


  • 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


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  • Attempting to kick-start a discussion around services to boost usage. Please chime in.
  • Hacking away at dead code and obsolete libraries.
  • Landing stages of splitapk work.
  • Got frustrated, decided to fix Sync's scheduling on desktop. We now sync automatically when your machine wakes from sleep.
  • Reviews, advice, perf, etc. etc. -- the usual.


Working on


  • Accept-Language stuff.
  • More perf/APK work.



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  • Code: Remote Tabs home panel has landed (bug 1014994). Many small tickets still open to hammer out issues (bug 1063742, bug 1063765) and re-instate cut features (bug 1064304). Split pane tablet view should hit review this week.
  • Reviews: working with ckitching to make annotation processing a Real Child. ckitching claims significant code size wins (~100s of kb) if we can make Proguard obfuscate our sources safely. Action in bug 1064554.
  • Testing: first meetings (jlund, gbrown) and feedback cycle for running instrumentation tests in automation (meta bug is bug 1064004).
  • Testing: |mach robocop| has landed (bug 874729).



Martyn Haigh




  • Past
    • Toronto Work week
    • N2R project moving forward
    • Started co-ordination with Arcadio's team for Firefox for Android's own website
    • bug 946471: Firefox channel on Roku
    • Firefox Search UX work
  • Upcoming
    • bug 1065065: Firefox Search visuals for history items
    • bug 1060413: V1 visuals for default state of tablet UI
    • Tablet's overview presentation with Yuan


  • Last week
    • Synced up with Robin on addons and N2R
    • Presented launcher and lock screen study to mobile team
    • Talked to Arcadio about onboarding "Get Started"
    • Worked with Anthony on Tablet Refresh
    • Gave UX feedback to bug 1062257, bug 1061612, bug 1060678
  • This week
    • Continue the work on Tablet Refresh with Anthony
    • Coordinate with and creative team on Android product page and in-product onboarding: bug 1064538
    • Follow up the implementation of Share to Firefox, light-weight onboarding screen
    • Give UX feedback to bug 847435,bug 989094.


Last week

  • Met with Yuan and Anthony re: (N2R)
  • Add-on research
  • Menu refresh

This week

  • N2R \m/
  • Continue Add-on research
  • Continue Menu refresh
  • Syncing up with Anthony and Yuan
  • Provided feedback on bug 1044401



  • bug 960584 - notify user of download progress indication when fetching APK - landed
  • bug 1021395 - Web app machinery dumps lots of semi-sensitive data to logcat - WIP rebased
  • bug 1029691 - Manifest not being checked on APK installation - needs rebasing




Feature Focus

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

Firefox 34 (Aurora) - Release: Nov 25, 2014

  • [ON TRACK] Provide a wifi toggle widget on error pages
  • [AT RISK] Tab mirroring (Roku)
  • [ON TRACK] Tab mirroring (Chromecast)
  • [ON TRACK] Toolbar Updates
  • [ON TRACK] Add support for Restricted Profiles (Prefer: safe)
  • [ON TRACK] Share handler overlay (landed but not turned on, nightly & aurora only)
  • [ON TRACK] Form auto-fill improvements, native client-side work
  • [ON TRACK] Kindle-related fixes
  • [ON TRACK] First-run Splash Screen Overlay

Firefox 35 (Nightly) - Release: Jan 6, 2015

  • [PROPOSED] Tablets: tabbed browsing refresh v2
  • [ON TRACK] Sync Tabs panel
  • [PROPOSED] Settings Rewrite (includes:bug 975377
  • [IN PROGRESS] Fatfennec: Minifying JS
  • [ON TRACK] Search activity v1
  • [ON TRACK] Moz Stumbler
  • [PROPOSED] Preferred web content language
  • [PROPOSED] Tablets: tabbed browsing refresh v1
  • [PROPOSED] Change default search engine to Bing
  • [IN PROGRESS] Fatfennec: Splitting the APK – gingerbread phone release
  • [BLOCKED] {{{1}}} Turn on HTTPS for Bing bug 958873
  • [PROPOSED] Privacy: DDG as a built in search engine

Round Table