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  • Mobile Vidyo Room


  • Next merge: 2014-10-13

Topics for This Week

Tablet UI
The new WIP tablet UI refresh has started landing in Nightly
Startup Profiling
We started looking at startup profiles again

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.

  • Dominique Vincent fixed bug 1058027 - about:home is unresponsive to hardware menu button on returning to main activity on 2.3 devices and bug 1062904 - NPE in "Set image as"
  • Manu Jain fixed bug 1066320 - Crop lightweight theme image if it's larger than the displayable area
  • Mark Capella fixed bug 1044940 - Favicons in the bookmarks table should be read and written correctly and bug 1064657 - Add testSelectionHandler test to ensure readOnly input elements can't be cut

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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  • {bug|1037147} - Remove SharedTextureHandle and friends
  • Working on getting MediaCodec decoder landable. Fighting YUV conversion issues.

Alan K. (ack)

  • waiting for QA cycle on cloudsync, will uplift when that's done
  • demoed adhoc/mesh on fxos last friday for the foundation/webmaker guys
  • starting on standalone webrtc with gcp
  • (taking some time this week to blog)


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Working on


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Working on
  • Standalone WebRTC reviews
  • WebRTC standboxing
  • B2G DSP based echo cancellation
  • SafeBrowsing update behavior

Randall Barker

Last Week:

  • Posted patch for bug 1066879 The SSDP implementation can sometimes take too long to discover a device.
  • Fixed standalone WebRTC after rebase.
  • Investigating bug 1053426 Fennec crashes when tab sharing is active (No leads yet)

Next Week:

  • Continue investigating bug 1053426 Fennec crashes when tab sharing is active.
  • Land bug 1066879 The SSDP implementation can sometimes take too long to discover a device.
  • Set up private channel with Roku WebRTC Player to enable testing. Waiting on Roku to do this.
  • Continue to try and land standalone code (currently blocked on WebRTC refactor).
  • Land bug 1048425 Enable support for tab sharing with Roku device. Possible once private channel has been set up.
  • Investigate sending H.264 instead of VP8 video to standalone WebRTC. (Not certain how critical this is as performance of VP8/OpenGL appears adequate)

Eugen Sawin

Sylvain Cleymans

Last week: Fixing performance tests, integrating the new image compression binary

Next week == nullptr

Brian Nicholson

  • Hi
  • bug 788073 - Use platform touch redirection
  • bug 1030896 - Swipe-to-dismiss for search activity
  • Trying to figure out tablet resource crash (bug 1067429)
    • Always crashes at resource style/GeckoActionBar
    • Spent awhile trying to downgrade, no luck
  • Set up Hackintosh VM to play around with iOS


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  • bug 1063896 - Regression: missing thumbnails in top sites; thumbnails replaced with tiny Favicons. Uplifting
  • bug 1066892 - Basic database migration tests. Trying to fix some try problems.
  • bug 989094 - Webrtc permissions prompt should remember your last choice
  • bug 897711 - [guest] Provide an indicator for guest mode in the UI
  • bug 1042199 - Widget for searching from error pages. This changes how/when we decide what url to show in the urlbar. If you see the wrong url appearing ping me.
  • bug 1058150 - Use a restricted profile for guest mode


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Last week

Next week

  • More tab strip
  • Some toolbar refinements


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  • Next: Finish up onboarding follow-ups and contextual hint, search activity feedback



  • Search activity hacking, mainly focused on nailing down UX
  • Starting work on "November to Remember" add-ons
  • Attending add-ons work week on Monday (and maybe Tuesday) next week in MV




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  • Browser Toolbar refresh
    • bug 1065712 - Move new_tablet_* to the appropriate directories
    • bug 1066250 - Consider always showing URL in toolbar in new tablet UI
  • 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 1062338 - Regression: Back button icon missing in menu on some small screen (?) hardware (?) devices
  • bug 956858 - Menu is incorrectly accessible via hardware menu button in editing mode


  • Browser toolbar refresh
    • bug 1058909 - Implement new tablet toolbar display mode
    • bug 1066253 - Display favicon in tab strip instead of toolbar in new tablet UI
    • bug 1019127 - Remove updateChildrenEnabledStateForEditing
  • bug 1020534 - Tablet toolbar icons hard to read on dark lightweight themes


  • 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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  • Upgrading to Mavericks. That burned a couple of days!
  • Services/devices prep.
  • Helping Garvan with service delay stuff.
  • Assorted fixes (see below).
  • Lots of reviews and discussions.
  • Platform priority review meeting.


  • Finishing up Accept-Language.
  • FHR for search activity.
  • Services/devices.


Working on



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  • Code: Remote Tabs home panel has landed and stuck (bug 1014994). Most old and new features landed: bug 1064304, bug 977161, bug 1063765. Down to UI polish and split-pane tablet view for 35 cycle.
  • Reviews: been avoiding reviewing ckitching's patches that make annotation processing a Real Child. Action in bug 1064554 and bug 1067217.
  • Testing: instrumentation tests have landed in automation and mozharness (meta bug is bug 1064004). TBPL and treeherder in the works. Trying to carve out time to write the actual test harness; follow bug 903537.
  • Search Activity: patches up to fetch search engines at build time from (like suggestedsites): bug 1065306.



Martyn Haigh



Working on

  • bug 1054959 - Add 'send videos' and 'send tabs' from desktop to a second screen



  • Past
    • Ongoing co-ordination with Arcadio's team for Firefox for Android's website
    • bug 1064304: Sync tabs panel design
    • bug 1060413: V1 visuals for default state of tablet UI
    • bug 1063058: Began Panels UI wrangling
    • bug 1051973: Firefox Search: suggestions/history UI
    • N2R bugs co-ordination
  • Upcoming
    • bug 1024816: Tablet UI: Tab overflow
    • bug 1060413: Tablet UI: Default/normal UI
    • bug 1064415: Tablet UI: New tabs tray
    • Firefox Search P1 bugs
    • Tablet's overview presentation with Yuan
    • Onboarding visuals
    • Launcher discussions


  • Last week
    • Talked to and marketing about Firefox Android product page
    • Initial brainstorming with Anthony and Robin on improving web content display on Fennec
    • Discussed N2R and addons with Robin
    • Gave UX feedback to


  • Add-ons! Exploring Add-on panel and possible interactions. Reverting back to Etherpad for NR2 (instead of Google Doc).
  • About to file bugs for Menu re-org/consolidation.
  • Launcher discussion with Anthony and Yuan.



  • only just back and already causing trouble
  • phonescreened half-dozen candidates for open position over the last few weeks, and interviewing a couple this week and the next
  • delayed meeting to discuss next phase of Runtime development until after my other project's milestone next week
  • bug 960584 - notify user of download progress indication when fetching APK - reverted pending resolution of dependency
  • bug 1021395 - Web app machinery dumps lots of semi-sensitive data to logcat - investigating ChromeWorker/ctypes crasher
  • bug 1029691 - Manifest not being checked on APK installation - needs to be rebased and finished




  • (late to meeting, in another one, will be there)
  • Stumbler failed the Autophone startup tests, for two reasons, 1) was on by default (oops), and 2) was getting started too early and the thread init is contending with other operations for CPU/thread space. Fixed
  • The pref is gecko-based, which needs to change, will follow up with Richard and Nick on this.

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