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  • Next merge: 2013-09-16

Topics for This Week

New Home Page
The new Home page redesign landed on Nightly this morning. We repsun the Nightly, so people will start getting it today. Lucas blogged about the work.
Restyled Error Pages
Wes landed fancy new error pages and fixed a few bugs along the way.

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.

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
    • Landed patch for bug 901962 (to make things outside the CSS viewport clickable)
    • Fixed bug 898877 (prevent getting stuck without dynamic toolbar on Fennec)
    • Fixed bug 906109 (make APZC realize when touch points are lifted unexpectedly)
    • Fixed bug 907372 (fix incorrect comment in FrameMetrics.h)
    • Fixed bug 898443 (focus model for multi-APZC)
    • Did some investigation on bug 906747 (AWSY regression from some addon manager patches)
  • Coming up:
    • Bug 906427 (disallow pinch-zooming for subframes)
    • Bug 885023 (change representation of user zoom in FrameMetrics) so I can fix bug 899100 (make mCompositionBounds consistent) so I can fix bug 907754 (narrow iframes render incorrectly in the B2G browser)

Chris Lord (cwiiis)

Shane Tully

  • bug 897924 - Disabled contacts tests on Android 2.2 due to intermittent test failures
    • Enabled on Android 4.0+ to avoid regressions
  • bug 880118 - Package GeckoView into an Android library project
    • Patches being reviewed
    • Landing soon?

This week:


  • Past week
    • Investigated bug 903011 - Firefox still seems to be unresponsive occasionally when starting with the profiler
    • Added support for symbols when debugging Nightly/Aurora in JimDB
    • Worked on bug 906506 - cant write danish letters in the new version?
    • Worked on bug 901085 - Test for UserAgentOverrides.jsm (bug 782453)
    • Looked into bug 905343 - Send device model with UA update query (but WONTFIX for now)
    • Looked at security bug
  • Next
    • UA override reviews
    • Profiler
    • Interview


  • Last week:
    • bug 902000 Add a service that monitors the system load
    • bug 898767 crash in mozilla::DecoderTraits::CanHandleMediaType
  • Next week:
    • bug 898767 crash in mozilla::DecoderTraits::CanHandleMediaType
    • bug 877954 Adapt video encode resolution & framerate according to available bandwidth and CPU use


  • Done
    • Resolved remaining issues with, and landed, bug 895905 - "Contents needs to inform APZC about scroll events on B2G".
    • Landed bug 898580 - "Contents needs to inform APZC about scroll events on Metro" in m-i.
    • Posted patch with Gaia changes for bug 860812 - "[Browser] Make hiding address bar work more like Fennec Nightly".
    • Began working on bug 898478 - "Provide some seamless scrolling mechanism in multi-APZC for B2G dynamic toolbar work", one of the platform dependencies of bug 860812. Posted the first of a series of several patches.
  • Next

Brian N

  • Bug 904741 - Change session restore pref to have *two* states
  • Bug 905371 - Remove session restore prefs from Fx25
  • Patch in Bug 888482 - init gecko sooner
  • Updated session restore tests to run again; now fixing remaining intermittents


  • bug 862801 - About:home snippets.
  • bug 905328 - Remove url bar shadows.
  • bug 906822 - History page on tablets should show dividers.
  • Discussions with Romain Guy and experimenting with FadedTextView.


Some back and forth on:

  • 889620 – ]FIG] Transition for creating a new tab from the tab tray
  • Bug 904245 - Lag when drawing with the S-Pen on a canvas (Galaxy Note)
  • Bug 901426 - Web Apps can not be opened from Firefox for Android notification and crashes Firefox



  • Bug 900234: Force reader to always be the left most icon in page actions
  • Bug 882322: Find in page bar does not change selection color when set to private mode

In progress

  • Bug 907592: Lazy load View Pager when it's not shown on startup
  • Bug 894887: Investigate using a symlinked profile folder instead of using profiles.ini
  • Bug 886925: initial INIParser.parse to find default profile name at startup takes 75ms on a galaxy nexus
  • Bug 899376: PageAction for helper apps

This week

  • Figuring out what to present next week
  • Bug 906952: [meta] Investigate using ViewStubs to speed startup.
  • Wrapping up bugs


Last week

  • Landed fig to m-c (and the all associated pain)
  • Blogged about new UI:
  • Started a little research on a possible new UI testing API

Next week

  • Gradually land all ported tests in fig
  • More about:home hacking



  • Done
    • bug 906718 - Pressing BACK should move the user up in the bookmark folder hierarchy
    • bug 885084 - Only return top bookmarks for bookmarks page thumbnails
    • bug 897772 - Get a favicon when creating a homescreen shortcut from the about:home context menu
    • bug 907172 - Desktop bookmarks aren't displayed after syncing until app restarts
    • Prototyping about:home add-on customization APIs - bug 848242 and bug 905262

Chris Kitching

  • This week
  • Next

Same as last week - make things less broken and more awesome. (And ostensibly more concise.)


  • Past
    • bug 904122: [fig] Scrolling on search suggestions page does not dismiss the keyboard
  • Present
    • bug 870925: (f+) Add submissions info to FHR documents
    • bug 870171: Expire old FHR data (taking a while...)
      • Part 1: (f+) Add deletion methods
      • Part 2: (f+) Consolidate Receivers
      • Part 3: Create prune service, using methods from part 1
  • Future


  • Prepping for Sync protocol upgrade path.
  • Android crypto work.
  • Misc PiCL.
  • SF chats with everyone.
  • The usual reviews etc.


First steps on the next-gen Sync path:

Scott (jwir3)


  • reviews
  • PTO Monday and Friday
  • WIP patch for tab sharing bug 742832
  • actually, finally, landed bug 880259, Firefox should use GeckoView


  • Got a simple tab mirroring patch working
  • Prepping FxMetro for preview release
  • Manager stuff

Ian Barlow

  • Omg so many awesome things landing <3
  • New Awesomescreen in Nightly!!! \o/
    • Keeping an eye on feedback
    • Planning some light usability testing now that we're more stable
    • Going through UI with a fine tooth comb
  • Doing a final UX pass on Guest browsing to make sure we're good to ship
  • Research on Kinderfox work
  • Research on FirstRun work
  • Working with Arun, getting some mobile PDF.js designs going






Feature Focus

  • Are we good with a 'WIP' section to indicate work happening but not committed to a release for things like GeckoView and game console stuff (this is different from 'On Deck')
  • On Deck, should I migrate anything to Fx26?




Round Table

jchen - mobile presence at the summit?


  • bug 906030 - Guest Mode broken since the 14th - Brian?
  • We're planning an about:home on Nightly test-day for the 30th
  • about:home prioritization, triage and nominating - Thanks Lucas (see mobile-firefox-dev email)
  • Moz China deployed firefox 23 to Tstore. working with their team so they have proper deployment process.
  • bug 897162 - new about home feels slower to startup on slow devices

User Advocacy

No updates.

SUMO Team workweek in Paris next week, so no updates via meeting.