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  • #mobile for backchannel
  • Mobile Vidyo Room


  • Next merge: 2013-08-05

Topics for This Week

String Freeze for Fx25
We have a few settings bugs (bug 892113, bug 877791 and bug 896515) that need to be finalized. What is the status of the Guest Mode strings? What else?

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.

  • Ming (first patch): bug 898044 - remove an unnecessary null check
  • Capella:
    • bug 886587 - Remove profile migrator
    • bug 896764 - Initially populate Find in Page string with current text selection
  • Federico has been investigating bug 896350 - Unable to open files by tapping the download complete notification
  • Federico also wrote a good blog post about contributing to Firefox for Android

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)

  • Bug 896670 - createPattern with 'repeat' busted on SkiaGL/PowerVR
  • Bug 899535 - 'fast' canvas mochitest fails on PowerVR (Pandas) because of minor pixel differences


  • Last week
    • bug 894288 - fix an endless abort cycle in the B2G browser (recent regression)
    • bug 891607 - fix the issue where pages loaded in landscape only render half the page (uplifted to beta)
    • bug 899421 - fix a build issue with android-18
    • bug 866232 - landed my big APZC tree manager change. currently looking at fallout and regressions
    • bug 890932 - follow-up for bug 866232 to clean up some locking stuff
  • Next week
    • bug 890280 - clean up input event handling in APZC
    • fix up fallout and regressions from bug 866232
    • tackle a few more fennec bugs assigned to me that need attention

Chris Lord (cwiiis)

Shane Tully

  • Tracking down cause of two intermittent test failures with the contacts API on Android 2.2
  • Target SDK bumped to 16 (bug 897561)
  • bug 880118 - Package GeckoView into an Android library project
    • Running Java and native libraries from a separate Android library project
    • Currently working on separating content providers



  • Last week:
    • bug 782691 Text selection shouldn't happen on text not currently visible.
    • bug 772280 Text selection will select nearby text when just pressing whitespace
    • Android/B2G WebRTC: cpu usage detection / resolution+fps switching
  • Next week:
    • Android/B2G WebRTC: cpu usage detection / resolution+fps switching


  • Done
    • Finished working on bug 895905 - "Content needs to inform APZC about scroll events on B2G" for single-APZC. Need to revise it for multi-APZC, which just landed.
    • Started looking into bug 898580 - "Contents needs to inform APZC about scroll events on Metro"
  • Next
    • Revise bug 895905 patch for multi-APZC.
    • bug 898580 - "Contents needs to inform APZC about scroll events on Metro"
    • bug 860812 - "[Browser] Make hiding address bar work more like Fennec Nightly"
      • I need an invite to PivotalTracker

Brian N

  • Bug 894045 - Gamepad support for search suggestions
  • Bug 898219 - NPE at BrowserSearch$SearchAdapter.getCount
  • Bug 891631 - [Fig] Browser toolbar sometimes overlaps about:home content
  • Bug 895702 - Port bytes.length fix to fig
  • Bug 878156 - Tabs not closed on back press if Fennec started from a cold state
  • Bug 896515 - Change session restore pref to have three states
  • Looked at bug 760394 - probably want to clear bfcache on memory pressure (if we don't already)
  • PTO Aug 2-9



  • Bug 889620 - [FIG] Transition for creating a new tab from the tab tray
  • Guest mode cleanup
    • Bug 895709 - [guest] Clean up guest profile as soon as reasonable
    • Bug 896117 - [guest] Add enter and exit dialogs for guest mode
    • Bug 896092 - [guest] Session not restored on exit of Guest Mode
    • Bug 896121 - [guest] Disable 'share' menus in guest mode -- looking into adding a disabled state for context menu items here
  • Bug 808636 - Update visual style of mobile error pages
  • Bug 788073 - Use platform touch redirection - New platform things landed here that we want. Will try to get it working again.
  • Bug 763671 - New designs for fennec form elements - The designs and reftests don't like one another. Looking into a new approach doing some manual drawing with Thebes in nsINativeTheme.


  • Bug 853844: Investigate removing the pageload throbber
  • Bug 895837: Use tabs on bottom for the history panel
  • Bug 886925: initial INIParser.parse to find default profile name at startup takes 75ms on a galaxy nexus

And some other small about:home hackathon bugs


Last week

  • about:home hackathon
    • 22 bugs fixed
    • 2 bugs r+
    • 3 bugs r?
    • Pending areas: tablets and tests (and all the bugs in between)
  • Tons of patch reviews
  • Started content discussion about the Summit's Product+Technology track

Next week

  • about:home tests


  • Rework of remote debugging bug 888533 (Prompt handling)
    • digging through devtools, and reading all the Prompt* everywhere (modules/, components/, .jsm, .java, .js, etc)
  • Regression from "Launch from notifications - bug 873072" (bug 896992)
    • Don't keep activities developer option
  • about:home hackathon:
  • Reviewing ckitching's many Search patches
  • Finalizing Settings strings for Aurora merge (bug 877791)
  • TelemetryRecorder/ANRReporter review (bug 891644)


  • Done
    • bug 896048 - Don't show site identity info when a page has loaded mixed content
    • bug 897235 - Remove unused AlertsService.js
    • bug 897252 - [fig] Don't create additional history sections every time a new cursor is loaded.
    • bug 897250 - [fig] Fix the "Remove" context menu item to correctly remove either a bookmark or history entry
    • bug 885356 - [fig] Update tab thumbnails for about:home
  • In Progress
  • Next
    • More new about:home bugs
    • TRIBE next Wed/Thur

Chris Kitching

  • Done

Fixed a crash caused on debug builds by my recent thumbnail performance improvement patch Finally landed the search-with-selection patch.

  • In Progress
    • bug 899424 + bug 899425 - Questionably useful microoptimisations
    • bug 709230 - Proguard - now working, passing unit tests, requires much cleanup before ready to land.
    • bug 895423 - Search engine icons too small.. Hopefully ready for 25.. Perhaps now..
    • bug 892113 - The many minor tweaks requested of the new search engine customisation page..
  • Next
    • Get the search customisation stuff done in time for 25
    • Cleanup the proguard patch and find a reliable way of measuring the performance gains it gives us, preferably using existing tests...



Scott (jwir3)


  • no actual work
  • lots of discussion about B2G UX changes
  • worked on bug 894313 and helped investigate bug 898416


  • Helping out with PiCL discussions
    • Asking dumb questions about protocol plans
    • Looking at milestone deliverables
    • Lining up resources to start implementation
  • Digging into Tab Mirroring and Chromecast
    • Chrome for Desktop uses a Chrome App API called tabCapture to create a WebRTC media stream
    • Chromecast treats it like any other video stream
    • bug 742832 could allow something like that for Firefox
  • Blogged about effective teams
  • Manager stuff

Ian Barlow

Last week:

This week:

  • Misc string tweaks before merge
    • Guest browsing - bugs coming soon
    • bug 877791 Settings strings
  • Moar about:home polish
    • also moved bug 862801 (snippet) to P1 so we don't forget about it
    • will be conducting some usability testing once we merge into Nightly 26
  • bug 808636 Update visual style of mobile error pages
  • Starting to line up some new UX exploration - Kinderfox, Silverfox, Firstrun UX. Stay tuned!






  • Problems running tests locally? See bug 865349.
  • A-Team work week next week.

Feature Focus


We moved about:home redesign to Fx26 for now. We also moved Push to Waiting Room/Need info since it's currently in a holding pattern until background tasks are sorted out. There was a thread about WebRTC being ready to ship. It's not but we need it to go to beta so we can get more testing and converge so we're ready for Fx24 GA on 09/17. Also, wonderful job in general!


Round Table

User Advocacy

The Firefox 22 Sentiment Report is live.

Gearing up for 23, Beta feedback is good.

Firefox Release and Beta ratings on the Play store are the same, 4.33, with Release rising more rapidly than Beta. We are now in the interesting situation where our release product is more highly rated than Beta (mainly due to more users).