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Notices / Schedule

Firefox 3.0.8

  • Code freeze is today at 11:59pm
  • Many people not working on their blockers; we've had to push quite a few
  • How can we communicate better on code freeze dates?


  • On track to ship on March 18
  • Fixes on par with Firefox 3.0.7

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

  • released, showing 320k users (120k left on 3.1b2)

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4

  • string freeze: Thursday, March 19th at 23:59 PDT
  • code freeze: Monday, April 6th
  • QA start: Wednesday, April 8th
  • release: week of April 13th

Renumbering to 3.5

  • Shiretoko (mozilla-1.9.1 branch) nightlies have been renumbered to 3.5b4pre
  • Minefield (mozilla-central trunk) nightlies have been renumbered to 3.6a1pre
  • next steps are renaming AMO maxVers, changing blocking flags on Bugzilla, updating saved queries and charts, graph server links, etc

Blocker Report

Since 1.9.1 branch ... 2009-03-17-blocker-report.png

Past 2 weeks ... 2009-03-17-blocker-report-detail.png

[ Platform Blocker Queries | Front End Blocker Queries ]


  • for the past two weeks, our find-fix rate has been close to 0
  • not wholly unexpected as we've released another beta
  • need to monitor this closely, and think of what this means for our b4 schedule

The Breakdown

Browser / Front End

  • Polish update: Firefox is 47% shiny (+3% over last week)
    • Thanks go to: rstrong, mstange, wladow and Dao (5)
    • 45 remaining easy polish bugs (whiteboard [polish-easy])
    • 36 remaining hard polish bugs(whiteboard [polish-hard])


GFX 1.9.1 Update

  • Bug status:
    • 3 blocking 1.9.1+
    • 1 security-ish bug
    • 1 imglib bug waiting on review
    • 1 imglib mystery crasher bug
  • Focus:
    • Finishing remaining blockers
    • Will send mail about planning update for future work

Layout 1.9.1 Update

  • Layout
    • 7 blockers
    • Current work: frame constructor refactoring (bz), frame GC evaluation (zwol), float bug, SXSW (dbaron), plugin widget hoisting (roc), textbox baseline alignment (karlt)
  • SVG
    • 2 blockers
    • Current work: SVG spec work (jwatt)
  • Video/Audio
    • 12 blockers
    • Major items remaining: A/V sync (doublec), block cache (awaiting review) (roc), seek performance (doublec), bug fixes (cpearce), playback performance (mgregan), code audit issues (more progress)

Content Update

  • 1.9.1:
    • peterv's continuing to work on slimwrappers bug slimwrapper.
    • bent's making good progress on having us stay on trace while calling quickstubs.

JS 1.9.1

Mobile 1.9.1 Update

  • Now have WinCE builds mobile tinderbox is here, YouTube Video review of it on an HTC touch is here ;)
  • bug 481566 We're seeing big responsiveness wins from this patch to the content sink. Patch isn't quite what we want, but need to find what we need.
  • bug 67752 Interruptible reflow -- we're also seeing big wins here, would like to trunk as soon as possible and would like to get it landed on 1.9.1 at some point if possible
  • We're seeing performance wins from turning on the chrome JIT. Having trouble coming up with good tools to measure as our current ones use JSD which disables the JIT.
  • Seeing a small backlog of 1.9.1 approval requests piling up, none super urgent, but need to continue to get in.
  • bug 422540 Asked Mike Kristoffersen to take a look at getting the gstreamer backend working for video since it is hardware accelerated on our devices. Unable to get more than 2-3 FPS with OGG.


Security Reviews

Still outstanding / to be scheduled

  • native JSON
  • DNS prefetching

Booked but not yet completed

Tree Management

  • Crash stacks for tests:
    • on talos and unittests - yay!
    • Needs to happen on try server still bug 483111
  • Run unit tests on packaged builds bug 421611, bug 383136
    • Got hung up on some xpcshell test issues bug 483202, should have updated patch today with good enough workaround, basically done modulo reviews at that point
    • Should have this wrapped up in the next day or two. This should satisfy requirements for mobile.


  • Turn off the SQL logging by default (file bugs on performance problems)
    • These warnings won't solve the problem, since you can't know whether you've fixed a performance problem if you don't measure it. Real bug: need performance tests for storage users, and storage itself.
    • Going to take the patch currently in bug 481261, and disable existing warning queries and file bugs on them.
  • Consider localStorage feature land on 1.9.1, bug 422526
    • Did we have the security review?
    • still needs to land on trunk (needs review bz)?
    • see dev.planning thread on the topic
  • Nick Nethercote will be doing a Valgrind brown bag presentation next week. All devs are encouraged to join. Nick is a core contributor to Valgrind. I'll send out a note to dev-planning with instructions on how the public can join.
  • Quicktime/DirectShow prioritization
    • roc & co want to deprioritize
    • unscoped work to get it on 191
    • maintenance headache
    • disagreement about how well this aligns with our goals for supporting open video
      • supporting these backends means supporting non-open video formats such as WMP, QT, etc
      • however it does promote use of the <video>