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Firefox 3.0.16 / Firefox 3.5.6

  • 3.5.6: Everything in, but we found on regression we need to fix.
  • 3.0.16: One patch to land and the same regression to fix.
  • still on track for both releases

Firefox 3.0.17 / Firefox 3.5.7

  • no schedule for either release yet
  • will start marking blockers this week and sending out emails to blocker owners
  • tree should open in early December

Firefox 3.6 Beta

  • beta user base is now over 300,000
  • beta 3 refresh shipping later tonight

Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate

  • tree was closed for a lot of this morning
  • blocker counts haven't come down appreciably, though 1/4 of them are "crashkill"
  • what does this mean for schedule?

Blocker Report

See more Firefox 3.6 related blocker queries, or learn about the new status and blocker flags

Browser / Front End

(Progress reports every weekend on Planet Firefox)

  • see our active projects and get involved / propose others
  • Namoroka/mozilla-1.9.2 front end development:
    • 21 blockers left, 9 are crashkill
    • bug 519438 and bug 496019 are confusing and annoying, will likely require a late compatibility-breaking fix
    • bug 526194 is actually responsible for a bunch of the blockers which are dependencies of the main fix
    • all blockers have patches in progress except for DLL blocklist and credits bugs
    • should be done by Thursday

GFX Update

  • 6 1.9.2 blockers
    • Most are well-controlled and will be ready. But bug 518506 is scary, and its fix is scarier. Karl suggests that he could be ready by EOD Wednesday, but it's not a certain thing.
  • Everyone is heads-down working on 1.9.2 or Electrolysis.
  • Aero peek per-tab preview work is stopped, because Rob Arnold's development machine has died.
  • Jeff is working on a scrolling performance pageset. If you have any pages that you know scroll slowly, please add them to bug 527728.

Layout Update

  • 1.9.2 blockers
    • 16 blockers (spike of incoming bugs)
    • On top of them:
      • 5 fixed on trunk
      • 7 will be fixed by patches that need landing
      • 3 need review
      • last one is a crashkill
    • 5 noms: 3 with patches that need landing, 1 fixed on trunk, 1 won't block
    • 522088/507294 landed just now

Content Update

  • 12 content blockers left
    • 5 crashkill bugs
    • 4 blockers waiting to land
    • 3 blockers waiting for reviews
    • 0 blockers w/o patches.
  • Continuing to investigate cycle collector crashes (peterv)
  • JPW work moving along (bnewman)
  • HTML5 parsing off the main thread work starting to land (hsivonen)

Platform-specific Support Update


  • Lots of work on crash kill bugs, with good progress.
  • blockers: looks like we should be able to close out the blockers soon, but maybe not by tomorrow/freeze, but we shouldn't go over much. The below are TraceMonkey landing estimates; how those make it to M-C will be up to sayrer.
    • bug 523846 expected 2009-11-17, Waldo says "easy peasy"
    • bug 526173 expected 2009-11-18 luke's patch is waiting for review from Waldo, which Waldo expects to be done by end of 2009-11-17. Once landed, expecting our String.indexOf to be faster than webkit.
    • bug 519719 expected 2009-11-18 jorendorff has patch, not sure about perf impact
    • bug 505523 expected 2009-11-17 jorendorff has patch in bug, will land in tm today
    • bug 524454 expected 2009-11-17 jorendorff says is is a dup of 505523
    • bug 528116 expected 2009-11-18 igor
  • jimb has 14 strict mode patches in final approach; tracking bug bug 482298

Startup Performance

  • Latest weekly update is here.
  • Dirty-cold-Ts went live this week, thanks to Alice and Lukas. Example: cold startup with a large places.sqlite on Mac.
  • Snapshot results for startup and all other tests are now *live* (thanks Catlee):
  • Joel is making progress on making a super-static Firefox in bug 525013. He's got a static XUL working, moving on to XPCOM next.
  • Ben is making progress on the fastload replacement in bug 520309.
  • Taras has patches up for service caching (bug 516085 and super-fast-path-ing of Components.* (bug 512584).
  • More patches and data about Mac font-loading by Jonathan Kew and John Dagget in bug 519445.
  • Ryan put up some details about when spellcheck is initialized, a couple of potential solutions in bug 496217.
  • Ted landed rebasing on Windows in bug 484799.
  • Drew’s work on getting rid of Change GetPersistentDescriptor/SetPersistentDescriptor on Mac, has landed in bug 506814.


pending reviews

feature review date who interested
Windows TSF integration (1.9.2) unscheduled Jim Chen, roc
DNS Prefetching unscheduled Patrick McManus Jesse, bz, reed(?), ctalbert
New system metrics (and media queries) unscheduled  ? dbaron

Top Security Bugs


Tree Management

  • Downtimes:
    • today: IT upgraded stage to RHEL5 (long-delayed). Back up now, trees will re-open very soon.
    • thursday AM EST: try server, to reclone the repo
      • working on a solution to do this automatically bug 529179
    • saturday all day: power outage rescheduled to Sat. Nov. 21st. Reminder that mobile coverage will be down, same plan as last time. Aki handling things on the RelEng side.
  • talos for e10s
  • new talos tests:
    1. v8
    2. tsvg_opacity
    3. dirty+cold startup tests
    4. measuring x resources during linux tp4 runs
  • more n810s (40) and 30+ minis coming online


  • Orange + blocker bug 519438 - anyone know GTK and event loop crash madness? -dietrich
  • bug 513747 prevents running mochitests for people on 10.6. Should we have tinderbox coverage? Can we really ship with this? - sicking
  • If anyone needs minidumps for crash bugs, talk to jst