Notices / Schedule
- shipped yesterday, after a decision to accelerate the schedule
- beltzner will blog about the steps that led to this decision, and how we executed against it, a little later today
- additional vulnerabilities were also addressed in this release, but some won't be disclosed until 3.5.9 and 3.0.19 ship as well
- still shipping on our original March 30th schedule
- schedule coming soon
- need to co-ordinate with bsmedberg to see if it will be the target for OOPP/Lorentz, expecting that to be the case
- Thanks to some releng work, the bulk of stranded 3.7a1 & 3.7a2 testers have been moved up to to alpha 3. Yesterday we had the following Active Daily User counts running something close next releases
- 20,024 3.6.3pre
- 13,696 3.7a3
- 13,437 3.7a4pre
- Next alpha scheduled for codefreeze Friday. Known improvements include
- resizable textareas by default
- more asynchronous I/O (cookies)
- faster x86-Linux builds with -fomit-frame-pointer (pending)
- download progress shown in Windows 7 taskbar
Browser / Front End
You can always see the state of Firefox projects on our tracking page.
Some recent work:
- adw's been running preliminary experiments on the potential benefits of using sqlite's full text search extensions to speed up awesomebar queries
- EM API and UI work now in code review.
- Felipe's got updated patch + try server builds for his work on supporting multi-touch. bug 508906. He also has a great blog post about writing clearer mochitests when async work is involved. (Props to sdwilsh for the technique).
- Lookit that! Vlad's got Fennec on an Android
- Theme work coming on strong. Tab strip is now a toolbar bug 347930, Rob Arnold is getting us closer to a properly functioning glass implementation (see, e.g., bug 450767)
If you want an RSS feed full of Firefox awesomeness like this, check out planet firefox.
- A bunch of Aero Peek tab preview bugs have landed over the past few weeks, making it much more usable.
Hardware Acceleration Update
- OpenGL layers backend up and running [Bas]
- Patches in flight to change PLANAR_YCBCR interface a little, adding a "picture rect" [doublec]
- Other tweaks to layers API for retained layers [roc]
- 5% Tp4 win on Windows, due to font refactoring [jfkthame]
- Looking at IE9 tests to see what we should fix [jwatt, zwol]
- Harfbuzz integration patches up for review [jfkthame]
- Will enable performance analysis/improvement and new CSS font-variant features
- replacement of frame property system up for review [roc]
- New Ogg decoder being updated for review comments [cpearce et al]
- SVG animation of CSS mapped attributes landed [dholbert]
- CPOW landing in the e10s tree (later today, most likely) (bnewman)
- evalInSandbox() is getting easier to use safely (mrbkap)
Platform-specific Support Update
- nsIWebProgressListener reviewed for fennec, will land soon (removes a lot of the Fennec hackery)
(Dietrich's out this week - startup table is still here. More updates next week)
- CanSecWest's PwnToOwn contest this week
- Updated Breakpad snapshot in mozilla-central, picked up Linux/ARM + Linux/x86-64 support - bug 548113 (followup bugs noted there)
- Soccoro needs to rebuild their minidump processor, so it can understand the new information: bug 554019
- Then we can switch to DWARF on Linux: bug 554024, bug 554131
- Then we can enable -fomit-frame-pointer on Linux: bug 554364
- And enable crash dumping on x86_64 and ARM Linux: bug 554021.
- I'm still working on the Mac dumper.
- Still having graph server woes. Help is needed to debug application code!
- Work on having unittests run on our farm of talos minis is progressing.
- Working on Leopard. Mostly working on Snow Leopard (some bugs filed)
- WinXP / Win7 is blocked on changing test packaging format (use .zip instead of .tar.bz2)
- Several issues on Linux being investigated.
- More N900's coming online for mobile tests
- First time doing alpha -> alpha update! Great work by bhearsum
- bug 513854 landed, hopefully will reduce some tinderbox flake. http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/6880df5b2a3c
- FF3.7a4: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554392
- Everyone is awesome. Keep up the good work!
- Stuart's blog post about windows mobile