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Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesdays - 11:00 am Pacific
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room
  • 650-903-0800 x92 Conf# 95312 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312 (US)
  • join irc.mozilla.org #planning for back channel

SUMO: Search Hi-Jacking

  • Issue: search hijacking in the address bar (typing something in the address bar doesn't take you to google)
    • Severity: 1500 per week (maybe 10% of support requests).
    • Possible fixes:
      • Make keyword.URL harder
      • Detect redirects
      • Find responsible extensions and blocklist based on "no surprises"
  • Cheng will work with a team (Gavin + Sheila) to investigate/fix the issues

Notices / Schedule

  • Firefox 10 beta 3 went out to the beta channel last Friday
  • We'll be tagging Firefox 10 beta 4 later today (1/10)
    • Pushing hard to get the add-on hotfix into this beta for full end-to-end testing with our beta audience
  • FF10 was (officially) announced as our first ESR today
  • Our next checkpoint for unthrottling FF9.0.1 for desktop users is at today's channel meeting (2:00PM PT in Warp Core)
  • An informal post-mortem of FF9.0.1 will be held some time next week - we'll be mostly focused on short-term changes to be made for FF10's release (value of unthrottling, etc.)
  • Code freeze for FF10 is 2012-01-20
  • Go to build for FF10 release candidate will be 2012-01-23
    • A decision about whether or not to ship add-ons compatible by default (and with what prefs set) will be made this same day
  • Final sign-off for FF10 will be 2012-01-25
  • Next source migration is 2012-01-31

Firefox Development

  • Windows update service landed last week (bug 481815)
    • UAC dialog no more!
    • Biggest step towards silent updates
  • Asa and Chris Lee worked with engineering leads in the past few weeks to firm up our Firefox team priorities for 2012
    • you'll be hearing about that more in the coming weeks!

Firefox Developer Tools



  • The Azure-Thebes wrapper has landed in mozilla-central, preffed off.
    • This is the work required to get us using the new 2D API developed as part of the Azure project without changing our Thebes-using code.
    • This will get us more performance and flexibility in the long run.
    • Right now, it's only on Windows Vista and 7, though that is going to change over the next few weeks.
    • We need testers!
      • If you're using Windows Vista or 7 with hardware acceleration, create and set the boolean pref gfx.content.azure.enabled to true, and start reporting bugs!



  • Patches Landed:
    • Bug 714519 Weaken the quirks mode inline box model zeroing-of-containers when those containers have children that are vertical-align
    • Bug 708036 Fix font size inflation in XUL
    • Bug 695222 - Implement column-fill part of CSS3 multicol spec
    • Bug 707855 - Clamp container size to device width to make font inflation less likely to cause problems on small screens.
    • Bug 696585 - support pref(...) annotations in reftest manifest.
    • Bug 711079 - move OTS from libxul to gkmedias.dll on Windows.
    • Bug 668163 - Map 'width' and 'height' on <svg> into style to stop <svg>'s computed width/height fallback
    • Bug 652550 - Give the text in prompts unicode-bidi: isolate. Bug 652550
  • Standards/Spec Work:
    • CSS3 Images (LC)
    • CSS3 Text & Writing Modes (WD)
    • Backgrounds & Borders (CR)
    • Values & Units (WD)


  • Nothing to report


  • Lots of work going on to make our cycle collector pauses shorter (smaug, mccr8, bug 698919, bug 716598, etc.)


  • Telephony has landed with basic capabilities. Doesn't support multiple calls at the same time.
  • Started work on Screen orientation API.
  • Network information API ready to land but has dependencies.
  • Some progress on backend parts of camera.




  • using tracking-fennec=11+ to track bugs now, please request it


Tree Management


Security Review Needed but Unscheduled

  • Review Needed
  • There are several things that are marked as needing a review

Security Reviews Scheduled for this week

Date / Time Item
Mon Jan 09 / 13:00 PST Background Updates
Wed Jan 11 / 13:00 PST AVAILABLE SLOT
THU Jan 12 / 10:00 PST XHR NonPost (2nd review) / bug 598304 and bug 714302

Calendar and Meeting details

General Meeting Details 
* IRC Channel: #security 
* Etherpad: http://etherpad.mozilla.com:9000/secreview 
* Vidyo: https://v.mozilla.com/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=5XEMsG1ApA4b (Room 9058)
* Dial-in Info (phone): 
** In office or soft phone: extension 92 
** US/INTL: 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 then extension 92 
** Toronto: 416-848-3114 then extension 92 
** Toll-free: 800-707-2533 then password 369 
** Conference num 99058

For updates to meetings please see the Security Review Calendar

Stability Report


  • Release to be deployed on Friday to sync all timezones to UTC
  • There will probably be 2h of down time on Friday am.
  • Shouldn't see any problems but MAY have a gap in reports that day - affect the crash numbers.



  • bug 714320 - still no sign of signature on b3. Likely backout of bug 697215
  • bug 683967 - current top crash - fixed but didn't make it in b3.
  • bug 711564 - mentioned last week on the top crash list. Mac only but pretty high on b3. Currently working on a fix.
  • bug 716391 - new signature on 12/14 - startup crash. Was at #64 on b2 but #13 on b3. Should it be tagged top crash? Who can we assign it to?
  • bug 715916 - new graphics issue in betas.
  • bug 716939 - [@ je_free | nsZipReaderCache::`vector deleting destructor(unsigned int) ] startup crash that needs some correlations.
  • bug 716945 - Still seeing that reduction in Flash crashes we noticed at the end of Oct.


  • bug 712277 - Crash in nsCacheEntryDescriptor::nsCompressOutputStreamWrapper::Close @ MOZ_Z_adler32 - #9 overall crash
  • bug 713140 Browser Crash [@ nsDownloadManager::RemoveDownloadsForURI(nsIURI*) ] - #2 overall crash
  • bug 718575Startup crash in pref_savePref @ mozalloc_abort(char const* const) | mozalloc_handle_oom() | ToNewCString(nsACString_internal const&)


  • bug 716289 - crash in nsCacheService::SearchCacheDevices



  • Goals
    • Q4 should be updated now
    • Q1 should be draft by end of tomorrow