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Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesdays - 11:00 am Pacific
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    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 84 88 37 37, x4000 Conf# 95312
    • Gmail Chat (requires Flash and the Google Talk plugin): paste +1 650 903 0800 into the Gmail Chat box that doesn't look like it accepts phone numbers
    • SkypeOut is free if you use the 800 number
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room
  • join #planning for back channel

Notices / Schedule

  • With the release of Firefox 3.6.28, we should consider closing out bugs that only affected 1.9.2
    • Note: Security bugs that we don't plan to chemspill FF11 for do not need to be backported to the 1.9.2 branch at this point
  • Aurora 13 updates were enabled yesterday (3/19)
  • Firefox 12 beta 2 going to build today, to be released Friday
  • Major update from FF3.6 to FF11 going out this week
  • Today's (3/20) channel meeting
    • Whether there are any chemspill drivers for a FF11.0.1
    • 3.6 EOL strategy, esp. w/r/t in-product communication

Firefox Development

  • Much of this week was spent dealing with followup fixes and test issues from the large landings from last week (new tab page/about:home)
  • Google search now uses HTTPS (and therefore SPDY!) across the board (bug 633773)
    • Patrick McManus is working on a "speculative connect" API that will help reduce search bar query latency (both for searches and suggestions) (bug 735543/bug 723628)

Firefox Developer Tools

Add-on SDK


  • Telemetry data is still in process of restore
    • Histogram data expected to be restored by 12pm PST today
    • Evolution data expected to be restored by Thursday morning
  • This week's Snappy summary
  • 36 Snappy bugs were resolved in Firefox 13 (Aurora).
  • Avi landed smooth scrolling updates in bug 206438.
  • Mark has a new chart for Peptest results
  • Olli reduced CC lag observed after closing tabs like gmail, bug 734057.


  • If you were using the maple branch on Android, please switch back to mozilla-central nightlies now.
    • We've landed maple on mozilla-central.
  • We're starting to look at our Q2 goals. If you have specific needs from graphics that aren't covered in the preliminary stuff at Platform/2012-Q2-Goals#GFX, please let us know.





  • New DOM bindings for XHR is getting close. Target for landing is end of next week. (peterv, bz, bholley, khuey, bent, etc)



  • Two major cache performance improvements scheduled to land in Firefox 14, in review now. One patch greatly improves locking (723577), another moves more cache consumers to async cache APIs 722033.





Tree Management

  • B2G builders coming online bug 719491
    • not uploading to stage for now;
    • only to prove that mozilla-central checkins do not break B2G
  • win7 dongles to be installed as tests get fixed bug 710233


** 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 95435

Security Reviews & Threat Modeling Sessions Scheduled for this week

Date / Time Item
Mon Mar 19 / 13:00 PST None
Wed Mar 21 / 13:00 PST None
Thu Mar 22 / 10:00 PST In App Purchase (Apps)
Fri Mar 23 / 10:00 AM PST Available

Calendar and Meeting details

General Meeting Details 
* IRC Channel: #security 
* Etherpad: 
* Vidyo: (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

Review Needed

  • Feature pages triaged to need review, review unscheduled
Feature Feature List Target Rel Prod Mgr Lead Engr Security lead Security status Security notes Last Modified
Client-side XPI construction Jetpack Add-on Builder 2 Daniel Buchner Piotr Zalewa/Sean McArthur `sec-review-needed `2012-04-12T20:05:12
Add-On Tab API ` Add-on SDK 1.5 David Mason ` Dan Veditzsec-review-needed bug 7449132012-04-12T20:10:51
B2G App Security and Privacy Model ` B2G 1.0 Lucas Adamski Jonas Sicking, Chris Jones Paul Theriaultsec-review-needed bug 7449152013-11-22T18:35:41
Style Editor Desktop Firefox 11 Kevin Dangoor Cedric Vivier `sec-review-needed bug 7449212012-08-30T13:42:53
Migrate Chrome settings and data Desktop Firefox 11 Asa Dotzler Makoto Kato, Marco Bonardo `sec-review-needed bug 7449192012-04-12T20:17:13
Generic Thumbnail Service Platform Firefox 12 ` Tim Taubert `sec-review-needed 2012-05-16T23:15:03
Easy UI Feature Testing and "Success Evaluation" (integrate TestPilot like features) ` Firefox 13 ` ` `sec-review-needed Please schedule with curtisk2012-03-02T23:41:56
Hang Detector and Reporter Desktop Firefox 14 Asa Dotzler Vladan Djeric `sec-review-needed bug 7449262012-04-18T19:50:16
Install and Uninstall Web Apps in Firefox ` Firefox 15 Ragavan Srinivasan ` `sec-review-needed 2012-06-05T21:53:38
Responsive View Desktop Firefox 15 Kevin Dangoor Paul Rouget `sec-review-needed 2012-08-30T13:40:32
In-content preferences Desktop Firefox 15 Asa Dotzler Jon Rietveld `sec-review-needed bug 7449362012-05-07T14:15:25
Camera API Phase 2 - based on getUserMedia Mobile Firefox 15 - Mobile only, still image support only Maire Reavy Anant Narayanan Lucas Adamski (currently) Curtis Koenig (soon)sec-review-needed bug 7492212012-10-16T07:15:46
Media Plugin API (MPAPI) Mobile Firefox 15 or 16 (TBD) - Mobile only, by the end of Q2 Maire Reavy Rob O'Callahan (formerly Andreas Gal) TBDsec-review-needed bug 7492212012-06-06T02:40:33
Feature name here ` Firefox 16 Karen Rudnitski Brad Lassey `sec-review-needed 2012-08-31T17:39:44
Firefox Social Integration Desktop Firefox 17 Asa Dotzler Shane Caraveo Michael Coatessec-review-needed bug 7334142014-04-11T05:29:17
HTML Tree Editor Desktop Firefox 17 Kevin Dangoor Dave Camp `sec-review-needed 2012-09-17T17:04:20
Per-Site Third-Party Cookie Setting Platform Firefox 18 ` ` Curtis Koenigsec-review-needed 2013-02-08T17:31:48
Show PDF inline Platform Firefox 18 Asa Dotzler Bill Walker `sec-review-needed 2012-10-04T13:16:57
Windows Plugin Hang UI Desktop Firefox 19 asa Aaron Klotz `sec-review-needed 2012-10-29T15:51:21
Tools In Windows Desktop Firefox 20 Kevin Dangoor Paul Rouget `sec-review-needed 2013-08-01T20:30:23
JavaScript Profiling Desktop Firefox 20 Kevin Dangoor Anton Kovalyov `sec-review-needed 2013-08-01T20:31:39
Network View Desktop Firefox 23 Kevin Dangoor ` `sec-review-needed assigned to mgoodwin2013-08-14T21:07:34
Downloads API Desktop Firefox 26 ` Paolo Amadini `sec-review-needed assigned to mgoodwin to look at via sec-review? in bug 8255882013-10-25T09:40:01
Panel Menu Desktop Firefox 29 Asa Dotzler Blair McBride `sec-review-needed sec review work to be done by freddyb2014-05-15T03:04:34
FlightDeck as a Client-side App Jetpack FlightDeck 1.0 Daniel Buchner Sean McArthur `sec-review-needed when ready sched w/ curtisk2012-01-25T22:43:38
IndexedDB Support for Multi-Process Firefox Platform Future, distant future. Chris Blizzard ` `sec-review-needed 2011.10.17: sid recommends we wait on this one but likely needs a review. bug 7449402012-04-12T20:52:20
Simplify signing XPIs in Jetpack Jetpack Jetpack Future Dave Mason ` `sec-review-needed 2012-06-05T22:46:09
Purchase PIN Marketplace Marketplace July Justin Scott Unassigned Raymond Forbessec-review-needed 2016-04-01T02:19:58
Notifications Other Q3 None Assigned, One has been requested JR Colin David Chansec-review-needed bug 7498062012-05-09T17:00:36
Sharing textures cross-process for Electrolysis Platform Q4 of 2011. Chris Blizzard Chris Jones `sec-review-needed bug 7449442013-07-22T07:19:02
SDK Support for Firefox for Mobile Addons Jetpack SDK 1.5 David Mason Matteo Ferretti `sec-review-needed bug 7449462012-04-12T21:04:55
Apps Management App ` TBD ` ` `sec-review-needed 2012-08-31T17:38:35
Modern MIME Parser Thunderbird Thunderbird 16 ` Joshua Cranmer `sec-review-needed bug 7449522012-05-31T14:31:02
Thunderbird Metro Thunderbird Thunderbird 17 ` ` `sec-review-needed 2012-07-22T02:29:05
SMS support in Thunderbird Thunderbird Thunderbird 19 ` ` `sec-review-needed
Modern Address Book - V1 Thunderbird Under revision ` Mike Conley `sec-review-needed bug 7449552012-05-16T17:16:47
Speedy Session Restore Desktop ` Asa Dotzler Dietrich Ayala `sec-review-needed bug 7449342012-07-23T20:43:45
Enhancements to help mitigate search hijacking Desktop ` Asa Dotzler Gavin Sharp Al Billingssec-review-needed bug 7449572012-07-18T01:36:50
Blocklist UX enhancements [Plug-ins] Desktop ` Kev Needham ` `sec-review-needed bug 7449622012-04-12T21:40:01
Sign into the browser Other ` Dan Mills Ben Adida `sec-review-needed bug 7449482012-07-26T22:36:15
Add plugincheck functionality to Add-on Manager Desktop ` Kev Needham ` `sec-review-needed bug 7449672012-04-12T21:46:41
DOMCryptAPI (a Crypto API in the DOM) Platform ` Chris Blizzard David Dahl Brian Smithsec-review-needed bug 7449382013-11-22T19:02:09
Native Sign In to Website Desktop ` ` Austin King (ozten) `sec-review-needed `2013-10-18T23:50:02

Bugs marked sec-review-needed that need to be scheduled

No results.

0 Total; 0 Open (0%); 0 Resolved (0%); 0 Verified (0%);

Stability Report


  • Fennec 10.0.3esr (current release!) now supported well by recently added ESR support.
  • Socorro now generates correlation reports for new Firefox versions 14.0a1, 13.0a2, 12.0 in addition to the 3 crashiest ones, which include current releases.
  • Only small fixups in tomorrow's incremental release, as the big target now is to get ElasticSearch working ASAP.
  • If you have any specific issue you want solved in Socorro next quarter, please tell KaiRo about it.


  • Nightly - FF14
    • Top crashes appeared in single build then disappeared - bug 736507
    • bug 736761 - crash in mozilla::image::DiscardTracker::EnableTimer.
    • bug 736947 - OOM crash in mozilla::safebrowsing::HashStore::ReadHashes
    • bug 736944 - crash in nsAccTreeWalker::NextChildInternal @ nsIFrame::IsGeneratedContentFrame
    • bug 736695 - crash in nsGenericElement::UnbindFromTree , when I open Customize Toolbar with Video DownloadHelper 4.9.8 installed
    • bug 736815 - crash in js_ValueToBoolean - not a new signature but appearing in a bit higher volume on trunk.
    • bug 736830 - crash in js::types::TypeMonitorResult - reproducible
    • bug 704124 - Firefox Crash @ gfxContext::SetSource - reproducible
    • All Reproducible top crashes
  • Aurora - FF13
    • Just started shipping updates so better data in a couple of days.
  • Beta - FF12
    • bug 736524 - bug only appearing on Beta. It is now resolved.
  • Release - FF11
    • Some concern about Flash hangs but not sure if higher volume than normal. The fix that bsmedberg worked on for VS2010 doesn't work in FF12 and FF11. For FF13 things should be fixed.
    • bug 722044 - add touch bad memory to skip list. This bug is blocked on a decision of which skip list to implement. Kairo is going to go through all the skip list bugs and make sure they are actionable.
    • bug 733892 - some concerns about this rising. Marcia going to work on trying to reproduce based on comments in the bug.


For Graph and Socorro work please see Testing Notes 03/21/12


  • Nightly
    • 9.92% bug 734624 java.lang.RuntimeException: An error occured while executing doInBackground() at
    • 7.64% bug 736003, bug 733325, bug 733324 TouchBadMemory
    • 4.39% bug 736124 org.mozilla.gecko.gfx.GLController$GLControllerException: createContext() failed
    • 3.09% bug 736007 java.lang.NullPointerException: at org.mozilla.gecko.sync.repositories.Server11R
  • Aurora
    • 12.61% bug 730890
    • 10.43% bug 734624 java.lang.RuntimeException: An error occured while executing doInBackground() at
    • 8.70% bug 730688 java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to resume activity {org.mozilla.fennec_aurora


  • Release
    • 36.92% Java_org_mozilla_gecko_GeckoAppShell_reportJavaCrash
    • 25.51% bug 694964 gfxSharedImageSurface::Open
    • 6.59% bug 715831 js::RegExpPrivate::executeInternal
  • ESR
    • 32.87% Java_org_mozilla_gecko_GeckoAppShell_reportJavaCrash
    • 24.93% bug 694964 gfxSharedImageSurface::Open
    • 8.38% bug 715831 js::RegExpPrivate::executeInternal