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Engineering Meeting Details

  • Tuesday 2014-07-01 - 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time
  • Dial-in: Audio-only conference# 98411
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  • join #planning for back channel

Need To Know

(Release and system issues that may impact engineering this week.)

Notices/Schedule (lsblakk/sylvestre)

Next Merge: May 13, 2024 Next Release: May 14, 2024
Central: 127 Aurora: 54 Beta: 126 Release: 125

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  • 31b6 build 2 built on both Desktop & Mobile (build 1 canceled because of some tests failing)
  • Both should be live today
  • OMTC disabled in aurora but 3-30% regressions! Bug 1032831

Build Changes (gps)

(Build changes of which engineers should be aware.)

RelEng (catlee)

(Repo, test, and other information for engineers from the release engineering team.)

Upcoming Outages/Upgrades

(System outages/upgrades and tree closures that impact engineering.)

Quality Programs

(An opportunity to hear about status with the various quality programs that do not have a formal team structure.)

OrangeFactor (ryanvm)

CritSmash (dbolter)

MemShrink (njn)

  • No update.

Stability (kairo/bsmedberg)

Team Stand-ups

(In <2 mins, what did your team accomplish last week, on what is your team working on this week, and on what, if anything, is your team blocked? No questions during the stand-ups. All questions should be asked during the roundtable.)

Accessibility (dbolter)

App Tools (prouget)

B2G Services (dougt)

Cloud Services (mmayo)

Developer Tools (robcee)

DOM (jst/overholt)

  • WebIDL bindings infrastructure now largely done. 2 1/2 years in the making, lots of details to get right in lots of corners. Big shout out to the team who worked on this, including peterv, bz, khuey, bholley, mccr8, and efaust. Also a big shout out to the numerous people who helped convert code from using XPConnect to WebIDL, including dz, Ms2ger, ehsan, baku, bjacob, tbsaunde, and many many more (too many to name here).
  • Old XPIDL based event generator is dead (bug 1031051). Everything is migrated to WebIDL.
  • ServiceWorkers! Lots abuzz here, a few hackers met to hack on ServiceWorkers in SF last week. See [1] for details.

Electrolysis (e10s) (blassey)

  • Various bug fixes but the big e10s feature this week is the Password Manager for e10s: bug 949617

Firefox Desktop (gavin)

Firefox Mobile (mfinkle/blassey)

  • Gonzales project is now known as Janus

Firefox OS Communications (scravag)

Firefox OS Devices/Porting (ericchou)

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  • Device porting (Gonk team)
    • Porting Summary
  • Bluetooth (members: Shawn Huang, Ben Tian, Jamin Liu, Jocelyn Liu)
    • Bluetooth in-house certification test has been done by Taipei QA team. All found bugs have been resolved by BT team except one Gaia issue. (See meta bug 1022503, bug 1022504)
    • WebBluetooth API was moved from 2.1 to 2.2 according to the result of 2.1 feature sign-off meeting. BT team will continue working on new API implementation.
  • Media Playback (members: Bruce Sun, Blake Wu, Star Cheng)
    • bug 941302 - PlatformDecoderModule for FirefoxOS/B2G (2.1 feature+)
      • Video is working now. Audio isn't working but already found the root cause.
    • bug 1017438 - A short period of sound at the end of a song would be cut off too early (1.4+, landed)
    • bug 1017421 - Preview of custom ringtones cannot be stopped. (2.0+, analyzed by Bruce and solved by Jim)
  • Device Storage & Stability (members: Alphan Chen)
    • bug 1029403 - Followup to Mount/Unmount API (2.1 feature+)

Firefox OS Media Apps (hema)

Firefox OS Media Recording (cjku)

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  • bug 1016184 - [Touch Caret] Enable touch caret on B2G
  • bug 959118 - [LayerScope] Combine layer dump and layer scope
  • bug 987040 - Implement mozbrowserSelection
  • bug 987529 - Implement Vsync dispatch pipeline
  • bug 814524 - Make WebGLContext::TexImage2D avoid readback for video elements
  • bug 1000722 - Many B2G reftests fail after enabling OOP, because partial drawWindow calls are drawing too small an area

Firefox OS Performance (mlee)

Firefox OS Productivity (doliver)

Firefox OS Telephony/WIFI/NFC (kenhkchang)

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  • bug 1010252 - [Wi-Fi] Problems re-connecting to a known Wi-Fi network.
  • bug 1027478 - Modify telephony API from dialEmergency(number, serviceId) to dialEmergency.
  • bug 1024747 - CDMA MO MMS still not working as phone number is not correctly retrieved from iccInfo.
  • bug 1023141 - ril.ecclist is an empty string after boot-up.
  • bug 1021006 - [RTSP][2.0] Browser pops up a network warning message in the end of video RTSP streaming.
  • bug 1003711 - [RTSP] Build Darwin Streaming Server on B2G emulator.
  • bug 1020212 - Wifi can't access keystore in gecko on Flame.
  • bug 1028044 - WPA-EAP TTLS-MSCHAPv2 Compatibility issue.
  • bug 1022460 - Enable wifi tethering on emulator.
  • bug 1008797 - Test case for bug 993598.
  • bug 1011358 - In the Mountain View QA lab, master on Hamachi/Flame often fails to find the "ateam" SSID.
  • bug 1028037 - NFC testcase failure with error message "Accessing TypedArray data over Xrays is slow
  • bug 1017485 - [Follow up of Bug 984207] Define timing to enable/disable P2p mode
  • bug 933588 - B2G NFC: Rewrite NFC Worker in C++
  • bug 813893 - B2G RIL: support UMTS CBS Message
  • bug 843452 - B2G RIL: use ipdl as IPC in MozMobileConnection
  • bug 1010356 - Network location provider should try to send neighboring cell data
  • bug 1027430 - Add EF_SPN to Navigator.mozMobileConnections and ensure it's accessible from a non-certified app
  • bug 859764 - WebSMS: move to MozMobileMessage WebIDL
  • Provide WebNFC API v2 draft proposal

Firefox OS Systems - Front End (gwagner)

Firefox OS Systems - Platform (timdream)

GFX (milan)

Identity (jedp)

JS (naveed)

Layout (jet/dbaron)

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Media (mreavy)

Necko (dougt/jduell)

  • About to land (bug 354493): will no longer allow pages loaded from public IPs to access local (192.169.*.*, etc) address ranges (to prevent from scanning your intranet). Let us know if this causes you grief.
  • We recently started timing out HTTP connections that take >5 minutes without a reply. This breaks some "classic web applications" (euphemism): we're backing it out in bug 1024015.
  • Fixed some issues with using https connections to HTTP proxy (bug 1029163)

Performance (vladan)

No update this week

Seceng (grobinson)

Shumway (tschneidereit)

WebAPI (overholt)


(Comments and questions that arise during the course of the meeting or otherwise do not have a section.)

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Friends of the Tree

Mailing List Threads

(Threads that are likely to be of interest to engineering from various mailing lists.)

Good Reads

(Links to blog posts, books, videos, etc. that you think will be of interest to others.)

irc #planning Log From This Meeting

dveditz: blassey: why "janus"?
blassey: roman god of time, space and safe passage
blassey: why the change? apparently Speedy Gonzales is not considered to be culturally sensitive
Mossop: Some webapps use [HTTP requests waiting longer than 5 minutes] as a push notification. Make an XHR request to your server, when it wants to tell the client something it responds