Meeting Notes Meetings notes from the Mozilla community


Mozilla Platform: 2012-09-18

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm

Notices / Schedule

  • Beta 4 is going to build today, will be released before the end of the week
    • Last chance for speculative fixes
    • Make sure you’re not on the hook for a tracking 16+ bug
    • Make recommendations on fixing/mitigating/wontfixing ASAP
  • Beta 5 will be going to build next Tuesday
    • We expect some riskier than normal Win8 fixes – QA will be highly engaged
  • Release of FF16 is on 10/9
  • CTP blocklisting expected to land on Aurora 17 this week

Firefox OS

  • All teams focusing on freezing feature work by 9/28 in order to stabilize and close down V1. Product and Engineering management working on a post-9/28 schedule and strategy to drive feature work and blockers to zero.
  • Follow along via this sheet which tracks the progress of the built-in apps, the Basecamp blocker dashboard, the @hackb2g twitter account which tweets Gaia commits, and the B2G Desktop builds.
  • Dogfooding program: Devices are ordered, OTA updates are being tested by QA this week. A list of dogfooding tips are being collected.
    • Release Management will send out B2G Test Drivers announcement tomorrow, if you’re in MV, SF, or TO please sign up for a device.

Add-on SDK


  • Lawrence/Taras can’t make the meeting
  • Snappy workweek report on Taras’ blog


  • bugs of interest
    • offer a way to apply a user-agent style sheet to a given document (bug 737003)
    • improvements to background-attachment:fixed on mobile (bug 786502)
    • add support for background-size within background shorthand property (bug 570326)
    • fixes for some over-invalidation when scrolling (bug 777194)


  • focusing on landing and helping to trim Basecamp blockers
  • working on B2G v1 privacy features
  • improving geolocation on B2G
  • coordinating automated tests with QA


  • bug 756648 – cookie jars landed
  • bug 756717 – appcache jars: should land soon
  • bug 781392 – jduell setting up test environment so we can investigate
  • bug 786299 – Honza is back and will work on this 1st. Likely to ship
  • bug 746069 – Network indicator throbber: hoping to get in
  • bug 782542 – Secure necko IPDL usage: may be hard to get done by 28th…
  • bug 776797 – Lock down Appcache update: looking into to get T-shirt estimate & plan

Tree Management

  • bug 791854 – we have determined that armv6 testing on armv7 devices (tegras) is sufficient to test Non-IonMonkey configuration needed for B2g
    • this will disable armv7-non-IonMonkey test coverage (this was added as a proxy for b2g)
      • this was extra load that was going to worsen our wait times
    • this armv6 proxy coverage will only be valid while the builds are run on tegras devices (armv7)
  • Switching linux desktop build machines soon (centos6 based, some will be run on AWS)


  • Web Cryptography API has entered First Public Working Draft [1] (via ddahl)
    • Feedback and comments are very welcome!
    • JavaScript-API enthusiasts are highly encouraged to comment on this draft
  • SecReview: Monday – Android Service Based Updater

Stability Report


  • A few issues after landing the rapid beta work – affecting ADU numbers. Reports are all wrong.
  • Last regression for this issue – bug 791889


  • New Flash version out this morning – 11.4.402.278.



  • New Crashes
    • bug 791999 crash in js::ObjectImpl::hasClass
    • bug 791798 crash in mozilla::plugins::parent::_releaseobject



See Mobile Notes for Mobile specific Socorro notes

  • 26.6% of all our crashes on Fx15.0.1 mobile are startup related in a 3 day period. 46% crashes were startup crashes in 15.0. There is an improvement.
  • Wishlist fix:
    • bug 790139 – crash in… while enabling Reader Mode on custom kernels
    • bug 756140 – even though this is with Cynogenmod, the number of crashes for this is huge (6240 crashes in 3 days) versus the next one down which is 1,576 crashes in 3 days. It’s the biggest crash in 15/16
    • bug 791462 – is being looked into. It’s causing a spike in the crashing for nightly. It’s a crash in Ion Monkey. Thanks, Marty!
      • could be the same as the desktop crash
  • QA Monitoring bugs:
    • bug 785340 – crash in OmxDecoder::ReadAudio
      • Looks like it might be ready for engineering; bsmegberg to find an owner.
    • bug 745512 – crash in mozilla::image::RasterImage::InitDecoder
      • monitoring to see if it drops off in 16.


Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesday 2012-09-1811:00 am Pacific
  • Dial-in: conference# 95312
    • US/International: +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 95312
    • US toll free: +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312
    • Canada: +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 95312
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room / SFO-Boardroom
  • join #planning for back channel

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