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Firefox Status: 2012-12-18

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Major Topics for This Week

  • Work week
  • Mailing list
  • Holidays

Stand ups

Suggested format:

  • What did you do last week?
  • What are working on this week?
  • Anything blocking you?

Please keep your update to under 2 minutes!


This week
Next week
  • Working from New York
  • More planning/HR stuff


Last week:

  • Bugs
    • bug 766799 – Redirects visits are not notified anymore through history observers
    • bug 821628 – xptcstubs_x86_64_darwin is wrongly converting some bool params
    • bug 791562 – crash in PlacesFolderConversion::AppendFolder (Protect bookmarks roots from being deleted through the API)
    • bug 820834 – Abstract about:home storage and make it async-ready
    • + 3 minor
  • Requests
    • bug 675902 – New Downloads view for Places Library
    • bug 822343 – Downloads view takes far too long to render
    • bug 812894 – Shorten time remaining strings and replace download rates per item
    • bug 817006 – “Remove from list” option in the panel is confusing
    • bug 699859 – Refactor nsContentPrefService.js to use async Storage
    • bug 813833 – Promise-based SQLite interface
    • + 5 minor

Next week:

  • Help finalizing the downloads panel feature for Firefox 20
  • Review async form history patches
  • More Places triage and regressions


  • Bug 821283 – Bug with displaying arrow panels in some cases in right-to-left UI, checked in
  • Bug 798226 – rework arrow panel code to be simpler, checked in
  • Bug 566746 – change form fillin to be asynchronous, address comments, found more issues with unit tests, discovered that I also need to port some migration code.
  • Bug 809388 – investigated bug where popups/tooltips were not shrinking when they were sized larger than the screen and then smaller again.


Past week
  • Finding regression causes
  • Improved B2G keyboard performance
  • Introduced a nextpaint event to improve app <-> homescreen transitions
  • A couple of session store and private browsing reviews
This week
  • Finding new blockers to work on
  • Helping with existing blockers (stealing, improving STRs)
  • Think more about keyboard focus issues and touch events


  • Planning stuff for workweek, 2013 roadmap
  • Interview season appears to be in full swing
  • Discussions on WebRTC UI, XBL
  • Found some social/facebook bugs, bit of debugging for a DLBI regression.
  • Out sick a bit


Last Week:

  • Australis
    • Wrote a patch for bug 813802 which puts the tabs over the titlebar for restored windows on XP. Waiting for feedback.
    • Gave feedback on MattN’s lw-theme patch
  • Downloads View for Places (required for Downloads Panel)
    • Helped fix tests for Downloads View for Places, which has now landed (preffed off)
    • Profiled some performance issues
  • Downloads Panel
    • Come up with a draft patch to fix focus-ring appearance and behaviours (bug 819428

This Week:

  • Australis
  • Downloads View for Places
    • Theme-ing work (will likely require UX assistance)
    • General bug-fixing as we find them
  • Downloads Panel:
    • Get bug 819428 in a review-able state
    • Ensure we disable this in Aurora before uplift.



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Last week

  • Australis
    • lightweight theme patch uploaded
    • waiting for review on base patch for Windows
    • talked to perf team

This week

  • More tab follow-ups
  • In Canada


Last week

This week


  • None




  • planning for next year’s priorities and roadmap
  • some FHR facilitating
  • there’s some First-Run Experience cross-team discussion happening; more in the new year



  • Working on design changes to notification UI in WebRT to enable release for Firefox 19
  • Planning for Q1 New Tab Work: working on design document, meeting with stakeholders
  • Working on social API bugs, incl. multi-provider plan for 19 & beyond
  • Technically PTO Thursday & Friday, but will be reachable and may work if needed


  • Local profile sharing (Bi-modal browser usage) on FX Metro is no longer on the beta road map. Still refining the strategy of handling sync service between classic and metro mode. Customized first-run experience for Metro will be needed.
  • Refining user flows and stories for local bookmarking and desktop sync w Asa.


Out last week at a visual design meetup

This week working on:

  • Download Manager:
    • Final icons
    • Looking at Download Library View theme
  • Flash hang UI
  • WebRTC Icons
  • Trying to organize and finish remaining Australis designs (e.g. menu panel, customization visuals, Windows 8 classic stuff, incontent stuff)
  • Other Stuff:
    • Metro
    • DevTools

Round Table


  • Tuesdays – 10:00am Pacific, 1:00pm Eastern, 17:00 UTC
  • Dial-in: conference# 91337
    • US/International: +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 91337
    • US toll free: +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 91337
    • Canada: +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 91337
  • #fx-team for backchannel
  • “Firefox” Vidyo Room

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