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Mozilla Platform: 2013-01-08

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


  • Merge was yesterday. Nightly=21, Aurora=20, Beta=19
  • Firefox 18.0 was released today (congrats to bajaj!)
    • Currently throttled until Thursday for MS Patch Tuesday
  • Firefox 19.0 beta 1 has gone to build
    • Potential for delay on Android, due to test bustage in bug 827699
  • Firefox 20.0a2 hasn’t had a successful nightly yet due to bug 827851, but we’ll spin one up as soon as the bustage is fixed
  • ESR10 is on the way out, B2G18 is on the way in (security landings)
26 bugs 57 bugs
Unresolved Aurora Trackers (non-security, not tracked for Beta) Unresolved Beta Trackers (non-security)

Key Issues

Actions Last Week



  • Naveed to get traction on bug 803018, bug 817342, bug 719114



Firefox OS

Firefox Desktop

Download UI
  • Major remaining issues are some performance issues, final bits of polish, the team is working hard to get that uplifted to Aurora (tracking bug: bug 747422)
getUserMedia UI
  • Dao landed the visible indicator of camera/microphone use (bug 799417), other general UI pieces being tracked in bug 729522, and Aurora-20 bugs in bug 827156.
  • Shane is working on improving our “Share” capabilities (bug 818675)
  • markh landed improvements to the security checks that we do (bug 806037
Main-thread I/O
  • David Teller’s patches to remove main-thread IO from sessionstore (bug 532150) and search service (bug 760036) landed
  • Michael Kraft tracked down a regression from the sessionstore changes (bug 824107)
Per-window PB
  • Ehsan and Josh have been working on removing the old global private browsing service entirely.
Tab browser improvements
Plugin hang UI (Windows)
  • aklotz has implemented the feature which allows users to kill plugins which are hung, one of our top complaints. bug 805591.

Firefox Mobile

Blog Shout Outs
Memory, Responsiveness, Usability
  • bug 793755 – Cache viewport data, 22% panning improvement
  • Landing bug 654352 – document.caretPositionFromPoint API helps set us up for good progress for reflow-on-zoom
Developer Quality of Life, Housekeeping
Stability Wins

bug 785597 – fix crash in AndroidGLController::SetGLVersion
bug 821979 – java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: invalid selection offsets at org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoEditable$Action.newSetSelection(

bug 825505 – crash when calling ‘Edit’ context menu for site/page/thumbnail on about:home and returning to it with the

Request for Second Eyes on
  • bug 761987 – Intermittent Android shutdown, 468771-2.xhtml, basn2c16.html crash [@ nssCertificate_Destroy] [@ 0xffff0fc4 | PR_AtomicDecrement | nssCertificate_Destroy] [@ FreeArenaList | PORT_FreeArena_Util] [@ nssCertificateStore_Lock | nssCertificate_Destroy]
In progress/under investigation
  • bug 786996 – Content of Flash plugin is first displayed upside down

Stability Report [Weekly]

  • Trunk topcrash/regression bugs that need owners:
    • bug 821733 – js::CompartmentChecker::fail
    • bug 827272 – nsSSLIOLayerHelpers::Cleanup
    • bug 827170 – abort message: “Framebuffer not complete …”
  • Beta/Release bugs needing traction:
  • js::GCMarker::processMarkStackTop is still a high-volume top crash on all channels, multiple open bugs but no action happening: bug 803018, bug 817342, bug 719114

Snappy [Weekly]

  • 2012 performance summary from Taras
  • December summary from Vladan
  • Snappy meetings resume this week

Metro [1st Tuesday of Month]

Elm to mc merge
  • Switch mc to the 8.0 sdk will happen after the merge this week.
  • Working with UX on polish for start screen and bookmarks; visual polish for tiles; session restore.
  • More download manager functionality landed recently; remote tabs landing soon.

Engineering Metrics

Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesday 2013-01-0811:00 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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