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Firefox Status: 2013-02-19

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

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!



Past week:

  • Downloads API
    • bug 835872 – Handle download errors
    • bug 835875 – Add the ability to cancel downloads
    • bug 835876 – Add the ability to restart downloads
    • bug 835880 – Implement the basic DownloadList object
    • bug 835803 – Add tests for downloads whose size is zero bytes

Next week:

  • More Downloads API


Last week:

This week:

  • Land about:home storage abstraction and start looking at indexedDB implementation
  • Unbitrot/fix comments on Places APIs removal patches
  • Unbitrot/fix tests on Star button bug 748894
  • Write test for frecency redirects changes bug 737836
  • Away on Friday


  • API removals need R and SR, could be easier now that deprecations are better notified (mano, gavin)
  • Star button bug 748894 needs UI-review (shorlander)



  • Private browsing and thumbnail fixes.
  • Minimize console clutter when running tests (FX_PAGE_LOAD_MS, charset, SocialUI, SessionFile.wipe()).
  • Still working on using that API to retrieve scrollbar width.
  • Found and almost fixed the missing tabopen animation since bug 822266 landed.
  • Couple of reviews done (CTP, moving newtab and thumbnails to toolkit, …)


  • Chasing down workweek videos. They’re on vidyoreplay, which is currently offline. 😐 In the meantime, they’re available on the MV intranet at http://fs2/public/ffx/desktop2013/
  • B2G review for captive portals (bug 752982)
  • wrote a patch, ermahgerd! (bug 827145)
  • The usual fun of HR, meetings, 1:1s


Last week:

  • Australis tabs
    • Lots of performance testing and measurement
    • Debugging bug 839660 with jrmuizel – he’s apparently got a theory, but wasn’t able to articulate it to me on Friday. Hoping to get some movement on this today.
    • Wrote a patch to get rid of pseudo-elements for newtab button – bug 738491
    • Slight redirection – drawintitlebar should be removed in favour of chromemargins support bug 576740 (see bug 573973 commentary for details)
    • Got a new patch up for bug 813802
  • Australis customization
    • Wrote a small patch that gives UX a pref for hiding the AppMenu button (set to true and restart)
  • Other
    • Tabs triage
    • General component triage

This week:

  • Australis tabs
    • Try swapping out newtab SVG and linear-gradients for a PNG, measure performance difference
    • Get MattN’s ui-r+ on bug 813802 so I can r? dao and get that puppy landed
    • Investigate swapping out SVG curves and linear-gradients from selected and background tabs.
      • avih is confident this is some of the lowest hanging fruit for performance gains
    • See where I can get supporting chromemargins on OSX
  • Purchase crappy Aspire One netbook.


  • Needinfo for Downloads Panel trivial polish bug from shorlander – bug 830182
  • ui-r? for MattN on bug 813802


Last week:

  • addressed search purpose reviews and landed it!
  • Landed doorhanger security delay patch
  • More feedback on Windows menubar in titlebar
  • r+ on dolske’s form logging patch
  • started feedback on dolske’s form manager patch
  • Submitted patch for themes/shared – bug 838244
  • Filed (bug 841308) and reviewed Social panel bug – bug 840854
  • Discussed Australis tabs next steps with mconley

This week:

  • Family/Presidents Day
  • Firefox :: General triage
  • More feedback on Windows menubar in titlebar
  • Further telemetry investigation
  • Feedback/ui-review on Australis for Linux
  • Australis perf implementation
  • Acquire netbook


  • Review from Paul Rouget on bug 838244 before bitrot would be good


Last week:

  • Filed a bunch of mentored bugs in devtools
  • Closed a ton of bugs during the triage last week and this week
  • Started looking in to dragging toolbarpalette items for the new Customization UI

This week:

  • Working on dragging toolbar items in the Customization UI
  • Seeing if we can land the new menu code without much trouble before the new customization code lands.

UX Updates


Decisions needed/Action items


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