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Mobile: 2013-06-05

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


  • Next merge: 2013-06-24
  • Next release: 2013-06-25

Topics for This Week

Async Prompts Landing

Started by Jim and getting wrapped up by Wes, the prompt system is going async. We have a few regressions, but overall the patches are landing and sticking. We are using Prompt.jsm to nicely manage using prompts in Javascript code.

Quick Share

Sriram landed the patches for Quick Share last night and we should see the feature on tomorrow’s Nightly. See bug 869123 for details.


We are starting to gear up for an x86 release. Brad has been doing some work to get the x86 builds ready for Beta and Release channels. We want to get additional testing before releasing. We will likely be getting more x86 devices too. We did find one potential blocker in bug 879651.

Review checklist

Check it out, add some stuff.

Friends of the Mobile Team

Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs.

  • Nicolas Carlo is working on bug 875852 – Reader Mode: Ambient light level changes are too sensitive
  • Augustin Trancart is working on bug 711959 to add animation tasks to the compositor thread, making good progress

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!

James W. (snorp)

  • Bug 848482 – [SkiaGL] SourceSurface doesn’t currently work with SkiaGL [fixed finally, pending review]
  • Looking at mochitest failures with SkiaGL


  • Last week:
    • bug 746876 – fix and re-enable test_bug720538
    • bug 877726 – Convert FrameMetrics.mScrollOffset to be a gfx::Point<CSSPixel>
    • bug 877728 – Convert various variables in android JNI to templated gfx classes
    • bug 876060 – treat medium-length tap as a click
    • looked at bug 872961 (reader mode toolbar not responding), duped it to 877602 – need to dig a bit more
    • bug 879369 – make NFC not a required hardware feature
    • bug 876348 – fix NPE in GLController
    • working on bug 879004 – converting FrameMetrics fields to templated gfx classes
    • spent a bit of time going through bugmail backlog of new bugs that nobody responded to
    • interview, meetings, other non-coding activities
  • Next week:
    • continue propagation of templated gfx classes
    • look more at bug 877602 (clicking deadzone with dynamic toolbar hidden)


Chris Peterson

  • Done
    • Fixed topcrash bug 776223 – Long-standing clipboard crash that was actually a Samsung bug
    • Working with Shane and Contacts API
    • Push API Service
  • Next
    • WebActivities API
    • Test backout for bug 827407 – NullPointerException: at com.adobe.flashplayer.FlashPaintSurface
    • bug 849589 – RuntimeException: Only ByteBufferInputStream is supported at org.mozilla.gecko.mozglue.NativeZip

Shane Tully

In progress:

  • bug 857730 – Implement contacts API
    • WIP patches are attached to the bug (currently revising based on feedback from cpeterson)
    • Save and clear functions nearly complete
    • Working on this week: Find, getAll, and remove functions and getting tests running on Android (<- will most likely run into next week)
    • Blocking:
      • Permissions doorhanger
      • Select device account to modify contacts of (in the event of multiple Gmail or other accounts)
      • Key field (almost done, see below)
  • bug 807688 – Add “key” field to contacts API


  • Past week
    • Back from PTO and got caught up with bugmails
  • Next
    • Work on B2G debugging
    • Look at some SkiaGL crashes
    • Misc. IME bugs


  • Last week:
    • bug 874546 getUserMedia – Video playback does not resume when browser returns to being the foreground activity
    • bug 874572 getUserMedia – Browser holding lock on device camera despite browser activity in the background and paused
    • bug 879335 Remove WebRTC + permissions from Firefox 23
  • Next week:
    • Holidays
  • Blockers
    • bug 879270 Compositor crash when trying to thumbnail a page with a <video> on it

Brian N

  • Done(ish)
    • Bug 874985 – Create session restore unit tests
    • Bug 813107 – Intermittent testThumbnails | Top site thumbnail updated for HTTP 200 – got -1 (or 0), expected -16711936
    • Bug 878424 – bytes.length 0 must be a positive number (crash follow-up)
    • Bug 878491 – About:home is cut off beneath title bar after OOM kill on non-about:home page
  • In progress
    • Bug 879505 – Frequent “Awesomebar URL typed properly” failures when using enterUrl()



  • Bug 872147 – Make FeedHandler use PromptService asynchronously
  • Bug 872149 – Make payments UI use PromptService asynchronously
  • Bug 877200 – Make history menu use Prompt.jsm
  • Bug 872143 – Make InputWidgetHelper use PromptService asynchronously
  • Added documentation at:
  • Bug 862377 – Android WebRTC permissions UI will only respect first doorhanger – Need to add docs
  • Bug 872388 – Allow creating a homescreen shortcut when an bookmark is made – bounced because of gingerbread issues, but have a fix up
  • Bug 870063 – Make context menu use PromptService asynchronously
  • Bug 863959 – Eideticker startup (about:home) time regression for LG-P999 on Apr 18th – have some eideticker results from backing out the about:home fragment patch. Need to analyze them.
  • Bug 852986 – Regression: Google search results completely zoomed in on browser back – Investigated pushing a fix to Beta for this. Waiting for a+.
  • Bug 866787 – Support orientation property in manfiest for packaged apps – waiting on r?
  • Bug 826325 – Decide where should open content – Fixed up the patch, but need to track down some crashes on try.


Last week

  • Explored fragment/view animation sync solution (for bug 871651)
  • (In progress) bug 877870 – Implement search results in editing mode
  • bug 813546 – java.lang.NullPointerException: key == null at
  • bug 877735 – Slide menu icon with other buttons in toolbar animation
  • bug 877140 – Fade in toolbar buttons while hiding tabs tray

Next week

  • Wrap up bug 877870 for review
  • History tab in new about:home


  • bug 872329 – Apply existing settings (tests)
  • Setting up robocop to run locally…
  • bug 872543 – waiting on Aurora approval of big notification dismissal
  • bug 873072 – Start Preferences via GeckoApp
  • bug 878145 – Auto-scroll to data reporting preferences
  • bug 879558 – Add entry point for about:healthreport from settings UI
  • go back to bug 870169 – extract TelemetryReporter
  • FHR Android UI w/ Arun (abc)


  • Done
    • bug 867354 – Don’t prompt for feedback in distribution builds
    • bug 873670 – Reader mode icon doesn’t appear if you open an article from the reading list in a new tab
    • bug 874888 – The privacy policy is incorrectly linked in about:rights (also bug 877902 for desktop)
    • bug 878692 – Form history should use FormHistory.jsm instead of nsIFormHistory2
    • bug 868052 – Toolbar does not appear when hardware menu button is pressed
    • bug 844935 – Actually disable homescreen wallpaper feature on beta
  • In Progress/Next
    • bug 878173 – Create alternate about:feedback that sends positive feedback to input
    • bug 879097 – Remove “FormHistory:Init” and “Passwords:Init” messages
    • bug 876712 – Remove code that is now unused on fig
  • Request for Help
    • bug 876562 – In Fennec content behind fullscreen content should not be pannable, zoomable, or visible
      • Looks like regression caused by some core gfx/layout changes in bug 716403


Session recording and startup time tracking for FHR (Bug 868445), along with supporting work. Now up to ~20 patches to uplift to Aurora. Fun times.

Keeping an eye on Metro bookmark sync (Bug 871332). Also the usual reviews/meetings/etc.

Also fun:

Scott (jwir3)

(I have another commitment just before this meeting, so I probably won’t be available for the meeting today. Updates are pretty self-explanatory, so just read the wiki :> ).

Last Week:

  • Started work on bug 766599 : Font inflation without requiring refresh, but not yet complete.
  • bug 873721 : Pinch-zoom sometimes triggers snapping around the page randomly when reflow-on-zoom turned on.
  • bug 865654 : Caret position from point sometimes gets incorrect offsets for text inputs.

This Week:

  • bug 878931 : Reflow-on-zoom should use font inflation preferences
  • bug 878928 : Re-enable the double-tap to zoom to element width when reflow-on-zoom can’t do its zoom.
  • Continue work on bug 766599 : Font inflation without requiring refresh, (lower priority than other work).
  • bug 864595 : Assertion in caretPositionFromPoint


  • bug 856445 – Startup crash on LG Optimus Black (LG P970), landed
  • bug 877203 – Replace Open Sans with Clear Sans, bounced for reftests
  • bug 867517 – Gecko-based WebView for Android, landed
  • bug 866957 – Collect and report cell tower and WiFi info, landed
  • bug 878868 – Need to bump build id of x86 builds for the play store, landed
  • starting to organize B2G browser work
  • reviews
  • meetings… oh the meetings


  • Trying to get a test for bug 861164: use different search URLs for tablet vs. non-tablet
  • Doing 1x1s like it’s my job

Ian Barlow

This week

  • All the meetings
  • FHR – about:healthreport
  • Looking at Browser for B2G
  • Mixed Content blocking
  • Updated Settings UI
  • Updated Search provider stuff
  • Partnership opportunities
  • OUYA design refinement – friendly reminder about new bugs linked here bug 831778
  • PTO on friday

Feature Focus (elancaster is catching up from being out last week, I’ll be pinging folks)

Firefox 22: Simple Pleasures (Beta)


Firefox 23: Real Media (Aurora)


Firefox 24: Embracing the Ecosystem (Nightly)


Firefox 25: Something for Everyone


Round Table

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