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Mozilla Platform Meeting Minutes: 2009-03-03

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Notices / Schedule

Firefox 3.0.7

  • Shipping tomorrow!

Firefox 3.0.8

  • Code freeze March 17


  • Code freeze happened two days late, but good enough
  • Builds made
  • On track to ship mid-March

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

  • Important Dates:
    • Code freeze: March 3rd, 5pm PST
    • QA Start: March 4th, 9am PST
    • Release March 10th, 2pm PST

Blocker Report

Since 1.9.1 branch …

Past 2 weeks …

[ Platform Blocker Queries | Front End Blocker Queries ]

Firefox 3.1 Update

  • Polish update: Firefox is 40% shiny (+2% over last week)
    • Thanks go to: kev, highmind63 (fixed 2 bugs) and Dao (fixed 5 bugs)
    • 50 remaining easy polish bugs (whiteboard [polish-easy])
    • 34 remaining hard polish bugs(whiteboard [polish-hard])

GFX 1.9.1 Update

  • Bug status:
    • 4 blocking 1.9.1+
    • 1 unknown imglib topcrasher; joe’s working on it, but we can’t reproduce, and crash reporter stacks are mostly worthless.
    • 1 Security
    • 1 imglib followon patch
    • 1 crasher fix
    • 0 nom
  • Focus:
    • Finishing remaining blockers

Layout 1.9.1 Update

  • Layout
    • 6 blockers
    • Current work: multiple backgrounds (dbaron), frame constructor (bzbarsky), Cleartype ink issues (jkew), CSS gradients (ventnor), incremental reflow (bzbarsky)
  • SVG
    • 2 blockers
  • Video/Audio
    • 13 blockers
    • Major items remaining: A/V sync (doublec), block cache (roc), new load algorithm (cpearce) (done), seek performance (doublec) other spec updates, codec code audit issues (getting done)
  • NO untriaged noms

Content 1.9.1 Update

  • 14 blockers
    • 4 P1 blockers, bug 479490 JS timeout related crash regression (smaug and bent), bug 333198 and bug 480767 sync XHR input event suppression bugs (smaug, ready to land), and bug 479442 JS wrapper related regression (mrbkap, has patch).
    • There are 5 bugs that need landing.
    • 8 blocker bugs without patch.
    • bnewman took a break from parsing work and helped fix blocker bug bug 478438

JS 1.9.1

Mobile 1.9.1 Update


Security Reviews

Still outstanding / to be scheduled

  • native JSON
  • DNS prefetching

Booked but not yet completed

Tree Management

Greener tinderbox

  • clint to set up 3 machines (one for each platform) and run it for a week to log random-oranges; clint will also compare VM to native to see if there are problems caused by that
    • clint to file bugs to get machines set up
    • clint to talk to alice about her experience
  • Getting crash stacks from Talos
    • patches are up, pending review?alice.
    • Will need some testing on talos-staging before being deployed
    • Do we want this for unit tests also? How urgently?
  • Run unit tests on packaged builds bug 421611, bug 383136
    • Mochitest bits all landed
    • Reftest about halfway done, expect to finish this week
    • XPCshell still an unknown, probably ~2 weeks more work


  • What the status on getting a plan done for out of process plugins? bug 478976
  • Ignoring sporadic oranges is bad (beltzner)

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