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Firefox Status: 2013-09-03

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

Friends of the Firefox team

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

Project Updates


  • Perf target is now only focusing on tab animation performance. On TBPL, see the T(S) test named TART.
  • Australis Meeting Notes


Foreground thumbnailing

  • addressed by patch in bug 906615 (below): bug 809051 – Limit how often we thumbnail the page using the foreground service

Background thumbnailing

  • landed: bug 901294 – Unexpected downloading will be started by after every restart of the browser due to background thumbnailing
  • new patch for review: bug 906615 – Background thumbnail service shouldn’t overwrite existing thumbnails, or at least foreground thumbnails should be preferred
  • WIP patch: bug 910563 – gracefully handle remote process crashing
  • in patch-review cycle: bug 910036 – about:newtab shouldn’t load thumbnails in background when hidden by preloader
  • fixed: bug 898743 – Intermittent browser_thumbnails_update.js
  • fixed: bug 905443 – Forward content policy shouldLoad calls from the child to the parent
    • which brings us closer to fixing: bug 904341 – Content-blocking addons not working with background thumbnails
  • work ongoing: bug 909218 – Anonymous docShells
    • which will help us fix: bug 875986 – BackgroundPageThumbs should be able to capture private thumbnails while private browsing is active
    • and: bug 902439 – New Tab Page launches User Identification Request dialog before page is selected
  • maybe fixed by bug 884471‘s landing: bug 879687 – Intermittent browser_thumbnails_background.js | Exited with code -20 during test run
  • new: bug 909933 – Intermittent browser_thumbnails_update.js | thumbnail is still green – Got 255,0,0, expected 0,255,0
  • new: bug 909611 – Intermittent browser_thumbnails_update.js | Test timed out

Social API

  • working on last 2 feature bugs (891225, 891219), primarily test related issues at this point
  • need to understand e10s issues blocking remote iframe issues (will touch base with markh if nobody in meeting knows)
  • a couple possible beta bugs, but maybe too late?


UX Updates


  • I’m back! I missed you guys 🙂
  • Thailand was *awesome*. Updates soon about what we found.
    • One teaser: Searching for information was the most important use for the browser. People equated a “fast and easy” browser as one that got them to a search box the fastest; Users said that Chrome was the browser of choice because they didn’t have to go to “” to perform a search. On Android, many people used the Google search widget to access the Internet, not the browser.

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 1 minute!


(gavin’s Status Board)


(paolo’s Status Board)


(marco’s Status Board)


(Neil’s Status Board)


(felipe’s Status Board)


(Mano’s Status Board)


(Tim’s Status Board)


(Drew’s Status Board)


(Mark’s Status Board)


(Steven’s Status Board)


(dolske’s Status Board)


(Mike’s Status Board)


(Mike’s Status Board)


(gijs’ Status Board)


(Blair’s Status Board)


(MattN’s Status Board)


(jaws’s Status Board)


(mixedpuppy’s Status Board)


  • Tuesdays – 10:00am Pacific, 1:00pm Eastern, 17:00 UTC
  • Handy local meeting time link
  • 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
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 91337
  • #fx-team for backchannel
  • “Firefox” Vidyo Room

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