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Firefox Status: 2013-11-19

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

Friends of the Firefox team

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

mconley nominates Matt Hammerly who is helping out with bug 702005! Matt came aboard after seeing jaws’ MSU talk. Thanks Matt!

Project Updates


  • With final perf blockers bug 936469 and bug 937519 cleared, Australis landed and stuck on mozilla-central! \o/
  • Lots of bugs are getting filed. This is good. If you see something wrong in Nightly, please file a bug. Dupes are cheap. Please mark these bugs blocking australis-merge.
  • Shout-out to Gijs for fixing & landing bug 919965 (Drag ‘n Drop in Customization Mode overhaul)!


Foreground thumbnailing

  • kind of waiting on a consensus: bug 809056 – reduce thumbnailing impact when there are no thumbnail service consumers

Background thumbnailing

  • patch r+’ed, but Mark later pointed out a problem that needs addressing (not in the bug): bug 914920 – about:newtab displays thumbnail from unrelated websites for some links
  • patch posted for review: bug 931889 – Fix and re-enable browser_thumbnails_background.js
  • still blocked: bug 902755 – Deadlock in mozilla::ipc::GeckoChildProcessHost::LaunchAndWaitForProcessHandle after turning on new tab page thumbnails
  • landed on Aurora: bug 910036 – about:newtab shouldn’t load thumbnails in background when hidden by preloader
  • landed: bug 908277 – Make sure the background thumbnail service can’t open permission UI


  • Removal of Synchronous initialization path landing (bug 918024)
  • API for storing global session data landed (bug 899213)
  • Broadcasting of tab data as it changes instead of collecting it is close to landing (bug 930967)
  • billm landed a number of code cleanups (bug 930269)
  • Investigation into problematic websites greatly increasing the size of the session (bug 934934, bug 936271)

Social API

  • working on australis bugs
  • bug 935640 removes the old style toolbarbutton and adds an overlay button for sidebar selection, this needs further ux but is a big improvement (large code removal/simplification)
  • planning on several new providers to release with fx27 in january
  • a couple small bug fixes will need uplift to 27 (bug 935773, bug 936712, bug 940494)


  • bug 666816 All known Findbar regressions landed
  • bug 673569 Let each framescript have its own scope
  • bug 875871 Dev-tools for e10s
  • Software compositor
  • Linux sandbox

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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