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Firefox Status: 2014-01-28

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.

Project Updates


  • ~70 P1s, P2s and P3s remaining.
  • Paris work week was very useful for giving us a sense of the remaining work
  • Current focus areas:
    • Panel layout strangeness
    • Tabs in Titlebar toggle
    • Customize transition smoothness
    • Styling of panels, Windows 8 (general), OS X (toolbars)
    • Add-on compat


  • landed: bug 809056 – reduce thumbnailing impact when there are no thumbnail service consumers
  • landed: bug 960941 – gBrowserThumbnails expiration filter should be based on top sites, not open pages

Social API

  • bugs bugs bugs and intermittent orange, my favorite new band


UX Updates

Internet Connectivity Detection

Intern Val (vt on IRC) is working on improving Firefox’s error messages to users. More specifically the internet connectivity detection on desktop. The rationale is that if there is an internet connectivity issue, we should let the user know this is the case and help them fix it.

Currently there is a disabled pref network.manage-offline-status. It will detect if there is no internet connectivity and set the browser in “work offline” mode. This behavior is present in Fennec and FxOS to detect connectivity issues on mobile.

There are some inconsistencies about what error messages we give to the user based on the platform

  • On mobile: we tell the user to check their internet connectivity.
  • On desktop: we tell the user they are in “offline mode” and attempt to disable it. This is not a very good error message if they don’t have internet.

Does someone in the call have background on the following topics?

  • History of the “work offline” mode and use cases associated it
  • Issues with the internet connectivity detection on Desktop.
  • Design choice for internet connectivity to share state with user triggered “work offline” mode.

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, 18:00 UTC
  • Handy local meeting time link
  • Dial-in: conference# 91337
    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 91337
    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 91337
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 91337
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 91337
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 91337
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 91337
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 91337
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 91337
  • #fx-team for backchannel
  • “Firefox” Vidyo Room

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