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Mobile: 2014-03-05

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


  • Next merge March 17

Topics for This Week

MWC recap?

mfinkle is out, maybe we need to do this next week.

Hub status

Narrowing the scope for Fx30, focusing on RSS add-ons. Targeting Fx32 for a more full-featured release.

Friends of the Mobile Team

Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Make sure friends also get awarded a badge. New contributors are highlighted in bold.

  • Marcos Cezar Mendes da Costa Junior wrote a patch for bug 956360 – Use Arrays.asList when possible
  • Matt Brubeck started a discussion about our about:feedback flow, and filed and fixed bug 972844 – Provide an easy way to dismiss about:feedback for good

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)

<Read Only>

  • STILL trying to land single GLContext Skia patch. One test is hanging.
  • Working on a service to run a headless Gecko. Needed for Simple Push notifications
  • Interviews and stuff


Past week

  • Landed basic IME tests
  • Fixing some new IME bugs
    • Good candidates for moar tests!


Working on


<Read Only>

  • Last week
    • Load Adaption v1 finished, waiting review, try fixes
    • Text selection bug hunting
    • Fix 2.3 WebRTC regression
  • Next week
    • Hopefully address review comments
    • Replace Google load adaption code by simpler version

Randall Barker

<Read Only>

  • Last Week: Shelved shrinking XUL dependencies for now due to spaghetti monster. Started work to compile XUL for Roku devices.
  • Next Week: Finish XUL port, get something running on Roku Device.

Brian Nicholson

<Read Only>

  • Progress bar fixes
  • Submenu fixes
    • bug 976006 – Bookmark indicator does not update when adding a bookmark
    • bug 978494 – Page cannot be removed from reading list


<Read Only> – At a doctor appt this morning

  • Mostly trying to finish up context menu quickshare
  • Looking into some performance things:
  • bug 942611 – Stop Firefox Mobile from leaking Storage space by leaking file uploads


<Read Only>


  • bug 921557 – Custom ellipsizing home banner text on smaller screens
  • bug 975055 – Filter UI for Hub panels
  • bug 816318 – Moving to Android’s DownloadManager, looking into options for Froyo


  • bug 978741 – History tab is highlighted incorrectly on tablets
  • bug 974723 – Send shown event when banner is displayed


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Last week

  • PTO on Friday
  • bug 971214 – crash in java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: android.view.View.setBackground at org.mozilla.gecko.widget.BasicColorPicker$ColorPickerListAdapter.getView(
  • bug 975841 – crash in org.mozilla.gecko.sqlite.SQLiteBridgeException: Cant prepare statement: no such column: filter at org.mozilla.gecko.sqlite.SQLiteBridge.sqliteCallWithDb(Native Method)
  • bug 969060 – Disabling dynamic panel set as default will put default panel in ambiguous state
  • bug 967742 – Consolidate API to edit HomeConfig state
  • (In progress) bug 940575 – Implement per-profile SharedPreferences, eliminating uses of PreferenceManager
  • Tons of reviews

Next week

  • More hub stuff
  • Toolbar/layout bugs


<Read Only>

This week

  • bug 857990 – Save/Restore scroll position for an article in Reader Mode
  • bug 978994 – Telemetry: Allow “extras” field when starting a session
  • bug 959297 – Get description and approx. reading time for reading list items
  • bug 968308 – UI telemetry for home panels


<Read Only>

  • Various home panels Settings UI work (Add panel, flow)



<Read Only>



Working on


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  • bug 976775 – Rename AssertionHelper assertions to fAssert*
  • bug 959652 – BrowserHealthRecorder.ensureEnvironment can be expensive during startup
    • bug 915312 – r? – Ship minimal PBKDF2-SHA256 native library for Android
  • Herding bug 941155 (fix talos on mobile to have pageloader tests working in regular mode and nochrome mode) along
  • bug 939350 – Create Python linter wrapper
  • bug 965548 – Add a way to close edit mode in one tap
  • bug 957894 – Update account pickling code for Firefox Account



<Read Only>


Working on

Also working on

  • Research: SPDY proxy (Gonzales)



  • Starting to understand GeckoView packaging — see message to mobile-firefox-dev
    • Strong interest in making Fennec a build-time consumer of GeckoView
    • Mild interest in auto-generating GeckoView documentation for our embedding community
  • Landed follow ups to Eclipse IDE work, working with folks (hi lucasr!) to address issues
  • Landed follow ups to JUnit 3 browser tests, working with folks (hi lucasr, hi rnewman!) to address issues
  • Working on FxAccounts UI improvements
    • Seem to have hit a blocker with interaction between StatusActivity and GeckoPreferences accessible elements? bug 979899 Digging in later today.


Working on


  • getting GeckoViewExample into working order and testable
    • bug 971101 – build and publish geckoview example by default, landing blocked on RelEng installing ant
    • bug 977677 – GeckoView can’t access some resources it needs
    • bug 969725 – geckoview_example uses incorrect main.xml layout and AndroidManifest
    • discussions, reviews with nalexander on bug 978587
  • bug 979470 – When a phone number is highlighted, offer to call it from the context menu or action bar, f+ from finkle, waiting for review from wesj
  • bug 928096 – UI for Tab streaming, Brian are you going to get that in for 30?

Ian Barlow

  • Hub!
  • Tablets!
  • Search!
  • Sync!
  • First run!
  • Busy!



Feature Focus

<Read Only> <= due to plague. Note that the Firefox Hub line items shall be changing in the next couple days


Round Table

  • bug 977704 – Back button reloads page without images <== this is blocking about 15 bugs for our marketplace friends… can someone take a look?
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