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Mobile: 2014-03-19

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


  • Next merge: 2014-04-28

Topics for This Week


Started testing snippets in Nightly yesterday – please report bugs if you see any!

Beta Hotness

Firefox Accounts + Sync and Webapps merged to Firefox Beta (Fx29). Huge shout out to AaronMT: Aaron’s hard work and infinite patience has been absolutely essential to the Firefox Accounts + Sync effort on Android and Desktop.


We will start the basic work for Tiles in Fx31. It will be broken into different phases of work, each slated for a different release. For Fx31, we will look at adding default bookmark-like tiles that appear in the empty thumbnails. We’ll do some open posts to get the community involved in picking the set of default bookmark/tiles.

UI Telemetry

We plan to push UI Telemetry in Fx31 and will create a Hack Week next week to get the current WIP code landed.

Firefox Hub

Work continues to get Firefox Hub feature complete for Fx31.

Friends of the Mobile Team

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  • vivek fixed bug 959382 – Create BaseTest.setPreferenceAndWaitForChange helper method (first patch)
  • Vlad Tanase fixed bug 976144 – Don’t show progress bar on load of about: pages

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)

  • Figuring out ServiceWorkers on Android. Lots of progress made, but hornets nest of startup issues remains.


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Past week

  • Working on Java/JS communication in test harness
  • Working on automated BHR processing


Working on

Randall Barker

  • Last Week: Cleaned up Roku NDK Port. Started working with device but had issues with white listing.
  • This Week: Work with Roku engineer to get code on device.

Brian Nicholson

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  • Done
  • In progress
    • bug 946022 – Implement requestAutocomplete for Firefox for Android


  • Finished up home panel folders / filters
  • Further work on tab switcher prototype
  • Focusing back on download manager and web activity support




This week

  • bug 968308 – UI telemetry for home panels
  • bug 857990 – Save/Restore scroll position for an article in Reader Mode
  • bug 909618 – Remember about:home tab selection
  • bug 959297 – Get description and approx. reading time for reading list items


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  • Home banner bugs
  • Hub RSS and user testing add-ons
  • PTO Thursday/Friday this week


Working on


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  • 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




Working on


  • finishing and landing helper app patches
  • fixing shutdown crash for debug builds

Next week

  • house moving


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  • Sync scheduling, reviews, etc.
  • Yakking.


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  • Reviewing sync scheduling, coding, etc.
  • Next wave for FxAccounts.
  • Yakking.


Working on


  • bug 928096 – UI for tab streaming
    • selection dialog landed
    • recording indicator patch up for review
    • next up is putting thumbnails in the selection dialog
  • bug 980197 – on long press of a phone number, select the whole phone number, landed
  • bug 979470 – When a phone number is highlighted, offer to call it from the context menu or action bar
  • bug 983439 – AAPT should ignore mercurial merge conflict files


  • In MoTo next week
  • Picking up Roku casting support again

Ian Barlow

  • Meetings
  • Telemetry Dashboards


  • Form Autofill designs are complete. Bugs are being filed as I speak. Here’s the metabug:

  • PDF.js bugs to follow soon.
  • Next in line: Bug 663803, Bug 762298


  • team remains focused on release blockers, bug fixes, and minor enhancements
  • we’re GO for Fx29 and will solicit testing during beta cycle
  • bouncing off zarro blookers
  • Noteworthy Bugs:
    • bug 985184 – WebappsUpdateTimer.js not packaged with Fennec (fixed, uplift requested)
    • bug 985195 – WebappsUpdateTimer shares timer ID with nsUpdateService (fixed, uplift requested)
    • bug 984028 – some apps have default Android icon at some resolutions (fixed)

Feature Focus

Fx29, Ships on 04/29
Fx30, Ships on 06/10
Fx31, Ships 7/22
Fx32, Ships on 09/02

Round Table

  • crash rate for Firefox 28 is 1.5 per/100 adu, Population is still quite small so the number may move around a bit. Though this is the lowest crash rate for quite some time.
  • Have some video regressions in 28


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