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Mobile: 2014-03-26

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


  • Next merge: 2014-04-28

Friends of the Mobile Team

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  • Ashwin Swaroop fixed bug 983860 – AndroidFxAccount.enableSyncing() log message says “Disabling”
  • Vlad Tanase fixed bug 983475 – Remove shouldShowProgress from browser.js
  • Chris Kitching fixed bug 987340 – NPE at org.mozilla.gecko.favicons.decoders.LoadFaviconResult.getBytesForDatabaseStorage(

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!


Past week

  • bug 984458 – NativeJSObject (JNI-wrapped Javascript object) to replace JSON for Gecko-to-Java messaging
    • 100-200% performance improvement compared to JSON
    • Direct conversion from Uint32Array to byte[] for binary data instead of base64


Working on


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  • Last week:
    • Reviews: VP8 HW, SafeBrowsing, WebRTC
    • Profiling WebRTC


Working on

  • Next week:
    • Get B2G building again
    • WebRTC H264 accel

Randall Barker

  • Last Week: Worked on bug 759448 – Prevent listeners from being registered until needed. Got Roku box white listed for NDK work.
  • This Week: Wrap up bug 759448 and move forward on WebRTC on Roku.

Brian Nicholson

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Past/present/future: bug 946022 – Implement requestAutocomplete for Firefox for Android


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  • Helping at GDC last week.
  • One last try run, and hopefully quickshare will land. Had to do some compat work for Gingerbread.
  • bug 985875 Regression in select elements
  • bug 956716 Lockup with context menus on base64 images
  • bug 933979 Cleanup after webapps
  • Reviews
  • Digging back into second screen stuff. There was actually a lot of interest in this (and mobile in general) at gdc.


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Last week

  • bug 972098 – Cursors returned from the SQLiteBridge don’t update when data updates
  • bug 969043 – Log warning if HomeProvider consumer tries saving data outside of sync window
  • bug 974454 – Allow showing only description in panel image items
  • bug 987962 – Reset isLoaded state in HomeFragment on configuration change
  • bug 974434 – Add support for items with variable height in PanelGridView
  • bug 974601 – Avoid saving new configuration on refresh if still using default HomeConfig
  • (In progress) bug 976064 – Create a loader per panel view instead of per dataset id
  • (In progress) bug 988355 – Only force reload on configuration changes in DynamicPanel
  • (In progress) bug 940575 – Implement per-profile SharedPreferences, eliminating uses of PreferenceManager
  • Tons and tons of reviews

Next week

  • Prepare talk for event next week
  • Tiles v1 work
  • More hub stuff


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


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Working on


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  • investigate bug 979623 – NullPointerException when starting geckoview_example
  • bug 985610 – Remove duplicate menu_item_textsize definition.
  • Investigate bug 977945 – Intermittent PROCESS-CRASH | java-exception | java.lang.StackOverflowError at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.constructNative(Native Method) | followed by testSessionHistory | GeckoEventExpecter – blockForEvent timeout: Gecko:Ready


  • 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


  • bug 983437 – Delay FHR pruning until the screen is off
  • bug 898613 – [fig] Editing mode tests (followup to bug 895828)
  • bug 963446 – Extend SyncAccountDeletedService to handle deleting client record for Firefox Accounts + Sync 1.5


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Working on


  • Eclipse

I blogged 10 mini-video tutorials about developing Fennec with Eclipse at

  • Firefox Accounts

Diving deep into the weeds that need trimming in order for us to rev our on-disk Account storage formats, a pre-requisite for bug 975625. Plan is to re-work the Android Account types for all Fennec packages in order to prevent cross-package shenanigans. This will allow both the Beta and Release packages to sync at the same time (which hasn’t been supported up to now) at the cost of requiring both packages to set up Sync. (For perspective: we believe we have a handful of users with multiple packages installed and in active use. The vast majority of our userbase won’t notice a difference.)


  • Getting reviews on the UI for Tab Streaming bug 928096
  • stole bug 979623, NPE in GNM from GVE, from mcomella
  • bug 979438 Unify target SDK version
  • trying to carve out time to look at Chromecast support

Ian Barlow

  • Hub support – wrapping up initial RSS-themed release
  • Tiles – initial design exploration underway
  • UI Telemetry
  • Roku
    • spinning this back up with Zhenshuo and Anthony again
    • getting very close to a testable v1 version. Keep an eye on Nightlies!
  • Tablets
  • FxA
    • Trying to get a little Android promo into the desktop FxA flow
    • Have some bugs to look at for nalexander, appreciate your patienceĀ šŸ™‚
  • Q2 planning
  • multi-year planning
  • In Vancouver next week
  • In Denver the week after
  • Omg the meetings


  • Updated with designs
    • Bug 663803 – Provide magnifying glass in areas of clustered links
    • Bug 985516 – [meta] Form Autofill
  • Working on ideas & sketches for Android Search Widget


  • Fx29 Beta testing underway with focus on developers
  • great discussions in Hacks blog post, some further discussion in dev-webapps forum and Yammer thread
  • priorities are developer-facing issues in Fx29 Beta and user-facing issues in Fx30 Aurora
  • still bouncing off zarro blookers for Fx29 release
  • Noteworthy Bugs:
    • bug 985184 – WebappsUpdateTimer.js not packaged with Fennec (fixed and uplifted)
    • bug 985195 – WebappsUpdateTimer shares timer ID with nsUpdateService (fixed and uplifted)
    • bug 984028 – some apps have default Android icon at some resolutions (fixed server-side)
    • bug 982557 – updating Fennec to a version with Synthetic APKs triggers app updates that hang on launch (fixed; will request uplift)
    • bug 982559 – updating to Synthetic APKs and tapping Home screen icon for previously-installed webapp crashes Fennec (awaiting review)
    • bug 986085 – User-hand-holding to check the Unknown Sources checkbox (under investigation)

Feature Focus

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Fx29, Ships 04/29
Fx30, Ships 06/10
Fx31, Ships on 07/22

Round Table

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