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Mobile: 2014-07-30

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm


  • Next merge: 2014-09-01

Topics for This Week

Search activity

Making progress on polish and refinements. Try out the lastest build:


NineOldAndroids animation support library is now in the tree. Please use this if you’re building new animations. See bug 1044257 for updating existing animations (good place for mentor bugs!).

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.

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)

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Alan K. (ack)

Last week:

  • more cloudsync review
  • add event for manual sync request

This week:

  • test for cloudsync UI (aboutSyncTabs stuff)
  • more mesh networking



Working on


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Working on

  • Yak shaving with no-X builds
  • Building Chromium on Windows in debug mode
  • SafeBrowsing OOM funtimes

Randall Barker

  • Last Week: Posted standalone WebRTC patches for review bug 1045967. Fixed Roku build in local branch. Posted fix for bug 1042525 Latest Gecko does not build without-X. Fixed race condition in support library for standalone WebRTC.
  • This Week: Continue to work to get bug 1045967 landed. Integrate Roku tab streaming support into Fennec.

Eugen Sawin


  • Janus Proxy (
    • Updated metrics dashboard to support latest additions
    • Added server-side bug report logging
    • Improved cache-correctness with respect to cache-control headers (WIP)

Present & Future

  • Janus Proxy
    • Cache improvements
    • Add server-side hang report logging

Sylvain Cleymans

This week:

  • Marionette tests are working
  • Worked on encoding issues

Next week:

  • Improve page load tests
  • Improve image compression

Martin (mmcdonough)

This Week
  • Fixed crashes with AAC audio in Android fragmented MP4 playback.
  • Got audio output
Next Week
  • Fix stuttering and garbled audio
  • Fix intermittent crashes with audio

Brian Nicholson

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  • Blogged about tile images:
  • bug 1035642 – Provide a simple launcher widget for Firefox and the Search Activity. Have to split this up for landing this in the search repo and in Fennec.
  • bug 763671 – New designs for fennec form elements. Bounced off the tree. Looking at reftest failures.
  • bug 1045274 – Basic tests for GeckoProfile
  • bug 815682 – Lock screen widget/shortcut for Guest Sessions on Android 4.2 and above. This is r+, but will have to be retriggered to apply cleanly on top of bug 1035642.
  • bug 897711 – [guest] Provide an indicator for guest mode in the UI.


Last week

Next week


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  • bug 1021751 – Home page contextual hints with antlam. Interpolator/animation tweaks, and making reusable animations.
  • bug 1042809 – Minimum first run experience for distros.


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Working on



Working on


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  •  🙁


  • bug 1001655 – Replace applicable Strings in test code with StringHelper references
  • bug 1025546 – Support various image views in Hub panels
  • bug 1037740 – Private Tabs verbiage is truncated on small tablet


  • Too busy with other things:
    • 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 983437 – Delay FHR pruning until the screen is off
  • bug 989441 – Centralized documentation for writing tests
  • Browser toolbar refresh


  • Landed version conditionalization; check your inboxes.
  • Landed some improvements (and more logging) around how we load mozglue and friends, aiming to fix a weird crash on Play.
  • kats kindly added APK size monitoring to AWSY:
  • Met with Jetpack folks re fatfennec. Three stages of work identified. I’m optimistic.
  • Removing Product Announcements code.
  • Spinning plates: share, concurrency bugs, Kindle, locales, Sync, the usual.


Working on


Last week

Next week


  • Bookmarking UI Telemetry
  • Delay load Prompt.jsm
  • Fix ‘storage.init() is not a function’
  • Working on adding tests for NativeWindow

Ian Barlow

Anthony Lam

  • Last week
    • Search Activity work
    • “Contextual hints” bugs follow up
  • Next up
    • More UI/UX on Search Activity
      • Widget design
      • Icon design
    • Tablet UI/UX work
    • in SFO next week! (Aug 4-8)

Yuan Wang

Martyn Haigh

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  • Finishing up WebRT bugs
  • Unsuccessfully trying to get Eclipse support working
  • Looking at tablet bugs
  • browsing code


  • bug 918309 – Import and use public domain JNI.jsm implementation – fixed leak, but it keeps crashing in libdvm on automation
  • bug 1035999 – Multiple prompts (notifications) about available app updates – looking into using JNI to get class name to definitively identify webapp activities
  • bug 1046156 – “bind” entire AndroidLog module to a tag – inbound on fx-team, use it like so:
 let Log = Cu.import("resource://gre/modules/AndroidLog.jsm", {}).AndroidLog.bind("MyModule");
 Log.d("This is a debug message.");
 // Outputs "D/GeckoMyModule(#####): This is a debug message."
  • I have stopped listing the runtime bugs to which members of my team are assigned. I’ll continue noting significant progress. Use Bugzilla for the rest! (Here are my Android runtime bugs.)



  • Based on discussions with Richard and Nick, some more refactoring on the storage module and upload module
  • Stumbler: Pulled the use of a db-backend, now file-based (and memory, if network is available, doesn’t flush to disk). Required significant refactor.
  • Getting code reviewed by stumbler folks, then passing the stumbler service to Richard and Nick for final code review
  • Needs one more hook into Fennec for triggering the upload
  • Need to get a MozStumbler beta out with these changes


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