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Mobile: 2014-12-10

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  • 2015-01-12

Tracking Review


  • Next Build:
ID Summary Status Assigned to
947801 DNS resolution sporadically fails in Android 4.4/5.0 when connected to a VPN REOPENED Daniel Stenberg [:bagder] (daniel)
987223 No visible H.264 video playback on MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1) (Planar 4:2:0 YUV) on Android 4.0 devices NEW Edwin Flores [:eflores] [:edwin] (edwin)
1058160 Specify main activity org.mozilla.fennec.App with a default intent over ASSIGNED Nick Alexander :nalexander (nalexander)
1064669 GooglePlayServicesUtil.isGooglePlayServicesAvailable takes ~212ms during startup REOPENED Wesley Johnston (:wesj) (wjohnston)
1071690 WebGL content disappears NEW Robert O’Callahan (:roc) (Mozilla Corporation) (roc)
1073554 Visible seams in webpages while panning NEW Matt Woodrow (:mattwoodrow) (matt.woodrow)
1073772 Releng work for producing two ARMv7 APKs to target different API ranges REOPENED Jordan Lund (:jlund) (jlund)
1079584 Persist delayed search events on disk ASSIGNED swaroop.rao
1080749 Add nightly jobs for new splitapk Android builders ASSIGNED Jordan Lund (:jlund) (jlund)
1083271 Big regression in taskjs benchmark 2014-10-08 NEW Matt Woodrow (:mattwoodrow) (matt.woodrow)
1089210 Crash without breakpad on NEW Milan Sreckovic [:milan] (milan)
1090300 crash in mozilla::MediaCodecDataDecoder::DecoderLoop() REOPENED James Willcox (:snorp) ( (snorp)
1096090 Android Aurora 35 fails to play videos on Asus Memopad NEW James Willcox (:snorp) ( (snorp)
1098390 Graphic buffer garbage shown and persists when entering full-screen (video/regular content) in Android 5.0 (Nexus 5) NEW Lucas Rocha (:lucasr) (
1098421 Aurora stops unexpectedly when trying to launch Search Activity from the widget NEW :Margaret Leibovic (margaret.leibovic)
1100100 Downloaded file can’t be opened from “Downloads” page NEW Wesley Johnston (:wesj) (wjohnston)
1100126 Flickering green/pink screen while playback video in different devices ASSIGNED James Willcox (:snorp) ( (snorp)
1100361 Firefox 35 and higher unable to install on devices with 5MB LinearAlloc limit (particularly Gingerbread) ASSIGNED Richard Newman [:rnewman] (rnewman)
1100439 Tinted status bar not working in Android 5.0 ASSIGNED Stefan Arentz [:st3fan] (sarentz)

19 Total;
19 Open (100%);
0 Resolved (0%);
0 Verified (0%);


  • Next Build:
ID Summary Status Assigned to
710802 we need updater tests NEW James Willcox (:snorp) ( (snorp)
1010068 Disable OCSP in Firefox for Android NEW Brad Lassey [:blassey] (use needinfo?) (blassey.bugs)
1016555 Disable OCSP checking for certificates covered by OneCRL ASSIGNED David Keeler (:keeler) [use needinfo?] (dkeeler)
1061268 Wrong photo gets used in some BBC articles NEW
1063873 Ship the right libomxplugin files for supported API ranges NEW
1068663 Casting will always start playback from the beginning and cannot continue from the playback position in the Firefox browser on Android. NEW Mark Finkle (:mfinkle) (mark.finkle)
1074102 [meta] SIMD backend: implement SIMD operations for ARM NEW
1074635 don’t rerender the page for every frame in a GuM tab video stream NEW
1076966 Use “immersive” fullscreen mode REOPENED
1084711 Graphic rendering problems on trunk, black boxes, nothing renderend, eventually crashes NEW Milan Sreckovic [:milan] (milan)
1089653 crash in java.lang.NullPointerException: at NEW Mark Finkle (:mfinkle) (mark.finkle)
1090884 Back button doesn’t do anything NEW
1091461 Tapping anywhere under the ‘Private Browsing’ tip in the History panel will open the Custom menu ASSIGNED Chenxia Liu [:liuche] (liuche)
1091677 crash in @0x0 | mozilla::layers::ImageHost::GenEffect(mozilla::gfx::Filter const&) ASSIGNED Jonathan Watt [:jwatt] (jwatt)
1093635 confusing time indication on the Reading list NEW :Margaret Leibovic (margaret.leibovic)
1094214 fuzzy text NEW
1109165 Remove lock screen widget NEW Wesley Johnston (:wesj) (wjohnston)

17 Total;
17 Open (100%);
0 Resolved (0%);
0 Verified (0%);

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.

  • ckitching fixed bug 1106593 – Proguard third-party libraries that ship with Fennec.
  • Tom Schuster fixed bug 1103181 – Remove quote() from about:addons/config
  • Manu Jain fixed bug 1088186 – Index out of range in RecentTabsCursorLoader
  • vivek continues to do a lot of great work:
    • Fixed bug 1100742 – Pleasant vibration on long back press
    • Fixed bug 898613 – Back button behavior for url toolbar in display/editing mode
    • Fixed bug 1097098 – Get tab history calculation offloaded to JS
    • Working on bug 732752 – Load session history when ‘loading tabs from last time’
  • Thanks to capella, ckitching, and vivek for meeting up with us last week in Portland!

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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  • Working on getting openh264 going in child process
  • Worked on a SurfaceTexture-backed tiles implementation. Got something halfway working, but ran into strange fd leaks. Shelved for now.
  • Helping Eugen and bagder investigate bug 947801. Close to a solution.


Working on
  • e10s telemetry
    • bug 1103036 – Allow ContentChild to perform tasks on shutdown
    • bug 1103101 – Start the telemetry module in content processes
  • Starting JNI refactoring

Randall Barker

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Last Week:

  • Work Week

This Week:

  • Try and land bugs blocking bug 1079348 [meta] Make a standalone WebRTC implementation

Eugen Sawin

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Last week

  • bug 991923 – server not found when switching networks
  • bug 1093179 – Page-position on not always remembered when navigating back
  • Struggling with screen orientation locking tests (fullscreen on load not enforceable for mochitests, robocop test (bug) exists but didn’t go anywhere)

Next week

  • bug 1093815 – Use AndroidPlatformDecoder for standalone MP3 on Android

Brian Nicholson

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  • Landed tiles locale support for tracking (bug 1105011)
  • Basic WebView + navbar in iOS (bug 1108880)
  • Restructuring iOS project to be browser-based
  • Adding support for tabbed browsing


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  • Last week at Mozilla. Thanks everyone!

Last week

  • Wrapping up tablet v1 stuff:
  • bug 1097318 – Fix talos regression when new tablet UI is enabled
  • bug 1106118 – getVerticalSpacing() is only available on SDK >= 16
  • bug 1109001 – [Tablet] Unfocused tab in the tab strip is black
  • bug 1098245 – Experiment: Avoid cropping tab curve when selected tab is partially visible
  • (In progress) bug 936849 – Tablet tabs tray seems to get stuck in some kind of selection mode
  • (In progress) bug 1109155 – [7′ Tablet] Gridview doesn’t show the last row completely on portrait


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  • Passwords+tests done
  • More password bugs
  • trying out hg bookmarks + reviewboard
  • Next: onboarding v1.5








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  • New tablet
    • bug 1091587 – Improve Private tabs’s empty view layout on new tablet UI
    • bug 1085771 – New tablet UI: LWTheme background should be displayed on tabstrip
    • bug 1107698 – Fix setAlpha in ResizablePathDrawable
    • bug 1105053 – Move LightweightTheme* to sub-package


  • New tablet
    • bug 1107386 – Browser menu is clipped and unusable on the Kindle Fire
    • bug 1105541 – Fine-tune Lightweight theme colors on new tablet
    • bug 1109739 – Use dev tools to ensure new tablet LWT is performant
  • bug 1085837 – Intermittent testAppMenuPathways | application crashed [None]


  • bug 939350 – Create Python linter wrapper
  • bug 983437 – Delay FHR pruning until the screen is off


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  • In UK this week.
  • Task continuity kickoff.
  • Met with cloud services team several times re reading list, cloud service integration, and other topics.
  • Discussing iOS data architecture. Read code, came up with a fairly concrete plan.
  • Opened iOS repo. \o/
  • Created iOS bug components, moved and cleaned up bugs.
  • Merged first public iOS pull request. \o/
  • Met with Robin to discuss Sync datatype constraints, iOS share features, et al.
  • Investigated iOS localization story.
    • Found iOS Simulator bug and reported to list.
    • Got a basic localization workflow started. Filed bug to automate.
    • Discussed with Pike and mhorvat.
    • Discussed with Pike and Stefan.
  • Passwords kickoff meeting. No Android or iOS action items.
  • Hello investigation meeting.
  • Push notifications: coming soon, we hope.
  • Managed to convince Ben to pick up device management as a dependency. This’ll be huge.
  • Discussed three-character locales and other Android localization issues with Jeff.
  • Miscellaneous dev, review, uplifts, etc. for Sync, RL, etc. ad infinitum.


Working on


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Projects for this cycle:



Martyn Haigh


  • Monday & tuesday written off by travel and lack of sleep


  • Hacking on Load in background



Working on


  • Past
  • Upcoming


Changing design direction, working on best v1 experience and integration of earlier design ideas and password management. Considering both iPhones and iPads.

Kid-friendly browser
Received device from Karen, thank you! Will be contact person for it in SF. Dogfooding pre-installed fork and noting the interactions/possible issues from current implementation to proposed. Thinking about best place (newsletter-like email, in the browser, or in the content area in parent’s Child safety app).

Will install plugin to check out content-rich search experience to provide feedback.


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Feature Focus

  • Mobile Roadmap in Trello
    • Note – the pink tagged items are references from the Platform roadmap of items related to Android. The idea is you shouldn’t have too dig to far to find out the status of a platform item you are dependent on!
  • Some clean up yesterday of things that didn’t ride the train and stay on 37 nightly
  • Next funnel review coming up this Monday


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