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Mobile: 2015-12-16

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


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  • Alex Johnson (:alex_johnson) fixed bug 1228414 – Replace remaining Toast.makeText() calls with snackbar
  • Alex Johnson (:alex_johnson) fixed bug 1231928 – Run mach build, mach artifact install and mach package in one command
  • Etienne Segonzac (:etienne) fixed bug 1124848 – “Text size” setting is not respected
  • Etienne Segonzac (:etienne) fixed bug 1231472 – Dynamic font size not supported in search suggestions
  • Florian Quèze [:florian] [:flo] fixed bug 1221513 – “‘Restore defaults” option does not bring back removed search engines
  • Jonathan Almeida (:jonalmeida) fixed bug 1227117 – Show Images > ‘Never’ does not convey the ‘on-demand’ nature of the setting
  • Mark Capella [:capella] fixed bug 1226431 – Toggling find in page match case removes focus from the find text box
  • Mark Capella [:capella] fixed bug 1230399 – Frequent test_browserElement_inproc_CopyPaste.html | Timed out while polling clipboard for pasted data, copy command works, paste command works, cut command works
  • Mark Capella [:capella] fixed bug 1230613 – Long-press to trigger text selection should vibrate
  • Mark Capella [:capella] fixed bug 1230617 – Editing text in an input field causes the actionbar to appear and disappear on each keystroke
  • Vivek Balakrishnan[:vivek] fixed bug 1220904 – Message that Old Sync Fennec accounts are going away
  • alex fixed bug 800188 – Reader Mode: lack of RTL support
  • hennes fixed bug 1230504 – Request Desktop Site should not be available in reader view
  • swaroop.rao fixed bug 1040572 – Password hide/show in Sync setup should retain state after device rotation

Team Updates

Android platform

snorp, jchen, rbarker, esawin, droeh

Android front-end

margaret, liuche, mcomella, sebastian, ahunt, nalexander (rnewman)

  • Disabled FHR on Fx44, planning to rely on Adjust until we add more telemetry support
  • Always show the overflow menu finally landed \o/
  • Tap-to-load images will ride the trains in Fx45
  • Still planning to EOL honeycomb in Fx45, just waiting on upgrade testing
  • Restarting work on block list support for restricted profiles
  • Working on patch to update default top sites
  • Working on patch to load cached pages when offline
  • [nalexander] No meaningful progress on Web Push 🙁
  • Planning Q1 priorities


st3fan, bnicholson, fluffyemily, jhugman, sleroux

1.2 – To start simple, we have version 1.2 in the App Store right now. This was a followup bug fix release for our big November (1.1) release.

1.3 – Currently Waiting For Review is version 1.3. This is primarily a bug fix release but also contains two small features that a lot of people have been asking for: Request Desktop Site and Integration with 1Password and other compatible password managers. (pwSafe now and Lastpass when they update their app) We hope to push this to the app store end of this week.

1.4 – We are working on another small update that contains just changes for the Chinese market. These include: search engines, shortcuts (tiles), access to Chinese Firefox Sync servers. The Mozilla China team has contributed all these changes already (!) and we have merged them in the product. We will do a TestFlight build of this version soon and the goal is to get it on the App Store the week of January 11th. This is all being coordinated with the Mozilla China team and Jack Guo.

Bugs are tracked here:

(The bugs related to the china-specific navigator panel are not part of this 1.4 release)

2.0 – Our next bigger release. Work in progress but scheduled to go out early February. We will most likely start sending out TestFlight builds early January. Note that this will be our last ‘big’ release. We will move to a shorter and more predictable six week train model for releases after this one. Details about that will become more clear in the coming weeks.

Feature overview:


darrin, tecgirl, antlam, gemma

  • Activity Stream planning and debrief from mozlando, working to reconcile Mobile Content Model work with AS ideas
  • Generally unloading and documenting the result of lots of great discussions and ideas last week so we don’t forget them over the break 🙂


  • Mozlando work: APZ, Screen-flashing issues, Awesomescreen enabling, Bookmarks and History in Menu
  • Top Sites defaults
  • Home panels UX-ing
  • Fennec-polish triaging


  • Mozlanded
  • Adding tools to Share menu, full nav menu coming soon
  • Spotlight integration review
  • 3DT and P&P reviews



  • Running Android tests locally on devices busted: bug 1232962…fix landing today


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