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Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2010-09-29

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


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  • Wednesdays – 9:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Eastern, 16:30 UTC
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 8605 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8605 (US)
  • #mobile for backchannel


  • Beta 1: We are frozen, except for remaining blockers
  • Design frozen: Yes! but, still working with UX on small things that come up
  • Beta 2 code freeze: TBD

Major Topics for This Week

  • Fennec bump version to 4.0


  • Working on any Beta 1 blockers that appear
  • Also working on Beta 2 blockers
    • We have 18 b2 blockers waiting to land
    • We have 36 patches waiting to land overall
  • Features (see Planning page)
    • Work re-started on scroll indicators
    • Need to re-evaluate the page interactions feature
    • Master Password has been dropped for 2.0
    • Google search suggestions in awesomebar has been dropped for 2.0
  • New Core (nee Android) theme is underway
    • Martell is supplying styles and glyphs
    • WIP patch is underway

UX design



  • Fixed bug that caused Qt builds to crash after 20s of idle.
  • Build still is missing lots of integration points (like hildon input, upload file dialog)


  • Custom library loader bug 588607 waiting for review
  • Standard packaging path for APK generation working bug 567873



General Platform

Geolocation Working Group

  • TPAC first week of Nov.
  • Disabled wifi scanning on < XP sp3 (not mobile, but interesting)
  • Fixed a PM bug – thanks mwu!



  • unless it isn’t clear, camera is NOT blocking fennec 2.0



  • alon identified hot spots in the IPC communication using a new tool. Has pretty pictures too.
    • Based on this, and input from dwitte, reduced Ts & Txul significantly.
    • More to come, possiblity
      • content preference
      • network cookies
  • Changing child process priority


  • We have reviews needing love from a necko peer.





Release Engineering

  • release updates
    • still pending review
    • testing has hit snags
  • softlinked chinook nightly repos to fremantle
  • android tests
    • first dots in graphs-stage
    • working on getting the patch reviewable
    • need to track down where the order for 10 MV tegras is
  • maemo tp4
    • nochrome is finishing in ~5min?
    • chrome is hanging.
  • clobbered scratchbox to fix old versioned debs




  • android – results in releng staging! congrats BEAR!
    • one patch needs landing for mochitest on android bug 598366 [FIXED]
    • SUTAgent has had some fixes in the last week bug 600266 [PATCHED + REVIEWED]
    • a couple patches working through the review queue for talos on android bug 596132 [PATCHED + REVIEWED]
    • tpan/tzoom work on android, but tzoom is still orange in general bug 600590
    • page loader tests works for android, needs review bug 599494
  • browser-chrome – need some attention, carryover from last week
    • new test files bug 489163 [NO PATCH]
    • 4 bugs left in order to run green:
      • bug 598957 – browser_preferences_basic panning is busted
      • bug 598962 – Viewport browser-chrome tests failures (fix underway!)
      • bug 600528 – browser-sessionstore.js gets a timeout on linux desktop browser-chrome tests
      • bug 600529 – browser_mainui.js failure [FIXED]
    • need to land patch bug 597056 to remove firefox tests from mobile tests [FIXED]
  • [mochitest: green]
    • bug 590248 and bug 587646 account for 60% of known mochitest failures on n900!, no progress on these two bugs?! Still no traction on this – WEEK #6, can we get 6 weeks with nobody looking at these?
    • considering running a small subset of passing tests for android mochitests so we have results that people will use.


  • Tests with patches.
    • Do it
    • Good for the code base
    • Find new existing bugs
    • Will protect Fennec against other peoples changes

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