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Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2011-08-10

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



  • Wednesdays – 9:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Eastern, 16:30 UTC
    • Moved to 12:00 Pacific, 3pm Eastern, 19:00 UTC in Warp Core for today only
  • Dial-in: conference# 95346
    • US/International: +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 95346
    • US toll free: +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95346
    • Canada: +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 95346
  • #mobile for backchannel
  • vidyo: PB&J


  • Fennec 8 (nightly)
    • This is the active development trunk
  • Fennec 7 (aurora)
    • Need to move only required fixes from trunk (as those fixes are made)
  • Fennec 6 (beta)
    • Fixed on Beta this week (yes we actually landed something):
      • bug 676780 – Fennec is unable to load webpages and close tabs
      • bug 669289 – Fennec UI is unresponsive and browser becomes unusable if a restart is triggered with a single blank tab open

Next merge date is 2011-08-16

Major Topics for This Week

  • 6.0b6 – needed to test session restore fixes
  • Merge on 8/16



  • Work for Fx8
    • Tablet UI
      • Landed base patch with a pref to enable/disable
      • Working on a few followup patches that would be great to get for Aurora. We’ll see.
    • Selecting text in web content followup bugs
      • Stays on in Fx7
      • Platform API is close in Fx8. Might need to push for early Aurora.
    • Basic webapp support
      • The plan is to remove the “Install as App” menu in Aurora
    • Landed “Add to Home Screen” for bookmarks
      • Feature page should be added 🙂
  • Let’s make sure we are working on other bugs and minor features too

UX design

  • telemetry UI resolved
  • finalizing “add to home screen” UI — bookmark panel action and home screen icon
  • reviewing UX of interim flash solution
  • a couple of tablet UI structural patches coming; visual design work starting in earnest
  • madhava working with apps team on mobile apps approach

Platform Support

  • jdm is still pushing to land remote content process crash reporter annotations (bug 581341) before the next merge, but windows opt try builds keep mysteriously crashing
  • Master password status
  • Keyboard and IME interaction status
  • xpcshell testing status
  • flash status


  • jchen has been working on a better Android gdb (‘jimdb’). Prebuilt binaries, source, and build instructions
    • has most fixes from NDK gdb
    • integrates Android libthread_db (fixed dougt’s problem debugging threads)
    • has Python scripting support
    • couple of existing Python scripts (or if using prebuilt binaries above, just run ‘git pull’ under the ‘utils’ directory)
      • feninit is a tool to initialize the GDB environment (support for multiple devices, multiple object directories; launches Fennec, pulls libraries, sets paths, and attaches gdbserver automatically)
      • tracebt is a WIP stack unwinder that traces instructions to find stack frames
      • idea for another tool to parse and integrate logcat into gdb
      • other ideas welcome!
  • Changes to package name and sharedID
    • sharedID dropped from unofficial builds
    • package name is now org.mozilla.fennec_<user name>
  • blassey has nexus s full engineering rom with symbols, contact me if you want it



  • Startup shrink: nothing to report



  • Working on reducing the number of regression windowwanted bugs listed bugzilla.
  • concern about bug 661518 about:home page is not repainted correctly when it comes back in focus
  • Beta 6 and RC is on the radar

Test Suites

  • Mochitest investigations are ready to resume now that a solution for the blocking bug 675669 has been found.

Test Automation

  • nothing to report

Release Engineering


  • bug 677332 – turn off duplicate/broken n900 tests
    • please make sure all tegra issues are tracked in bugs so they can be addressed
  • bug 674830 – m-c multilocale horked, due to bug 664907.
  • android sdk13 – still testing
  • tegra new rom — doesn’t work.




  • FF6 documentation updates with L10n; site options menu changes
  • FF7 documentation proposals and drafts in progress; quit button, text selection, language picker
  • Knowledge base improvements for Q3 goal scoped
  • Knowledge base optimizations for mobile; animated gif tutorials to replace videos & wide screenshots where appropriate

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