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Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2011-09-21

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



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Next merge date is 2011-09-27

Major Topics for This Week

  • Focus on tracking-fennec:9 bugs
  • Checking status on some “almost done” features:
    • Camera (UI and Backend)
    • WebApps API
    • Locale Switcher
    • Flash (click to play)
    • UA



  • Working on last few tablet UI tweaks before merge
    • We seem pretty solid for Fx9. Some of the tweaks could be pushed to Fx10, if we have other priority work.
  • Check tracking-fennec:9 bugs for anything assigned to you

UX design

  • Adding polish to the tablet UI, the Nightlies are looking great!
  • Please keep nagging ibarlow for UI input / feedback / assets
  • ibarlow assembling a prioritized list of feedback to get in for FX9

Platform Support



  • Startup performance
    • Java frontend?
    • Toolchain improvements bug 686805 (bug 686801: static initializers/PGO)?
  • Perceived performance
    • Static UI during launch



  • New Hire: John Hammink; QA mobile
  • Concerns
    • bug 686763 – Nightly SIGILL related crash on honeycomb
    • bug 684714 – content shows through the URL bar and is scrollable
    • bug 686901 – ESPN full desktop site major checkerboarding/layout/zooming issues
      • kbrosnan is bisecting the ESPN bug
    • Related, new STR posted for bug 676780 – Fennec is unable to load webpages and close tabs
  • 7.0b6 signed off, now on market
  • Crash Report: Sept 19, 2011
  • Working on startup time assessment on various devices. Any particular phone models/families that need more attention than others?

Test Suites

Test Automation

* bug 687147 - crash on startup of fennec, fixed with a hack
* lots of other failures exist, mostly due to crashes of the browser or hangs during quit
* looking into adding in a 'make talos-remote' from an objdir, would this be useful for folks?
* click-to-play and e10s/non-e10s unittests?  this would double the load on the tegras, what is critical in testing in non e10s mode?
* simple wiki to decode [automation failures] on tegras

Release Engineering


  • (fixed) bug 685242 – split try and non-try tegra pools
  • (fixed) bug 686748 – catch devicemanager exceptions in sut_tools scripts
  • (fixed) bug 687233 – foopies are running out of disk space
  • (fixed) bug 684871 – update dashboard for new tegras
  • (fixed?) bug 687156 – update pageloader max version to * from 9.0
  • (fixed) bug 687018 – intermittent dns failures in Android test jobs
  • (fixed) bug 669415 – new tegras online or distributed to developers; need to be hooked up to foopies

Overall, most purples/reds are now green or orange. Oranges are most likely due to the startup crash that Joel found last week.


  • Welcome Brian Nicholson to Front-end team!


  • Increased feedback on nightly posted to input this week:

  • 25% increase in page views for mobile support this month (we fixed a broken link and improved the navigation from the top of the SUMO site)
  • Android market reviews data spreadsheet

  • New people answering mobile SUMO forum questions = splendid!

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