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Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2011-10-05

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



  • Wednesdays – 9:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Eastern, 16:30 UTC
  • Dial-in: conference# 95312
    • US/International: +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 95312
    • US toll free: +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312
    • Canada: +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 95312
  • #mobile for backchannel
  • vidyo: WarpCore


  • Next merge date is 2011-11-08

Major Topics for This Week



  • Always on the lookout for performance issues
  • More stabilizing Fx9 on tablet and phone
    • We have been doing pretty good finding and fixing regresisons
    • We have a few patches to push to Aurora. More coming.
    • More triage on the backlog of non-theme bugs we have been accumulating
  • Get more testing on:
    • Webapps
    • Locale Picker
    • Camera
  • Make some decisions on:
    • Flash on demand (front-end patch getting better)
    • UA (we should just add ‘mobile’ to our phone UA, following the Android ‘guidelines’)
    • Featurettes, like the Clear Private Data changes, need triage and UX

UX design

  • Fx9
    • The tablet UI is in Aurora, but there are few things we like to see land in Aurora:
      • Prefs/Downloads/Add-ons screens (as they are in nightly)
      • the new throbber, on tablets only
      • style revisions to Start Page bug 626528
      • that’s all – looking good!
    • progress on readability, from dbaron
    • is there a front-end patch/build for flash?
  • Post-Fx9

Platform Support


Native Front-End

  • See [1]
  • Planning to have a prototype for the work week in Toronto (on schedule)


  • Front-end: Working with desktop team on click-to-enable
  • Honeycomb work shelved until after the mobile summit
  • Snorp working on clipping and performance issues


  • bug 653895 – Cached text and selection indexes in parent process aren’t always synced
    • Have a draft implementation, which seems to work with SwiftKey X, but still has some issues with Swipe – needs more debugging.
  • Shelved for a couple weeks while we’re working on the native FE


  • bug 691054 landed in beta, aurora, and nightly to remove some scary-sounding permissions (“Read phone state and identity”) that we weren’t using.
  • bug 672352 discusses other permissions and how to message them to users.
  • mbrubeck would like to write a blog post about this.


  • Focusing on mobile startup shrink bugs for Fx 10. There are about 32 bugs in the queue.
    • Status: bug 673249 is a dupe of bug 686805 (incremental zip compression in our linker) and Taras has slated for 10/3
  • Need approval of matrix/test cases by eng; will shop them around today so QA has enough time to prep for Friday’s test day.


A small selection of bugs we are (or could be) looking at:

  • bug 674651 – nsContentPolicy should skip resource and chrome schemes
    • Updated patch and found small to no improvement. Looking to make sure all the code paths are covered.
  • bug 689713 – Warm up the DNS cache in Java when launching with a URL intent
    • Need to test
  • bug 690903 – nsFormHistory should lazily initializes SQLite DB
    • Patch in progress
  • bug 691534 – Use asyncFetch when loading files in aboutHome.xhtml
    • Landed and requested Aurora approval
  • bug 690901 – Start building a new profile in Java instead of waiting for Gecko to load
  • bug 690898 – Use pre-built SQLite DBs when creating a new profile



Test Suites

Test Automation

  • bug 691073 – crash while running jsreftests on my tegra – NEED HELP
  • bug 691425 – minidump collection and processing in automation to be landed shortly
  • bug 691349 – Reftest OpenGL tests for Android coming online in the near future!

Release Engineering


  • we’re now at 29 open android tier 1 bugs, even though we’re the greenest we’ve been in ages.
    • we welcome any help here
  • (fixed) bug 690496 – n900 talos broken
  • (fixed) bug 690751 – tegra power cycle exceptions
    • due to differing firmwares on the remote pdus
    • bear switched us to snmp in bug 690464 (locked); should solidify our power cycle story
  • bug 665891 – add 200 new tegras to pool: 70 new tegras on their way shortly; will bring us to 190.
  • bug 689937 – 7 new foopies needed to run those tegras
  • philor may be asking about turning off debug android tests soon


  • Fraudulent SMS reported by 55 users on SUMO.

  • 70 messages sent to last week, 39 to SUMO.
  • 25% of low reviews for v8 about permissions
  • Completed drafts for master password and add bookmark to home screen articles


  • Absolutely in love with Firefox 7 on Android. Soooo much better than the stock browser.
  • Better Getting better. Faster than previous versions. Needs support for flash to become my default browser. Keep updating. Droid X.
  • After a year it so there is a ‘copy’ feature! Nice UX I really like tabs mechanism, fast and nice. I’ll start using it when you add flash support.
  • Better than regular browser on my EVO
  • Very nice! For quick searches Dolphin Mini, for real Internet Browsing Firefox with outstanding bookmarks sync!


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