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Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2011-10-12

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



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  • #mobile for backchannel
  • vidyo: WarpCore


Next merge date is 2011-11-08

Major Topics for This Week

  • Native Android UI is our primary focus
    • Mozilla has decided to start working 100% on the native Android UI version of Firefox Mobile
    • See
    • Firefox Mobile 9 (Aurora) will likely be the last XUL-based UI
    • Many details will be fleshed out at the mobile summit next week.



  • Firefox Mobile 9 (Aurora) cleanup and wind-down
    • Camera patches for stability
    • Back out locale picker?
    • A few performance and regression fixes will likely land
  • Firefox Mobile 10 (NativeUI) is starting up

UX design

Platform Support


  • waiting on reviews for Flash patches




  • Native UI Questions
    • What actions should QA take on present UI/XUL related bugs filed on Nightly (10.0a1)?
      • For 10.0, QA continues to focus on david baron’s readability, low level crash fixes, flash patches. (plans may change post summit)
    • Parallel transition for tablet UI?
    • Minimum viable feature set
  • Beta Status

Test Suites

Test Automation

Release Engineering


  • triaging through the android_tier_1 list at the 10:30PDT testing meeting
  • (fixed) bug 692346 – explicitly require a /mnt/sdcard-based tegra devRoot
  • (fixed) bug 690860 – android debug nightlies — now keeping tinderbox builds 30 days; is that enough?
  • (fixed) bug 664857 – try syntax not working for android unittests
  • bug 665891 – add 200 new tegras to pool: 120 tegras arrived. Working with ops to get those imaged + live
    • this required switching to the 2011 image rather than 2010
  • bug 689937 – 7 new foopies needed to run those tegras


  • For v6, we had 5715 reviews on the android market and if we calculate only those reviews, version 6 gets an average of 3.8 stars.
  • For v7, we have 2391 reviews so far on the android market and if we calculate only those reviews, version 7 gets an average of 3.9 stars.
  • Trends in 5-star reviews: performance improvements; 14% still request flash support

As a simple validation, we also see on Input that v5 praise was 73%, for v6.02 praise was 74%, and for v7.01 praise is 76%. So we see similar incremental improvement in the numbers.


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