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Mozilla Platform Meeting Minutes: 2011-12-13

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Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesdays – 11:00 am Pacific
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room
  • 650-903-0800 x92 Conf# 95312 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 95312 (US)
  • join #planning for back channel

OOM Linker Issue on Windows

Summary of where we are:

  • Hit Bug 709193 over the weekend.
  • After investigating, determined that we were running out of address space in the linker.
  • Backed out some recent additions (SPDY and Graphite) to get libxul size down a bit and reopen the tree under restricted rules.
  • Removed some code that’s not in the critical path from libxul.

Where we’re going:

  • Remove enough code from libxul to tide us over (might be here already, might not).
  • Stand up 32 bit compilers on 64 bit operating systems to get another GB of address space.

Notices / Schedule

  • Add-ons compatible by default now on in Aurora 10
  • Firefox 9 Sign-Offs tomorrow (12/14) at 2:30PM PT in Warp Core
  • Firefox 3.6.25 beta going out Wednesday (12/14)
  • Firefox 9 beta 6 targeted for release Thursday (12/15)
  • Firefox 9 “slow rollout” starting Dec. 20th

Firefox Development

  • bug 705597 – Tim Taubert did some great work tracking down and fixing a cause of sessionstore slowness (many about:blank entries resulting in oversized sessionstore.js), has landed on trunk

Firefox Developer Tools





  • Graphite Fonts Feature landed but was backed out due to linker issue. Now back in mozilla-inbound.
  • Bug 668437 Mouse events for :hover in XUL popups. Requested by Dev Tools.
  • Local patch for Bug 668163 Broken overlay on top of Bing maps.




  • Lots of stuff now working for WebTelephony on B2G. Can make phone calls!
    • Uses JS-implementation for DOM-API which has issues. Might switch to C++
    • Radio parts written in JS and runs in a special worker!
  • WebSMS for android mostly ready but needs review. Won’t land until after next train.
  • Initial Network status API awaiting review
  • Battery backend landed for windows




  • birch merge
    • went relatively smoothly
    • development has now moved to mozilla-central
    • nightly users are now getting builds from mozilla-central
  • click-to-play plugins landed and bounced, now waiting for m-c to re-open


Tree Management

  • Downtime tonight for network equipment maintenance, 2100 PST – 0000 PST. All trees will be closed.


  • No reviews currently scheduled this week, but we have open slots
  • We have many things marked for review: Review Needed
    • Please check the list, see if your feature is there and contact curtisk to get on the schedule

Stability Report


  • bug 709166 – issue searching
  • bug 708453 Crash Reports not getting submitted on Mac trunk.
    • Broke on 11/22 and we are slowly getting more reports.
  • Soccoro : need bug 706803 for separation of Birch/Native – in 2.3.5 (Dec 19)


  • Trunk
    • bug 708136 Firefox 11.0a1 Crash [@ mozilla::gl::GLContext::DeleteOffscreenFBO ]
    • bug 709847 Firefox crash @ PR_SetPollableEvent
    • bug 709474 Crash @ mozalloc_abort(char const* const) | NS_DebugBreak_P | ThemeSystemParametersInfoW with abort message: “###!!! ABORT: unable to find a usable font (serif)”
    • bug 708285 Crash in nsMemoryReporterManager::GetExplicit
  • Aurora
  • Beta
    • bug 708019 Firefox Crash [@ gl::Context::clear(unsigned int) ]
    • bug 709860 Firefox startup crash mozalloc_abort
  • Third Party
    • bug 710077
      • Not super high volume but affects anyone playing Farmville


  • a snap shot taken on 12/12/2011 2:00 PM with a total of 86 open crash bugs based on bugs queried on native-crash across various platform

Top Bugs From Report

  • bug 704467 Crash in Java_org_mozilla_gecko_GeckoAppShell_callObserver

Need Bugs looked at

Crash Report


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