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Mozilla Platform Meeting Minutes: 2012-03-13

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Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesdays – 11:00 am Pacific
  • 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
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room
  • join #planning for back channel


Notices / Schedule

  • FF11, FF10.0.3esr, Mobile FF10.0.3, and FF3.6.28 are all going out today
  • Today’s merge will occur shortly thereafter
  • Planning to go to build for FF12beta1 today, to be released Thursday/Friday after QA sign-off
  • Planning to unthrottle Aurora 13 on Friday after QA sign-off

Firefox Development

(dolske subbing for gavin this week)

Firefox Developer Tools

  • landed the protocol update patch bug 729576
  • finished the stepping support bug 711164
  • Page Inspector has pseudo-class support
  • Ask Steve Fink and B Hackett about differences between their two profilers
  • Style Editor and 3D view shipping with Firefox 11!!!!111eleven

Add-on SDK


  • Telemetry data should be back online by this Friday.
  • Here’s this week’s Snappy summary.
  • Andrew’s landed a fix for the purple buffer in bug 728460 that should result in the cycle collector running less often.
  • Rafael fixed a shutdown problem in bug 732368.
  • Mark changed Peptest to be more like Talos. Measurement trends should be watched instead of individual test run results.
  • Content team is working on reducing lag caused by background tabs.
  • Vlad is almost done with bug 722368, which will give us full coverage of SQL activity within Firefox and is aiming to wrap up cancelable SQL queries next week, bug 722243.
  • Vlad is also almost done with the python symbol server for bug 712109, which will assist with non destructive chromehang.
  • Cleanup and async work for pointless-stat()-reducing bug 521264, favicon consumers in bug 728143 (on the way toward async places – thanks Paolo) and content prefs in bug 699859 (thanks Drew).
  • Nick is still working on making cache async in bug 723577.


  • Maple is going to land on mozilla-central very soon, probably tomorrow. (i.e., after the migration.)
    • What this means to you:
      • Native Android Firefox nightlies will probably be more checkerboardy and janky. We’re working on it.


  • We are pref’ing off IGC by default
    • Why: When IGC runs all the time (i.e., bug 728686 is fixed), Tinderbox shows memory leaks in random tests (i.e., different tests with each run)
    • We don’t even know whether they are true leaks or an artifact of the tests
    • Any help anyone can give (on debugging leaks, understanding Tinderbox, etc) will be much appreciated!


No update. Marching towards Q1 goals:








  • maple expected to merge this week


  • No audible. This is our work week in Toronto! Ping us on IRC to schedule telecons etc.

Tree Management

  • On going infrastructure problems with some VM hosts causing intermittent slave disconnections, signing issues. IT is on top of it. bug 734728


Security Reviews & Threat Modeling Sessions Scheduled for this week

Date / Time Item
Mon Mar 12 / 13:00 PST None
Wed Mar 14 / 13:00 PST GCLI
Thu Mar 15 / 10:00 PST Automated/Assisted landing from Bugzilla to tip of $branch
Fri Mar 16 / 10:00 AM PST BrowserID extension for b.m.o.

Calendar and Meeting details

General Meeting Details 
* IRC Channel: #security 
* Etherpad: 
* Vidyo: (Room 9058)
* Dial-in Info (phone): 
** In office or soft phone: extension 92 
** US/INTL: 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 then extension 92 
** Toronto: 416-848-3114 then extension 92 
** Toll-free: 800-707-2533 then password 369 
** Conference num 99058

For updates to meetings please see the Security Review Calendar

Review Needed

  • Feature pages triaged to need review, review unscheduled
Feature Feature List Target Rel Prod Mgr Lead Engr Security lead Security status Security notes Last Modified
Client-side XPI construction Jetpack Add-on Builder 2 Daniel Buchner Piotr Zalewa/Sean McArthur `

sec-review-needed `


Add-On Tab API ` Add-on SDK 1.5 David Mason ` Dan Veditz

sec-review-needed `


Migrate Chrome settings and data Desktop Firefox 11 Asa Dotzler Makoto Kato, Marco Bonardo `

sec-review-needed `


Style Editor Desktop Firefox 11 Kevin Dangoor Cedric Vivier `

sec-review-needed `


Hang Detector and Reporter Desktop Firefox 13 Asa Dotzler Vladan Djeric `

sec-review-needed please sched with curtisk


Easy UI Feature Testing and “Success Evaluation” (integrate TestPilot like features) ` Firefox 13 ` ` `

sec-review-needed Please schedule with curtisk


Windows 8 Metro Firefox Desktop Firefox 14 Asa Dotzler ` `

sec-review-needed sched with curtisk


Speedy Session Restore Desktop Firefox 14 Asa Dotzler Dietrich Ayala `

sec-review-needed schedule with curtsk


In-content preferences Desktop Firefox 15 Jared Wein Devan Sayles `

sec-review-needed when ready sched w/ curtisk


DOMCryptAPI (a Crypto API in the DOM) Platform Firefox 15? Chris Blizzard David Dahl Brian Smith

sec-review-needed `


Better rendering of fonts for Windows Platform Firefox 7 Chris Blizzard ` `

sec-review-needed small team review Christoph, bsterne, John Daggett


FlightDeck as a Client-side App Jetpack FlightDeck 1.0 Daniel Buchner Sean McArthur `

sec-review-needed when ready sched w/ curtisk


IndexedDB Support for Multi-Process Firefox Platform Future, distant future. Chris Blizzard ` `

sec-review-needed 2011.10.17: sid recommends we wait on this one but likely needs a review.


Sharing textures cross-process for Electrolysis Platform Q4 of 2011. Chris Blizzard Chris Jones `

sec-review-needed `


SDK Support for Firefox for Mobile Addons Jetpack TBD David Mason Matteo Ferretti `

sec-review-needed `


Sign into the browser Other TBD Dan Mills Ben Adida `

sec-review-needed when ready sched w/ curtisk


Tip of the day Thunderbird Thunderbird 11 Jean-Baptiste Piacentino Sancus `

sec-review-needed `


Modern MIME Parser Thunderbird Thunderbird 14? ` Joshua Cranmer `

sec-review-needed sched with curtisk


Modern Address Book – V1 Thunderbird Under revision ` Mike Conley `

sec-review-needed `


Blocklist UX enhancements [Plug-ins] Desktop ` Kev Needham ` `

sec-review-needed `


Use PFS2 as Plugin Finder data source Desktop ` Kev Needham ` `

sec-review-needed `


Add plugincheck functionality to Add-on Manager Desktop ` Kev Needham ` `

sec-review-needed `


Bugs marked sec-review-needed that need to be scheduled

ID Summary Status Priority
733414 SecReview for SocialAPI NEW
711618 implement click to play permission model NEW
585958 webapps OS level integration : Maemo NEW
567365 Cache-Control no-cache on https page disables history NEW
664636 Thunderbird should (semi-)automatically improve the security-related server configuration settings when it knows an improvement could be made NEW
664637 Thunderbird auto-configuration database should be expanded & updated by regularly spidering every domain on the internet NEW
674047 Teach FileSaver to take URIs as well NEW
677302 Preffing out CSS should be easier NEW
722126 Can’t transfer File objects with postMessage cross domain NEW
729320 IndexedDB: Provide some amount of storage without a prompt NEW
80713 Need a way to specify an auto-height (size) for an IFRAME such that the frame is given the full height of the contained content ASSIGNED
674726 WebTelephony RESOLVED
728341 Security Review for Beta Release of App RESOLVED
706545 Implement a sync engine for apps exposed by navigator.mozApps RESOLVED
674725 WebSMS (or Messaging+) RESOLVED

Stability Report


  • ESR should be supported now (esp. for the mobile 10.0.3 release today, but should work for desktop as well).
  • Next incremental release on Wednesday: nothing big, correlation reports for new development versions from today’s code uplift.
  • Missing ADUs for yesterday due to a metrics script problem, data will be filled in soon, metrics people are on it.
    • Fixed


  • Beta
    • bug 733892 crash DispatchHookW
      • This crash has moved up quite a bit and we still are trying to figure out the root cause.
    • bug 735274 Firefox crash [@ netchartfilter.dll@0x168ab]



  • bug 730688 – java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to resume activity {org.mozilla.fennec/org.mozilla.fennec.App}: java.lang.RuntimeException: Failure delivering result ResultInfo{who=null, request=2, result=-1, data=Intent { (has extras) }} to activity {org.mozilla.f…
  • bug 734624 – java.lang.RuntimeException: An error occured while executing doInBackground() at android.os.AsyncTask$3.done( caused by: android.database.sqlite.SQLiteConstraintException: error code 19: constraint failed
  • bug 730890 – crash [@<address>]
  • bug 731286 – compilation of crashes within libflashplayer


  • bug 721086 – Crash in mozilla::AndroidBridge::CallEglCreateWindowSurface @ nsWindow::GetThebesSurface
  • bug 725295 – [Skia] Crash Report [@ _ZN8SkBitmapaSERKS_ ] on HTC devices
  • bug 730890 – crash [@<address>]
  • bug 731286 – compilation of crashes within libflashplayer


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