Meeting Notes

29-August-2012

Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-29

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Mobile/Notes/29-Aug-2012

Details

  • 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
  • irc.mozilla.org #mobile for backchannel
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room

Schedule

  • Merged on monday

  • Released Fx15 on Tuesday
  • Next merge is 2012-10-08
  • Fx16b1 was built yesterday

Major Topics for This Week

4 Stars in Play Store
We hit 4 visible stars on release and 4.0 rating on beta

Fx15 Released
Lots of positive ratings. Some confusion about hybrid (phablet) UI.

Fx16 Uplift
We still have two items that need to be uplifted to Fx16. A security fix for Reader (bug 778582) and Feedback Solicitation (bug 774479).

WebApps Update
We had a great WebApps testday, which uncovered a few important bugs, as well as some UX issues. Due to several factors, we are holding WebApps from Fx16.

Stand ups

Suggested format:

  • What did you do last week?

  • What are working on this week?
  • Anything blocking you?

Please keep your update to under 2 minutes!

James W. (snorp)

Kats

  • Aug 21 – Aug 28

    • looked around at the bfcache code to see if it’s possible to serialize (looks dauntingly hard)

    • getting some tools together to be able to analyze memory use in more detail (heap/object graph visualization)
    • mentoring AlexHagerman to get him going with a working build
    • bug 783758 – close pixels.map file to avoid errors on pandaboard
    • bug 785596 – guard against null pointer exception
    • bug 785520 – scroll contenteditable fields into view on focus
    • bug 781883 – guard against missing the LocationChange event from browser.js when the activity is torn down/recreated
  • Next

    • continue working on a heap analysis/visualization tool

    • work on bugs as they come up

GBrown

  • Last week:

    • Bug 783639 PixelTest failures on panda

      • Identified 2 issues but still not working

      • Setting up my own panda board for faster debugging
    • Bug 764901 Intermittent Robocop testPasswordEncrypt
      • Investigated but couldn’t track down a cause
    • Bug 777440 Estimate releng work for supporting 2 pass linking
      • First patch sets up environment successfully, but having trouble running fennec-with-valgrind in emulator
  • Next:
    • Try to finish up bug 783639

    • Continue work on bug 777440
    • Bug 784242 PixelTest failures: Pixel at 100, 0 – Color rgba(0,0,0,255) not close enough to expected rgb(32,100,0)
    • Bug 767215 Intermittent testAxisLocking, testLoad, testFlingCorrectness | Pixel at 0, 0 – Color rgba(255,255,255,255)

Chris Lord (cwiiis)

  • Done

    • bug 781516 – Fennec invalidation regression on Nightly

    • bug 771154 – Large amount of over painting on some pages on fennec
    • bug 785333 – Keep track of display-item data with merged frames (relanded on inbound, looking green)
  • Ongoing

    • Get bug 785333 into Aurora?

    • Check up on DLBI with respect to mobile? (landing again soon, probably Firefox 18)
    • bug 783914 – WEBGL_depth_texture doesn’t work using ANGLE (low priority)
    • Blog about position:fixed work
    • Blog about invalidation work

Chris Peterson

  • Done

    • Debugging Stagefright video bugs and adding hardware whitelist/blacklist

    • bug 772252 – Numeral keys on physical keyboard don’t work in Firefox for Android on Sony-Ericsson Xperia Pro and Mini Pro
    • bug 766317 – Sony Ericsson Experia Pro’s HKB cannot enter non-English characters in web forms
  • Next
    • bug 784329 – No video playback with OMX.TI.DUCATI1.VIDEO.DECODER via MP4 in Android

    • bug 785275 – Galaxy S III hardware decoder shows green bars when playing non-720p videos (OMX_COLOR_FormatYUV420SemiPlanar)
    • bug 782830 – AwesomePlayer intercepts Stagefright video decoding on Galaxy S III

GCP

Brian N

  • Done

  • Next
    • Bug 784386 – Big memory spikes on readability check

Sriram

  • Done:

  • Doing:
    • Partying for 2000 5-stars in one day!

WesJ

Last week:

  • bug 771915 – Show the origin of the page in the chrome of the app when it is different from webapp’s origin

  • bug 786058 – Disable webapps support on FF 16
  • bug 769857 – Delay showing tap highlight instantly on tap (50ms delay)
  • bug 786599 – Firefox file picker is triggered when clearing the Android notifications after a file was already downloaded
  • bug 780759 – Splashscreens for webapps – waiting for r?
  • bug 783921 – Application shortcuts wrongly scaled? (DPI) – need to update with some ctypes magic
  • bug 784500 – Prime DNS in Java when Gecko is started with a url
  • Test day with the MiniMart (its always open! http://dl.dropbox.com/u/72157/Webapp.html#applistSection)

This week:

LucasR

Last week

  • bug 774914/bug 785145 – Convert divs with only a P element child into plain P elements

  • bug 785343 – Don’t convert DIV to P when it only contains a SELECT node
  • bug 777562 – Pass the right node to have styles cleaned after parsing
  • bug 785758 – Always update security and reader modes after progress visibility
  • bug 771380 – Reorganize toolbar layout to better handle dynamic icons
  • bug 778582 (Security bug)
  • Organized all Reader Mode bugs in terms of priorities

Next week

  • Reader Mode bug fixing, ensure Beta is ready to go

  • Fix any remaining issues on new toolbar layout
  • Blog about Reader Mode in Beta

MBrubeck

Done:

  • bug 759189 – Fix JSON parsing of getBuilders.php response

  • bug 783565 – Don’t look for mobile doctype or handheldFriendly if there is also a meta viewport tag
  • bug 784704 – GetViewportInfo does not read minimum-scale and maximum-scale
  • bug 784612 – Remove old XUL content autoScale hack from meta viewport code

Awaiting review:

  • bug 564815 – implement window.devicePixelRatio

  • bug 779527 – Fennec reports wrong screen resolution/density and pixel ratio
  • bug 716575 – Use the native Gecko support for <meta viewport>

Next:

  • Starting work on Metro Firefox

  • Wrap up and land platform viewport and resolution patches

Margaret

Done:

Next:

  • Investigating some aweseome screen perf problems – bug 785945

  • Investigating crashes caused by references to menuitems that might not exist in GeckoApp – bug 779741
  • Going to Warsaw/Paris for MozCamp/Community Building Meetup/PTO September 5-19

Scott (jwir3)

Last Week:

  • Worked on position maintaining code for reflow-on-zoom prototype.

  • bug 784887: Add message passing from Java->JS for pinch-to-zoom events (not complete)

This Week:

  • Finish work with viewport modifications to better support reflow-on-zoom.

  • Land bug 780258: Add max line box width API.
  • Blog about prototype for reflow-on-zoom and other events at Boston workweek.
  • Start bug 784375: Limit font inflation max ratio

mcomella

Currently having apartment issues and I’m stuck there – Notes will be properly updated when I come into the office

EDIT: Updated.

Note also that this is my last week as an intern. :(

Past:

  • Bug 766389 – Add “My Apps” to AboutHomePromoBox

  • Context menus
  • Level 1 committer’s access
  • Bug 784016 – Right side click bug
  • Filed some bugs for web apps test day
  • Reviewed some patches

Present:

  • Intern presentation tomorrow, 8/30, at 1pm PST.

    • Working on that today
  • Input fields
    • Screen flicker when selecting input fields

    • Zooming into an input field when it is selected

Future:

  • If I have time during the semester, I will try to continue helping out

  • Otherwise… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

BLassey

MFinkle

Madhava

Ian Barlow

GFX

Round Table

  • What is the status of XUL Fennec? Do we still need to worry about breaking XUL Fennec?

QA

  • Reminder AaronMT is the lead on FX 16

Socorro/Breakpad/Stability

Hightlights:

  • nhirata still on b2g more so.

Socorro bugs

Skiplist

Breakpad Integration bugs

Please see Platform Meeting Notes for Stability report

SUMO

  • This is the first 24 hours of feedback on Firefox 15.

Firefox 15 Ratings on Google Play:

5 star 45,394 (+1,817, 70% of Growth)

4 star 17,461 (+576, 22% of Growth)

3 star 12,216 (+124, 4% of Growth)

2 star 8,296 (+48, 2% of Growth )

1 star 12,864 12,811 (+53, 2% of Growth)

Average rating: 3.77 (+.02)

Average Rating of the past 24 hours of Reviews: 4.89 (+.69)

96,231 Total Reviews (+2618)

Trending Topics/Issues in Rating Comments:

  • UI Complaints

  • Text Input
  • Text Looks Jagged

Observations:
Crashing (a concern with this update) isn’t being mentioned at all in the comments. we will see how this plays out over the next few days. There seems to be an issue with text input (words being duplicated, etc.)

We also have a smaller issue that is text appearing jagged in 15. Haven’t narrowed this down any, will be keeping an eye on it over the next 2-3 days.

Good Points:
The users love this release! It fixes nearly all of our main complaints from Firefox 14, plus improves startup speed significantly according to some users. Ratings are up dramatically in the past 48 hours as well.

Firefox Beta (Week of August 28, Firefox 15)

Firefox Beta Ratings on Google Play:

5 star 7,689 (+407, 59% of Growth)

4 star 3,210 (+157, 23% of Growth)

3 star 1,722 (+53, 8% of Growth)

2 star 895 (+36, 5% of Growth)

1 star 1,531 (+37, 5% of Growth)

Average rating: 3.93 (-.03 from last week)

This Week’s worth of Reviews Average Rating: 4.24 (+.14)

15,204 Total Reviews (+690)

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-29

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Firefox/Planning/2012-08-29

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Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PDT, 18:00 UTC

  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 99696 (US/INTL)

  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL
REMEMBER

These notes are read by people who weren’t able to attend the meeting. Please make sure to include links and context so they can be understood.

Contents

Actions from Last Week

  • Asa/Cheng to coordinate on input, come back with clear plan on PDF.js

  • Alex to organize a meeting around Metro update planning
  • Asa/Sheila to run this week’s meeting, and the meeting 2 weeks hence

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

Basecamp

  • Big group in Brazil this week.

  • Team working hard on finishing feature work.
  • Still some churn on requirements.
  • Revised schedule to be communicated.
  • Dogfooding

    • Using LG phones.

    • Hope to have the program setup by mid-Sept.
    • Some features like updates are a priority for support.

Firefox Desktop

Release (15, 10esr)

  • FF15.0 released Tuesday unthrottled, and will likely be throttled for analysis before EOD Wednesday

Beta (16)

Aurora (17)

  • Updates for Mac OS X 10.5 users are disabled

  • PDF.js disabled
  • FF17a2 updates are expected to be enabled Friday

Nightly (18)

  • Merge day happened Monday – Nightly=18, Aurora=17, Beta=16

  • How will the Firefox 18 schedule be adjusted to avoid merging on December 31 and releasing on January 1?
    • proposal soon to r-d, will likely extend the cycle by a week (affects all future release/merge dates)

Firefox Mobile

Release (15)

  • 4 Stars!

  • Lot’s of happy users

Beta (16)

  • Some uplift still needed

  • No WebApps in Fx16

Aurora (17)

  • New WebApp release

Nightly (18)

Services

Firefox Sync

Apps In the Cloud Server

Add-on SDK

Release (1.9 -> Firefox 15, 16)

Stabilization (1.10 -> Firefox 16, 17)

Development (1.11 -> Firefox 17, 18)

Landing progress:

  • loader: ✓

Identity

Apps

Feedback Summary

Desktop

Firefox 15:

  • Norton was an issue for a day but should be updated (still getting some traffic — there’s Norton for Mac?!).

  • Slow/jerky scrolling [1] (maybe. We haven’t seen it on SUMO, just input)
  • Bookmarks not visible on the bookmarks toolbar (some mentions of all toolbars missing): [2][3][4][5][6][7]. This may not be Firefox 15 specific (but there are definitely more mentions of it in 15 than 14)

Mobile

Google Play:

Firefox 15 (Released Tuesday!)

The past 24 hours of reviews are averaging 4.89 stars.

  • Text Input

  • Text Looks Jagged

SUMO:

Input:

45 Sad faces on Input in the Past Week (http://input.mozilla.org/en-US/?q=&product=mobile&version=–&date_start=2012-08-20&date_end=2012-08-27&sentiment=sad)

Firefox 15 is turning out to be an incredibly popular release. Users on Google play like re-adding text selection, as well as desktop view.

UX & User Research

Market Insights

  • No update this week.

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Marketing

Press

Firefox 15 remembers to forget old memory

Mozilla acts as plumber, plugs add-on memory leaks with Firefox 15

Check out how Mozilla is pushing HTML5 gaming with this 3D first person shooter demo

Firefox Update Brings Big Improvements To HTML5 Games

Firefox for Android Goes Tablet-Native

Firefox for Android tablets updated with improved speeds and a native UI

Questions, Comments, FYI

Actions this week

  • Asa/Sheila to run the meeting 2 weeks hence

  • Cheng to summarize feedback on PDF.js.

28-August-2012

Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-28

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

Thunderbird/StatusMeetings/2012-08-28

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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to use headphones and mute yourself when not talking

Feel free to ask questions in the meeting either by speaking up or by asking them in #maildev on IRC.

Other ways to get in touch with us can be found on our communications page

Agenda

  • Who’s taking minutes? –> irving

  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to Standard8 for schedule changes/additions.
  • Note: this meeting is for interactive discussion. Feel free to ask questions!

Action Items

Friends of the Tree

Thanks to our Friend of the Tree. When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size, phone number (needed for shipping!) and send it to abourcier@mozilla.com that she can send them a shirt!

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Test Pilot
Filelink (Big Files)
  • Box.com support landed in TB 16 (which is being pushed to our beta users real soon now)
Instant Messaging

Preparing an add-on to leverage libpurple to support more chat protocols (Yahoo, MSN, ICQ… are on the potential list of supported IM)

Modern Address Book

Google Summer of Code Projects

App Tabs for Thunderbird
Improving GMail Integration
Get ISPDB into Production
‘No reply’ reminder for Thunderbird

Schedule and Progress

Beta Version
ESR
  • released

Extension of the week

  • None

QA Updates

  • Release work

Marketing Updates

  • Marketing tools updated for TB15

  • Ubuntu One communication on track

Build / Release Update

Web Update

Documentation

Support

(If you support Thunderbird or write or translate documentation to help support Thunderbird, please subscribe to the tb-support-crew mailing list and briefly introduce yourself to the list)

  1. Please add any issues to the Thunderbird 15.0 Support issues page using the tagging convention from the TB15 Support Day Etherpad. Use the following tags and any other relevant Get Satisfaction tags as appropriate: tb15, tb15upgrade, tb15ubuntuone, tb15im,tb15twitter, tb15irc, tb15gtalk, tb15xmpp, tb15compactloss

  2. 1120 new support topics (1150 one week ago ) – Media:20-26August2012-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  3. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

See the Mozilla Status Board for status updates specific to developers.

Roundtable Highlights

  • Will there be MarketPlace for Thunderbird? (Axel)

Attendees

Mozilla Platform Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-28

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Platform/2012-08-28

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Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesday 2012-08-2811:00 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 / SFO-Boardroom
  • join irc.mozilla.org #planning for back channel

Contents

Notices / Schedule

  • Merge day happened Monday – Nightly=18, Aurora=17, Beta=16

  • FF15.0 released this morning unthrottled, and will likely be throttled for analysis Wednesday
  • Please start re-focusing on bugs tracked for FF16 and 17
  • FF16 beta 1 went to build this morning, expected release date Thursday
  • FF17a2 updates are expected to be enabled Friday

Firefox OS

  • Most of team is in Sao Paulo at partner offices for the week

  • Status available in the usual places, listed here

Firefox Development

  • Social changes: Shane, MarkH, Jared and Felipe have been doing a great job making improvements to the social functionality, including improvements to the chat UI, performance improvements, additional sidebar features (“flyout panels”)

  • Updates to pdf.js: big list of release notes at in bug 784718
  • Download panel: a new round of patches landed to make further improvements (bug 747903, bug 748160, bug 748381, bug 760607) still disabled on Aurora 17 though
  • Tim uplifted the new tab thumbnail storage system to beta, after fixing its cache eviction. Will fix common “tab thumbnails disappear” issues.
  • Dao landed some improvements to tab dragging (move the tab rather than showing an indicator, bug 783282)
  • Dao and Neil are investigating ways to avoid unnecessary layout flushes during common UI interactions (e.g. url bar focusing bug 783103)
  • Brubeck and Yan will start full time Metro front-end development

Firefox Developer Tools

Add-on SDK

Performance

  • SUMO alerted us that they’ve received feedback that Firefox 15 Beta loads pages slower than 14. If you can reproduce a performance regression to do with loading webpages/games/etc in FF15 vs FF14, please comment in bug 784512.
  • Tim landed the new thumbnail storage so that we can finally remove the file cache usage for thumbnails (bug 754671)

  • Tim also landed preloading new tab pages in the background (bug 753448) – currently preffed off
  • Jon Coppeard landed incremental sweeping for the atoms table (bug 779183)
  • Benoit made a number of changes to the profiler
    • Added JS source view

    • Cleopatra selection will persist when changing the filter, and several minor bug fixes
    • JS only view will now filter c++ frames
    • Column info landed in the JS engine. Hoping to get it exposed to profiling and then we can work toward deminifying JS script. This should help diagnose some problems with sites like Twitter.
    • JS profiling protocol is close to landing. This will let us profile nightly/release build of Fennec, let us control features and settings which are built time right now. This will help for b2g as well.

GFX

JS

Layout

  • display list-based invalidation close to relanding (try builds available for testing, see comment 280 in bug)

  • Bugs of interest:
    • async (off-main-thread) animations enabled in content processes (bug 785657)

Media

DOM

  • CSS2Properties bindings landed.

WebAPI

Network

Identity

Plugins

Mobile

Accessibility

  • FF OS spoke (text-to-speech via pico/svox, accessfu, and the core gecko a11y engine) to the accessibility team last week! Eitan is cleaning it up now. No demo/screencast link ready yet.

Tree Management

  • 10.8 tests are now running! Thanks to kmoir for all her hard work here!

  • Capacity
    • Migration of linux-based builds to AWS continues. This has enabled us to start reimaging linux/linux64 build machines as additional win64 build machines (which also do win32 builds)

    • 40 of the 86 new tegras have been added to our test pool, bringing our total up to 257
      • turned off android-xul tests
    • Evaluating new test hardware for WinXP, Win7, Linux. Once we’re confident in the hardware, we’ll order more and migrate winxp, win7 and linux tests to the new platform
    • Re-imaging 40 old OSX 10.5 test machines as 20 winxp and 20 win7 test slaves in the meanwhile
      • FF17 no longer supports 10.5, but still have 10.5 for aurora, beta, release, ESR
    • Open question about linux64 builds/tests. Can we reduce our linux64 test capacity to use elsewhere?
      • linux64 isn’t published on our download page bug 527907

      • most users get their linux builds via their distro
      • 32-bit builds may be more popular
      • coop will be starting a newsgroup thread on this – follow up there if interested
    • If you know of other builds or tests that aren’t used, or are perma-red/orange, let us know and we can disable them until they can be fixed!

Security

Stability Report

Socorro

Desktop

Trunk

  • New bugs

    • bug 785808 crash in nsRootPresContext::RequestUpdatePluginGeometry

      • Crashes still occurring after fix for bug 781279
    • bug 785983 crash in NameResolver::resolve
    • bug 785806 crash in XPCIncrementalReleaseRunnable::ReleaseNow
    • bug 785634 startup crash in JSContext::saveFrameChain mainly with Roboform

Aurora

  • bug 785604 crash in gfxImageSurface::gfxImageSurface

Release

  • bug 786153 crash in nsBaseAppShell::OnProcessNextEvent with Trusteer Rapport

Win 8

  • Now that Win 8 is in RTM we are tagging bugs with [Win8] in the status whiteboard.

    • bug 786076 Firefox crash in igd10umd32 with Intel driver version 8.15.10.2342 and HD Graphics based on Sandy Bridge

    • bug 785940 Firefox startup crash in _open
    • bug 783517 Win8 crash in atidxx32.dll 8.17.10.451 (ATI driver version 8.982.0.0)

Mobile

  • Highlights

    • 15b7 out, showing just above 5 crashes per ADU; hoping release will be under 5.

      • 7 out of the top 10 are flash related crashes.

Roundtable

Planning to land nsCAutoString->nsAutoCString in a few days (platform posting to be made today). Will require a short m-c and inbound closure, and there’s a script for updating any patch queues you have. (jesup) Bug 773151

27-August-2012

Mozilla Project Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-27

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WeeklyUpdates/2012-08-27

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Contents

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

Items in this section will be shared during the live all-hand status meeting.

Friends of the Tree

  • Apps/Mobile QA would like to thank to all those who attended, tested, and commented on last Friday’s Web Apps in Firefox for Android test day. With your help over 25 bugs were filed!

  • The Contributor Engagement team nominates Parth Mudgal for having coded a long-awaited feature – creating website shortcuts with favicons was something that users couldn’t do for more than a decade, until now. More info here.
  • The JavaScript Team nominates Till Schneidereit for implementing self-hosting support. Which allows us to speed up, simplify and share our built-in JavaScript methods.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 27 August

Privacy Friends Meeting, 1pm PST, Bay Bridge (3rd floor + dial in) and Peanut Butter Jelly

Tuesday, 28 August

Mozilla Gear Site Presentation: 3-4pm Pacific (UTC -8) in Ten Forward and on Air Mozilla

Wednesday, 29 August

Thursday, 30 August

  • Intern presentations from 11am-1:30pm in 10 Forward, TOR Commons and SF Commons.

    • Come see Daniel Thornton, Karthik Viswanathan, Elliott Slaughter, Jordan Lund, and Michael Comella present what they’ve been working on all summer!

Friday, 31 August

  • Intern presentations from 2pm-4pm in 10 Forward, TOR Commons and SF Commons.

    • Come see Thaddee Tyl, Stephen Crane, Liz Noonan, and Christoph Kerschbaumer present what they’ve been working on all summer!

Next Week

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: Alex Keybl in MV

  • Firefox 15.0 will be released tomorrow morning (8/28). Check out the beta notes here (release notes are being finalized).

    • We’re particularly excited about plugging many of the worst add-on leaks in FF15

    • Special thanks to Lukas Blakk for leading this release’s beta convergence, and Lawrence Mandel for taking time out of his busy schedule to help with triaging.
  • Today is the merge day. The central version bump and tree closures will happen shortly if they haven’t already. Nightly=18, Aurora=17, and Beta=16.
  • 16.0 beta 1 will be released Thursday, and 17.0a2 updates will be enabled Friday.

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: Alex again

  • Similarly, Firefox for Android 15.0 will be released tomorrow. Check out the mobile beta notes here.

    • This is our first release since FF10 where Desktop/Mobile major update is released in sync!

    • Some of our most requested features made it in: find in page, copy/paste, tablet support, etc.
  • We also expect Firefox 16 beta 1 to include ARMv6 support – if you have a friend who couldn’t install Firefox for Android previously, give them a shout.

Thunderbird

Speaker Location:

Older Branch Work

Speaker Location:

Webmaker

no voice update this week

Identity

Speaker Location:

Services

Speaker Location:

Firefox OS

Speaker Location:

  • No voice update today

  • Many of the team are in Sao Paulo, Brazil on-site at Telefonica/Vivo offices
  • Regular meeting schedule this week is canceled, will resume normal schedule next week

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location:

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It’s like a lightning talk, but don’t feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Your Title Here Your Name Here What are you going to talk about? Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Desktop Support Guillermo Huerta Vidyo 2.2 Upgrade https://wiki.mozilla.org/WeeklyUpdates/2012-08-27#IT.2FOperations_.26_Services

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
Who is the new hire? Who will be introducing that person? From which office will that introduction be transmitted? What will the new person be working on?
Ria Joy David Slater Mountain View, CA Product Marketing Strategy for Apps/Marketplace
Chad Weiner David Slater Mountain View, CA (but Chad is in SF office today) Director of Consumer Product Marketing

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
Who is the new intern? Who will be introducing that person? From which office will that introduction be transmitted? What will the new person be working on?

Roundtable

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Notes and non-voice status updates that aren’t part of the live meeting go here.

Status Updates By Team (*non-voice* updates)

IT/Operations & Services

  • Working on the expansion of the Santa Clara data center in support of Mobile testing.

  • Purchased more hardware to install in our Santa Clara data center that will add disaster recovery for our mail environment.
  • Setup Datazilla in production for the Automation & Tools Engineering team. This new service will allow them to replace their current graph server and database.
  • Team Meet-up held August 13-17
    • The week consisted of successful cross team meetings, presentations to kick off projects as well as information sessions.
  • Developed a Chassis to house the Pandas for Android and b2g testing
  • Working on a plan for proactive system updates and maintenance, draft can be found at https://wiki.mozilla.org/IT/Maintenance
  • Vidyo 2.2 Upgrade
    • Downtime window Thursday 30th at 8pm PT

    • Full screen sharing in OS X client
    • Offical Linux support
      • SLC 5, SLC 5.7 32/64 bit versions

      • Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10 32/64 bit versions
      • Fedora 14, 15, 16 32/64 bit versions
      • Debian 5.0, 6.0.3 32/64 bit versions
    • VidyoMobile clients can join guest links
    • Silence All feature allows room owners to mute all with users being able to unmute themselves
    • Improved echo cancellation and automatic preferred device selection

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

WebQA

  • Web QA work week this week

  • Socorro
    • Milesone 18 aka the mobeta release has been moved to 2012-09-12

    • Fantastic changes landing in the interim
      • bug 774290 – Add b2g support

      • bug 784094 – Force correlations for next week’s releases: must ship next week (what day?)
      • bug 781136 – Improve Flash detection
  • SUMO
    • SUMO UI overhaul is in process, testing will happen over the next few weeks
  • B2G (Firefox OS)
    • Action item for the team — join the Gaia QA Pivotal Tracker

    • Helped reformat many of the current spreadsheets, plans on the horizon to start working on test cases.

QA Community

Automation & Tools

Security

Engagement

PR

Firefox 17 Will Boost Add-On Security
Firefox 17 to make add-ons more secure
Mozilla Firefox 17: better add-on security but some add-ons may break

Can You Trust Your Browser With Your Passwords?
Which Browser Offers the Most Secure Password Storage?

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Apps

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

People Team

WebFWD

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Foundation Updates

22-August-2012

Mobile Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-22

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

Mobile/Notes/22-Aug-2012

Details

  • 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
  • irc.mozilla.org #mobile for backchannel
  • Warp Core Vidyo Room

Schedule

  • Next merge is 2012-08-27 (~5 days from now)

  • Fx15b6 was built yesterday

Major Topics for This Week

WebApps Testday
QA is hosting a testday focused on WebApps in Firefox for Android.

Brainstorming Output
We are in the process of churning through the output of the brainstorming sessions held last week in Boston. Feature pages, bugs and research projects will start appearing soon.

Blog It
Lots of interesting things happened last week in Boston, besides Finkle’s inability to bowl well. Feel free to blog about the ideas you heard (or pushed) as well as any new things landing in Firefox. Tell Matt Brubeck if you want a feed added to http://planet.firefox.com/mobile/

H.264
We got it! Only ICS and JB for now, but Gingerbread is in the works.

SDK bump
The required SDK version has been bumped to level 16, update your mozconfigs

Stand ups

Suggested format:

  • What did you do last week?

  • What are working on this week?
  • Anything blocking you?

Please keep your update to under 2 minutes!

James W. (snorp)

  • Last week

    • Fixed a Flash crasher, merged to Beta/Aurora

    • Started on new updater
  • This week

    • Continued on updater, talking to UX tomorrow to finish it up

Kats

  • Aug 7 – Aug 21

    • bugs various and sundry:

      • bug 778257 – fix js warning

      • bug 771575 – fix window.innerWidth/innerHeight values before document is painted
      • bug 779920 – fix clicking on things in iframes (recent regression from bug 770659)
      • bug 780699 – regression of the “don’t keep activities” behaviour
      • bug 776906 – thumbnails broken on nexus 7
      • bug 781676, 765156 – fix NPEs
      • bug 734496 – don’t apply resistance when zooming in overscroll
      • bug 782183 – log stack traces for all threads when robocop hangs sometimes
      • bug 780650 – clean up some of the robocop reflection code
      • bug 781220 – encapsulate LayerController inside LayerView for better modularity
      • bug 783208 – double tap to zoom out doesn’t work when at max zoom
    • readability 2.0 stuff
      • worked on XUL-iframe-window overlay on double-tap, need to debug and properly fix touch events dispatching
    • blogging
      • blogged about readability 2.0 prototype

      • tagged some bugs as mentored and blogged about it
    • boston work week
  • upcoming things

    • dive through about:memory to see if there are any obvious places to reduce memory usage

    • wrap my head around the bfcache code to see if we can serialize it to disk to save memory

GBrown

  • Last week:

    • Bug 770456 Intermittent Robocop | testHistoryTab | View is null and can therefore not be clicked!

    • Bug 770461] Intermittent Robocop | testHistoryTab | Context menu has New Tab option (x2)
    • Bug 782242 Robocop: reflection problems
    • about:memory discussions: bugs 768470, 783227, 783230
  • Next:
    • Robocop on Panda boards, esp. bug 783639 PixelTest failures on panda

    • Bug 784242 PixelTest failures: Pixel at 100, 0 – Color rgba(0,0,0,255) not close enough to expected rgb(32,100,0)

Chris Lord (cwiiis)

  • Done

    • bug 782327 – Enable async video on mobile

    • bug 777260 – Fix transformed inactive layers in container layers (also on Aurora)
    • bug 782332 – Retained tiles should not be used with fixed-position layers (also on Aurora)
    • bug 779269 – ‘Fix’ Google PDF viewer displacement bug (also on Aurora)
  • Ongoing

    • bug 781516 – Fennec invalidation regression on Nightly (patch awaiting review)

    • bug 771154 – Large amount of over painting on some pages on fennec
    • Improving amount of invalidation being done
    • bug 783914 – WEBGL_depth_texture doesn’t work using ANGLE (low priority)
    • Blog about position:fixed work
    • Blog about invalidation work?

Chris Peterson

  • Done

    • bug 782508 – Enable use of hardware H.264/AAC/MP3 decoders in Android libstagefright omx plugin

    • bug 781748 – NullPointerException: at org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoInputConnection.onCreateInputConnection()
    • bug 783954 – Move mozglue utility code into org.mozilla.gecko.mozglue package
    • Started a blog! :) http://www.cpeterso.com/blog/
  • Next
    • Debugging bug 782830 – AwesomePlayer intercepts Stagefright video decoding on Galaxy S III

    • Investigate Stagefright hardware whitelist/blacklist

GCP

  • Done:

  • Pending:
    • bug 741808 Finish enabling URL classification in SafeBrowsing.js component

    • Aka SafeBrowsing on Fennec
    • More tests for SafeBrowsing
  • Blockers:
    • “Holidays”

    • bug 651860 revise safebrowsing UI for mobile

Brian N

Sriram

  • First year anniversary at Mozilla! Yaaay!

  • Last Week:
    • Near complete edit-box thumb for cursor. Patch coming soon.

    • Submenu prototype. More work this week.
    • Squishy button has a better fix.
    • Started with a horizontally scrolling list.
  • This Week:
    • Ensured we are release-ready on tablets – bug 784203

    • Working on minor bugs like bug 784395 and reviewing patches.

WesJ

Last week:

This week:

LucasR

Last week

  • bug 771380 – Reorganize toolbar layout to better handle dynamic icons

  • bug 784683 – Don’t create temporary H1 element for title
  • bug 784682 – Penalize nodes with “hidden” class or id in Readability.js
  • bug 784680 – Remove utility nodes from WordPress blog posts
  • bug 784674 – Better byline fetching in Readability
  • bug 774914 – Convert divs with only a P element child into plain P elements
  • bug 782285 – Don’t offer reader in pages with too much reading competition
  • bug 784055 – Remove all code dealing with offsetWidth in Readability.js
  • bug 784050 – No need to remove stylesheets and style tags in Readability.js
  • bug 782348 – Fetch byline info from articles to show on Reader
  • bug 766948 – Implement new Reader style

Next week

  • Land browser toolbar changes

  • Better understand current performance issues in reader (memory usage)
  • Incremental improvements in the readability algorithm and reader front-end
  • Investigate testing infrastructure for reader mode
  • Blog about Reader Mode

MBrubeck

Done:

Next:

  • Finish bug 716575 (move more viewport code into the Gecko platform).

  • Write up notes / blog posts from Boston.

Margaret

  • Currently working on feedback solicitation UI – bug 774479

  • Also preparing a talk/hack session about mobile add-on development for MozCamp EU
    • Let me know if you have ideas for add-ons that I can use as inspiration

Scott (jwir3)

Last Week

  • bug 780258: Add API to specify max line box width. (Reflow on zoom platform support)

This Week

  • Finish position maintaining code for reflow-on-zoom prototype.

  • Blog about prototype for reflow-on-zoom and other events at Boston workweek.
  • bug 784375: Limit font inflation max ratio

Other

  • Working on a prototype of a web app logic game based on Mario’s Picross [1] in the little free time I have. :)

Arkady

mcomella

  • Past

    • Font Inflation Dialog

      • Bug 777652 – (Could not repo, worksforme) Return of the Font Inflation Dialog

      • Bug 779861 – The Phantom Font Inflation Dialog – Fixing up some styling issues
    • about:home
      • Bug 778811 – (checkin-needed) “No Top Sites” text on be removed on about:home

      • Bug 780486 – Top Sites title banner covers logo on about:home
      • Bug 781262 – AboutHome Promo Box
    • Bug 777450 – Long pressing a Flash video selects all the text on the screen
    • Bug 779321 – Switching to synced tabs list causes the current page to animate on 10″ tablets
  • Present
    • Bug 718437 – [meta] Long Press Context Menu

    • Bug 766389 – (Waiting on review) Add “My Apps” clickable to about:home
    • Getting level 1 committer’s access
    • Bug 725018 – Tapping on an input field does not zoom into it
  • Future
    • Next week is my last week… :(

    • Intern presentation for next Thursday, 8/30, 1pm
    • Bug 716403 – (Probably not enough time) Hide the navigation bar while scrolling down content

BLassey

Last week

  • work week

MFinkle

Done:

  • Figured out the Boston Commuter vs Subway distinction

  • Fixed updater/blocklist ping prefs (bug 783909)
  • Added more conservative GC settings for ARMv6 (bug 783912)
  • Filed bug to add MemoryObserver back into Fennec (bug 784040)

Next:

  • Triage brainstorming ideas, and bugs

Madhava

  • dumping brain into the responsiveness / perceived performance list

  • sketching out some Private Browsing Mode thoughts
  • ermagerd, on vacation for two weeks starting Monday

Ian Barlow

Ian Barlow

Fx15 (and early 16) UX Review List here: https://firefox-ux.etherpad.mozilla.org/24

Also:

  • bug 774479 Google Play feedback solicitation, polishing copywriting and visuals (almost done!)

  • bug 771380 Working with Lucas on favicon/lock layout (almost done!)
  • Starting work on special browsing modes — Private Browsing / Guest Mode / User Switching
  • Safe Browsing UI Refresh – would be great to hit the rest of our error UI with this refresh, too (originally bug 582048 )
  • Assembling list of responsiveness tweaks to start trying (building on last week’s brainstorm session)
  • Talking to snorp tomorrow about making the Aurora / Nightly updater better
  • Working with Wes on some UX around web app testing

ALSO:
On vacation next week!

Larissa

Long time no see! I’m starting to work on mobile again :) Madhava and I still working on the specific tasks, but it will likely be security UX related. More updates soon!

GFX

Round Table

QA

Socorro/Breakpad/Stability

Hightlights:

  • nhirata still on b2g more so.

  • nhirata is back from PTO (not like it matters as much…)

Socorro bugs

Skiplist

Breakpad Integration bugs

Please see Platform Meeting Notes for Stability report

SUMO

  • Still working on v15 doc updates

  • Welcome Tyler Downer! Taking over user feedback, he’ll provide reporting on v15
  • I’m revamping how we provide feedback, so anything you want to see in this report, please let me know. Now is the time to get it included.

This is the summary of the Google Play, Input and SUMO Feedback for Firefox for Mobile 14.0.1 for the Week of August 20th, 2012.

Google Play Reviews:

Firefox Ratings on Google Play:

5 star 42,561 (+1,038, 65% of Growth)

4 star 16,682 (+239, 15% of Growth)

3 star 11,968 (+159, 10% of Growth)

2 star 8,169 (+54, 3.5% of Growth )

1 star 12,689 (+101, 6.5% of Growth)

Average rating: 3.74

Average Rating of this Week’s Reviews: 4.3

92,069 Total Reviews (+1591)

Trending Topics/Issues in Rating Comments (August 14th to August 20th):

  • Copy and Paste / Text Selection

  • UI Complaints (Hard to hit close tab button)
  • Crashing (Galaxy S3, Galaxy S, Galaxy Nexus, HTC Incredible S, Droid X, Desire S)
  • Freezing (Amaze 4G, Galaxy 3)

This is the summary of the Google Play, Input and SUMO Feedback for Firefox Beta for Mobile 15 for the Week of August 21st, 2012.

Google Play Reviews:

Firefox Beta Ratings on Google Play:

5 star 7,282 (+311, 57% of Growth)

4 star 3,210 (+119, 22% of Growth)

3 star 1,669 (+48, 9% of Growth)

2 star 859 (+23, 4% of Growth)

1 star 1,494 1447 (+47, 8% of Growth)

Average rating: 3.96 (+.01 from last week)

This Week’s worth of Reviews Average Rating: 4.1 (no change)

14,514 Total Reviews (+548)

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-22

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

Firefox/Planning/2012-08-22

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Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PDT, 18:00 UTC

  • Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
  • Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
  • irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
  • (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 99696 (US/INTL)

  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL
REMEMBER

These notes are read by people who weren’t able to attend the meeting. Please make sure to include links and context so they can be understood.

Contents

Actions from Last Week

  • Sam M to confirm whether we are using the Android Market’s new privacy policy field

  • Blassey to confirm that we have a locked in plan of record for other localizations
    • Plan: ship only native UI and mobile over-ridden strings in the mulilocale builds (all others will be en-US only) which allows us to ship many more locales (goal: all android supported locales). Non-en-US toolkit and platform strings will be downloaded in the background as needed.
  • Matt and Benjamin to chase down details about how broad the latest adobe chemspill is (i.e. should we change our SUMO advice around 11.2, 10.3?)
    • Current documentation is suggesting the latest 11.3 since it is known to be secure. Users experiencing issues are encouraged to try disabling protected mode rather than downgrading to a possibly insecure version of Flash.

    • We still do not have solid data around 11.4 release of Flash. By end of week we hope to have enough data to either update our existing document or to make the decision not to push 11.4.

Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases

  • Firefox 15 beta 6 is underway, should be going out to the beta channel late today, early tomorrow if QA sign off isn’t ready yet

  • Firefox 15 SignOffs meeting notes — we are thumbs up for release
  • Merge of mozilla-beta to mozilla-release will be on Friday 8/24
  • Merge day (for all other channels) is on Monday 8/27
  • FF15 Desktop & Mobile, FF 10.0.7ESR out the door at 8am on Tuesday 8/28

Basecamp

Firefox Desktop

Release (14, 10esr)

Beta (15)

Aurora (16)

Nightly (17)

  • All major Social API features landed.

  • Native PDF support targeting Firefox 17 or 18, no longer uplifting earlier for testing.

Firefox Mobile

Release (14)

Beta (15)

  • Went through a quick “UX readiness” excerise to make sure things were good-to-go

  • A change to the google search provider might cause some grief for l10n

Aurora (16)

  • Gearing up for the WebApps testday on Friday

Nightly (17)

  • Safe browsing has landed, UI to turn on has not

  • Platform decoders (hardware and software decoding for h264 and friends) has landed of ICS and JB

Web Compat

  • Fixes both in Gecko and on sites that have improved a number of sites recently: Lord of Ultima, alliances.commandandconquer.com, Yelp, Quora, Abril, IMDB, Urban Dictionary, Trip Advisor, …

  • H.264/AAC/MP3 support on Android is having a nice impact on sites such as Soundcloud

Services

Firefox Sync

Apps In the Cloud Server

Add-on SDK

Release (1.9 -> Firefox 15, 16)

Stabilization (1.10 -> Firefox 16, 17)

Development (1.11 -> Firefox 17, 18)

Landing progress:

  • loader: ✓

  • modules: bug 756542 (‘Implement make files to include SDK modules in builds’) landed yesterday.
  • discussing next steps at the team work week next week.

FLAGS: the team is at a work week, therefore the weekly project meeting is cancelled and and audible update in this meeting is unlikely – I will update this wiki though.

Identity

Apps

Feedback Summary

Desktop

  • McAfee SecurityCenter update may cause loss of network connectivity. We’ve not seen any traffic yet, but are preparing to stay ahead of the issue [1]
  • Flash 11.4 feedback is still too early to make any decisions. We are hoping to have a more definitive answer by end of week.
  • Blocklist for old Versions of Silverlight on Mac went Live today. This fixes a top-crasher on Hotmail and potentially other issues. Bug 782672

Mobile

User Experience (Design and Research)

  • [desktop]

    • multiple plugin click-to-play UI getting implemented in bug 754472; design mockup and work-in-progress (Stephen)

    • visual refresh explorations on our video controls are here (Stephen)
    • starting a study on how people search in the Firefox (engines, search bar vs url bar, repeated searches, etc) (Ilana)
    • Working with the SUMO team to use Test Pilot for getting feedback from Aurora users on new features (Ilana)
    • [Australis]
      • Customization (Zhenshuo and Blake)

      • firstrun/UI explanation – starting to think about how we will introduce Australis to new and updating users; extremely initial idea mockup here (Stephen)
    • [dev tools] Working through iteration 2 of the dev tools framework from last week mockup here (Brian Dils)
    • [Social API] (Boriss)
      • Multiple large pieces landing this week: docked windows, flyover panels, etc. Watching for visual & interaction tweaks needed

      • Finalizing strings for Firefox 17
      • Speccing share features for Firefox 18 with Laura Forrest
      • Working with flyover notification limitations on a workable solution for activated content
  • [sync/identity] Working on the revised sync setup proposal (zhenshuo)
  • [WebRTC] (Boriss)

    • Sketching, digitizing mockups for next phase of WebRTC in Firefox 18

    • Updating wiki to reflect current requirements and spec of planned feature, soliciting feedback
  • [android] (ibarlow)

  • [Firefox on B2G/Gaia] discussion about how video should play in the browser bug 762730 (Larissa)

Market Insights

Desktop / Platform

Adobe

Google

  • Google has announced Pwnium 2, another Chromium hacking competition. Held on October 10th in Kuala Lumpur, it will feature a total prize pool of $2m, with “full chrome exploits” receiving $60,000 each.

  • Google also announced Octane, a Javascript performance testing suite that they feel offers broader and more relevant coverage of “real world” Javascript use. Mozilla’s pdf.js library is one of the tests used.
  • Newer builds of Chromium now include CodeMirror as an editing tool, as an experiment, as well as the ability to use CSS Exclusions.

Microsoft

Opera

Web Standards

  • The Dolphin browser claims to be the first mobile browser to pass all of the Ringmark tests.

Mobile

Summary below, full update here and in your inbox.

  • Smart updates reported on for the Google Play Store

  • Galaxy Note 2 expected to be revealed soon in Berlin
  • Jurors in the trial concerning IP on mobile devices between Samsung and Apple to begin deliberations
  • Recent shipment data shows intense competition in the Android OEM space
  • China now has more mobile internet users than desktop ones
  • China remains top producer of mobile devices; Economist briefing on Huawei
  • New announcements in the mobile payments market

Marketing, Press & Public Reaction

Marketing

  • Mobile

    • No Major Updates, new privacy policy link in the Google Play Store for Beta and GA.
  • Desktop
    • Excited to bring the latest and greatest features to users next week. We’ve got solid Memory, Gaming, and Dev Tools news.

Press

Move over Chrome, preview of Firefox for Windows 8 expected in September

Firefox 17 to make add-ons more secure

Comparing Firefox and Chrome on Android … it’s close but we win!

Questions, Comments, FYI

  • (joduinn) expectations about updates for “eval” win8 builds?

  • Meeting coordination volunteers for next week, 3 weeks hence?

Actions this week

  • Asa/Cheng to coordinate on input, come back with clear plan on PDF.js

  • Alex to organize a meeting around Metro update planning
  • Asa/Sheila to run next week’s meeting, and the meeting 3 weeks hence

21-August-2012

Thunderbird Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-21

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

Thunderbird/StatusMeetings/2012-08-21

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Thunderbird Meeting Details :

Remember to use headphones and mute yourself when not talking

Feel free to ask questions in the meeting either by speaking up or by asking them in #maildev on IRC.

Other ways to get in touch with us can be found on our communications page

Agenda

  • Who’s taking minutes? –> irving

  • Minute taking Schedule. Talk to Standard8 for schedule changes/additions.
  • Note: this meeting is for interactive discussion. Feel free to ask questions!

Action Items

Ludo needs to get a headset!

Friends of the Tree

Thanks to our Friend of the Tree. When adding someone to this section, please get their T-Shirt size, phone number (needed for shipping!) and send it to abourcier@mozilla.com that she can send them a shirt!

Thunderbird Development

Feature Work

Silent / Background Updates
  • Tracking bug: bug 758326

  • Hoping to land the maintenance service feature (no UAC prompt on Windows) and the staging of background updates this week
  • Effects will take place the day after the patch has landed
  • Please file bug in Thunderbird / Installer if you see an issue post landing
Filelink (Big Files)
  • Box.com component has been activated on Daily

    • Please test!

    • Still needs automated tests, referral codes
    • Hopefully activating on Earlybird soon, which moves to Beta shortly.
  • Fallen has put together an add-on that adds WebDAV support! See the Extension of the Week.
Instant Messaging
  • All of our beta blockers have landed!

Google Summer of Code Projects

The GSoC working period has officially ended! Thank you to all of our students for their hard work. Evaluations are currently underway.

App Tabs for Thunderbird
Improving GMail Integration
Get ISPDB into Production
‘No reply’ reminder for Thunderbird

Schedule and Progress

Beta Version
ESR

Extension of the week

usul: th… fileli… do… wa… setup choo… up…. provider… password and you’re done!

QA Updates

  • Release work

  • Bugzilla followup work
  • Thinking about the future

Marketing Updates

  • Finalising What’s new page, new features web page, blog post content

  • Working with PR team to prepare press announcement on Aug 28th
  • Working on TB summit logistics

Build / Release Update

  • Thunderbird 15.0b4 released

  • Thunderbird 15.0b5 ‘go’ expected today
  • Thunderbird 15.0 final build this week (~Thursday)
  • Thunderbird 10.0.7ESR build this week

Web Update

  • TB15 validator bump needs review, should go out on Thursday

  • whatsnew/features pages will go out for l10n today
  • working on presentation for warsaw

Documentation

Support

(If you support Thunderbird or write or translate documentation to help support Thunderbird, please subscribe to the tb-support-crew mailing list and briefly introduce yourself to the list)

  1. help wanted from linux folks: email rtanglao AT mozilla.com some Linux UbuntuOne screenshots and IM screenshots – it’s pretty easy just download and install TB15 beta (you can create a test TB profile if you are worried about beta software)

  2. Thanks for community driven TB support Feedback so far. If you have more thoughts about the future of Thunderbird support, please add them to the tb-support etherpad
  3. 1150 new support topics (1148 one week ago ) – Media:13-19August2012-Community_stats_for_Mozilla_Messaging.png
  4. See this week’s Support Appendix for full Get Satisfaction metrics and other support details

Lightning Updates

Status Updates

See the Mozilla Status Board for status updates specific to developers.

Roundtable Highlights

usul: Would like to adjust the meeting format – much broken audio made it difficult to understand exactly what, but sounded like wanted individual who is up to what in the wiki to make it more information for contributors

rkent: What are we going to talk about in Warsaw?
roland: Working out plan for his section (support) on Etherpad

rkent: Can Mozilla provide clear statement about who and how much time Mozilla staff will put on TB so that the community knows what they can work with?

standard8: JB was planning to post something, he’s on vacation right now

… ongoing discussion about who knows what about ongoing Mozilla staff levels, and that Mozilla is not sharing this with the community

rkent: would like warsaw meetings to cover hearing from non-developer people what they currently do, and how the forward plan covers getting that done in future.

jenzed/abourcier/ludo: Some of those things on etherpad already, as a basis for Warsaw discussion; not everybody has fleshed this out yet

13:07 (Standard8) https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Proposal:_New_Release_and_Governance_Model

13:08 (rolandtanglao) rkent i believe all the support stuff (including what i do) is on the support etherpad at: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/tb-support

Attendees

bwinton irving mconley standard8 usul rolandtanglao abourcier jhopkins jenzed florian rkent sancus andreasn (others?)

Mozilla Platform Meeting Minutes: 2012-08-21

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Platform/2012-08-21

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Platform Meeting Details

  • Tuesday 2012-08-2111:00 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 / SFO-Boardroom
  • join irc.mozilla.org #planning for back channel

Contents

Notices / Schedule

  • Final Beta going to build today

  • Release Sign-Off meeting is tomorrow (Wed) at 10am PT
  • Final 15 build on Friday, release Tues 8/28
  • Merge day is Monday 8/27

Firefox OS

Firefox Development

  • Social feature fixes from this week: performance improvements (bug 777176), preliminary support for “chat” UI (bug 779686)

  • MattN landed a provisional desktop UI for signing in to websites: bug 764213. Off by default, but it’s the first step towards built-in Persona support

Firefox Developer Tools

Add-on SDK

  • Putting the finished touches to our repack work

  • Had to ask for a weakmap change (bug 761620) to be backed out but we’ve resolved the problem now so it can land
  • Work week in London next week

Performance

  • Ludovic Hirlimann blogged about spotlight taking a lot of time indexing the Firefox network ‘Cache’ directory (bug 718910). If you experience this problem please try the solution in the bug and comment back with results.

  • Tim Taubert blogged about reducing new-tab jank.
  • Nick Hurley landed a change to reduce our maximum cache size to 350 megabytes (bug 709297).
  • The Necko team is working hard on addressing significant problems in the networking code. These problems are tricky and will take a while to fix but should have big payoffs.

GFX

  • Getting rid of Java screenshotting in Fennec is coming along. We now have the ability to draw tiles at multiple resolutions!

    • As a proof of life, behold this video: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10523664/output.webm

    • Don’t evaluate it for performance; this is just us showing that we can now draw at different resolutions!
    • Drawing is now interruptable at a tile-by-tile basis
    • Can paint at low/current or both resolution at once and could be controlled by a heuristic
    • Lots of UX work ahead of us, but we’re laying a good technical foundation.
  • OMTC on non-mobile platforms is also getting closer.
    • On the graphics branch, we have created a Compositor API that, when completed, only needs system-specific (ie D3D9, D3D10) functions implemented to enable OMTC on a given platform.

    • Already up and running on OpenGL with OS X.
    • Some more foundation needs to be created, but after that we can start implementing OMTC on Windows!

JS

Layout

  • see thread on dev-platform about sharing with W3C test suites

  • Bug fixes of interest:
    • bug 697230 – Make style image decode block onload

    • bug 341604 – implement HTML5 sandbox attribute for iframe element
    • bug 308801 – implement -moz-box-sizing for min/max-height property

Media

  • Just landed support for hardware decoding (a.k.a. platform decoders) on Android ICS/JB: Bug 782508.

    GB support should be following in another week or so. Playback performance on ICS/JB currently is ok, but not stellar. Once we add GB support, we will work to improve the performance. This patch should work across all Android hardware phones running ICS/JB — however, some hardware implementations are known to have bugs, which we will need to work around. If you try this code on your ICS/JB device and it doesn’t work, please file a bug.
  • Currently targeting to release WebRTC in Firefox 18 (not behind a pref).

DOM

  • DOM/WebAPI/Servo work week this week in Mountain View.

WebAPI

  • work week in Mountain View this week

  • dealing with all remaining open app permission questions
  • hosting a meeting of web & browser developers on Thursday; basically: “how to fix App Cache”

Network

Identity

Plugins

Mobile

  • Bumping required SDK to 16 (JellyBean) for accessibility features

Accessibility

  • Android SDK has been bumped to 16 on Mozilla Central – via bug 783706. This is required for Jellybean a11y support which has landed on inbound.

Tree Management

  • Turning off OS X Leopard / 32-bit tests bug 773120

    • 10.5 is desupported on Gecko/Firefox 17+, these tests are being turned off

    • 10.5 was the only place where we ran the 32-bit parts of the binaries. Do we need to start running 32-bit tests on 10.6? What’s the priority of this vs. other things?
  • Capacity
    • We do ~137 hours of builds+ tests per checkin; we do a checkin every 5-7 minutes

      • That’s 4 years of tests per day.
    • if you know of any build or test that is being run, and being hidden because it constantly fails, please let us know. We’ll disable it to stop wasting CPU time, and file bugs to track getting fixed
    • good news:
    • all B2G, B2G desktop, nativefennec builds being built on AWS since a few weeks ago – looking good
      • all Linux Firefox builds should be sent to AWS early next week

      • this will allow us to reimage linux32, linux64 machines as additional win64 builders
    • see dev.tree-management “wait times” posts for more details.

Security

Stability Report

  • stability@mozilla.org mailing list for crash issues.

Socorro

  • Rapid beta work should release around the week of Sept 10th

Desktop

  • New Flash release – 11.4.402.265 out today

    • Hoping it addresses further issues.

    • Marcia/Juan verifying symbols uploaded and we are receiving crash data.
      • Confirmed OOOP crash on Win 7 with .265 Firefox beta

      • Mac crash report with .265 so far is giving no report found
  • Hangs

    • Tracking issues with hangs for some time.

    • bsmedberg wrote up Socorro/Hang Processing Proposal for a better way to process hangs.
    • Socorro team says we can have this mid-Q4. bsmedberg is thinking about custom handling of hang reports from nightly/aurora/(beta?) until then to produce useful data, bypassing socorro.
  • Trunk

    • High crash rate

    • Top crash on the trunk resolved fixed then reopened – bug 781265.
    • bug 782981 now fixed but polluting the stats.
    • New bugs
      • bug 784365 runtime abort in nsIFrame::BuildDisplayListForChild

Mobile

  • Top crash on mobile bug 776334 fixed and uplifted to beta.

See Mobile Notes for Mobile specific Socorro notes

Roundtable

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Contents

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

Items in this section will be shared during the live all-hand status meeting.

Friends of the Tree

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 20 August

Tuesday, 21 August

Wednesday, 22 August

Thursday, 23 August

  • Grow Mozilla discussion at 10 AM pacific — a forum for discussing community building at Mozilla

  • Intern presentations from 11am-1:30pm in 10 Forward, TOR Commons and SF Commons.
    • Come see Nathan Malkin, Zach Carter, Jonas Jensen, Caroline Wong and Doug Sherk present!
  • Security Review: implement FileHandle

Friday, 24 August

Next Week

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: johnath (Toronto)

  • Next week is merge/release week!

  • Provisional UI for integrated Persona/BrowserID support starting to land. bug 764213

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: blassey (Boston)

Thunderbird

Speaker Location:

Older Branch Work

Speaker Location:

Webmaker

Speaker Location: OpenMatt in Toronto

Identity

Speaker Location:

Services

Speaker Location:

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: Portland

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

  • Mozilla Welcome Video: Amie Tyrrel will be sharing more details on onboarding shortly, but she could use some help with a “Welcome to Mozilla” video! It’s just a matter of recording yourself saying “Welcome to Mozilla” in your local language. Post your submissions to Flickr with the hashtag #welcomemozillians by Tuesday, August 21st. We’ll aim to include your video in our montage of Global Mozillians – we can’t guarantee all submissions will be included, but we’ll try! We’ll be sharing this video along with Mozilla’s new onboarding tool in coming months. If you have questions please email amie at mozilla dot com.
  • This week will be the last Grow Mozilla discussion before MozCamp in Warsaw, so this is a good opportunity to come by and ask any questions you have about hosting a session or how to get the most of attending.

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It’s like a lightning talk, but don’t feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Your Title Here Your Name Here What are you going to talk about? Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Recruiting Michelle Marovich We are hiring in Product Management! Link to Job Listing We are looking for two Senior Product Managers to round out the team with Chris Lee!

Need to have strong understanding of both the web space and experience working with Carriers or Operators preferably on mobile platforms.

Ideally this person will have launched at least one phone into a marketplace.

Have a strong understanding of mobile ecosystems as well as a clear and articulate vision of the features that will compete best in this space in the future.

Games – BananaBread Demo Martin Best Demo of what is now possible with the release of Firefox 15! Presentation Demo

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
Who is the new hire? Who will be introducing that person? From which office will that introduction be transmitted? What will the new person be working on?
Didem Ersoz Pascal Finette Mountain View,CA WebFWD
Mathew Caldwell Debbie Cohen Mountain View, CA Director of Staffing
Angela King Mihca Degele Mountain View, CA HR Coordinator

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
Who is the new intern? Who will be introducing that person? From which office will that introduction be transmitted? What will the new person be working on?

Roundtable

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Notes and non-voice status updates that aren’t part of the live meeting go here.

Status Updates By Team (*non-voice* updates)

Firefox

Platform

Services

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

WebQA

  • Affiliates

    • 2012-08-15 Prod outage due to MySQL server being run as read-only when Zeus was did not restart properly – bug 782994
  • Socorro
    • Milestone 18 (the MoBeta) is on our staging env for the next 2-weeks for QA

    • Prepare for automation tasks to begin arriving early next week
  • SUMO
    • Continuous deployment, no updates

QA Community

Automation & Tools

Security

  • Curtis Koenig, Security PM will be speaking at the GFIRST Conference in a Panel discussion on “Grey Hats and Responsible Disclosure” on 21-Aug

Engagement

PR

Google, Mozilla and Wikimedia partnered to organize Maya ‘translathon’

Raspberry Pi gets a Firefox OS port

Move over Chrome, preview of Firefox for Windows 8 expected in September

Better Browsing on Your Android Smartphone

Firefox Competitive Strategy Must Focus On Privacy

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Apps

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

People Team

WebFWD

Foundation Updates

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