Meeting Notes Meetings notes from the Mozilla community

3-February-2016

Firefox Status: 2016-02-02

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Actions from last meeting

  • None

General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks/FYI, productivity improvements, industry news)

Friends of the Firefox team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Introductions)

  • Paul Goldberg – for reporting bug 1242176 and repeatedly rolling back to old Firefox versions to redo the upgrade to Fx44 and collecting diagnostic information. This was hotfixed on Friday.
    • …and MattN for helping to jump on the investigation and get a hotfix done quickly!
  • Resolved bugs (excluding employees): http://mzl.la/1SUGli1
    • More than one bug fixed:
      • Masatoshi Kimura [:emk]
      • chaithanya

Project Updates

Add-ons

E10s

  • [mconley] Telemetry experiment is underway!
    • e10s is enabled for a subset of the beta population (with and without add-ons)
    • I believe the primary goal of this first experiment is to get a sense of which add-ons hurt us e10s the most
  • A second experiment will be shipped that measures performance and stability for a subset of the beta population that has no add-ons whatsoever
    • I believe this will be used to help inform / bolster a go-nogo for 46 for users without add-ons.
  • [mconley] Please be vigilant about filing (or bumping) any potential e10s blocker bugs, because (modulo perf or stability regressions from the experiment) we seem to be approaching the end of the runway for v1. \o/
  • [felipe] e10s tests: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10UeyRoiWV2HjkWwAU51HXyXAV7YLi4BjDm55mr5Xv6c/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0
    • areas that need focus
      • browser-chrome
        • browser/base/content/test/general
        • social, customizableui, downloads
      • mochitest-plain
        • toolkit/components => contentprefs, passwdmgr, prompts, satchel, urlclassifier

Hello

  • No-one at meeting today
  • Working towards FF 45 release
    • getting latest versions of the add-on landed and uplifted,
    • preparing to test out updates Hello add-on via the Go Faster system

Privacy/Security

view-source is no longer linkable from web content. This isn’t really a “web feature” so shouldn’t be impacting sites.

  • if you do see issues, please file a bug blocking bug 1172165
  • First-run notifications (UI tour) for tracking protection in normal mode are now enabled.
  • Main focus in 47 is malware download prevention.
  • General bugfixing and stability work.

Quality of Experience

Current work area: Bug 1229599 – [Tracker] Make onboarding great

  • Bookmarks UI improvements are ongoing
  • Onboarding improvements are also still ongoing
  • Default-browser funnelcake shows very little difference in retention between default users and non-default users

20-January-2016

Firefox Status: 2016-01-19

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Actions from last meeting

  • None

General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks/FYI, productivity improvements, industry news)

Friends of the Firefox team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Introductions)

Resolved bugs (excluding employees): http://mzl.la/1ZJbKs4
More than one bug fixed:

  • Anup Kumar [:Anupkumar]
  • Giorgio Maone
  • Kevin Grandon :kgrandon
  • Masatoshi Kimura [:emk]
  • Patrick
  • Penh Lenh
  • Philip Chee
  • Sami Jaktholm
  • Sebastian H. [:aryx][:archaeopteryx]
  • simplyblue24
  • Tyler Steiman
  • Vidhuran Harichandra Babu

Project Updates

Add-ons

E10s

  1. e10s tests https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10UeyRoiWV2HjkWwAU51HXyXAV7YLi4BjDm55mr5Xv6c/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0
  2. experiment on 45 beta
  3. release on 46 for no add-ons users

Go Faster

Hello

  • Now moved main development to a github repo:
  • We’ll be having frequent drops to m-c and the other branches.
  • Aiming for a try out of the go faster update system sometime in the next week or two.
  • There will be some different flavours of the add-on that will allow for pre-release testing and being able to demo the latest changes to various users (e.g. user feedback).
  • Still trying to get e10s support landed (keep hitting crashers)

Notifications

  • Shipping in Fx44. QE has signed off.
  • Favicon support developed. Landing soon.
  • Development is now focused on stabilization/follow-ups
    • Jared and MattN have moved focus to other teams

Privacy/Security

  • Tracking protection in normal mode option
  • Telemetry experiment for the unified urlbar with one-off search buttons is currently live on the beta channel

Quality of Experience

  • Turned off on-screen keyboard for windows 8 in 44 due to a number of issues
    • Going to continue improving the osk experience
  • Working on onboarding (not Windows-specific) and bookmarks (also not Windows-specific)

25-November-2015

Firefox Status: 2015-11-24

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Actions from last meeting

  • None

General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks/FYI, productivity improvements, industry news)

  • [RyanVM] Softvision bug triage efforts underway
  • [MattN] about:permissions was removed in bug 933917
    • If you see any remaining references on SUMO/MDN/etc., please correct them.
  • [MattN] US Thanksgiving is Thursday and Friday
  • [MattN] Are there any topics we should discuss in Orlando?
    • Removing XUL! Do we have a concrete plan / set of stages / goals ? If not can we come up with this?
    • Explanations about great-or-dead process – who decides what’s next up, how do we consult the community as a whole, etc. etc.
    • More infrastructure like eslint / automated syntax checking on checkin
      • [MattN] even just setting up .eslintrc locally will be a good start
    • What will Go Faster change for Firefox browser development?
    • Is Firefox ready for Netflix’s new video codec?
  • [MattN] JS syntax highlighting for JSM files was added to MozReview (new reviews only?) and hg.mo today! (bug 1157502)

Friends of the Firefox team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Introductions)

  • Jeff Griffiths’ product responsibilities increased to include Hello, Best of Web, and Push.
  • Adam Roach is now architect-in-residence across the Firefox engineering organization.
  • Huge thanks to Gijs for jumping on the Heartbeat issue (bug 1226136, but there’s more backstory)
  • Resolved bugs (excluding employees): http://mzl.la/1IcQuxg
    • More than one bug fixed:
      • Giorgio Maone
      • Sebastian H. [:aryx][:archaeopteryx]
      • Tom Zhang
      • rthyberg
      • simplyblue24

Project Updates

E10s

  • Only show about:tabcrashed for current tab (puts other tabs into unrestored state) – bug 1209689
  • Windows Taskbar tab previews – bug 1096804
  • ImgCache
  • Started work on performance: bug e10s-perf
    • Telemetry experiment for beta:
      • 43: 7.5%
      • 44: higher

Go Faster

Demos in Mozlando
Planning for H1 2016

  • Go Faster: System addons infrastructure complete. Documented, simple, easy to ship/update, easy to localize. Teams outside go-faster building system add-ons
  • Go Faster: Staged rollout of a system addon, with a/b testing, able to ship to a specified % of users
  • Go Faster: Measurement infrastructure in place. Telemetry for go-faster addons. Capture usage (Q1) and errors (Q2)
  • Go Faster: String delivery and updates are decoupled from trains. Go faster updates can contain string changes.
  • Idea town launch: Release opt-in platform that allows us to perform controlled tests of new high-visibility product concepts in the general release channel of Firefox
  • Idea town locale expansion: Expand Idea town beyond en-US
  • Idea town metrics dashboard: Metrics dashboard to aid experiment authors in making decisions

Hello

  • Much work done on moving to an add-on (meeting with l10n folks as we speak)
  • New User Journey work, an experience focused around browser sharing, in its final stage
  • Large refactor, replacing navigator.mozLoop god-object with RemotePageManager landed.
    • Necessary for running chat windows in e10s mode
    • Media team now able to reproduce insta-crash in e10s mode

Notifications

Backlog: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ALsyc0Y8k0UikZYF2fjhn2wUnFMUxYeMJioz-Q2DVlo/edit?pli=1#gid=0

  • Telemetry
  • Favicons in notifications
  • Windows transparency should land this week
  • Will enable rounded corners, shadows, and nice animations

Privacy/Security

  • Insecure passwords over HTTP followup work is ongoing.
  • Secure connection error page improvements:
    • notification infobar instead of modal cert dialog for weak crypto overrides
    • better visual alignment between about:certerror and about:neterror for weak crypto errors
  • Some followup work from the search hijacking mitigations and putting the finishing touches to the unified search and URL bar telemetry experiment that will run in January.

Windows Quality

  • Panorama and about:permissions removals, changing default window size for new profiles, Windows 10 migrator/importers breakage, onscreen keyboard fixes, onboarding

11-November-2015

Firefox Status: 2015-11-10

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Actions from last meeting

  • None

General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks/FYI, productivity improvements, industry news)

  • [mconley] Filed: Bug 1222546 – Product plan: remove support for heavyweight themes
  • Filed: Bug 1222550 – Product plan: remove tab groups
  • [bgrins] New ‘Store as global variable’ feature in the web console in 44 that could come in handy for Browser Console users: https://bug1025778.bmoattachments.org/attachment.cgi?id=8680676.
  • [mconley] Discussion on removing current about:permissions UI: https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/firefox-dev/2015-November/003509.html
  • [Axel] Struggling to get strings for 44 wrapped up
  • [MattN] Bug 1221365 added a new helper to determine if a URI is for a secure context (according to the Secure Context spec). Please use this over custom scheme checks as it also includes things like localhost.

Friends of the Firefox team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Introductions)

Resolved bugs (excluding employees): http://mzl.la/1MIprek
More than one bug fixed:

  • Andrew Krawchyk
  • Eduard Hanu
  • Harshit Bansal
  • Luca Greco
  • Sebastian H. [:aryx][:archaeopteryx]
  • Tom Schuster [:evilpie]
  • Tooru Fujisawa [:arai]

Project Updates

Add-ons

(Adora has a conflict during this timeslot and is looking for a replacement to come to this meeting)

  • Written updates would also be better than nothing

E10s

Go Faster

  • meeting last week skipped for launch activities

Hello

  • e10s & user journey work ongoing.
  • Moving Hello to a system add-on, and separating out main development to a different repository.

Notifications

Done

  • Fx44 work needing strings
  • Upgrade notification
  • Polish

In progress / Upcoming: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ALsyc0Y8k0UikZYF2fjhn2wUnFMUxYeMJioz-Q2DVlo/edit?pli=1#gid=0

  • Telemetry
  • Polish
  • favicons in notifications

Privacy/Security

  • Tracking Protection in Private Browsing shipped in 42!
  • Insecure passwords on HTTP are disabled in Aurora until we fix a few edge cases
  • Search hijacking countermeasure landed (bug 1203167)
  • Studied telemetry data to identify next steps

Windows 10

  • Touch keyboard stuff: some issues are on file regarding machines with hardware keyboards (e.g. 2-in-1 convertibles). Follow along in bug 1221947.
  • Looking at styling of form controls

This week I learned…

[gijs] XPIDL not doing what you want for C++/JS? You can change it! Code in xpcom/idl-parser/
Working on making optional out params actually optional in C++ land (bug 1223142).

  • We could do this for (some) optional input params, too, though it would be a little trickier.

[mconley] Outparams over IPC might not behave how you’d expect: http://mikeconley.ca/blog/2015/10/30/a-printing-story-and-a-psa-outparams-over-the-ipc-layer-might-not-behave-like-youd-expect/
[mconley] Accidentally prune a changeset with hg? Bring it back to life with hg touch -r [sha]
lost the sha? hg log –hidden is your friend!

  • also, hg log -k lets you search through summaries with keywords if there are just too many csets to look through

15-September-2015

Firefox Status: 2015-09-15

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

Actions from last meeting

  • None

General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks/FYI, productivity improvements, industry news)

  • Dolske is doing some jar.mn cleanup (for shared theme resources and paths in the files)
  • Can someone give an overview of the plan for the fall/autumn “main” release in desktop-land?
    • PB 2.0 with tracking protection is the main area of focus. e10s got postponed from 42.
  • Do we know what will be in the next *major* release? I mean post-42, the one that will come in the Spring?
    • ACTION: Invite Nick Nguyen to talk about this next meeting
  • bsmedberg is working on a new hire onboarding plan where various “teachers” from the company will teach new hires about a topic for a half day

Friends of the Firefox team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs./ introductions)

  • New hires!
    • Chris Rafuse
    • David Critchley
  • Resolved bugs (excluding employees): http://mzl.la/1EZy6vR
    • More than one bug fixed:
      • Nikhil Gupta
  • arni2033 has been filing bugs at a rather astonishing rate – 85 in the last 2 weeks!

Project Updates

e10s

Go Faster

  • Updating system add-ons landing soon, probably not enabled until Firefox 44

Hello

  • Large chunks of desktop visual refresh landed, should land key bits before 43 uplifts.

Privacy/Security

  • Search suggestions in awesomebar riding trains in 43
  • Experimenting with contextual search prototype sidebar and the search box UI

Windows 10

  • Continuing work on last Edge migrators, telemetry for migrators, and theme polish.
  • Sheila posted a great summary of the work that’s been going on over the last cycle:
    • Data Importers – we were able to get some but not all importers in for 41.
      • (41) – Import bookmarks / favorites from Microsoft Edge – bug 1192032
      • (41) – Import cookies from Microsoft Edge – bug 1192036
      • (42) – Import reading list – bug 1193387 – Landing in nightly but will likely uplift to 42 only.
      • (42) Import passwords – review is in progress but it’s too late to uplift – bug 1192035
      • (?) Import history from Microsoft Edge – still working on this one.
      • (?) Import homepage from MS Edge – still working on this as well.
    • Telemetry/measurements – we have a bunch of stats we want to gather over the next set of releases.
      • (41) – Implement metrics for OS search query parsing – bug 1177246
      • (41) – Instrument tablet mode usage – bug 1181500
      • (41) – Instrument default browser prompt – bug 1191242
      • (42) – Telemetry probes for touch usage – bug 1191583
      • (43) – Telemetry for migrator usage – bug 731025
      • We are still coordinating with rel eng on the funnel cake build to test the affect of default browser prompt on usage – bug 1191060
    • UX Polish – we were able to fix most items but they all didn’t make 41
      • (41) – Separator between content and toolbars – bug 1184656
      • (41) Separator between urlbar dropmarker and stop/reload/go btn – bug 1185960
      • (41) Remove hover glow behind urlbar icons – bug 1186687
      • (41) Pinned tab separators too thick – bug 1189212
      • (41) Nested toolbar buttons – bug 1194725
      • (41) Sidebar background color – bug 1198547
      • (41) Remove end padding on url bar – bug 1202287
      • (43) – Jump list icons – bug 1174141
      • (43) Find bar close icon is nearly invisible – bug 1188176
    • We made a change involves deferring the default browser prompt to second run – bug 1191250. We aren’t intending this to go past Aurora for now so it’s a Nightly only experiment currently.

1-September-2015

Firefox Status: 2015-09-01

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

Actions from last meeting

  • None

General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks/FYI, productivity improvements, industry news)

Friends of the Firefox team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs.)

  • Resolved bugs (excluding employees):http://mzl.la/1KZiyVz
    • More than one bug fixed:
      • Aryx [:archaeopteryx][:aryx]
      • Marina Rodríguez [:mai]
      • Steffen Wilberg
      • aleth [:aleth]
      • rthyberg

Project Updates

Go Faster

  • Support for loading system add-ons shipped with the application should land this week
  • Updating system add-ons mid-cycle to follow

Hello

  • Working on a visual refresh of the entire UI – desktop & standalone.
  • Next up: if you click your own link, we’ll open it up in a conversation window as if you’d clicked it from the Hello menu.

Privacy/Security

  • Deploying a heartbeat survey within the next week on 41+ to measure data on private browsing if the user opts-in to via the info bar. The survey will get a baseline in 41 and compare that with 42+ which has tracking protection.
  • A diary study will also soon be taking place to get a different type of feedback on tracking protection
  • Intern presentation: “Firefox Helps You Log In” Presented by Bernardo Rittmeyer https://air.mozilla.org/bernardo_rittmeyer/
    • This is the last week of Bernardo’s internship.
  • Working on final fixes to let search suggestions ride the trains, accessibility is being a particular issue

Windows 10

  • Continuing work on data migrators from Edge. Check QA/Firefox_migrators if you’re ever interested in knowing what we can migrate and to find related bugs.

e10s

4-August-2015

Firefox Status: 2015-08-04

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

Actions from last meeting

General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks, productivity improvements, industry news)

  • [bsmedberg] Feature reviews
    • Currently Win10 & e10s work
    • Goal to remove some code, not just make everything great
    • make decisions about bugs by component. Figuring out how to sort bugs
    • Next planned project: really silent updates (e.g. updater/whatsnew)
  • [Read only] Thread on whether the firefox-backlog flag is useful: https://groups.google.com/d/topic/firefox-dev/6mFFmxCGDzo/discussion

Friends of the Firefox team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs.)

  • Resolved bugs (excluding @mozilla.*): http://mzl.la/1g1spSm
    • >1 fix (excluding devtools):
      • Neil Rashbrook
      • Richard Marti (:Paenglab)
      • Tim Nguyen [:ntim]

Project Updates

e10s

  • e10s will be enabled by default on aurora after uplift
  • crashes significantly reduced with the removal of abort() on plugins ipc messages
  • various printing and popup fixes
  • about:newtab currently being converted to content process!!
  • 92% of Nightly users run with e10s enabled, 48% on Aurora (where e10s is opt-in)

Go Faster

Hello

  • Working on new UI

Privacy/Security

  • Polishing TP work for 42
  • Starting breakdown on work for 43
    • Control center : Site security changes & permission subview
    • Improvements to TP e.g. multiple lists
  • Password manager highlights (Backlog)
    • Fixed: Bug 707044 – Import login data from Google Chrome on Windows.
    • Working on: Bug 682069 – Password Import from IE
    • Fixed: Polish to the capture doorhanger editability
    • Fixed: Bug 1001765 – Make login credentials in Saved Passwords editable
    • Working on: Fill login context menu
  • No longer requesting search suggestions for url-like strings: bug 1184960
  • Working on opt-in like UI: bug 959567
  • Expect to ship search suggestions in 42

Windows 10

  • Windows 10 released on July 29
  • Focus on 40 was primary-UI theme update and search choice, we’ll be continuing with more Win10 fixes in 41+, and well as transitioning to general “Windows Quality of Experience (QX)” work for all versions of Windows.
  • On-screen keyboard support being worked on

21-July-2015

Firefox Status: 2015-07-21

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

General Topics / Roundtable

(tips/tricks, productivity improvements, industry news)

  • New BrowserTestUtils directory for shared testing utilities
    • BrowserTestUtils has a bunch of useful utilities for testing and avoids having duplication between head.js files.
    • ContentTask.spawn is useful for running code in the content process in an e10s-safe way.
  • How to get a profile from a hung process (Mac and Linux)
  • Easily add live pref-controlled logging to your module which outputs to stdout and the Browser Console (with inspectable objects):

XPCOMUtils.defineLazyGetter(this, "log", () => {
  let ConsoleAPI = Cu.import("resource://gre/modules/devtools/Console.jsm", {}).ConsoleAPI;
  let consoleOptions = {
    maxLogLevelPref: PREF_LOG_LEVEL,
    prefix: "My Log Prefix",
  };
  return new ConsoleAPI(consoleOptions);
});

  • Frequency of this meeting
    • May change to once every 2 weeks. No decision made yet.
  • What is the status of feature reviews?
    • Need to ask bsmedberg. mfinkle gave examples of more things being considered for the list.
  • What is the status of product line reviews?
    • One happened yesterday. An update should occur shortly.
  • Have we centrally documented our new sub-team structure?
    • Helps to find whom to ask if you have a question about something
    • Existing module system doesn’t have answers for User Experience and Product
    • Mossop will document out what the sub-teams are and possibly list members.

Friends of the Firefox team

Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping report, fix and test bugs.

Thanks to the following people for regular contributions to the desktop Firefox front-end in the last year!

  • Alice White [:Alice0775]
  • Aryx [:archaeopteryx][:aryx]
  • Brian R. Bondy [:bbondy]
  • Ekanan Ketunuti
  • Ian Moody [:Kwan]
  • Luís Miguel [:Quicksaver]
  • Masatoshi Kimura [:emk]
  • Richard Marti [:Paenglab]
  • Sören Hentzschel
  • Tim Nguyen [:ntim]
  • Tooru Fujisawa [:arai]
  • and probably others who were missed!

Project Updates

e10s

  • Team is in “M8” – see list of M8 bugs here
    • M8 slated to be finished over the rest of the quarter
    • The end goal of M8 is to make e10s ready enough to be enabled by default on Aurora
    • Nobody is perfect. There are lingering M7 and M6 bugs still. :/ We’re working on it.
  • Team is starting to shift focus from “make e10s work” to “fix add-ons with e10s” and “make e10s fast”
  • Fun facts:
  • Reminder:
    • Bugs that should be triaged by the e10s team should be marked with the tracking-e10s flag set to ?
    • Triage occurs every Tuesday (4PM ET) and Thursday (12PM ET) in the e10s vidyo room.
    • Come join us in #e10s for your e10s questions.

Go Faster

Privacy/Security

  • Control center replaces Larry
  • Planning to ship Tracking Protection in Private Browsing for 42
    • Likely one tracking list with a tour (spec).
  • Interns are continuing great work on the password manager for 42.
  • Aiming to ride 42 train
    • Unified Autocomplete bugs still being resolved
    • Search suggestions in the awesomebar

Windows 10

  • Ensure Firefox is not completely broken in Firefox 40 (fix critical bugs) and tweak UI to make it fit in better with Windows 10 look and feel overall.
    • Windows 10 updates officially to start to go out on July 29th, 2015.
    • Firefox 40 GA on Aug 11th, 2015.
  • Looking into changes to how default applications are set

Details

  • Third Tuesday of the month – 8:00am Pacific, 11:00am Eastern, 15:00 UTC
  • Handy local meeting time link
  • Dial-in: conference# 91337
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 91337
    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 91337
    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 91337
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 91337
    • CA/British Columbia/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 91337
    • CA/Ontario/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 91337
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 91337
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 91337
  • irc.mozilla.org #fx-team for backchannel
  • “Firefox” Vidyo Room

29-January-2014

Firefox Status: 2014-01-28

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Friends of the Firefox team

Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs.

Project Updates

Australis

  • ~70 P1s, P2s and P3s remaining.

  • Paris work week was very useful for giving us a sense of the remaining work
  • Current focus areas:
    • Panel layout strangeness

    • Tabs in Titlebar toggle
    • Customize transition smoothness
    • Styling of panels, Windows 8 (general), OS X (toolbars)
    • Add-on compat

Thumbnailing

  • landed: bug 809056 – reduce thumbnailing impact when there are no thumbnail service consumers

  • landed: bug 960941 – gBrowserThumbnails expiration filter should be based on top sites, not open pages

Social API

  • bugs bugs bugs and intermittent orange, my favorite new band

e10s

UX Updates

Internet Connectivity Detection

Intern Val (vt on IRC) is working on improving Firefox’s error messages to users. More specifically the internet connectivity detection on desktop. The rationale is that if there is an internet connectivity issue, we should let the user know this is the case and help them fix it.

Currently there is a disabled pref network.manage-offline-status. It will detect if there is no internet connectivity and set the browser in “work offline” mode. This behavior is present in Fennec and FxOS to detect connectivity issues on mobile.

There are some inconsistencies about what error messages we give to the user based on the platform

  • On mobile: we tell the user to check their internet connectivity.

  • On desktop: we tell the user they are in “offline mode” and attempt to disable it. This is not a very good error message if they don’t have internet.

Does someone in the call have background on the following topics?

  • History of the “work offline” mode and use cases associated it

  • Issues with the internet connectivity detection on Desktop.
  • Design choice for internet connectivity to share state with user triggered “work offline” mode.

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 1 minute!

gavin

(gavin’s Status Board)

paolo

(paolo’s Status Board)

mak

(marco’s Status Board)

enn

(Neil’s Status Board)

felipe

(felipe’s Status Board)

mano

(Mano’s Status Board)

ttaubert

(Tim’s Status Board)

adw

(Drew’s Status Board)

markh

(Mark’s Status Board)

smacleod

(Steven’s Status Board)

dolske

(dolske’s Status Board)

mconley

(Mike’s Status Board)

mikedeboer

(Mike’s Status Board)

gijs

(gijs’ Status Board)

Unfocused

(Blair’s Status Board)

MattN

(MattN’s Status Board)

jaws

(jaws’s Status Board)

mixedpuppy

(mixedpuppy’s Status Board)


Details

  • Tuesdays – 10:00am Pacific, 1:00pm Eastern, 18:00 UTC

  • Handy local meeting time link
  • Dial-in: conference# 91337
    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 91337

    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 91337
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 91337
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 91337
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 91337
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    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 91337
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22-January-2014

Firefox Status: 2014-01-21

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

Friends of the Firefox team

Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs.

Project Updates

UX Updates

  • Question from the Talkilla project: are the l10n requirements for landing on Nightly the same as on Central, or is it possible to land for testing before all l10n strings are ready?

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 1 minute!

gavin

(gavin’s Status Board)

paolo

(paolo’s Status Board)

mak

(marco’s Status Board)

enn

(Neil’s Status Board)

felipe

(felipe’s Status Board)

mano

(Mano’s Status Board)

ttaubert

(Tim’s Status Board)

adw

(Drew’s Status Board)

markh

(Mark’s Status Board)

smacleod

(Steven’s Status Board)

dolske

(dolske’s Status Board)

mconley

(Mike’s Status Board)

mikedeboer

(Mike’s Status Board)

gijs

(gijs’ Status Board)

Unfocused

(Blair’s Status Board)

MattN

(MattN’s Status Board)

jaws

(jaws’s Status Board)

mixedpuppy

(mixedpuppy’s Status Board)


Details

  • Tuesdays – 10:00am Pacific, 1:00pm Eastern, 17:00 UTC

  • Handy local meeting time link
  • Dial-in: conference# 91337
    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 91337

    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 91337
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 91337
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 91337
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 91337
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 91337
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 91337
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 91337
  • irc.mozilla.org #fx-team for backchannel
  • “Firefox” Vidyo Room

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