Meeting Notes Meetings notes from the Mozilla community

6-May-2015

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-05-06

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Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lawrence)

  • Firefox 38.0 and ESR 38.0 RCs built and are being tested – release day is Tue, May 12
  • Firefox 38.0.5b1 delayed until next week
  • Next merge is Monday
    • mozilla-release = 38.0.5
    • mozilla-beta = 39.0
    • mozilla-aurora = 40.0
    • mozilla-central = 41.0

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

Current Releases

Desktop Fx38

  • EME launching
  • MSE on MacOSX
  • In-content Prefs

A Video theme: EME, MSE Win/Mac. This is understandable as a user-facing issue. If anyone is uncomfortable with PR highlighting it like this, please let me know.

38.0.5: A lot of work in flux.

Win64: Call for help. If you’ve been hands-on with Windows 10, please reach out.

Firefox Mobile (Mark/Brad/Jenn)

Firefox for iOS

  • No longer on the critical path for June 2nd campaign launch
  • Scope is not changing, but taking the additional time to complete committed sync work, and to allow time for an external feedback cycle
  • No new official launch date yet, as we are dependent on the outcome of the external feedback cycle, but expected to be in terms of weeks, not months.

Firefox for Android

Beta (38)

  • Reader View & Local Only Reading List for this release. Pocket Integration is not in scope for the 38 release.

Nightly (40)

  • Tab Queues
  • Voice Search
  • Password Manager
  • Otherwise, light in terms of new feature content as the majority of work completed for this cycle was uplifted.

Developer Tools (Jeff)

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

Pulling weekly MSE summaries

Mobile

No updates


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 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

5-May-2015

Thunderbird: 2015-05-05

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Thunderbird meeting notes 2015-05-05. NOON PT (Pacific). Check https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/StatusMeetings for meeting time conversion, previous meeting notes and call-in details

Attendees

aceman, aleth, Jorg K, merike, rkent, roland, wsmwk, MakeMyDay, rolandtanglao

Action items from last meetings

  • (done) wsmwk to pat glandium
  • (done) wsmwk to email hiro’s bug list to tb-planning
  • (done) rkent to review tracking list http://mzl.la/1EOx9Tm

Critical Issues

Critical bugs. Leave these here until they’re confirmed fixed. If confirmed, then remove.

  • AMO compatibility bump! (is not going to happen)
  • In general, the tracking-tb38 flag shows what are critical issues. In the next week or so, that list will be culled to only include true blockers for the Thunderbird 38 release. There will still be many.
  • maildir UI: nothing more to do for UI, still want to land a patch for letting IMAP set this.
  • gloda IM search regressions: mostly fixed, some db cleanup necessary for users of TB33+
    • aleth landed a fix to stop duplicated entries from appearing, nhnt11 patch to clean up the databases of Aurora/Beta/Daily has landed and is awaiting uplift

removing from critical list/fixed:

  • We need to decide on how to do release branching. I am uncertain whether Lightning integration requires this or not.
    • –> We’ve created THUNDERBIRD_38_VERBRANCH on mozilla-release
  • Lightning integration (below) really REALLY critical that we get this finished.
    • –> Patches landed, testing beta 2015-04-30

Releases

  • Past
    • 31.6.0 shipped
    • 38.0b3 shipped 2015-04-26 Sunday
    • 38.0b4 shipped 2015-05-03 Sunday
  • Upcoming
    • 38.0b5 (build Fri 5/8? when?)
    • 38.0b6?
    • 38.0 on May 26?
    • 31.7.0 2015-05-12+ Tues+

Lightning to Thunderbird Integration

See https://calendar.etherpad.mozilla.org/thunderbird-integration

  • As underpass has pointed out repeatedly (thanks for your patience!) , we need to rewrite / heavily modify the lightning articles on support.mozilla.org. let me know irc: rolandtanglao on #tb-support-crew or rtanglao AT mozilla.com OR simply start editing the articles
  • We need to fill the “Learn More” page with content, possibly point it to something more specific bug 1159682
  • Opt-out dialog: change “disable” to “remove” bug 1159698
  • tracking bug for lightning 4.0 bug 1153752

Round Table

wsmwk

Jorg K

  • Mail composition/spelling: bug 967494, bug 717292 (inline spell dictionary inconsistent), waiting for review by M Conley.
  • Editor losing style after image paste: bug 1140617
  • bug 1141446 – JSMIME regression, still awaiting final review
  • Today looked at “double Trash” issue 1156669

rkent

  • rail in releng seems to believe that we cannot overlap tb 31 and tb 38 and claims that was the previous practice, but Standard8 does not remember this the same way. At the moment I have been told that we cannot start building on the esr38 repo without disabling builds on esr31. This is still a developing story … until resolved I think we need to keep using comm-beta for TB 38 betas.
  • we have a backlog of jsmime issues, jcranmer has been quite tied up with real life. Several of us have been trying to fix these, but we need reviews.
  • Let’s review the critical tracking-38 bugs (29 at last count) http://mzl.la/1EOx9Tm

mkmelin

  • reviews
  • thunderbird hotfix support – bug 914225 ready to land

Question Time

– PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NICK with your bullet item —

aleth

Some testing/verification that chat logs are now being properly and completely indexed by gloda would be helpful, cf bug 1146698 (landed on c-c, a possible candidate for uplift).

Support team

  • Roland owes sumo kb article links for release notes. Hope to have stub articles ready today

Other

  • PLEASE PUT THE NEXT MEETING IN YOUR (LIGHTNING) CALENDAR
  • Note – meeting notes must be copied from etherpad to wiki before 5AM CET next day so that they will go public in the meeting notes blog.

4-May-2015

Mozilla Project: 2015-05-04

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All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

Upcoming Events

Monday, 04 May

Tuesday, 05 May

  • MEF Brazil: Mozilla at TelaViva Movel
    • May 5-6, Sao Paulo Brazil
    • MEF panel: “Trailblazing in Latin America: business opportunities in mobile content” HTML5 development workshop (Andre)
      • Mozillians in attendance: Bertrand Neveux, Niran Amir, Marcia Zikan. Community meet up- Andre Garzia, Adriano Cupello, Rodrigo Padula and Renato Lima
  • Bi Monthly Contributr Meeting will be #contributors on irc.mozilla.org from 7pm to 8pm UK time 11:00am to 12 Noon PT
  • Mozilla Balkans Meeting – 6 PM CET/ 7 PM EEST

Wednesday, 06 May

  • Front-Trends 2015 May 6-8, in Warsaw, Poland
    • Front-Trends is a 3-day conference for web and mobile developers to discover the latest trends, technologies, and ideas in front-end development
    • Mozillians Andrzej Mazur, Zibi Braniecki, Stas Malolepszr, Piotr Zalewa will be at the booth to dmo FirefoxOS!
  • ScotlandJS Web Audio Hackday May 6th in Edinburgh, Scotland
    • The Web Audio Hackday is, if you will, a specialisation of the Music Hackdays with a focus on the Web Audio technologies. It’s a day long hackday with presentations at the end of accomplished hacks
    • Mozillian Paul Adenot attending, and Mozilla sponsored MIDI controller will be the hack winner prize

Thursday, 07 May

  • OPEN WEST, Utah May 7th to 9th in Orem, UT
    • Open West is the largest regional tech conference devoted to all things OPEN: Hardware, Standards, Source and Data
    • Mozillian Dan Callahan will give a talk on “Firefox OS App Development: It’s just the Web… or is it?” which is going to cover tooling, WebAPIs, API permissions, and distribution models
  • Login Conference, Vilnius Lithuania
    • LOGIN is the largest gathering of internet and tech community in the Baltic States. In 2015 we are expecting more than 100 speakers and 4 000 participants from Lithuania and all over the world.
    • More info in the Reps event page.
  • Linuxwochen Wien, Wien, Austria. – May 7th to 9th
    • The local Mozilla community has a booth and 2 talks at this FLOSS conference in Vienna. The booth includes a Firefox OS TV courtesy of Panasonic!
    • More info: official website. Hashtag: #lww15
  • SuMo Day for all contributors to help out on SuMo for the day

Friday, 08 May

  • Mozilla India Task Force Meetup, Bangalore, India. May 8th, to 10th.
    • Mozilla India Annual Task Force Meetup. A focused group of Mozillians who were actively part of 2014 task forces will meet for 3 days to reflect on 2014, discuss what worked, what didn’t work, what to improve, brainstorm on organizational pathways for regional community & create roadmap for 2015.
  • Ecuador Community Meetup, Guayaquil, Ecuador. May 8th to 10th.
    • Ecuador’s community meetup will help this community organize the structure, and define the goals for this year. 15~20 memebrs of the community will meet at Guayaquil on two days.
    • More info in the Reps event page.

Saturday, 09 May

  • OSCAL May 9th-10th in Tirana, Albania
    • OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) is the first international annual conference in Albania organised to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge. This will be their second event.
    • 20+ Mozillian reps attending, and Panos speaking on Firefox Dev Edition

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox and Cloud Services

Speaker Location: SF (Eric Petitt — Marketing Update)

Mozilla IT

mjeffries, Mountain View

MySQL Operations Changes

We are currently handing off MySQL operations except for Bugzilla and Reviewboard to a 3rd party contractor to free up the Data Team for bigger projects. If you have access to MySQL, that will not change. However, the people who debug problems will change. If you have any concerns or questions, please e-mail data@mozilla.com or contact the data team manager, Sheeri Cabral.

A/V Room Refresh

As part of our overall 2015 A/V Refresh Initiative, AVOps is updating our video conference room systems in SFO & PDX to meet our current standards for improved reliability, overall user experience and perform a technology refresh with equipment that is past its useful life. Check the wiki for a full list of rooms that will get new digs!

> SFO rooms to be updated: Java, Latte, Carol Channing, The Warfield, Noise Pop, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate, Macchiato, Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino, Ansel Adams, The Board Room, Justice League, Independent.

> PDX rooms to be updated: Hair of the Dog, Widmer, Blitz-Weinhard, Deschutes, Terminal, Hub

IT Vending Machine Update

The Mozilla IT peripheral vending machine has arrived in the MTV office. If you work in MTV ( or just visiting) and need a power cord, mouse, headset, etc. you can find the vending machine by the Service Desk. The machine is integrated with our badging system so all you have to do is swipe your badge and choose your item.

If you only need an item a short time please return it to the Service Desk so we can redeploy. Also, if you don’t find what you need in the vending machine please ask on of our Service Desk team.

IT Peripheral Vending machines are coming to the SF and Toronto offices in Q2.

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Jill Alvarez University Program Manager 2015 Summer Interns! MV No https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9p67dTNNUs
Andrea Wood dir. of digital advocacy+fundraising Update on U.S. surveillance bill campaign remote (Oakland, CA) No Check out the Policy Blog and the petition
Jessica Osorio Community Marketing Manager Introducing Firefox Friends San Francisco No slides video Sign up today at friends.mozilla.org

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where will the new person be contributing from? What will the new person be working on?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Nick Nguyen Chris Beard Mountain View Mountain View VP, Product Strategy
Steph Leroux Mark Finkle US Remote (PA) Toronto Software Engineer, Mobile Firefox

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Birunthan Mohanathas William Chen Mountain View San Francisco Platform: DOM
Anhad Jai Singh Hal Wine Mountain View San Francisco Release Engineering
Franziskus Kiefer Christoph Kerschbaumer Mountain View San Francisco Security Engineering
Michael Layzell Ehsan Akhgari Toronto Toronto Platform: DOM
Kyle Fung Jeff Muizelaar Toronto Toronto Platform: Graphics
Andrew Comminos Jeff Muizelaar Toronto Toronto Platform: Graphics
Anthony Zhang Vladan Djeric Toronto Toronto Desktop: Performance

<meta>

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

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

Engagement


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600
    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/British Columbia/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Ontario/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600

29-April-2015

Channel: 2015-04-29

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Attendees

lmandel, sylvestre, roland, rrayborn, lizzard, hwine, kbrosnan, jenstrickland, elan, kairo, jorge, mschmidt, ryanvm

Schedule Update

  • 38.0.5 is hitting us hard
    • late build of b7:
      • l10n migration script not run
      • release automation failed (beta built from m-r)
      • Too late for QE sign off
      • Decided not to release (which was an excellent choice: we would have create a big(ger) mess)
    • b8: sign off postpone because of a branding issue affecting both desktop & mobile
      • now hitting CDN cache issue
      • one good news: mobile is live
  • The next GTB (beta 9) is Wednesday, go live Thursday (May 1st is an holiday)
  • I will be still tracking the 38 bugs as we have 38.0.5 (the same flags being used for the two versions… Yeh, I know :/) proposing new bugzilla tracking flag.
  • Sylvestre will be in pto May 9 => 16 (planned before Lukas left us)
    • lmandel is covering

Add-ons

Stability

Aurora / Dev Edition

  • Overall rate: 2.0 browser, 0.4/1.0 plugin crash/hang (target: <1.5; 0.07/0.14)
  • browser side is getting into decent shape for beta, but plugin side still far away from it
    • aklotz still looking into issues, making some progress
    • move it to 40 ?

Beta

  • Overall rate: 1.54 (target: <1.4, including shutdownhangs )
  • bug 1116812 (TDRs) is 3.7% in 38.0b6 data, bug 1157764 might help with that
  • bug 1127270 (layers::CompositorParent::ShutDown) is 3.6%
  • bug 1141089 (ContainerState::InvalidateForLayerChange) is 1.7%, only data-gathering patches so far
  • bug 1153558 (gfx, msvcr120.dll) is 1.5%, patch for bug 1133119 should help and be in b78
  • bug 1154003 (FillRectangle) is 1.5%, patch should be in b78
  • bug 1143806 (layers::SyncObjectD3D11::FinalizeFrame) is 1%, patch might not help 38

Release

  • Overall rate: 1.28 (37.0.1 had 1.33, 36 had ~1.2, 35 .8-.85)

QE

Beta

  • Push to beta will come shortly after this meeting, looks like CDNs are finally fine.

User Advocacy

Trusteer Rapport is broken
Keeping an eye on MSE, not noticing compelling qualitative feedback, doing some more quantitative stuff today.

Roundtable

  • Any objection to having a tracking-flags firefox-status 38.0.5 ?
    • The sheriff script not ready for this. We will have different issues
    • Sylvestre is going to take care of that
  • Do we need to plan for beta 10 early next week?
    • rc1/2 instead of a beta 10
    • gtb on sunday b10 (or rc1) ?
  • When/how should we do the merges?

Initially, we planned to merge m-b into m-r

  • release is 38.0.5 m-b 39 relbranch for 38

Option 1)
We do this merge:
39 will be in m-b
38.0.5 will be in m-r
Side effect => 39 won’t have any more testing until June 2nd May 26. Main risk there is for suggested tiles.

Option 2)
We don’t do this merge:
39 will live in m-a for a few more weeks.
38.0.5 beta will be built from m-b
38.0 will live in m-r (and we don’t have to use relbranch)
Side effect => 40 will be in m-a later and we want to communicate on this.
Also means that 40 will be on m-c longer delaying the start of 41

Option 3)
Postpone 38.0

  • OpenH264 update shipped to desktop Nightly, making its way to release (see thread on r-d)
  • Sync migration prompts have been enabled (bug 1154991)
  • YouTube MSE enabled again for small percent of 37.0.x release population on Windows

Special Topics

Aurora/Beta Feature Review

39


  • Suggested tiles: Many open bugs. Slated for 39 anyway. Bug 1140185.
  • Async plugin init: Disabled in 38. Still unstable. May not ride to beta on 39. Bug 1116806.
  • Vertical text support: Likely to be disabled when 39 moves to Beta. Bug 1138384.
  • FHR/Telemetry unification: May be disabled when 39 moves to Beta. Bug 1139460.
  • Sharing urls from Hello: On track for 39 release. Bug 1132301.

Great stuff! thanks!


Channel Meeting Details

Video/Teleconference Details – NEW

  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 99951 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99951 (US)
  • Vidyo Room: ReleaseCoordination
  • Vidyo Guest URL

Mobile: 2015-04-29

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Tracking Review

Beta

  • Next Build:
ID Summary Status Assigned to Last change time
1051556 crash in java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: invalid selection notification range at org.mozilla.gecko.GeckoEditable.onSelectionChange(GeckoEditable.java) ASSIGNED Eugen Sawin [:esawin] (esawin) 2015-04-15T16:09:34Z
1129074 Content view sometimes blank on load until restart NEW Eugen Sawin [:esawin] (esawin) 2015-04-01T16:41:41Z
1148391 Tapping the bottom of the screen will make the reader mode toolbar bounce up and down NEW :Margaret Leibovic (margaret.leibovic) 2015-04-22T16:35:22Z
1155597 Quick share icons are too big in quick share context menu (Gingerbread) NEW Michael Comella (:mcomella) (michael.l.comella) 2015-04-29T16:51:23Z


4 Total;
4 Open (100%);
0 Resolved (0%);
0 Verified (0%);

Aurora

  • Next Build:
ID Summary Status Assigned to Last change time
776030 Allow Fennec to use the AsyncPanZoomController NEW Danilo Cesar Lemes de Paula (danilo.eu) 2015-04-28T19:45:15Z
1010068 Disable OCSP for DV certificates in Firefox for Android NEW Brad Lassey [:blassey] (use needinfo?) (blassey.bugs) 2015-04-17T21:48:34Z
1016555 Disable OCSP checking for certificates covered by OneCRL ASSIGNED David Keeler [:keeler] (use needinfo?) (dkeeler) 2015-04-09T17:17:52Z
1047127 Panning very stuttery on this page with overflow-x NEW Danilo Cesar Lemes de Paula (danilo.eu) 2015-04-01T16:44:34Z
1084456 Enable MSE for MP4 on Jelly Bean+ NEW James Willcox (:snorp) (jwillcox@mozilla.com) (snorp) 2015-04-29T17:38:35Z
1093815 Use AndroidPlatformDecoder for standalone MP3 on Android ASSIGNED Eugen Sawin [:esawin] (esawin) 2015-04-29T06:15:58Z
1129614 Regression: Sometimes thumbnails in the tabs drawer are not updated, they expire ASSIGNED Martyn Haigh (:mhaigh) (mhaigh) 2015-04-29T16:50:32Z
1132508 Last tab is cut off in tab tray after rotation REOPENED Martyn Haigh (:mhaigh) (mhaigh) 2015-04-29T16:50:47Z
1139232 Door hanger shows up in the tab over view REOPENED Allison Naaktgeboren please NEEDINFO? :ally (ally) 2015-04-29T21:28:22Z
1150284 [Browser] Unable to zoom in/out on Google Maps NEW Kartikaya Gupta (email:kats@mozilla.com) (bugmail.mozilla) 2015-04-29T17:30:42Z


10 Total;
10 Open (100%);
0 Resolved (0%);
0 Verified (0%);

Friends of the Mobile Team

Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs. Make sure friends also get awarded a badge. New contributors are highlighted in bold.

  • Jeff Lu fixed bug 1076692 – Tapping on URL bar does not dismiss the tabs tray
  • Capella is making progress on using gecko text selection carets – bug 988143
  • (iOS) dusek
    • bug 1158509 – Reading List item does not announce if it is read/unread with accessibility
    • bug 1158508 – Reading List cell actions not invokable with VoiceOver
    • bug 1158507 – Location label in url bar does not provide the webpage address for accessibility (says just “URL”)
    • bug 1151504 – Location view not visited by Switch Control

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)

  • Helped :padenot with NEON issues
  • Investigated OpenH264 issues related to 1.4 update
    • Working on fixing bug 1141693, which prevents GMP (and OpenH264) from working on Android 5.0+
  • More messing with paint suppression
  • Tried to follow along with APZ work
    • We eliminated the second nsWindow, which has simplified the event dispatching and aligns us closer to other platforms.
  • bug 1153803 – Autophone Test failure test_can_play_type_mpeg.html | audio/mpeg= – got maybe, expected
  • bug 1159262 – Crash with libEGL.so on stack Android 4.3/4.4 s1s2/webappstartup

JChen

won’t be at meeting

  • Investigated startup perf / page load perf
  • Working on a trace profile of Gecko during startup and page load
Fixed
Working on

GCP

<Read Only>

  • Last week:
    • bug 1106958 [WebRTC] Use android.media.MediaCodec for decoding in WebRTC stack
    • bug 1104616 Sandboxing support for Video camera access
  • Next week:
    • More sandboxing/MediaManager

Eugen Sawin

  • MP3 demuxer (bug 1093815, bug 1153731)
    • Current status: playback OK, seeking unstable
    • Improved seeking support
    • Next: land first iteration on Nightly, improve seeking
  • Found issue with pref loading for values containing external URLs (bug 1158131), testing fix options on Try
  • Still working on fix for the blank content view on load issue (bug 1129074)

Brian Nicholson

  • bug 1157394 – Fix TabTrayController memory leaks
  • bug 1148666 – Reload table after rotating search view
  • bug 1145402 – Reload the WebView upon selection if the URL is nil
  • bug 1157922 – Hi-res search engine icons for iOS
  • Writing more UI tests
  • Next: Localized search engines

WesJ

  • bug 1130522 – [META] IOS-30 – Security/Privacy – Clear private data
    • bug 1157843 – TabManager memory leak. Working on it…
    • bug 1157831 – Crash: NSInternalInconsistencyException – attempt to delete item 1 from section 0 which only contains 1 items before the update
    • Some localization fixes
  • bug 1145399 – Untitled bookmarks appear blank.
  • bug 1153330 – Move tabs/sessions to profile. Not doing what this bug describes, but local tab storage is happening.
  • bug 1159319 – Use constraints for snackbar animations. Landing.

Next:

  • bug 1147071 – Use encrypted database storage for passwords. Working on it.
  • bug 1159380 – Show errors when we can’t download

liuche

Highlights:

  • Last of the doorhanger bugs for 40
  • Adding a fallback for selecting non-autofilled login
  • So many reviews

Present:

Past:

Margaret

Highlights:

Past:

Present:

mcomella

  • Search engine bar
  • Misc. regressions from features I’ve worked on. D: Damn you, fragmentation!

Past:

Present:

rnewman

  • Partner distro stuff etc.
  • iOS Sync: tabs down, commands, down, now working on history.
  • Interviews and PTO.

Fixed

Working on

nalexander

Projects for this cycle:

  • Implement Firefox Accounts for iOS: bug iosfxa
  • Landed Adjust SDK: bug 1143888
  • Contributor mentoring:
    • Working with vivek on bug 1142171: split-pane for Bookmarks and History (Android)
    • Working with sachin on bug 1151353: relative time strings for Remote Tabs panel (iOS)
    • Working with R4md4c on bug 775104: exporting Bookmarks to JSON for import on Desktop (Android)

Past

Present

Martyn Haigh

It’s my birthday (tomorrow) – WOOHOO!!

  • Investigating SVG support – follow up to file

Past:

Present:

Stefan

Working on iOS. Highlights: TestFlight. Error Pages. WKWebView’s Reading List. Reading View Toolbar Scrolling.

Allison

  • doorhanger aurora bug(s)
    • opinions on message passing on android? Talk my ear off
  • assorted ui polish bugs & reviews
  • (intensive) Password user interviews this week
    • how do people think/manage/use passwords on the web & elsewhere
  • Monthly firefox Data Stewards meeting upcoming
    • questions, concerns, things you need, let me know by the end of the week

BLassey

Fixed

Working on

MFinkle

Fixed

Working on

Antlam

  • Past
    • Meetings/workshops last two days
    • bug 1137483: Add “quick search” bar
    • bug 1112185: Tabs queue V1 (filed V2 meta)
    • bug 1107590: Site ID doorhanger
    • Polish week w/ Mhaigh + Mcomella
  • Upcoming
    • Partners stuff
    • Search
    • bug 1141904: Spec out full doorhangers UI
    • bug 1153389: Private browsing V1 clean up
    • bug 1145434: Tab sending/receiving notifications
    • Help out with iOS Visual design

Robin

  • Error template – http://invis.io/PT2TAXXEW
  • Interstitials (loading animations)
  • Revisiting bug 1147453 Need an indication saying an article has been added to my list when I long-press the Reader View icon in the URL bar
  • Revisiting iPad

Darrin

A-Team

QA

Feature Focus

Have to drop a few early. For your reading pleasure…

  • This was a funnel review week. 41 & 42 stories are fairly fleshed out and can be seen in Aha!
  • Also note that 40 is basically empty in terms of new features in Trello. Majority of the work done for the 40 cycle was uplifted!
  • Android Roadmap in Aha!
  • New Android Trello Board

Details

  • Wednesdays – 9:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Eastern, 16:30 UTC
  • Dial-in: conference# 99998
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 99998
    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 99998
    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 99998
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 99998
    • CA/British Columbia/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 99998
    • CA/Ontario/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 99998
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 99998
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 99998
  • irc.mozilla.org #mobile for backchannel
  • Mobile Vidyo Room

Firefox/Gecko Delivery Planning: 2015-04-29

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

Schedule & Progress onUpcoming Releases (Lawrence)

  • 38.0b8 desktop and mobile shipped
    • Note: There was not 38.0b7 due to build issues related to shipping Betas off of the m-r branch
  • 38.0.5b1 gtb on Thu, May 7
  • reminder that branches are currently as follows:
    • m-r: 38.0
    • m-b: 38.0.5
    • m-a: 39.0
    • m-c: 40.0

Firefox Desktop & Platform (Javaun/Chad/Martin)

Current Releases

EME is on track for 38. Some bugs for us, some for Adobe.

38.0.5: Some elements at risk. Good news: L10N out of scope, EN-US only.

64 bit rollout planning is resuming today. We are not launching Win64 in 38 nor 38 ESR.

Iteration 40.3: Some work for 38.0.5. Add-on signing planning is happening.

Beta (38)

  • GMP regression from EME patch that was uplifted to Beta, this should be a block-ship issue and we’re working on a patch bug 1159300

Firefox Mobile (Mark/Brad/Jenn)

Firefox for iOS

  • iOS Status Report for this week
  • Sync is considered At Risk for June 2nd Campaign timelines, at least partially (history, passwords)
  • Timing of feature availability (such as Sync) means any external feedback cycle is also At Risk for June 2nd.

Firefox for Android

Beta (38)

  • Reader View & Local Only Reading List for this release. Pocket Integration is not in scope for the 38 release.

Nightly (40)

  • Tab Queues
  • Voice Search
  • Password Manager
  • Otherwise, light in terms of new feature content as the majority of work completed for this cycle was uplifted.

Developer Tools (Jeff)

  • no audible, complicated day
  • meta bug with links for tracking [devedition-40] progress: bug 1159780

Feedback Summary (Cheng/Tyler/Matt)

Desktop

Tracking a few crashes on release:

Trusteer (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1159484)

Old versions of Displaylink drivers seem to be causing a few different crashes.

Market Insights from the Product Team (Kev)

No update this week, but will add items of interest for next

One item of note is the Microsoft Build developer conference this week in SF. It has an online presence with streaming of some sessions, some of which will give more info on Edge (the official name of what’s been referred to as “Spartan”).


Planning Meeting Details

  • Wednesdays – 11:00am PT, 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

28-April-2015

SeaMonkey: 2015-04-28

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

Agenda

  • Who’s taking minutes? -> TBD
  • Nominees for Friends of the Fish Tank:
    • TBD

Action Items

(who needs to do what that hasn’t been recorded in a bug)
We should assign people to the open items.

NEW

OPEN

  • bug 1150082 SeaMonkey Donation Page is using the PayPal all or nothing version, instead of the usual either/or one. Mcsmurf is investigating.
  • Official SeaMonkey Blog: Some progress with the SSL certificate issue. With the certificate, things would work easier as mcsmurf wants to sync the blog with Facebook entries. Meta bug 1147825 covers the blog work.
  • bug 1121281 tracks the RelEng automation migration off CVS. Currently two option patches awaiting for Callek’s decision. Once settled, ewong will follow up with RelEng patches based on that decision.

CLOSED

  • bug 1057920 SeaMonkey’s CVS dependency really should be removed. (currently used only for Releng Automation, and SeaMonkey Website).
    • This has been spun off into a separate bugs for the website and the rest. Ewong is poking at things related to Release Automation.
    • Move of the website from CVS to hg was due to happen on Monday bug 1150335.
    • Need to check all website links (e.g. Document History) now point to the correct place – Jens?

Random news

  • A Mozillazine member Havin_it has managed to set up a working Fx Accounts server [1]. I’ve encouraged him to create a wiki page to document the steps needed for building a working server. I should ask ewong to follow up on this.
  • Community member Martin Mokrejs [2] has learnt how to do debug builds and is busy filing bugs [3]. Can someone please contact him and invite him to the SeaMonkey irc channel and/or our developer newsgroup?

Status of the SeaMonkey Buildbot Master and Tree

  • Notes:
    • Windows nightly trunk builds arewere running again briefly (thanks to Callek and Ewong) but are down again due to bug 1108970. Migrating our Windows builders to VS2013 would likely solve this and other bustages.
    • VS2010 support was removed from mozilla-central on 15th December (bug 1092468). Our Windows slaves are in the process of being upgraded to Win2008 and VS2013 (bug 1114876). There are also some upcoming changes to L10n build system in Q1 2015 (bug 1107635).
    • Buildmaster is up and running, and produces en-US builds, see 9/16 meeting’s Friends of the Fish Tank. Builds and langpacks in 18 languages including en-US are available unofficially thanks to A.Kalla. Edit: However, only 9 languages are published daily for trunk there, and en-GB is not one of them. For Aurora I didn’t check. — Tonymec (talk) 16:49, 21 January 2015 (PST)
    • bug 1083689 Langpacks aren’t updated when auto-updating SeaMonkey because they aren’t uploaded to AMO. The solution requires changes in SeaMonkey RelEng (and possibly AMO).
    • Should be fixed. Waiting for verification. The langpacks need strict versioning e.g. min 2.30 max 2.30.* which makes sense since you don’t want 2.29 strings with 2.30 KaiRo has landed a fix in bug 1084258 (Language pack compatibility should be bound to Gecko branch, else undefined entity errors possible).
    • For various reasons we don’t have a working SeaMonkey TBPLTreeherder.
    • SeaMonkey’s release/website processes have been migrated to Mercurial.
  • [28th April 2015]
    • Windows nightly, aurora and beta builds are broken. Will be fixed by upgrading to Windows Server 2K8 and Visual Studio 2013 (bug 1114876).
    • All Trees
      • OSX64:
        • Build – Orange : bug 958812 – References of firefox.dmg hard-coded in Mozharness tests.
    • [comm-central]:
      • All Nightlies are red due to bug 1155013 as we now require the use of a Socorro token. (Getting the token is tracked by bug 1155011). Currently waiting on what user account will be used for the tokens. rhelmer to advise ewong on this. Also SeaMonkey will need to switch the build process to the new way of symbol uploading.
  • See RelEng page for the RelEng status history.
  • In Bug 902876 Comment 12 Mcsmurf is waiting for feedback from the build team on how to proceed.

Release Train

  • SeaMonkey 2.33.1 was released on 23 March and is the most recent release.
  • No scheduled ETA for 2.34 beta 1 yet – depends on fixing bug 1114876
    • Need to look at possibility of a further 2.33.x release if no 2.34
    • there were 15 security fixes (5 of which critical) in the Gecko 37 cycle so far
    • Firefox has merged mozilla-beta into mozilla-release already, in preparation of the 38.0 ESR branch
    • next scheduled merge day is 11 May
  • Discussion on whether it’s worth it to do a 2.34 Beta or skip straight to a 2.35 beta – probably the latter.

Extensions and Plugins Compatibility Tracking

  • See Basics page. Please only list current changes here.
  • Addon Compatibility Listings
  • Firefox & Thunderbird Add-on Converter for SeaMonkey http://addonconverter.fotokraina.com/
    This tool goes a little further beyond simply modifying install.rdf – it also identifies a few more other things in the code that are Firefox or Thunderbird specific and attempts to change them. Of course, not all extensions can be ported so easily to SeaMonkey since there’s only so much an automated tool like that can do.
    • Lemon Juice continues to improve his already impressive Addon Converter. The source is now available on GitHub [4].
    • Rainer Bielefeld together with other community members have been updating the list of Firefox addons that have been successfully converted by the Addon Converter.
    • Ratty filed bug 1130390 to add a link on seamonkey-projects.org to the Firefox & Thunderbird Add-on Converter for SeaMonkey.
  • SeaMonkey 2.33 and Lightning 3.8b1/3.8b2 shows no events or tasks. bug 1144285
    • The problem is that both Thunderbird and Lightning are build with Visual C++ 2013 but SeaMonkey is still build with Visual C++ 2010. Therefore the SeaMonkey installer contains only the VS2010 (msvcp100.dll/msvcr100.dll) files but not the VS2013 (msvcp120.dll/msvcr120.dll) files. The SeaMonkey switch to VS2013 is tracked in Bug 1092468.
  • The Thunderbird team is planning to ship Lightning with Thunderbird. IanN thinks we will want to ship lightning too. We should coordinate with Thunderbird. Related bugs:
    • bug 1130854 Package Lightning with Thunderbird for c-c and c-a builds.
    • bug 1113183 Integrate Lightning Into Thunderbird by Default.
    • bug 1130852 Add opt-in dialog to promote Calendar integration [Thunderbird].
  • Proposed replacement for Venkman for shipping with SeaMonkey: Tiny JavaScript Debugger. TinyJSD is a JavaScript debugger for privileged code running Mozilla products like Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey. It serves to debug the application as well as extensions written in JavaScript.
    • IanN filed bug 1133723 Investigate options for replacing Venkman with the TinyJSDebugger.
  • Our build team needs to automate DOMI branch selection rather than having to tweak the client.py every 6 weeks. bug 763506

2.x (Last, Current, Next)

2.33

open tracking (0)
tracking requests (1)
targeted (0)
fixed (20)

2.Next

  • Stalled. Needs a kick.
    • bug 815954 Click-to-Play: Port bug 812562 (click-to-play blocklisted plugins: reshow urlbar notification as with normal click-to-play).
    • bug 476108 GetShortPathNameW fails under some NTFS junctions [patchlove].
  • Current breakages:
    • bug 995737 adapt seamonkey for the address book remote content policy change; use permission manager instead of address book property.
  • Mozilla-central bugs that affect us:
    • Firefox is currently changing styles of several Toolkit pages
      • already affected: config.xul for about:config, bug 1125636
      • Toolkit meta bug for about:* pages: bug 1097111 – SeaMonkey tracking in bug 1133743
      • Modern may need updating as IDs are changing, Default needs forking if we want to roll back to previous styles
      • Fallout thus far: bug 1133380 about:privatebrowsing (Default), bug 1133582 about:config (Modern)
    • Our front end Sync UI needs to be updated as the old backend is going away in Gecko/Firefox 31. See: New Firefox Sync has landed in Firefox Nightly. Tracked in:
      • bug 998807 Sync account creation or device pairing fails with exception in BrowserIDManager.
      • bug 1003434 Add support for about:sync-progress.
      • Update SeaMonkey won’t be allowed to use the Firefox Sync 1.5 servers. Ewong is looking into hosting our own FxAccount server on a community machine or VPS.
    • A lot of these bugs are due to mozilla-central switching from synchronous APIs to Asynchronous APIs.
    • bug 566746 (asyncFormHistory) Form history should use asynchronous storage API. Tracked in:
      • bug 912031 Use Asynchronous FormHistory.jsm in place of nsIFormHistory2 in Suite.
    • bug 769764 move proxy resolution to separate thread and remove sync api. Tracked in:
      • MailNews bug 791645 Rewrite calls to synchronous nsIProtocolProxyService::DeprecatedBlockingResolve with Async code before DeprecatedBlockingResolve disappears as well.
    • The C++ downloads manager backend nsIDownloadManager is being decommissioned. Firefox has migrated to jsdownloads. Thunderbird is in the process of migrating. We need to decide how we are going to handle this sooner rather than later.
    • bug 825588 Asynchronous JavaScript API for downloads and bug 851471 Decommission nsIDownloadManager. Tracked in:
      • bug 888915 Move SeaMonkey to the new JavaScript API for downloads when nsIDownloadManager is decommissioned.

Feature List, Planning

Bug statistics for the last two (full) weeks: 33 new, 15 fixed, 14 triaged.

  • Low-medium triaging effort, slightly higher than average number of new bugs filed.
  • IanN thinks it would be useful to remind people on the newsgroups / forums that they can contribute by triaging. Tonymec will post a reminder to newsgroups / forums. See bug 1092632 (Sm_tri_HowTo) Document how to triage SeaMonkey bugs.
    • The draft is currently at https://wiki.mozilla.org/User:Tonymec/Triage_HowTo
    • Progress is stalled due to hardware/firmware problems with Tonymec’s current computer. Current ETA for newer computer is after Easter but this is a rough estimate. Anyone with a wikimoz account can edit the page (and is welcome to). — Tonymec (talk) 17:35, 21 January 2015 (PST)

Open reviews/flags:
42 review
5 super-review
4 ui-review
7 feedback

  • See Feature List page for major wanted/needed features.
  • TODO:
    • We will need to update our Sync UI code due to the new Sync API. MoCo will not allow us to use FxAccounts (the new Sync API). We might want to update our code anyway just in case. One possibility is to set up our own Sync 1.5 server on a Community machine.
    • Bug 1127784 proposes to add a preference and UI to enable/disable playback of Encrypted Media Extensions.

Roundtable – Personal Status Updates

Status Updates from developers – what are you working on, what’s the progress, any other comments? (feel free to add yourself to the list if your name is missing and you have interesting status).

IanN

  • Usual testing, reviewing and commenting.
  • Fixed:
    • bug 1158774 Port |bug 1155776 – move USE_EXTENSION_MANIFEST to moz.build| to comm-central – SeaMonkey Port
  • Fixed for c-c:
    • bug 1158774 Port |bug 1155776 – move USE_EXTENSION_MANIFEST to moz.build| to comm-central – Thunderbird Port
  • Fixed for m-c:
    • bug 1158774 Port |bug 1155776 – move USE_EXTENSION_MANIFEST to moz.build| to comm-central – Inspector and Chatzilla Ports
  • Fixed for m-i:
  • Pending check in:
    • bug 1158774 Port |bug 1155776 – move USE_EXTENSION_MANIFEST to moz.build| to comm-central – Calendar Port
  • Checked in pending review:
  • Waiting for feedback/review/information:
  • Fixing review comments before checkin:
    • bug 757230 When using add button for permissions in Data Manager set a displayHost
    • bug 798147 Switch to correct pref pane if pref window already open
  • Working on:
    • bug 1155290 stop using XULAPP_DEFINES for suite/debugQA/
    • bug 1051642 Allow for flat chrome format when packaging extensions
    • bug 943335 [TB] Update icons used in searchplugins (Yahoo, eBay, Wikipedia, Amazon, Bing, Twitter)
    • Various SM Council documents.
    • bug 606683 Allow customization of toolbar in Composer and MailNews Composition
    • bug 639690 [META] Re-arrange code between editor and editorOverlay
    • bug 773979 [META] Switch to new drag and drop api in SeaMonkey
    • bug 657234 Move pasteQuote and pasteNoFormatting into contentAreaContextOverlay
    • File/Folder selection in windows.
  • To Do:
    • bug 639395 Get cmd_fontSize to reflect current state of selected content / content at caret.
    • Prefs-in-a-tab.
    • Create FAQ for Friends of the Fish Tank.
    • Help get composer standalone builds working with –enable-tests.

Neil

Pushed to comm-central:

  • bug 1148191 getURLAndPostDataForKeyword() is deprecated, please use PlacesUtils.keywords.fetch() instead.

Pushed to comm-central, needs comm-aurora uplift:

  • bug 1156017 Can’t save web site passwords from doorhanger.

Pushed to comm-central, needs comm-aurora and comm-beta uplift:

  • bug 1156088 Doorhangers display useless “Learn more…” link when using the Modern theme.

Pushed to comm-central, comm-aurora and comm-beta:

  • bug 1148330 Exclude Linux generic fonts from font menulists.
  • bug 1152045 Email address missing from “From” field if the identityName pref was set.

Pushed to mozilla-central:

  • bug 1140105 Wrong font displayed in font menu when selection is collapsed.

Pushed to comm-beta:

  • bug 1098350 Need to refactor SeaMonkey Preferences and UI because bug 530209 replaced the browser.urlbar.default.behavior preference with a more flexible scheme (branch patch).

Waiting for review:

  • bug 1098350 Need to refactor SeaMonkey Preferences and UI because bug 530209 replaced the browser.urlbar.default.behavior preference with a more flexible scheme (trunk patch).

Still waiting for review:

I’m also looking into porting the Download Manager to Downloads.jsm (unfortunately I was struggling with a build failure that turned out to be down to Windows 10 Technical Preview resetting the increaseuserva setting).

Ratty

Random Notes

  • Ask IanN to look into bug 1155290
  • Clarify plan on dealing with the removal of the download manager C++ backend in /toolkit/ (1) copy necessary files to c-c/suite/common/downloads/ (2) migrate code to use the new jsdownloads API. (3) panic. Decommission heads up from Firefox developers [5]
  • Chase InvisibleSmiley on getting a link to the Addon Converter added to the SeaMonkey landing page.
  • Talk to the Dataviz people on how to generate public views ourselves.

Checked-in on CLOSED TREE:

  • bug 683728 Walking the references doesn’t fully work (msgWindow.openFolder is null).
  • bug 1147456 “View -> Page Info: Copy any information from list does not modify clipboard.
  • bug 1148798 nsSuiteGlue.js error NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED when running tests because “app.update.lastUpdateTime.background-update-timer” isn’t set.
  • bug 1122906 First right-click on textarea shows huge contextmenu.
  • bug 1130790 Print Preview missing in composition window.
  • bug 1140353 Welcome text contains hyperlink to Thunderbird information.

TODO:

  • Packaging updates.
  • Safe Browsing updates.
  • The Addon-SDK compatibility functions (gContextMenuContentData, CustomizableUI, etc).

Working on:

  • bug 1145519 toggleSidebar shortcut command is broken in SeaMonkey for Firefox-style sidebars.
  • bug 1153577 Users should be able to hide the menubar and show it with the ALT key.
  • bug 1157433 The Addon-SDK expects gContextMenuContentData to exist in the context menu code.
  • bug 1158496 JavaScript error: …/nsSuiteGlue.js, line 291: NS_NOINTERFACE: Component returned failure code: 0x80004002 (NS_NOINTERFACE) [nsIWebProgress.DOMWindow].

Fixed:

  • bug 1133355 The Properties button and context menuitem should be disabled when multiple cards are selected.
  • bug 1156777 nsParseMailbox.cpp:505:55: error: ‘do_QueryObject’ was not declared in this scope.

Other stuff:

  • Did some reviews and approvals.
  • Bug triage and Bug discussions.
  • Usual end user support and PR in newsgroups and Mozillazine.

rsx11m

Checked in on trunk:

  • bug 1140204 Rename “Encoding” to “Text Encoding” in Page Info labels (Toolkit bug 951695). (follow-up pending)
  • bug 1139004 Rename all “Character Encoding” to “Text Encoding” in Help content (Toolkit bug 951695).
  • bug 1137991 Remove SSLv3 option from SSL panel in Privacy & Security panel. (also comm-aurora)
  • bug 1127784 [EME] Add a preference and UI to enable/disable playback of Encrypted Media Extensions. (preference part, c-a/c-b)
  • bug 1144719 Allow the user to decide whether or not to use libnotify for new-mail alerts on Linux. (MailNews Core, c-a/c-b)

Waiting for checkin:

  • bug 1140204 Rename “Encoding” to “Text Encoding” in Page Info labels (Toolkit bug 951695). (follow-up patch)

Waiting for comm-release approval:

  • bug 1144719 Allow the user to decide whether or not to use libnotify for new-mail alerts on Linux. (MailNews Core, if any 2.33.2/2.34 is released)

Waiting for ui-review:

  • bug 1127784 [EME] Add a preference and UI to enable/disable playback of Encrypted Media Extensions. (prefpane part)

Waiting for review:

  • bug 1032302 8BITMIME keyword ignored in EHLO greeting, BODY=8BITMIME absent in MAIL request for 8-bit transfers. (MailNews)
  • bug 1144693 New-mail notifications not always working since bug 858919 enabled libnotify usage on Linux again. (MailNews)
    • mitigating patch to set pref default after landing of bug 1144719.

On the list:

  • bug 1149581 Remove SSLv3 strings from SSL panel in Privacy & Security preferences.
    • once bug 1137991 has hit the releases (timing unclear on the Firefox/Core side).
  • bug 1152644 Add UI in Notifications preference pane whether or not to use libnotify for new-mail alerts on Linux.
  • bug 1141324 Upgrade the SSL panel in Privacy & Security preferences to refer to TLS {instead,too}.

Other:

  • Bug triage, testing, and commenting for SeaMonkey and MailNews Core.
  • End-user information and discussion on MozillaZine.

Any other business?


SeaMonkey Meeting Details

Mozilla Platform: 2015-04-28

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

Notices/Schedule (sylvestre/lmandel)

Next Merge: May 11, 2015 Next Release: May 12, 2015
Trains
Central: 40 Aurora: 39 Beta: 38 Release: 37

Only two weeks until the next Firefox release date! (2015-05-11)

Layout (David Baron)

Off-main-thread animations now enabled on all platforms for Nightly and Aurora (bug 980770). This means many animations of the transform and opacity properties will now run on the compositor thread, with fewer updates on the main thread.

Media

We shipped some MSE fixes in the Firefox 37.0.2 chemspill, so YouTube will re-enable HTML5 video for Firefox 37.0.2 on Windows next week.

Performance (Vladan Djeric)

Aaron Klotz and Ben Turner paid a visit to Adobe’s Flash team at their SF offices. They were able to provide fixes for several Flash player issues! An example of their work is in bug 1133351. This particular patch also landed in our codebase.

Many Telemetry histograms automatically expired in Nightly 40. Check Histograms.json and bug 1156565 to see if your histogram needs to be updated.

Telemetry unification work is continuing, Phase 3 is tracked in bug 1120356. Enabling unified Telemetry (i.e. FHR + Telemetry) might get pushed back to Firefox 40.

Among the latest Telemetry changes, Telemetry will submit data more aggressively to make analyses more reliable (akin to FHR) and to reduce reporting latency. Additionally, unified Telemetry now archives Telemetry data on the client for 6 months — this archive will be used to power the Firefox Self-Support feature.

Yoric added a “Task Manager” feature to Nightly 40 (bug 674779) to identify tabs and add-ons that are consuming the main thread’s time and slowing down Firefox. Specifically, it reports the time spent by the main thread inside different JS compartments. You can see a very rough UI for this feature by opening about:performance in Nightly. For overhead reasons, the feature currently does not measure time spent in compartments belonging to Firefox’s own chrome JS code.

The Performance team, alongside Platform teams, will be studying page scrolling & page navigation performance on desktop & Android in Q2: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Content_Performance_Program

The Places database work done by the “Forget” toolbar button, the “Forget Site” history-menu feature, and the “Clear recent history” feature has been moved off the main thread (bug 1076775). Less jank!

If you notice any plugin issues (crashes, videos not loading, etc), please file a bug and mark it as blocking the async plugin initialization feature (bug 1116806).

27-April-2015

Mozilla Project: 2015-04-27

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

Every Monday @ 11:00am Pacific Time (19:00 UTC)

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

April Morone for adding her app to the marketplace store

Daniele Scasciafratte for stepping up and helping on the Contributor Social Media team – hes stepped up as the newest admin for the Mozilla Contributors group

Western Oregon University students for diving in to the project and working on bugs across the project during the last term.

Portland State University students for their Capstone project on Network Activity and Battery Drain in Mobile Web Apps and for sharing their findings on the Hacks blog. Thanks to Tim Huynh, Casey English, Nathan Kerr, Scott Anecito, Brianna Buckner, Ryan Niebur, Sean Mahan, Bin Gao and their Mozilla mentor, Dietrich Ayala.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 27 April

  • Weekly Bug Triage Day
  • EmpireJSCONF 2015 Held in NYC April 26/27th
    • Two day conference for the Javascript community.
    • Soledad Penadés speaking on: Web components and experimental mobile UI audio+p2p wifi+whatnot (next level js)

Tuesday, 28 April

  • The Well Tempered API 1pm PDT – brownbag in MTV Commons and Air Mozilla. Discover the links between API abstractions and centuries old music. (Probably the only coding talk you’ll ever see with live music examples on the electric bassoon.)

Wednesday, 29 April

Next Week

- There will be a contributors meeting on Tuesday moderator live for it please ask questions
https://moderator.mozilla.org/e/may-contributor-meeting

- Interns start arriving in the San Francisco and Toronto offices!

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox and Cloud Services

Speaker Location: Dave Camp/Mountain View

Mihai

Content Services

Speaker Location: Kevin Ghim | NYC

Webmaker

Andrew Sliwinski (Portland)

http://mzl.la/changelog

  • Webmaker for Android
  • Chicago Field Research
    • User testing
    • Ethnographic study

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Dan Sinker OpenNews OpenNews Updates: SRCCON & the Coral Project Chicago, IL no no slides Coral Project and OpenNews
Andy McKay Canada Bill C-51 Bill C-51 Vancouver no no Visit Stop C-51 to contact your MP and see Mozilla position
Toby Elliott Geolocation service Mountain View no no

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?
David Weir (contributor) B2G devices. As being a long time contributor for Mozilla is their any flame devices going I can test and let users in the UK know how great b2g is?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where will the new person be contributing from? What will the new person be working on?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Ben Niolet Michaela Smiley Alexandria, VA Durham, NC Community Marketing (Email Marketing Manager)
Liz Hull Michaela Smiley Alexandria, VA Norfolk, VA Community Marketing (Social Media Manager)
Chelsea Novak Mary Colvig San Francisco Toronto (home office today) Community Marketing
Andrew Losowsky Dan Sinker Chicago, IL New York City Coral Project, project lead
Andre Natal Dylan Oliver Mountain View Brazil Remote Firefox OS Developer

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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)

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 579089 The default Hardware and Operating-System fields now default to “Unspecified/Unspecified” instead of the reporter’s platform
    • This can be overwritten per-product, file a bug if you own a product and want this changed
  • bug 1151830 GitHub Auth is now enabled, allowing non-powerful accounts to sign in using their github credentials.

All changes.

Engagement


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600
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24-April-2015

Mozilla Platform: 2015-04-24

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

Notices/Schedule (sylvestre/lmandel)

Next Merge: May 11, 2015 Next Release: May 12, 2015
Trains
Central: 40 Aurora: 39 Beta: 38 Release: 37

Only two weeks until the next Firefox release date! (2015-05-11)

Layout (David Baron)

Off-main-thread animations now enabled on all platforms for Nightly and Aurora (bug 980770). This means many animations of the transform and opacity properties will now run on the compositor thread, with fewer updates on the main thread.

Media

We shipped some MSE fixes in the Firefox 37.0.2 chemspill, so YouTube will re-enable HTML5 video for Firefox 37.0.2 on Windows next week.

Performance (Vladan Djeric)

Aaron Klotz and Ben Turner paid a visit to Adobe’s Flash team at their SF offices. They were able to provide fixes for several Flash player issues! An example of their work is in bug 1133351. This particular patch also landed in our codebase.

Many Telemetry histograms automatically expired in Nightly 40. Check Histograms.json and bug 1156565 to see if your histogram needs to be updated.

Telemetry unification work is continuing, Phase 3 is tracked in bug 1120356. Enabling unified Telemetry (i.e. FHR + Telemetry) might get pushed back to Firefox 40.

Among the latest Telemetry changes, Telemetry will submit data more aggressively to make analyses more reliable (akin to FHR) and to reduce reporting latency. Additionally, unified Telemetry now archives Telemetry data on the client for 6 months — this archive will be used to power the Firefox Self-Support feature.

Yoric added a “Task Manager” feature to Nightly 40 (bug 674779) to identify tabs and add-ons that are consuming the main thread’s time and slowing down Firefox. Specifically, it reports the time spent by the main thread inside different JS compartments. You can see a very rough UI for this feature by opening about:performance in Nightly. For overhead reasons, the feature currently does not measure time spent in compartments belonging to Firefox’s own chrome JS code.

The Performance team, alongside Platform teams, will be studying page scrolling & page navigation performance on desktop & Android in Q2: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Content_Performance_Program

The Places database work done by the “Forget” toolbar button, the “Forget Site” history-menu feature, and the “Clear recent history” feature has been moved off the main thread (bug 1076775). Less jank!

If you notice any plugin issues (crashes, videos not loading, etc), please file a bug and mark it as blocking the async plugin initialization feature (bug 1116806).

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