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gavin@gavinsharp.com

Current Status - 2013-07-02

Done:

Next:

  • Blog post about work week
  • finalize Q3 goals

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adw@mozilla.com yesterday

Bugs:

Bug 1110336 - Update sync old-dialog-based preferences UI to match FxA migration flows (In Progress)

Done:

  • out sick on Monday
  • spent an entire day setting up Gmail, IMAP, labels, filters, folders, and Apple Mail after the transition from Zimbra. plus parts of other days.
  • posted patch for review, investigated finding appropriate icons: Bug 1110009 - Show a warning icon in the legacy-Sync-to-FxA migration menu panel items
  • posted WIP patch for feedback: Bug 1110336 - Update sync old-dialog-based preferences UI to match FxA migration flows
  • chat with mark about Sync, a potential q1 Sync deliverable
  • reviewed: Bug 1101287 - Intermittent browser_934951_zoom_in_toolbar.js | Default zoom is 100% for about:home - Got 110, expected 100
  • feedbacked: Bug 1113493 - Maintain sync engine state and offer customization as part of migration.
  • needinfoed: Bug 487898 - Per-site dom.max_script_run_time ("don't ask again about unresponsive scripts")
  • investigated: Bug 1112440 - Infobar for sync migration doesn't reappear when it should
  • thought about what my q1 bonus deliverables should be, chats with Gavin about it
  • on Christmas PTO for next two weeks *<<<-

rvitillo@mozilla.com yesterday

Done:

  • Bug 1111791 - Telemetry report: effect of the Flash protected-mode experiment - analysis
  • Analysis of ClientID vs session based distributions (nbviewer.ipython.org/gist/vitillo/6105522e83540a9a4d59), blogged about it
  • Bug 1111730 - (e10s) access to preliminary data from JS_TELEMETRY_ADDON_EXCEPTIONS probe - analysis
  • Bug 1112059 - disable ts_paint_cold from talos - reviewed
  • Improved performance of json parsing for Telemetry jobs
  • Improved parallelism of Spark cluster
  • Bug 1111701 - Missing E10S_AUTOSTART histogram - followed up
  • Bug 1003968 - avoid Exists() calls for search plugin directories in the browser directory provider - reviewed patch, mentoring
  • Bug 1113575 - Experiment setup might skew telemetry data - filed

Next:

PTO until the 2nd January

avihpit@yahoo.com 3 days ago

Done:

dteller@mozilla.com 4 days ago

Done:

  • Startup

    • Bug 906076 - Virtual tabs - lazily create linkedBrowser and other dependent elements for tabbrowser tabs to improve startup performance - mentoring
  • Shutdown

    • Bug 1110359 - Invalid write of size 4 in clone() on browser shutdown - investigating
    • Bug 1110217 - crash in mozalloc__abort(char const const) | NS_DebugBreak | nsDebugImpl::Abort(char const, int) - investigating
    • Working on making Places Async Shutdown safe (WIP)
    • Bug 1035290 - AsyncShutdownTimeout "FHR: Flushing storage shutdown" - reviews (landed)
  • Session Restore

    • Bug 1107941 - [Session Restore] Session Restore doesn't clean up its upgrade backups - mentoring
    • Bug 1111169 - Session restore of a lot of tabs signifcantly slows down Firefox - investigating
  • Async Tooling

    • Bug 1111284 - Improve error messages of Sqlite.jsm - filed, mentoring (landed)
    • Bug 1106938 - [OS.File] When we store information on calls for AsyncShutdown, we could store the Task.stack - mentoring
    • Bug 1100946 - Show UI when the profile folder is not writable - investigating
    • Bug 1109608 - Log.stackTrace should use human-readable task stack traces if available - mentoring
    • Bug 860493 - [10.7] Enable history swipe animations by default - perf expertise
    • Bug 1106048 - Negative uptime values in pings - I/O
    • Bug 1102223 - |PathRunnablesParametersWrapper| potentially leaking in NativeFileWatcherWin.cpp when shutting down - mentoring (landed)
    • Bug 1090961 - Enqueue Sqlite.jsm transactions - reviewed (landed)
    • Bug 1077354 - [OS.File] Replace C pointer trickery with proper ArrayBuffer transfers - I/O
    • Bug 862317 - Expose {libnspr4, libnss3, libsmime3} as Libray objects - mentoring
  • Places

    • Surprise, surprise, attempting to make Places Async Shutdown safe before I can land the sanitize patch.
    • Bug 1089695 - Port sanitize.js to History.removeByFilter - feature-complete, blocked by above
    • Bug 1076775 - Implement History.removeHistoryByFilter - difficulties landing
  • Community

    • #introduction time
    • mozEdu day 1
    • mozEdu day 1 followup/mentoring
    • preparing mozEdu day 2
    • preparing mozEdu.next
    • Bug 1074381 - Largest font size in reader mode is still too small - mentoring
    • firefox.html – helping setup for contributions

Next:

  • Meta

    • Q1 objectives
    • PTO
  • Shutdown

    • Bug 1044020 - [AsyncShutdown] Find out the duration of shutdown phases - look at results (Q1)
  • Places

    • Make Places Async Shutdown safe (Q1)
    • Bug 1089695 - Port sanitize.js to History.removeByFilter - land
    • Bug 1076775 - Implement History.removeHistoryByFilter - land
    • Bug 1087255 - Convert JS clients of RemovePages to History.remove - Q1
  • Stability

    • Bug 1080457 - We need a standard way to fail tests from non-test code - Q1
    • Bug 1104682 - MOZ_CRASH messages should be treated as crash annotations - no ETA
  • Async Tooling

    • Bug 1079454 - Investigate very slow test on B2G - investigate (no ETA)
    • Bug 1083361 - Expose an API to track DOM Promise which are left uncaught - Q1
  • Community

    • mozEdu day 3, 4
    • mentoring

Coordination:

  • Bug 1083361 - Expose an API to track DOM Promise which are left uncaught - blocked by khuey [update: block apparently just lifted]
  • Exhaustion.

aklotz@mozilla.com 4 days ago

Done:

  • bug 998863: got final r+, resolved a bigass e10s merge conflict
  • setting up new laptop
  • gmailocalypse
  • bug 1070755: 2 patches written and landed
  • bug 1108035: reviewed
  • perf testing meeting
  • 2015 Bonus Info Session

Next:

randersen@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Done:

Working on new design direction for 105, navigation patterns and integrating features that we were already working on.

Kid-friendly browser, have been going through both sides (parent and restricted profile).

Search!

Next:

Continue 105!

sfranks@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Bugs:

Bug 1083779 - [UX] Design mobile version of link clicker UI (In Review)
Bug 1087934 - [UX] Review of share panel UI (In Review)
Bug 1087938 - [UX] Design UX for full screen mode on link clicker UI (In Review)
Bug 1109866 - [UX] Redesign "A something went wrong" chat window (In Review)

Done:

Firefox Hello

Next:

Firefox Hello

  • Lots of P1 Bugs
  • More Screen Sharing revisions

EME

Coordination:

Not enough hours in the day.

bwinton@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Bugs:

Bug 1102937 - Add UITelemetry for the improved search bar UI. (In Progress)

Done:

  • Wrote some device-sharing-mockup code.
  • Whimsy is now on AMO!
    • 143 Downloads!
    • 65 Average Daily Users!

Next:

Search Bugs!

Coordination:

  • Need graphics from shorlander.

rfeeley@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Done:

  • User experience around Firefox Account locked state
  • Shepherd development of sync migration
  • Reviewed security team concerns of Saved Passwords

Next:

  • Resumed work on Saved Password user flow and diagram
  • Shepherd development of sync migration
  • Review Bram’s work for sync settings

dhenein@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Done:

  • Portland
  • PTO \o/

Next:

  • mobile search feedback
  • iOS planning and design
  • catch up on email

gpetrie@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Done:

  • Multi-Device Content Study: Completed diary study
  • Multi-Device Content Study: Completed 3 of 4 interviews. Some difficulty getting the last rescheduled

Next:

  • Multi-Device Content Study: Complete last interview
  • Multi-Device Content Study: Begin analysis/reporting
  • S2W: Project debrief
  • Task Continuity research planning (recruiter, dates, locations)
  • PTO: Out starting Friday

nfroyd@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Done:

  • Flushed review queue from PTO + Portland!
  • Reviewed bug 970307, Nuwa thread idleness. This bug makes my head hurt.
  • Reviewed bug 1098004, snappy compression streams.
  • Reviewed bug 1101337, making the reftest analyzer not hang, which turned out to be fixing an XPCOM string method to not be O(n^2). Learning a lot about XPCOM strings in the process!
  • Reviewed bug 1108294, modernizing AccEventGen.py. A build system review, this could be dangerous...
  • Other, smaller reviews.
  • Moved various things to TEST_HARNESS_FILES in bug 1109164, bug 1109831.
  • Silenced the annoying WARNING: no preprocessor directives found bits in bug 1109826.
  • Did some investigation on what exactly makes no-op builds slow.
  • Did some performance investigation on manifest installation for the build system
  • Wrote patch for bug 1109409, improving manifest file copying on Windows.
  • Wrote patch for bug 1031264, honoring rel="noreferrer" when opening links in other ways than left-click. Spent an hour or two banging around before jimm pointed out that e10s makes click handling work very differently...
  • Wrote patch for bug 1109302, making *SOURCES in moz.build emit proper objects.
  • Wrote patches for bug 1065434, unifying path handling in moz.build.
  • Celebrated release of rr 3.0!
  • Volunteered to do TSAN-y things for Q1 2015.
  • Completely missed bonus-y presentation at convenient time, will have to attend other one at inconvenient time.
  • MemShrink meeting. Only four bugs, we must have excellent memory usage now!

Next:

  • More of the same.
  • Get Servo patch for automagically running with rr rebased and accepted.
  • Look at multi-argument NS_NewRunnableFunction templates.

mmaslaney@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Bugs:

Bug 1087621 - [UX] Design for Reading List on Desktop (In Progress)
Bug 1107273 - Visual Design for Indicating a Window/Tab is Shared (Not Started)

Next:

Readermode work sprint with Antlam

Continuity between Bookmarking and adding to Reading List — Save/Share

alam@mozilla.com 5 days ago

Done:

  • PTO

Next:

  • SFO
  • Reader Mode and Reading list visual design hack week with Michael
  • Search stuff for Fennec
  • Passwords management work
  • Catching up on lots of bugmail
  • Contributor bugs follow up
  • Tablet bugs follow up

dmajor@mozilla.com 6 days ago

Done:

Next:

  • Holidays
  • Looking forward to getting user OOM logs at bug 1087043 (see #c24)

bmcbride@mozilla.com last week

Bugs:

Bug 1094567 - Remove the star for non-bookmark behavior (followup from bug 530209) (In Review)
Bug 1099046 - Autocomplete popup displays "moz-action:searchengine,..." for keyword searches while pressing Shift (In Review)
Bug 1105967 - Typing fast in address bar and pressing enter leads to missing end characters (In Progress)

ttaubert@mozilla.com 3 weeks ago

Bugs:

Bug 1010411 - Intermittent browser_sessionStorage.js | sessionStorage data for example.com has been serialized correctly - Got inner-value-0.8433122792777099, expected modified2 (Not Started)
Bug 1073339 - Investigate autocomplete test unreliability on Linux/e10s (In Review)
Bug 1077652 - Link a preloaded <xul:browser> to a newly created tab instead of swapping docShells (In Review)
Bug 1104755 - Intermittent browser_tabMatchesInAwesomebar_perwindowpb.js | undefined assertion name - | Test timed out - expected PASS | Found a browser window after previous test timed out - expected PASS (In Review)

spohl@mozilla.com 3 weeks ago

Done:

  • bug 1061975: Sign and dev deploy the Firefox update hotfix (v20140527.01.6) - Built hotfix, waiting for QA results.
  • bug 1101331: Modify file structure of B2G.app to allow for OSX v2 signing and for building of gaia after OSX v2 changes to Firefox (bug 1047584) - Wrote patch to modify file structure. Going to run through try and fix any fallout.
  • bug 1102013: mail/installer/package-manifest.in needs to be updated after the cleanup in bug 1096494 (Thunderbird) - Wrote patch. Patch landed.
  • bug 1102033: package-manifest.in needs to be updated after the cleanup in bug 1096494 (SeaMonkey) - Reviewed patch.
  • bug 1102037: package-manifest.in needs to be updated after the cleanup in bug 1096494 (Instantbird) - Wrote patch. Patch landed.

Next:

  • Any fallout from bug 1046306 and dependent bugs: [tracking bug] make necessary changes to OS X builds/signing to support 10.9.5
  • bug 1061975: Sign and dev deploy the Firefox update hotfix (v20140527.01.6)
  • bug 1101331: Modify file structure of B2G.app to allow for OSX v2 signing and for building of gaia after OSX v2 changes to Firefox (bug 1047584)
  • bug 394984: Unable to update on mac if admin user is not the same admin user as the person who installed firefox
  • Move all dylibs from Contents/Resources to Contents/MacOS
  • Move dylibs to Contents/Frameworks (or similar)
  • bug 1027651: Fix comment for XRE_UPDATE_ROOT_DIR
  • bug 983728: Add signing for firefox and org.mozilla.updater binaries on OSX
  • bug 1035274: Update tests to make them aware of OSX overlay scrollbars
  • bug 839061: Stub installer fails to download through a proxy
  • bug 301451: Gecko doesn't support Cmd-Ctrl-D lookup in Mac OS X Dictionary.app (needs to implement NSTextInput protocol)
  • bug 991993: Disable NSS for updater in OSX and enable native APIs
  • bug 991997: x64 Windows should not try to verify MAR files until MARs are signed on that platform.
  • Investigate performance regressions due to swipe animations (currently tracked in bug 860493 and bug 936062).
  • bug 933389: For swipe snapshots, consider getting the snapshots from the window server using the private API CGSCaptureWindowsContentsToRectWithOptions
  • bug 939242: Contents of a previously closed tab is temporarily rendered when opening a new link from another application
  • bug 952613: Unsetting the ui.useOverlayScrollbars preference has no effect
  • bug 881964: Mac 'Back' gesture animation fails on www.dn.se
  • bug 939250: Swipe animation's event handler is too sensitive
  • bug 936332: Overscroll image on OS X is a different size than actual page when page is zoomed in/out
  • bug 942589: Swipe does not show previous site during animation
  • bug 942595: Don't do history swipe animation for history.pushState and anchor jump links
  • bug 942558: Vertical scroll in new Google Maps causes bounce instead of zoom in/out
  • bug 945296: Scrolling to left and right in the tab bar sometimes triggers the back/forward swipe gesture
  • bug 836456: [10.7] Trigger page to bounce with momentum scroll events
  • bug 946469: Scroll bars are not in overscroll area on OS X 10.9
  • bug 939480: Bounce behavior should use css TranslateY instead of screenshot
  • bug 946571: Some select drop downs have no indication that they can scroll
  • bug 940090: Upscaled snapshot is visible for a brief moment when you start a swipe gesture
  • bug 931425: Firefox scrolling choppy on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

mbonardo@mozilla.com 4 weeks ago

Bugs:

Bug 1083469 - Allow keywords APIs to work in parallel with Bookmarks.jsm (In Review)
Bug 1089332 - Add a getObservers API for accessing the history observers list from History.jsm and nsPlacesExpiration (In Review)
Bug 1090308 - Invalidate mDaysOfHistory when getObservers is invoked (In Review)
Bug 1090961 - Bookmarks.jsm and History.jsm need a solution for concurrent Sqlite transactions (In Review)
Bug 1101478 - Remove the WindowsJumpLists.jsm depedency on hasHistoryEntries (In Review)

smacleod@mozilla.com last month

Bugs:

Bug 1068664 - Add new API for downloads held temporarily in a blocked state with partial data (In Review)

Next:

  • Pickup some E10s work

Coordination:

  • Waiting on review for Bug 1068664. I don't anticipate large changes, should land this iteration.

gijs@mozilla.com last month

Bugs:

Bug 1079303 - Doorhangers animation is missing (In Progress)
Bug 1080801 - Breakdown: Investigate tests in browser/base/content/test/general disabled in e10s (In Progress)
Bug 1088050 - Need a pref to disable searching for single-word input in the URL bar (In Review)
Bug 1100079 - enable update badge UI in Nightly (In Review)
Bug 1100914 - Switch context menu telemetry to a serialized array of states instead of a single string (Not Started)

Done:

Addendum: one sec-sensitive bug in review.

jwein@mozilla.com last month

Bugs:

Bug 1074932 - Desktop client user can access product tour from gears menu (In Progress)
Bug 1083466 - Implement the FTE UI in the panel body with a button to open the tour tab (In Review)
Bug 1099495 - Use mozL10n.get instead of mozL10n.get alias in code that already has the alias defined (In Review)
Bug 1100565 - Margins and paddings are inconsistent/broken since bug 1074672 (Not Started)
Bug 1100764 - Contacts move up and down when hovering over them (Not Started)
Bug 1101006 - Refactor mozLoop.{get, set}LoopCharPref and mozLoop.{get, set}LoopBoolPref to mozLoop.{get, set}Pref that uses getPrefType (Not Started)

Done:

Bug 1099495, bug 1083466, and bug 1074720 (private bug) have all been granted r+. I'll land them today.

mano@mozilla.com last month

Bugs:

Bug 937560 - Introduce onDeletePages (In Progress)
Bug 951651 - Make bookmarkProperties, Star UI and Library info pane work with PlacesTransactions (In Review)
Bug 982115 - Async Places Transactions: Solution for implementing Cancel/Undo in bookmarks dialog and Star UI (In Progress)
Bug 1081108 - Implement reorder in Bookmarks.jsm (In Progress)

Done:

  • Landed the patch for Bug 982115
  • Finished porting most of Places UI to new Async APIs (worked is tracked in bug 951651).

Next:

mozilla@noorenberghe.ca last month

Bugs:

Bug 1074670 - Implement NotificationView's button (e.g. retry) (In Progress)
Bug 1080944 - UITour: tour page needs to know where Hello panel and room view are positioned (Not Started)
Bug 1093500 - Cleanup registration by pulling push URLs from the push handler (In Progress)

felipc@gmail.com last month

Bugs:

Bug 863514 - Electrolysis: Make gesture support work (In Progress)
Bug 1068360 - [e10s] Mixed content blocker doorhanger doesn't work (In Review)

Done:

  • bug 1068360 - mixed content notification - patch posted, fixing the basic here was very simple. I need to investigate a bit more when mixedContentChannel would get cleared or changed, to make sure it is the same behavior of the isMixedChannelAllowed flag. I imagine I'll need to dispatch an event from docshell and sync this information up in the parent. But this is not important for fixing this specific bug because the network code for mixed content still needs some extra fixing for e10s: bug 1084504
  • bug 1072287 - blinking tab titles - on last Thursday's e10s meeting myself and a few other people tried to reproduce it and couldn't any longer (everybody could easily see the prob before when we triaged the bug), so it was agreed that this bug is worksforme
  • bug 863514 - Gesture support - made more progress on this.. I'm basically converting browser_gestureSupport to work as a frame script. It's a bit more convoluted than expected because the code there is really generic (handling actions as named in prefs, etc.), and it also handles the OSX swiping animations (which are disabled by default but exist)
  • I did some coordination related to getting a SUMO article with screenshots about the automatic translation feature, because the promotional doorhanger that was rolled out with the first beta 34 includes a link to it. Took screenshots from FF on 5 different locales and submitted them to SUMO and talked with the sumo folks to get those approved. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/automatic-translation

irving@mozilla.com 2 months ago

Done:

Thanksgiving Holiday

Perf:

Thunderbird:

Next:

  • r? on bug 1075153
  • follow up on AsyncShutdown crashes
  • Self-support bug 1075154
  • Start discussion of startup cache removal/replacement ideas

Coordination:

AsyncShutdown crash work is high priority but unknown effort.

shorlander@mozilla.com 3 months ago

Bugs:

Bug 1064257 - [UX] Unify and improve behavior of doorhanger dialogs (In Progress)

Done:

  • Search Stuff
  • Panic Button and Apps Icons
  • Bug Review/Feedback Catch-up
  • DevTools Stuff
  • Panel Stuff
  • Meetings!

Next:

  • Icons for SVG ⋆✸✴︎MAGIC!✴︎✸⋆
  • Panels

mhoye@mozilla.com 3 months ago

Done:

Met about Bugzilla-DB dumps, got the information I'll need to see to their resurrection. Pursuing that.

Coordinating with Kyle about elasticsearch and the new-contributor-patch egg-timer idea. He's respinning an old patch-status dashboard for it - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1074210 - and I'm setting up a 'bot for interested people and #notification

Got feedback about Firefox And The Academy post, put it up.

Email, endless email. Patching all the machines I own, because free software is sometimes cruel.

Next:

Kill my inbox Add leverage numbers to areweeveryoneyet a small number of straggler planet bugs. Figure out what the uptake of StartMozilla bugs is.

gfritzsche@mozilla.com 3 months ago

Bugs:

Bug 1036693 - Plugin Whitelist Request: Novell iPrint Client (2 plugins) (Not Started)
Bug 1051772 - plugin whitelist request: Cisco VGConnect plugin (Not Started)
Bug 1064333 - Add stable user id to telemetry ping (In Review)
Bug 1067989 - Unify some more binary search uses (In Review)

Done:

  • telemetry stable user id
  • stuff

Next:

  • bug 917918 cleanup
  • plugin whitelist bugs
  • maybe check into telemetry unification phase 2 a bit

benjamin@smedbergs.us 4 months ago

Bugs:

Bug 791244 - Undo the pref for the temporary hangserver for beta channels until Socorro is awesome (In Review)
Bug 1053745 - Include OpenH264 plugin in FHR data (In Review)
Bug 1053746 - Add telemetry probes for OpenH264 plugin (Not Started)

Done:

Firefox work week!

  • Desktop platform team announcement; now working with rstrong and vladan and their teams!
  • Switch nightly/aurora back to the main socorro instead of the "skunky" one which was supposed to die in early 2013.
  • Add OpenH264 details into FHR

Next:

  • Hiring plan
  • Add OpenH264 details into telemetry payload
  • Project prioritizing - need to figure out short-term plan for self-support project

gps@mozilla.com 4 months ago

Bugs:

Bug 1042394 - Firefox self-support high-level plan (Not Started)

Done:

  • Switched managers and organizations

Next:

  • Start reporting to Laura Thomson and begin my new role as a "Developer Productivity Engineer"

rpodiuc@mozilla.com 4 months ago

Done:

  • got hit by a car so went for PTO half day to doctor
  • investigated Jasper and tried to install it on mac
  • got ev3 & some missing pieces needed for mechanics
  • installed vm to compile node for arm & java code but finally figured a better way
  • wifi firmware update/ wifi dongle finally working
  • working ev3dev image
  • had some trouble with kernel modules for sensors(still got some problems as drivers not implemented yet)
  • built eva robot for preso
  • started coding eva

Next:

  • last week so probably finishing code for eva
  • writing a preso
  • making preso
  • writing a blog about it
  • figuring what next

mreid@mozilla.com 4 months ago

Done:

Next:

  • Bug 1043504 - Get mrjob / deorphaning working on AWS.

jmoradi@mozilla.com 4 months ago

Done:

IPP experiment:

  • First meetings w/ UX, Metrics, Marketing
  • Talked to bwinton re: Telemetry

Polaris:

  • holding

Next:

IPP experiment:

  • map out all possible scenarios.
  • regroup w/ Metrics, UX, marketing
  • Write our breakdowns for experiment design

Coordination:

Polaris:

  • awaiting instructions

ibarlow@mozilla.com 5 months ago

Next:

  • UX backlogging
  • Search work with Anthony
  • Robin (new designer) starts next week, yay!

manishsmail@gmail.com 8 months ago

Done:

XHR:

Other:

Next:

  • Implement a basic synchronous GET request
  • Start work on adding POSTdata support to resource_task
  • Dummy webidl implementation of ProgressEvent

vstanchev@mozilla.com 8 months ago

Done:

  • Bug 965373 - When the profiler stops it doesn't stop the EventTracer thread - Waiting for final review
  • Bug 967635 - Add profiling hooks for all the major Talos Test - should be ready to commit, waiting for final test results
  • Bug 986160 - Create unit tests for the Gecko Profiler - Waiting for a review on Benoit's fix for the gtest headers
  • Bug 962262 - Use external structure padding to save ~30% of circular buffer space - committed
  • Bug 867728 - Stream profiler JSON directly to a file - committed

Next:

  • Intern Presentation
  • Bug 967630 - Add an option to trychooser to select Talos profiling options - will get the frontend committed after talos is done
  • look at compressing javascript stacks in the profiler's buffer if there's time left over

joel.maher@gmail.com 9 months ago

Done:

  • initial work setting up power profiling
  • lots of work on latency-benchmark, but 982748 as a result
  • landed remaining conversions for testing/mochitest/*.json to mochitest.ini files
  • reviewed a lot of manifest and talos patches
  • did initial work to get browser chrome for linux debug running on ec2 slaves, 1 remaining bug 933860 is remaining for us to switch

Next:

  • experiment more with power profiling toolchain
  • develop short term goals for power profiling
  • continue investigating into linux latency-benchmark
  • start more detailed investigating of win7 and latency-bencharmk
  • ensure we have a permanent or temporary solution to bug 933860
  • sort out agreeable solution for b2g alerts and detecting the changeset
  • make a pass through a 10 day backlog of talos alerts

Coordination:

releng, ateam, perf

mconley@mozilla.com 11 months ago

Done:

  • Bigass holiday + work week!
  • Finished up the majority of UITelemetry probes - handed off the UITour probes to Unfocused (thanks Blair!)
  • Started attacking the customize mode transition smoothness bug (bug 873060). * Have filed a number of blocking bugs with approaches to make the transition smoother. * Bug 962677 is an important bug in this plan, and will hopefully be reviewable soon.
  • Have a patch cooking to fix bug 930094 (Browser windows sometimes have the nav-bar drawn in the titlebar)

Next:

  • Put the patch for bug 930094 up for review, and file follow-ups for lightweight theme support
  • Get patch for bug 962677 into a reviewable state, reviewed and landed
  • A healthy mix of finding more ways of speeding up the customize mode transition, filing bugs for them, and fixing those bugs.

Coordination:

  • bwinton and I are meeting with Alina Hua and (maybe) Alex Fowler to make sure the BrowserUITelemetry stuff isn't somehow violating our privacy policy.

pamadini@mozilla.com last year

Done:

  • Downloads: Compatibility of the API modules with B2G (see bug 926955)
  • Logins: Rework DeferredTask to allow asynchronous tasks (bug 940408)

Next:

  • Logins: Remove main-thread I/O (bug 853549)
  • Promises: Investigate using DOM promises instead of "Promise.jsm"
  • Downloads: API extensibility (bug 899013), decommissioning (bug 851471)

mhammond@mozilla.com last year

Done:

testing, testing, 1..2..3..

  • Work on e10s test infrastructure
  • Work on Sync.Next tests

Next:

testing, testing, 4..5..6..

vdjeric@mozilla.com last year

Done:

  • Analyzing September font chrome-hangs for John Daggett
  • Screened 15 intern applications, interviewed 2 candidates for summer internship
  • bug 937707: Looked into 50% regression in hot startup time from November 1st, found a serious flaw in ts_paint
  • Filed bug 936617: Create a cold-start Talos test
  • Filed bug 936630: Create a startup test that covers session restore time
  • Discussions: bug 869264 re 1000s of plugin crashes in my profile, bug 935482 feasibility of warning on all main thread I/O, bug 935680 new responsiveness benchmark
  • bug 742500: Briefed Roberto on probe expiration project
  • Helped Laura Forrest get perf improvement stats for the PR team for Firefox's anniversary
  • Q4 goals planning
  • Lots of meetings

Next:

  • Screen more intern resumes
  • bug 705287: Dig through chrome-hang data from September for details on font hangs
  • Review bug 672843: Replace NS_ENSURE* macros
  • New benchmarks + catch up on coding bugs
  • File bugs for "Perf Team" Mozilla shirts

mdeboer@mozilla.com last year

Done:

  • Australis: bug 900162, New bookmark drop-down panel should use platform-consistent styling when in the toolbar. Almost done.
  • Australis: bug 919965, DnD feedback in the panel is confusing. In progress.
  • Australis: mentored bug 922003, Move panelMenu gutter width to a constant next to menuPanelWidth
  • Findbar: bug 666816 regressions fixing & reviews. In good shape!
  • Other: bug 873126, Introduce a common JS Assert library

Next:

  • Australis: work on P3/ P4 bugs
  • Findbar: track regressions and post new patch for bug 257061
  • Other: land(?) bug 873126, Introduce a common JS Assert library

enndeakin@gmail.com last year

Done:

908256 - stop downloads when going offline 906139 - preserve unknown fields when serializing 907062 - fix browser_basic_functionality.js test, checked in

Review some download manager patches. Investigate some focus bug others are working on.

jmaher@mozilla.com last year

Done:

  • bug 903681 - tsvgx/tscrollx on trunk based branches
  • inital pass at updating steps to add a talos test: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Buildbot/Talos/Misc#Steps_to_add_a_test
  • bug 848358 - new talos test TART landed and deployed to trunk based branches
  • private webpagetest instance is ready for use
  • analyzed octane, found Splay and Box2D to be bimodal on Android
  • recommended running 35 iterations to get 95% confidence in a reliable number for Octane

Next:

  • cleanup talos suites to use filters and mozafterpaint correctly
  • resolve issues for webpagetest instance: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/wpt-controller
  • document finding for Octane, produce Android and desktop numbers for the platform meeting
  • Investigate bimodal data on talos
  • continue feedback on new datazilla.mozilla.org UI

Coordination:

ateam, perf, games

scaraveo@mozilla.com last year

Done:

  • worked out new approach for patches in case remote frameworker doesnt land
  • small stuff landed, still working towards finishing out bug 889427
  • partner meetings

Next:

  • possible slight changes to ux for socialmarks button

fgomes@mozilla.com last year

Done:

Done:

  • bug 851466 - Import downloads.sqlite to downloads.json
    • Started working in this bug, posted a wip v1 and worked through the feedback for a v2
  • Various reviews and feedback and working with e10s folks
  • bug 516753 - Refactor context area menu for e10s
  • bug 899222 - About:home for e10s
  • bug 897062 - Middle click support for e10s
  • bug 896748 - Notification request box
  • bug 902695 - Implement openURIInFrame
  • bug 895957 - goDoCommand
  • bug 903184 - Disable more FullZoom code
  • bug 786407 - Fix UninstallString for webapps installer
  • bug 902048 - Use getOuterWindowWithId in webappsui.jsm
  • bug 901757 - Create file with correct permissions in webapps installer

dgiani@mozilla.com last year

Done:

  • Ext4 transparent decompression v1
    • Discussions are still continuing on the LKML
  • Ext4 transparent decompression v2
    • Traced a lot of ext4 code. Code makes a lot more sense
  • Monday was a holiday

Next:

  • Ext4 transparent decompression v2
    • Experimenting with changing page mapping
    • Code is clear now, so time to make changes
  • Volatile Ranges
    • Next patchset has just arrived, test firefox changes

Coordination:

  • Continue discussing with upstream on where to target changes
    • I still think that within the filesystem is a better choice, just to avoid a lot of corner cases
    • Also the VFS "firewall" is hard to cross.

mak@mozilla.com last year

Done:

  • Landed on UX Bug 855805 - Create the Bookmarks widget with subview
  • Experimental patch in Bug 894331 - Automatic batches for Places results.
  • Gone through Downloads Panel feature recent feedback
  • Review Bug 513168 - Remove "Stop" and "Reload" from View menu
  • Review Bug 519937 - Remove "Back", "Forward" and "Home" from History menu
  • Feedback Bug 836437 - Add the ability to resume a download from where it stopped
  • Review Bug 874814 - (OMTConnectionClose) [Storage] Implement OMT AsyncClose()
  • Feedback Bug 891303 - Async-friendly transaction manager for Places
  • Review Bug 895839 - Remove support for binary annotations
  • Feedback Bug 895907 - Aero selection styling bottom border is too much bright
  • Review Bug 896193 - Adopt Promises in mozIAsyncLivemarks

Next:

  • Handle Reviews/Feedback backlog
  • Fix tests for Bug 894331 - Automatic batches for Places results

jaws@mozilla.com last year

Done:

Landed on UX:

  • Bug 895724 - Remove reload-button and stop-button from browser.xul since they are not needed anymore
  • Bug 895778 - Optimize code path of CustomizableUIInternal.registerToolbar

Up for review:

  • Bug 896291 - "Close other tabs" should show the confirmation dialog if the number of tabs is greater than browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo
  • Bug 896157 - Optimize the CustomizableUIInternal.setLocationAttributes function

Build a focused profiler for CustomizableUI and shared it with mconley so we can measure perf changes between optimizations. Will blog about it.

Next:

  • Contact someone from the layout team about a dirty nsIReflowObserver
  • Need to start reaching out to other people to see what possible ideas they may have for fixing perf of WinXP tpaint.

dolske@mozilla.com last year

Done:

  • Another round of Australis prioritization triage
  • wontfix'd bug 893065 and bug 893013
  • Met with rel-mgmt, support, QA to talk about Australis compat impact with addons
  • Updated patch for bug 355063
  • Lots of other Australis stuff

gavin@gavinsharp.com last year

Done:

Next:

  • Blog post about work week
  • finalize Q3 goals

espindola.invalid@smedbergs.us last year

Done:

misc:

  • Accepted a job offer at another company. This is my last week at mozilla.

mozilla-central:

  • a2e147b93af6 - bug 845277 - Asan builds burning with "js/src/jsproxy.h:346:7: error: visibility does not match previous declaration".

  • 8db79d56a4b1 - bug 845613 - Locking issues in the write poisoning code.

  • 64ccf95dc579 - bug 846298 - Misc cleanups to the write poisoning base/OS split.

  • 00c6018cb20e - bug 846922 - Read late write stacks on windows.

telemetry-toolbox:

  • e01dd67088ebb124181ca55e3766ab4e056659d6 - Use a short timeout. In some cases we can get a lot of timeouts from the symbolication server. With the default urllib2 timeout the script would not finish in time (take more than one day).

Next:

  • Finish the windows write poisoning (bug 847492, bug 847468 and bug 846471).
  • Do an end to end test to see if a windows lat write shows up in the late write report.
  • Exit interview.

b56girard@gmail.com last year

Done:

  • bug 839740: GTest is ready to land, waiting on review
  • Continue to improve multi-threaded profile support in the UI
  • bug 734691: Worked with snorp to add Multi-thread support to the non breakpad backend.
  • bug 839538: Fixing up the tear down sequence for the layers refactor
  • bug 779291: Reviewed the preliminary SPS rollup patch

Next:

  • bug 839538: Fixing up the tear down sequence for the layers refactor
  • Help with breakpad unwinding any way I can.

tabraldes@mozilla.com

Done:

  • Implemented review comments for bug 795832 - synthesized input events
  • Thought of and implemented a way to avoid SetCursorPos in bug 795832
  • Attempted to get on-screen keyboard to appear by synthesizing click in URL bar
    • That didn't work, so tested manually clicking in URL bar
    • Filed bug 809629 about clicking in URL bar not showing soft keyboard - turns out this is expected behavior
  • Submitted, backed out, fixed, resubmitted patch for bug 795832
  • Switched to building locally with VS2010, switched to building release builds
  • Debugged remaining issue with metro chrome tests; browser hangs while unloading a DLL during shutdown, but log is written
  • Implementing chrome tests
    • Updated browser_context_ui.js to test right-click interaction with context UI

Next:

  • More tests! I'll be going through browser/metro/base/tests/fennectests and porting them to metro

necheverria@mozilla.com

Done:

  • minor fixes on bug 770317 (xperf mainthread io tracker)
  • investigating bug 774949 and getting familiar with the code, proposed preliminary patch
  • day off Thursday (intern scavenger hunt)
  • intern presentation

Next:

  • check more on the consequences of removing JAR validation in getOwner in bug 774949 (as also mentioned in bug 726125)
  • bug 748598, or find another snappy-p1 bug, or coordinate with vladan to help him with some bugs

ejpbruel@mozilla.com

Done:

  • Finished the direct proxy class refactor
  • Created an implementation plan for implementing Harmony modules
  • Found some dead code whilst writing a patch for bug 767059
  • Filed a patch for bug 703537
  • Filed a patch for bug 720619
  • Filed a patch for bug 771907
  • Filed a patch for bug 771908
  • Tried (and failed) to reproduce compiler error for bug 722555 locally

Next:

jmathies@mozilla.com

Done:

  • command execute handler prep for review
  • finished up xul fennec code base move. This is as far as I can get things until we work out the mixed platform/app resources problem.
  • fixed pymake/make issues with reg scripts.
  • fixed a bug with the dummy vccor dll that showed up with our builders.
  • upgrading local systems to new win8 release / VS tool set.

Next:

  • migrating metro code base to RC VC11
  • work with bbondy on any xaml interop removal fallout
  • hopefully finish up /browser integration near the end of the week, get elm zip installs functional.

dtownsend@mozilla.com

Done:

  • Submitted pdf.js packaging work for review (bug 740795)
  • Patched a problem on OSX with FAT filesystem profiles (bug 733436)
  • Patched a problem with restartless add-ons when moving profiles between machines (bug 744833)
  • Added some quoting for the extensions crash report annotation (bug 753900)
  • Thoughts on shipping the SDK in Firefox and problems with supporting other apps: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/SDK-in-Firefox

mozstatusupdate@glek.net

Done:

  • bug 748417: python script to generate metrics-friendly json from our histogram definitions
  • lots of reviews on Yoric's File API
  • bug 743877: poked at tab delays due to settimeouts

ddahl@mozilla.com

Done:

  • Work Week last week for Identity derailed some development

Made some progress on bug 673432 "Mobile implementation crypto.getRandomValues" - this bug also governs re-adding a crypto object to window on mobile platforms

Worked on bug 734076 - I have a working patch, there are some unanswered questions yet

Next:

More of the same

myk@mozilla.org

Done:

Next:

  • dig into Apps front-end and platform requirements

Coordination:

  • in MV Wednesday

margaret.leibovic@gmail.com

Done:

  • Site settings menuitem (bug 706876)
  • Click-to-play plugins follow-ups

Next:

  • Form autocomplete follow-ups (dependencies set on bug 695444)
  • Random bug fixing

Coordination:

  • PTO next week. Back January 4.

me@shawnwilsher.com

Done:

  • Reviewed bug 699051 - Track slow sql queries on main thread + send them in via telemetry
  • Reviewed bug 465299 - mozStorageStatementWrapper::Initialize should check statement state/validity
  • Reviewed bug 702815 - Maintain a list of open SQLite connections
  • Reviewed bug 703143 - Use a memory multi-reporter for SQLite's per-connection reporting
  • Reviewed bug 557047 - Replace mailnews specific ifdef (MOZ_MAIL_NEWS) in cookie code with tests for a protocol flag

honzab.moz@firemni.cz

Done:

(Extremely busy week, so not much done)

review bug 534764 review bug 623948 analyzes bug 637657 bug 637361 bug 638179 bug 638218

Next:

continue reviewing new http pipelining stuff from Patrick McManus start playing with bug 370886

michal.novotny@gmail.com

Done:

  • bug 604897 - Unable to cache small entries when CACHE00[1-3]_ is full
  • bug 599127 - Wyciwyg channel write's end up doing synchronous disk IO
  • bug 592422 - preallocate individual (non-block) cache files
  • bug 597224 - HTTP Cache: use directory tree to store cache files

Next:

  • bug 614513 - Crash in nsCacheService::DeactivateEntry during Linux Talos ts_cold

bherland@mozilla.com

Done:

bug #549767 (flush cache-metadata off main thread): new approach, some discussion

bug #589296 (Crash in [@ nsHttpChannel::ContinueProcessResponse): lots of analysis and thinking

bug #561276 (Cookie dependency on cache determination for image redirects): patch submitted and reviewed

Next:

bug #549767 (flush cache-metadata off main thread): new approach, some discussion

bug #536295 (e10s HTTP: offline application cache) : review

bug #575928 ("http-on-modify-request" doesn't work on "CONNECT" method): review

bug #551447 (Avoid async writes to memory-cache) : fix

bug #572557 (nsDiskCacheEvictor::VisitRecord() dooms used entries unnecessary) : fix

Coordination:

bug #561276 (Cookie dependency on cache determination for image redirects): waiting for approval

bug #548406 (xpcshell-test causing leak in nsMemoryCache) : needs review (michal)

bparr.invalid@smedbergs.us

Done:

  • Mainly worked on Bug 551274 - Update nsAddonRepository for API version 1.5:
    • Adds functionality needed for my current project
    • Adds a bunch of missing tests for AddonRepository.jsm
  • Landed Bug 558287 - Add support for searching add-ons on AMO via the addon manager's search bar
  • Fixed small bugs:
    • Bug 580379 - Move and improve CSS introduced in Bug 558287
    • Bug 578467 - xpinstall.whitelist.add prefs are not emptied when converted into permissions on startup with new profile

Next:

  • Continue work on current project:
    • Begin showing new information from AMO in detailed and list view (temporarily storing information)
    • Begin work on back-end storage of new AMO data
  • Look into my other beta 4 and beta N blockers

mnandigama.invalid@smedbergs.us

Done:

Working on bugs/enhancement requests on the topfails website.

Tried [ unsuccessfully ] to create a backPort tracking application for changeset landings. The idea is to ask for a release branch and check if all the relevant landings on the branch are ported appropriately to all the current & active named-branches. Unfortunately, the logic of deciphering what are current active named branches on a given release is not trivial.

Next:

May 21st is my last working day with Mozilla.

Coordination:

Working on winding down and hand-off of the tools/scripts I develop/maintain to A-Team.

vladimir@pobox.com

Done:

  • xpcshell builds and runs

Coordination:

android

kdangoor@mozilla.com

Done:

Can now build Bespin Embedded releases

Next:

Slim down the Bespin Embedded build (currently more than 600K compressed, but not gzipped). More docs Work on CommonJS presentation for JSConf.eu (I'll be giving the presentation at a2div this week.)