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These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 4

The Firefox Desktop engineering team met together last Tuesday to chat about what they’re working on. Here are some juicy tidbits from that meeting:

Highlights

Contributor(s) of the Week

Project Updates

Add-ons

Content Handling

Electrolysis (e10s)

Firefox Core Engineering

Form Auto-fill

Go Faster

  • Next areas of focus are likely to be improving the system add-on roll-out facilities (tools to make publishing easier) & update times (time from publish to when a user is running with the update).
    • Restartless system add-ons likely to land soon
    • Other issues being discussed in this bug

Localization

Platform UI and Other Platform Audibles

  • daleharvey fixed a bug that was preventing GMP installation for 64-bit OS’s
  • mconley is working with Layout to make it easier to style checkbox / radio boxes
  • Simplify Page feature for Print Preview has been disabled in a few areas:
    • Only enabled on Nightly for Linux until this bug is fixed
    • Enabled on Windows up to early beta until these two bugs are fixed

Privacy / Security

Quality of Experience

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Here are the raw meeting notes that were used to derive this list.

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