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These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 10

Highlights

  • The Sidebar WebExtension API (compatible with Opera’s API) has been implemented ?
  • Preferences reorg and search project is fully underway. jaws and mconley lead a “hack-weekend” this past weekend with some MSU students working on the reorg and search projects
  • A lot of people were stuck on Firefox Beta 44, we found out about it and fixed it. Read more about it on :chuttens blog
  • According to our Telemetry, ~62% of our release population has multi-process Firefox enabled by default now ?
  • Page Shot is going to land in Firefox 54.  We are planning on making it a WebExtension so that users can remove it fully if they choose to.

Friends of the Firefox team

Project Updates

Activity Stream

Content Handling Enhancement

Electrolysis (e10s)

  • e10s-multi is tentatively targeted to ride the trains in Firefox 55
    • Hoping to use a scheme where we measure the user’s available memory in order to determine maximum content process count
    • Here’s the bug to track requirements to enable e10s-multi on Dev Edition by default

Firefox Core Engineering

Form Autofill

Go Faster

  • 1-day uptake of system add-ons is ~85% in beta (thanks to restartless), and ~72% in release (Wiki)

Platform UI and other Platform Audibles

Privacy/Security

Search

  • Fixed a glaring problem with one-off buttons in scaled (zoomed) display configurations that made the search settings button appear in a separate line.
  • We now correctly report when a search engine could not be installed due to an invalid format.
  • Some Places work mostly in preparation of support for hi-res favicons.

Sync / Firefox Accounts

Storage Management

Test Pilot

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

Want to help us build Firefox? Get started here!

Here’s a tool to find some mentored, good first bugs to hack on.

2 comments on “These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 10”

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  1. klop*cz wrote on

    Thank you for update.
    I checked the screens of new reorganized preferences and I think that there is too much settings on one page. Even with 5K display I’m not able too see all information at once. I have to scroll. Is the concept already fixed?

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  2. kitsune wrote on

    I’ve criticized the blog not covering changes in detail. This is by far the best blog post I’ve seen in months! Thank you so much mconley for taking the time to write this. I sometimes do notice changes on my own, but this always a nice read to know what happens behind the scene 🙂

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