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These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 29

Highlights

Friends of the Firefox team

Project Updates

Add-ons

Activity Stream

Browser Architecture

Form Autofill

  • Improved the accuracy of identifying fields related to credit card expiration date.
  • Fixed an issue that the cached “searchString” in the autocomplete module isn’t consistent with the actual value in the input element.
  • Heartbeat for credit card autofill is live.

Lint

  • If you use `git mozreview push`, then lint should run automatically against the files in your push.
    • You may need to run `./mach mercurial-setup` to pick up the latest version-control-tools.
  • Requiring the use of Services.jsm rather than .getService continues to roll out, all of toolkit/ & services/ now covered, browser/ is on its way.

Mobile

  • Firefox for Android can be used as an “Assist App” again! This means that long pressing the home button launches Firefox with a new tab ready for typing a search query or URL.
    • This feature was temporarily lost when the Search Activity / Widget was removed in Firefox for Android 58, and should be fixed in Firefox for Android 59

Performance

Platform Audibles

Privacy/Security

Search and Navigation

Address Bar & Search
Places
More

Test Pilot

Web Payments

  • Making progress on the dialog and use of Custom Elements for implementing the dialog and UI components within it
  • Continuing refinement on UX specs

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

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2 comments on “These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 29”

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  1. Kshitij Chawla wrote on

    When will see the 30th post? It’s been 2 weeks.

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  2. Sebastian wrote on

    I really love the new improvements to Firefox Nightly. It’s really remarkable that we’re picking up Quantum Speed for everything.

    I would like some great developers that I really love and admire to implement the FIDO U2F v1.1 JS API. It really gets annoying that I have to use Chrome to use FIDO U2F, because it simply doesn’t work on Firefox Quantum yet.

    I think it would be very Quantumic to implement this API for the millions of users of this 2FA system. SMS 2FA is very obsolete now, and it has quite a bit of security vulnerabilities. The current trend is to avoid anything that has to do with Phone carriers, because their vault security is as good as a broken glass bottle.

    I really love you guys. I am learning to program on Coursera, and I hope to make Firefox super good in the future. I mean good.

    Sebastian

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