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Mozilla planet - to, 23/04/2015 - 17:00

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Air Mozilla: Reps weekly

Mozilla planet - to, 23/04/2015 - 17:00

Reps weekly Weekly Mozilla Reps call

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William Lachance: PyCon 2015

Mozilla planet - to, 23/04/2015 - 16:55

So I went to PyCon 2015. While I didn’t leave quite as inspired as I did in 2014 (when I discovered iPython), it was a great experience and I learned a ton. Once again, I was incredibly impressed with the organization of the conference and the diversity and quality of the speakers.

Since Mozilla was nice enough to sponsor my attendance, I figured I should do another round up of notable talks that I went to.

Technical stuff that was directly relevant to what I work on:

  • To ORM or not to ORM (Christine Spang): Useful talk on when using a database ORM (object relational manager) can be helpful and even faster than using a database directly. I feel like there’s a lot of misinformation and FUD on this topic, so this was refreshing to see. video slides
  • Debugging hard problems (Alex Gaynor): Exactly what it says — how to figure out what’s going on when things aren’t behaving as they should. Great advice and wisdom in this one (hint: take nothing for granted, dive into the source of everything you’re using!). video slides
  • Python Performance Profiling: The Guts And The Glory (Jesse Jiryu Davis): Quite an entertaining talk on how to properly profile python code. I really liked his systematic and realistic approach — which also discussed the thought process behind how to do this (hint: again it comes down to understanding what’s really going on). Unfortunately the video is truncated, but even the first few minutes are useful. video

Non-technical stuff:

  • The Ethical Consequences Of Our Collective Activities (Glyph): A talk on the ethical implications of how our software is used. I feel like this is an under-discussed topic — how can we know that the results of our activity (programming) serves others and does not harm? video
  • How our engineering environments are killing diversity (and how we can fix it) (Kate Heddleston): This was a great talk on how to make the environments in which we develop more welcoming to under-represented groups (women, minorities, etc.). This is something I’ve been thinking a bunch about lately, especially in the context of expanding the community of people working on our projects in Automation & Tools. The talk had some particularly useful advice (to me, anyway) on giving feedback. video slides

I probably missed out on a bunch of interesting things. If you also went to PyCon, please feel free to add links to your favorite talks in the comments!

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TomTom werkt met Mozilla samen aan navigatie op Firefox OS - Tweakers

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TomTom gaat samenwerken met Mozilla en telecomprovider Telefónica. Kaarten van het bedrijf komen daardoor beschikbaar voor gebruikers met een Firefox OS-toestel, terwijl sommige Télefonica-klanten met zo'n telefoon ook turn-by-turn navigatie ...
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Mozilla Release Management Team: 38.0 & 38.0.5: An update on the upflits and branches

Mozilla planet - to, 23/04/2015 - 11:30

During the 38 cycle, we are going to publish a release between 38 & 39 (called 38.0.5).

In order to continue the development of 38 & 38.0.5 in parallel, we merged mozilla-beta (m-b) into mozilla-release (m-r).

Before:

  • m-b = 38.0.0 beta
  • m-r = 37.0.2

Now:

  • m-b = 38.0.5 beta (even if we won't build any for now)
  • m-r = 38.0 beta (next one being beta7)

We will do regular m-r => m-b merges to make sure 38.0.5 is up to date.

This does not impact aurora (aka 39). In case we have to make a new 37 dot release, we would use a relbranch.

The m-b tree is closed avoid any confusion.

Last but not least, uplift requests to 38 should be filled for mozilla-release 38.0.5 would be mozilla-beta. However, release managers and sheriffs will translate the information if the uplift requests are incorrect.

The schedule has been updated.

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TomTom provides maps, navigation apps for Firefox phones - Telecompaper (subscription)

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TomTom provides maps, navigation apps for Firefox phones
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TomTom announced a partnership with Mozilla and Telefonica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to Firefox OS smartphones. The apps will be offered in the Firefox Marketplace. Telefonica is a major backer of the Firefox OS and has launched ...

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Tomtom werkt met Mozilla en Telefónica aan navigatie op smartphones - NU.nl

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Tomtom is een samenwerking aangegaan met Mozilla en Telefónica om zijn navigatiekaarten en online-apps uit te brengen op smartphones met het besturingssysteem Firefox OS. Dat maakt Tomtom donderdag bekend, zonder financiële details te ...
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TomTom werkt samen met Mozilla en Telefónica - Telegraaf.nl

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TomTom is een samenwerking aangegaan met Mozilla en Telefónica om zijn navigatiekaarten en online-apps uit te brengen op smartphones met het besturingssysteem Firefox OS. Dat maakte TomTom donderdag bekend, zonder financiële details te ...
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TomTom in zee met Mozilla en Telefonica - Beurs.nl

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Donderdag 23 april 2015 08:07 AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)--TomTom nv (TOM2.AE) gaat samen met softwarebedrijf Mozilla en telecomconcern Telefonica zijn online kaarten en navigatie-apps lanceren op smartphones, die draaien op besturingssysteem ...
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TomTom werkt samen met Mozilla en Telefónica - RTL Nieuws

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TomTom is een samenwerking aangegaan met Mozilla en Telefónica om zijn navigatiekaarten en online-apps uit te brengen op smartphones met het besturingssysteem Firefox OS. Dat maakte TomTom donderdag bekend, zonder financiële details te ...
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TomTom Launches Online Maps and Navigation In HTML5 Through Partnership ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)

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TomTom Launches Online Maps and Navigation In HTML5 Through Partnership ...
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TomTom Launches Online Maps and Navigation In HTML5 Through Partnership ... - Yahoo Finance UK

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TomTom Launches Online Maps and Navigation In HTML5 Through Partnership ...
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TomTom (TOM2) today announces a partnership with Mozilla and Telefónica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to HTML5 powered Firefox OS smartphone devices. “We're thrilled to offer Firefox OS users TomTom's Maps Online and Nav Online ...
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TomTom Launches Online Maps and Navigation In HTML5 Through Partnership ... - Business Wire (press release)

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TomTom Launches Online Maps and Navigation In HTML5 Through Partnership ...
Business Wire (press release)
Our priority is to empower users with a mobile experience that makes their lives richer and more efficient, and great content like TomTom's ensures that,” said Bertrand Neveux, Director of Marketplace and Ecosystem at Mozilla. “Telefónica has now ...

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Mozilla Firefox 37.0.2: Zweites Notfall-Update für Browser notwendig - T-Online

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Ian Bicking: A Product Journal: As A Building Block

Mozilla planet - to, 23/04/2015 - 07:00

I’m blogging about the development of a new product in Mozilla, look here for my other posts in this series

I teeter between thinking big about PageShot and thinking small. The benefit of thinking small is: how can this tool provide value to people who wouldn’t know if it would provide any value? And: how do we get it done?

Still I can’t help but thinking big too. The web gave us this incredible way to talk about how we experience the web: the URL. An incredible amount of stuff has been built on that, search and sharing and archiving and ways to draw people into content and let people skim. Indexes, summaries, APIs, and everyone gets to mint their own URLs and accept anyone else’s URLs, pointing to anything.

But not everyone gets to mint URLs. Developers and site owners get to do that. If something doesn’t have a URL, you can’t point to it. And every URL is a pointer, a kind of promise that the site owner has to deliver on, and sometimes doesn’t choose to, or they lose interest.

I want PageShot to give a capability to users, the ability to address anything, because PageShot captures the state of any page at a moment, not an address so someone else can try to recreate that page. The frozen page that PageShot saves is handy for things like capturing or highlighting parts of the page, which I think is the feature people will find attractive, but that’s just a subset of what you might want to do with a snapshot of web content. So I also hope it will be a building block. When you put content into PageShot, you will know it is well formed, you will know it is static and available, you can point to exact locations and recover those locations later. And all via a tool that is accessible to anyone, not just developers. I think there are neat things to be built on that. (And if you do too, I’d be interested in hearing about your thoughts.)

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The Servo Blog: This Week In Servo 31

Mozilla planet - to, 23/04/2015 - 00:45

In the past two weeks, we merged 100 pull requests

Lars and Mike wrote a blog post on Servo on the Samsung OSG blog

Notable additions New contributors Screenshots

This is a simple demo of our new WebGL support.

Meetings

Minutes

  • We’re trying out Reviewable for code review instead of Critic. It’s pretty neat!
  • Homu is working out very well for us
  • We ought to have some new team members soon!
  • Integration with the Firefox timeline devtool has landed
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Jeff Walden: Texas specialty license plates

Mozilla planet - wo, 22/04/2015 - 20:17

Yesterday I discussed the second Supreme Court oral argument I attended in a recent trip to the Supreme Court. Today I describe the basic controversy in the first oral argument I attended, in a case potentially implicating the First Amendment. First Amendment law is complicated, so this is the first of several posts on the case.

Texas specialty license plates

State license plates, affixed to vehicles to permit legal use on public roads, typically come in one or very few standard designs. But in many states you can purchase a specialty plate with special imagery, designs, coloring, &c. (Specialty plates are distinct from “vanity” plates. A vanity plate has custom letters and numbers, e.g. a vegetarian might request LUVTOFU.) Some state legislatures direct that specialty designs delivering particular messages be offered. And some state legislatures enact laws that permit organizations or individuals to design specialty plates.

The state of Texas sells both legislatively-requested designs and designs ordered by organizations or individuals. (The latter kind require an $8000 bond, covering ramp-up costs until a thousand plates are sold.) The DMVB evaluates designs for compliance with legislated criteria: for example, reflectivity and legibility concerns. One criterion allows (but does not require) Texas to reject “offensive” plates.

The department may refuse to create a new specialty license plate if the design might be offensive to any member of the public.

Texas Transportation Code § 504.801(c) An “offensive” specialty plate design

Texas rejected one particular design for just this reason. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:

A Texas license plate with the Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans logo on the left side, prominently including a Confederate flag The Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans’s proposed specialty plate…incorporating a Confederate flag. (Yes, Texas — including Rick Perry and Greg Abbott both — rejected this design.) (source)

For those unfamiliar with American imagery: the central feature of the Texas SCV insignia is the Confederate flag. Evoking many things, but in some minds chiefly representative of revanchist desire to resurrect Southern racism, Jim Crow, and the rest of that sordid time. Such minds naturally find the Confederate flag offensive.

Is the SCV actually racist? (Assuming you don’t construe mere use of the flag as prima facie evidence.) A spokesman denies the claim. Web searches find some who disagree and others who believe it is (or was) of divided view. I find no explicit denunciation of racism on the SCV’s website, but I searched only very briefly. Form your own conclusions.

Tomorrow, specialty plate programs in the courts, and the parties’ arguments.

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Air Mozilla: Product Coordination Meeting

Mozilla planet - wo, 22/04/2015 - 20:00

Product Coordination Meeting Duration: 10 minutes This is a weekly status meeting, every Wednesday, that helps coordinate the shipping of our products (across 4 release channels) in order...

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Air Mozilla: Product Coordination Meeting

Mozilla planet - wo, 22/04/2015 - 20:00

Product Coordination Meeting Duration: 10 minutes This is a weekly status meeting, every Wednesday, that helps coordinate the shipping of our products (across 4 release channels) in order...

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Mozilla Release Management Team: Firefox 38 beta5 to beta6

Mozilla planet - wo, 22/04/2015 - 19:45

A smaller beta release.

In this release, we disabled screen sharing (will arrive with 38.0.5), reading list and reading view are going to be disabled in beta 7. We also took some stability fixes (as usual) and some polishing patches.

  • 32 changesets
  • 71 files changed
  • 857 insertions
  • 313 deletions

ExtensionOccurrences js25 cpp11 jsm7 java6 mn5 ini4 h4 html2 css2 xul1 list1 json1 idl1

ModuleOccurrences browser29 toolkit9 mobile7 dom7 js6 testing4 layout3 widget2 modules1 media1 docshell1

List of changesets:

Carsten Tomcat BookBug 1155679 - "mozharness update to ref 4f1cf3369955" on a CLOSED TREE . r=ryanvm, a=test-only - 6103268d785d Terrence ColeBug 1152177 - Make jsid and Value pre barriers symetrical. r=jonco, a=abillings - d79194507f32 Mats PalmgrenBug 1153478 - Part 1: Add nsInlineFrame::StealFrame and make it deal with being called on the wrong parent for aChild (due to lazy reparenting). r=roc, a=sledru - 18b8b10f2fbd Mats PalmgrenBug 1153478 - Part 2: Remove useless assertions. r=roc, a=sledru - e1dd0d7756c5 Mike ShalBug 1152031 - Bump mozharness.json to 23dee28169d6. a=test-only - 4411b07ee6bd Gijs KruitboschBug 1153900 - Fix IE cookies migration. a=sylvestre - 55837b9aa111 Jim ChenBug 1072529 - Only create GeckoEditable once. r=esawin, a=sledru - 69e54b268783 Paul AdenotBug 1136360 - Take into account the output device latency in the clock, and be more robust about rounding error accumulation, in cubeb_wasapi.cpp. r=kinetik, a=sledru - fff936b47a9f Mike de BoerBug 1155195 - Disable Loop screensharing for Fx38. r=Standard8, a=sledru - 6a5c3aa5b912 Gijs KruitboschBug 1153900 - add fixes to tests for aurora, rs=me, a=RyanVM - b158e9bdd8a0 Robert StrongBug 1154591 - getCanStageUpdates has incorrect checks for Windows. r=spohl, a=sledru - 86d3b1103197 Ed LeeBug 1152145 - Filter for specific suggested tiles adgroups/buckets/frecent_sites lists with display name [r=adw, a=sylvestre] - e66ad17db13f Gijs KruitboschBug 1147487 - Don't bother sending reader mode updates when isArticle is false. r=margaret, a=sledru - 125ec6c54576 Ehsan AkhgariBug 1151873 - Stop forcing text/plain-only content being copied to the clipboard when an ancestor of the selected node has significant whitespace. r=roc, a=sledru - 7e31d76c4d7b Margaret LeibovicBug 785549 - Use textContent instead of innerHTML to set domain and credits in reader view. r=Gijs, a=sledru - 38e095acde46 Paul Kerr [:pkerr]Bug 1154482 - about:webrtc intermittently throws a js type error. r=jib, a=sledru - 899ee022ed4c Jared WeinBug 1134501 - UITour: Force page into Reader View automatically whenever the ReaderView/ReadingList tour page is loaded. r=gijs, a=dolske - e5d6dc48f6de Gijs KruitboschBug 1152219 - Make reader mode node limit a pref, turn off entirely for desktop because of isProbablyReaderable. r=margaret, a=sledru - 4a98323f8e68 Gijs KruitboschBug 1124217 - Don't gather telemetry for windows that have died. r=mconley, a=sledru - 849bf3c58408 Blake WintonBug 1149068 - Use the correct font for the Sans Serif font button. ui-r=maritz, r=jaws, r=margaret, a=sledru - 44de10db57a6 Gijs KruitboschBug 1155692 - Include latest Readability/JSDOMParser changes into m-c. a=sledru - eb5e2063637b Bas SchoutenBug 1150376 - Do not try to use D3D11 for popup windows. r=jrmuizel, a=sledru - 746934eab883 Bas SchoutenBug 1155228 - Only use basic OMTC for popups when using WARP. r=jrmuizel, a=sledru - 4dc8d874746b Olli PettayBug 1153688 - Treat JS Symbol as void on C++ side of Variant. r=bholley, a=abillings - 18af6cfb3b86 Chenxia LiuBug 1154980 - Localize first run pager titles. r=ally, a=sledru - 65cf03fc2bc9 Gijs KruitboschBug 1141031 - Fix in-content prefs dialogs overflowing. r=jaws, a=sledru - 9117f9af554e Boris ZbarskyBug 1155788 - Make the Ion inner-window optimizations work again. r=efaust, a=sledru - e4192150f53a Gijs KruitboschBug 1150520 - Disable EME for Windows XP. r=dolske, a=sledru - 704989f295eb Luke WagnerBug 1152280 - OdinMonkey: tighten changeHeap mask validation. r=bbouvier, a=abillings - 5dc0d44c8dbd Boris ZbarskyBug 1154366 - Pass in a JSContext to StructuredCloneContainer::InitFromJSVal so it will throw its exceptions somewhere where people might see them. r=bholley, ba=sledru - 72f1b4086067 Ryan VanderMeulenBug 1150376 - Fix rebase typo. a=bustage - f3dd042acc18 Ralph GilesBug 1144875 - Disable EME on ESR releases. r=dolske, a=sledru - 630336da65f2

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