Firefox 92 was released today!
We’re 96% through M1 for Fluent migration! Great work from kpatenio and niklas!
Caption: A graph showing how Fluent strings have overtaken DTD strings over time as the dominant string mechanism in browser.xhtml. As of September 2nd, it shows that there are 732 Fluent strings and 32 DTD strings in browser.xhtml
Fluent is our new localization framework
We have improvements coming soon for our downloads panel! You can opt in by enabling browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel in about:config.
Nightly now has an about:unloads page to show some of the locally collected heuristics being used to decide which tabs to unload on memory pressure. You can also manually unload tabs from here.
As part of Fission-related changes, we’ve rearchitected some of the internals of the WebExtensions framework - see Bug 1708243
If you notice recent addons-related regressions in Nightly 94 and Beta 93 (e.g. like Bug 1729395, affecting the multi-account-containers addon), please file a bug and needinfo us (rpl or zombie).
For contributions from August 25th to September 7th 2021, inclusive.
Michael Kohler [:mkohler]
Ava wrapped up her Outreachy internship last week (thank you!). Some of her work includes these exciting changes / features to Firefox downloads and can be tested when the browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel is enabled:
See meta-bug for this project: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1710926
We plan to enable these changes for just Firefox Nightly in 95. Currently, we are working on fixing tests when the pref is enabled
Katherine and Niklas have been burning through bugs in the Fluent M1 metabug
Bug 1687684 - Fix credit card autofill when the site prefills fields
Bug 1688209 - Prevent simple hidden fields from being eligible for autofill.
Molly and Micah have kicked off another semester working with MSU capstone students. They’ll be helping us make a number of improvements to high-contrast mode on Firefox Desktop. See this meta bug to follow along.
We’ll be doing a hack weekend on September 11 & 12 where students will get ramped up on their first bugs and tools needed to do Firefox development.
ESLint is now fully enabled on all docshell files.
Welcome Serg Galich, he’ll be working on credential management with Tim and Dimi.
Drew landed some early UI changes, part of Firefox Suggest, in Nightly. In particular, labels have been added to Address Bar groups. A goal of Firefox Suggest is to provide smarter and more useful results, and better grouping, while also improving our understanding of how the address bar results are perceived. More experiments are still ongoing and planned for the short future.
Daisuke landed a performance improvement to the address bar tokenizer. Bug 1726837
This information, including all of the previous updates, are fully available in this doc: https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/document/d/1u9YH3ULNRYg6G-fN-Udkvfkcvg0alJfzi_zIAfFNkL8/edit?usp=sharing
Also note that I'm really just synthesizing and humanizing the stuff that's on the Wiki, which is freely available from here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Meeting, so check that out if you want the source material. It'll also be posted (minus the Below the Fold stuff) to the Nightly blog.
Finally, if there's a Firefox-ish team that you feel isn't being represented here, please let them know about the above meeting so we can get their updates.
Keep on rockin' the free web,