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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #18

This has been a busy week.  A lot of fixes have landed, setting up the Firefox 57 cycle for a good start.  On the platform side, a notable change that will be in the upcoming Nightly is the fix for

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #17

Next week, Nightly will switch to the 57 branch, beginning the development cycle of what will be the last train leaving the station towards Firefox 57.  Around 5 months ago, I started writing the first one of these newsletters, which

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #16

It has been almost a month and a half since the last time that I talked about our progress in fighting sync IPC issues.  So I figured it’s time to prepare another Sync IPC Analysis report.  Again, unfortunately only the

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #15

Last week many Mozilla developers attended the Mozilla All Hands at San Francisco.  I didn’t attend the All Hands myself but from the activity on Bugzilla it looks like it was a productive week.  🙂  The intention behind the work

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #14

We have about 13 more weeks before the train of Firefox 57 leaves the station.  Next week many of you will be at the upcoming work week, so I thought it may be a good time to have some retrospection

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #13

I’m back with some more updates on another week worth of work on improving various performance aspects of Firefox. Similar to the past weeks, Speedometer remains a big focus area for performance work.  In addition to the many already identified

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #12

It has been a few weeks since I have given an update about our progress on reducing the amount of slow synchronous IPC messages that we send across our processes.  This hasn’t been because there hasn’t been a lot to

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #11

Keeping track of ongoing progress and how much more work different areas need is important.  I’ve found the new Firefox Health Dashboards that Harald Kirschner and the team have worked on extremely helpful.  You can see the status of the

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #10

Let’s start this week’s updates with looking at the ongoing efforts to improve the usefulness of the background hang reports data.  With Ben Miroglio’s help, we confirmed that we aren’t blowing up telemetry ping sizes yet by sending native stack

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Quantum Flow Engineering Newsletter #9

It’s been 10 weeks since I have started writing these newsletters (the number in the title isn’t an off by one error, there was a one week hiatus due to a work week!). We still have quite a bit of

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