Things to know:
Input is Mozilla's product feedback site.
Fjord is the code that runs Input.
We maintain project details and plans at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Input.
I am Will Kahn-Greene and I was the tech lead, architect, QA and primary developer on Input.
This is the quarter in review for Mozilla Input!
Bugzilla and git stats
Quarter 2015q4 (2015-10-01 -> 2016-01-01) ========================================= Bugzilla ======== Bugs created: 46 Creators: 6 Will Kahn-Greene [:willkg] : 38 Justin Crawford [:hoosteeno] [ : 3 Michael Kelly [:mkelly,:Osmose : 2 Artem Polivanchuk : 1 Jen : 1 Francesco Lodolo [:flod] : 1 Bugs resolved: 55 WONTFIX : 23 FIXED : 29 DUPLICATE : 3 Tracebacks : 2 Research : 6 Tracker : 3 Research bugs: 6 1179534: [research] geo for heartbeat 1213373: [research] better way to collapse whitespace in Jinja2 trans blocks 1222442: [research] way to distinguish feedback from Fennec about:feedback and Input generic form Tracker bugs: 3 1146686: [tracker] upgrade to django 1.8 1198758: [tracker] trigger suggester project Resolvers: 4 Will Kahn-Greene [:willkg] : 53 jorge : 1 L. Guruprasad : 1 Commenters: 25 willkg : 342 mgrimes : 14 ankititsme : 9 zfang : 5 jennifer72tx : 4 mr.reception : 4 neminaa : 4 hello : 4 deshrajdry : 3 glind : 3 standard8 : 2 bansalutkarsh3 : 2 lgp171188 : 2 rrosario : 2 gioyik : 2 aaronkalair : 1 reachtotj : 1 a.polivanchuk : 1 madhava : 1 cww : 1 mhoye : 1 rajat503 : 1 aman_alam : 1 jorge : 1 mkelly : 1 git === Total commits: 96 Will Kahn-Greene : 92 (+3214, -2880, files 266) L. Guruprasad : 4 (+17, -12, files 5) Total lines added: 3231 Total lines deleted: 2892 Total files changed: 271 Everyone ======== aaronkalair aman_alam ankititsme Artem Polivanchuk bansalutkarsh3 cww deshrajdry Francesco Lodolo [:flod] gioyik glind hello Jen jennifer72tx jorge Justin Crawford [:hoosteeno] [:jcrawford] L Guruprasad madhava Matt Grimes mhoye Michael Kelly [:mkelly,:Osmose] mr.reception neminaa rajat503 reachtotj rrosario standard8 Will Kahn-Greene [:willkg] zfang
Code line counts:
2014q1: April 1st, 2014: 15195 total 6953 Python 2014q2: July 1st, 2014: 20456 total 9247 Python 2014q3: October 7th. 2014: 23466 total 11614 Python 2014q4: December 31st, 2014: 30158 total 13615 Python 2015q1: April 1st, 2015: 28977 total 12623 Python 2015q2: July 13th, 2015: 29549 total 13572 Python 2015q3: September 30th, 2015: 30571 total 15119 Python 2015q4: December 30th, 2015: 31116 total 15364 Python
We removed a lot of code this quarter and did a fair amount of code cleanup. It was a good quarter for improving the quality of the code without improving the quantity of the code.
There wasn't a lot of non-me activity this quarter. Generally 4th quarter tends to be slower all around.
Switched to Puente: We ditched a lot of code in Fjord for l10n support and switched to use Puente. In the process of doing that, we improved Puente by a lot, solved a bunch of mysteries and generally have a much better l10n situation than we did previously.
Emoji: I spent a lot of time tracking down problems with Input falling over when emoji was in the feedback. The problem is that we're using MySQL with utf8 and MySQL's utf8 is 3-byte. In order to store emoji, we need to be using 4-byte utf8mb4. Switching to that is a bit of a trick and I hit a lot of problems. I'm not sure when we'll get this fixed, but at least we understand the issues involved now.
Heartbeat Health Check: We added a healthcheck system for Heartbeat to prevent future data problems. This system is pretty flexible, so we can easily expand it with additional checks in the future.
Updates, bug fixes, etc: We had the regular amount of library updates, minor bug fixes and other improvements. We added a lot of tests and removed a lot of half-done or dead code. Generally, the quality of the project is higher, though as with most things, there are always things to improve.
It was a decent quarter. Nothing special, but nothing worrying either.