Test Pilot Experiment Dev Meeting notes - May 8

(Jared Hirsch) #1

Hi all!

Last Monday, the Test Pilot dev team got together with Test Pilot experiment teams to share updates and future plans.

We’ll be having another of these meetings next Monday; I’ll send out a reminder later this week, but info is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/index.php?title=Test_Pilot/Meeting

Notes are pasted in below, and can also be found on the wiki.



General Topics / Roundtable

(Want to share a useful library? Blocked on something? Wondering how other experiment teams do something?)

Friends of the Test Pilot team

(Give a shoutout/thanks to people for helping fix and test bugs in Test Pilot or experiments. Introductions for new contributors)

  • Resolved bugs (excluding employees):
  • More than one bug fixed:
    • niharikak101: Truncate long screenshot titles (Screenshots #2147), Scale onboarding to fit small windows (Screenshots #2654)
  • New contributors (:star2: = First Patch!)

Project Updates

(Product, engineering, & community updates. For more ideas, see the meeting proposal doc.)

Test Pilot

(includes eng, UX, user research, product)


Activity Stream

  • Started a Pocket experiment last week (may 1st)
  • Landed preffed off version of AS in FFx Nightly (enable by flipping the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.enabled pref to true)


  • Working on SDK migration


  • Working on a Shield version
    • Same repo, blog post to come about how to build addon and shield version from same repo
  • Product backlog is now prioritized partly based on community feedback


  • Making UX right now. We’re planning on using Photon’s paradigms
  • Should be possible to do this all as a WebExtension
  • Can a browserAction redirect to a sidebar? If you know, talk to vlad

Min Vid

  • Milestone for replacing sdk
  • Final ui tweaks coming
  • Talks with soundcloud ongoing
  • Update with lots of minor bug fixes coming this week


  • Uses the SDK extensively
  • We’re collecting data! 21k submissions so far.


  • Page Shot is graduating (into Firefox \o/) targeting release in 54.
  • Screenshots is pref’d off in Beta. Getting some perf regressions trying to enable (Bug 1361792)
  • Using SHIELD pref tagging to roll out a small sample to analyze.

Snooze Tabs

  • Work is mainly hibernating, letting metrics come in.


Tab Center

  • No updates