Mozilla Platform Rendering in Asia

I’ve spent the last 3 weeks traveling in Asia for Mozilla and W3C business. On May 20 to 24, my team was in Taiwan for a series of meetings on Platform Rendering (Layout, Graphics, and Media.) It’s always an enlightening experience for me when I spend time with such a talented group of people:

The Mozilla Firefox Platform Rendering Team on location in Taiwan.

Going to Taiwan was a very special event. The local Taiwan office was awesome, and the local staff was very wonderful, taking great care of us while we were there. Beautiful and fast rendering requires a deep understanding of the underlying hardware, and if you’re serious about hardware, you eventually have to go to Taiwan. Meeting and working with the local Taiwan team was great. They’re so smart, and eager to learn about the Firefox Platform. We spent a lot of time getting them caught up on Rendering infrastructure, and various Mozilla-specific topics (Open Source, Open Specs, Code Review, etc.)

I’ve pasted the calendar we followed for the week, below. The links point to raw notes from the sessions (where available.) I apologize for the lack of context in some notes, as they’re meant for the attendees. They’re in this blog post to give you an idea of what the Rendering Team does when we get together in a large group every few months.

Taiwan Rendering Sessions

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am Lightning talks Graphics: SkiaGL Canvas (snorp) Graphics:WebGL (Vlad) Layout/Media: Implementing WebVTT CSS features (rillian/dbaron)
10am Free Graphics: SkiaGL Content (Jeff M.)
Layout: Intro to Style System (dbaron)
Graphics: WebGL (Vlad)
Media: libCubeb/Audio Latency (Kinetik)
Platform:Cycle Collection 101 (khuey) Graphics: Timing Attacks (bjacob)
Layout:Layout Documentation – Conf Room B (jwir3)Media: ???
11am Free Graphics: Async Canvas (Vlad, snorp)
Layout: Intro to Dynamic Changes in Layout (dbaron)
Graphics: WebGL (Vlad)
Media: Web Audio (padenot)
Layout: CSS Masking
Media: Fixing MediaStreamGraph video propagation (roc)
Graphics: Imagelib (joe)
Other: WebGL (Vlad)
Layout: ???
Media: ???
Noon Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1pm Graphics: OMT-Compositing (Nical – “D”)
Layout: Layout 101 (Elika – “C”)
Layout: APZC Graphics: Moz2D/Player2D (Bas) Layout:Layout fuzzer status (multicol security bugs, etc.) – Conf Rm. A Graphics:Intro to Gecko Graphics (mwoodrow)
Layout: ???
Media: ???
2pm Graphics: Layers and buffers (bjacob) Layout:Web Animations (birtles)
Media: MediaSource Extensions (kinetik)
Graphics: OMT Canvas Layout: Web Animations contd. (birtles) Graphics: ???
Layout: Standardization and Mozilla (dbaron/abr) «IETF Slides»
Media: ???
3pm Graphics: Gralloc
Layout:CSS Variables / CSS Cascade (heycam, dbaron – “C”)
Layout: CSS Graphics Graphics: OMT Animation
Layout: (see graphics)
Media: Media Decoding (cdouble) OMX Codec (sotaro)
Graphics: B2G/Android Graphics Testing
Layout:CSS Writing Modes – Vertical Text (fantasai)
Graphics: ???
Layout:Layout Performance (jet)
Media: ???
4pm Media: WebVTT/TextTrack (rillian) The Mozilla Way (roc) Graphics: CSS Filters
Layout:CSS3 Fonts
Code Reviews – The Mozilla Way (roc) Work Week Wrap-up (jet)

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