Project Async & Responsive, issue 2

May 24, 2013 § 5 Comments

Our heroes continued on their quest to move add-on- and front-end-accessible APIs off the main thread. Arrayed against them, work weeks, conferences, holidays and terrible weather. Still, they pressed on.

Tooling and new APIs

  • JavaScript module loader for workers (bug 872421). Working prototype.
  • Constant stack implementation of Promise (bug 810490). Working prototype, improving gradually.
  • Async API for Downloads (bug 825588). In progress. Numerous blockers.


  • Making Session Restore non-blocking (bug 838577). Working prototype, improving gradually.
  • Numerous simplifications to Session Restore (bug 874381 and blockers). Many patches are ready to land, once we have decided of a good policy to revert them in case they destroy too many add-ons.
  • Async mozStorage connection (bug 702559). Working prototype. Pending review.


  • Adding support for Task.jsm in mochitest (bug 872229). In progress.

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§ 5 Responses to Project Async & Responsive, issue 2

  • DB Cooper says:

    Turning those bug numbers into links would be a nice thing to do. :)

  • ertt says:

    you can try this script :


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