Task #4327

Review new Fennec android build process

Added by n8fr8 about 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:12/24/2014
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:Orfox Alpha


Following up on my blog post [1], I just landed Bug 1108771 [2] on fx-team. The patches implement |mach bootstrap| for mobile/android, at least on Mac OS X and Debian-like Linux systems. We have some additional tickets filed for supporting other Linuxes (it's relatively easy to add support and I will mentor and review). Try it out!

I've completely over-hauled the Building Fennec documentation at [3] to focus on the case where |mach bootstrap| works. I've also simplified and removed what cruft I could identify; and I've focused on first Mac OS X and second Linux hosts because those are our two largest developer populations.

Please point folks trying to build Fennec to that documentation and feed back whether bootstrapping is working in the wild, and whether we need to add new platforms. And please let me know -- or better yet, correct the wiki -- if I've removed essential information or added incorrect information.

Let's make 2015 better for ourselves and our community!

[1] http://www.ncalexander.net/blog/2014/12/08/the-firefox-for-android-build-system-in-2015/

[2] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1108771

[3] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Fennec/Android#Building_Fennec


#1 Updated by n8fr8 about 3 years ago

  • Target version set to Orfox Alpha

#2 Updated by n8fr8 over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

#3 Updated by n8fr8 over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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