Building B2G OS for Flame on transition (kanikani) branch


(Sai Karthik) #1

Good news flame users ! Now we can build the b2g from transition branch (kanikani).

Thanks to this tweak provided by @gsvelto :slightly_smiling:

from his words…

I’ve successfully flashed the transition branches on my
Flame last week; using the instructions provided on the Wiki should do
the trick, just make sure that you use the flame-kk target when running
the config.sh script and your Flame has been pre-flashed using the V5 base image available here: http://cds.w5v8t3u9.hwcdn.net/v18D_nightly_v5/v18D_nightly_v5.zip


(Sai Karthik) #2

@penserbjorne i’m looking at you :wink: Expecting a build from mexmod soon…


(Valentin) #3

An update from @nhirata on dev-fxos:


(Paul Sebastian Aguilar Enriquez) #4

I’ll try to compile, but Flame is my primary device so make some test is sometimes a problem because my data :frowning: , maybe we can try to make a tool/script to backup/restore or if you know some tool as TWRP or similar let me know, will help me a lot :stuck_out_tongue:


(Sai Karthik) #5

Flame is my primary device too. I will try to find a back up solution :slight_smile:

Mozilla Discourse wrote:


penserbjornePaul Sebastian Aguilar Enriquez

April 15

I'll try to compile, but Flame is my primary device so make some test is sometimes a problem because my data :frowning: , maybe we can try to make a tool/script to backup/restore or if you know some tool as TWRP or similar let me know, will help me a lot :stuck_out_tongue:


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Sai Karthik Karra


(Philippe) #6

There is a section in mdn to restore data when updating your Flame. The link: Updating your Flame
I remember that it doesn’t save all your data, so be becarefull. You should list what you want to keep and look what the script currently save.
But I hope it will help you.


(Paul Sebastian Aguilar Enriquez) #7

I used that tool for a long time, but actually doesnt work :confused: the last time my phone wasstucked rebooting :confused: So I dont use it anymore :confused:

BTW, thanks :slight_smile: If I fond something I’ll post here!


(Lissyx) #8

Stucked rebooting? Maybe it was just a bad build. We had a couple of very bad issues that would exactly produce this kind of behavior in the past week. It might be worth you retry and/or provide us with complete logcat from the whole boot.


#9

Is transition branch supposed to be working with other devices as well (e.g. Xperia devices other than Z3C)?


(Sai Karthik) #10

not yet AFAIK Well, you can try building :slight_smile:


(Paul Sebastian Aguilar Enriquez) #11

I’m not sure, that happened with my Flame, Hamachi, Keon and Inari :confused: so I thought that didn’t work, but I’ll try to use again, thanks!


(Paul Sebastian Aguilar Enriquez) #12

The process seem to be “neutral” for my view point so I guess it can work for any actually supported device, so you can try to compile :slightly_smiling: maybe It works.


(Lissyx) #13

Yes, there is no reason this should not work. We just do not do it because of lack of time, but any device already supported can work.


#14

That’s great! I’m no dev but I should be able to make builds, so I can test it on my Xperia E3 (flamingo). I’ll let you know how it goes…


#15

I remember there were options to compile B2G for eng- or usr-releases, but I found nothing about that on the B2G building wiki. Does anyone know something about that?


(Paul Sebastian Aguilar Enriquez) #16

As I remember, NHirata said that for this first builds theres no VARIANT :confused: at least not yet :slightly_smiling:


(Lissyx) #17

No, he said there is only a VARIANT=eng build being done. But you can do VARIANT=userdebug builds yourself


(Philippe) #18

After one week full of fails trying to download/compile the repo, I finally got some success to flash my Flame :slight_smile:
Do you know if the wiki on mdn has already a B2G part to move the FirefoxOS Flame page and update it with the transition branch?
Also, maybe it could be nice to create a page of what is currently working just to know what people need to test. Personally, I watch the B2G metabug from time to time and look at all the bugs in it, but even with that I’m not sure about what I can really test.


(Ben Francis) #19

At some point the transition branch should be merged back into master, so it should only be a temporary measure.

What is currently working is changing every day (there will be a further update at today’s weekly meeting), but currently off the top of my head it’s basically:

  • Lock screen is working
  • Status bar and utility tray work
  • Keyboard works
  • Can create new browser windows and browse the web
  • Can configure WiFi and set the date and time in Settings (accessed via the utility tray)

The meta bug is a good place to track progress and is the main source of truth, there’s also a tracker which tracks our high level progress through the backlog of work in two week sprints.


(Sai Karthik) #20

Nice to hear this news :slight_smile: