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B2G Weekly Meeting

  • Date: 2016-05-31
  • Host: Ben Francis
  • Notes copied to the wiki each week B2G/Meeting
  • Meeting time: Tuesday, 9am Pacific


Status Updates



  • Couldn't work on the transition this week but I've spent some time looking at the patches that removed stlport to figure out what we need to do

Code Transition

Feature complete except for dialer https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/b2g-transition-requirements Still need to merge into master

  • Tests are green on Linux 64 bit, need to verify on others
  • Only thing that blocks us is that we fixed some things with a hack and need to fix, Reuben working on this
  • Apps API expected to be removed shortly after merge - very large patch

"C++11 standard library support enabled on all Tier-1 platforms" https://groups.google.com/d/msg/mozilla.dev.platform/v_T59V5QRss/Ti6Shz_mOwAJ

  • Removing support for STL port, this is likely to cause B2G breakage
  • What do we need to do to fix this? (Thomas & Gabriele have spent some time looking at this)

  • 16 volunteers for mentoring sessions (sudden increase during last week)


B2G installer is not signed, still have to fix the following bugs:

A (cool) description is also needed to present it well on addons.mozilla.org

  • [Lapineige] I will tackle this


Github repo for (non-technical) task management https://github.com/mozilla-b2g/B2GOS-community/issues

  • Fell free to come and add task, help to complete them, ... :)


Help/review welcome on the FAQ: B2G/Transition_Project/FAQ

Work on "Getting started on B2G OS" presentation last week:

Documentation working session on Thursday 11:00 UTC to 13:00 UTCalbertopq:


Last week the decision to create a Council has been made: https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/B2G_gov_model_proposal

  • It will tackle governance decision for the next 6 months, and organize discussions around the next governance model
  • Volunteers welcome :) 9 people right now

Manifesto: I proposal has been made by Ben Francis It's a lot shorter, closer to Mozilla's Manifesto It might need explanations / more details to be clear

  • Lapineige is working on a proposal, based on Ben's one, with some additional details (a bit like Mozilla Manifesto, if you click on the points)


  • Some flyers with the Call for Contribution were shared during the Ubuntu Party in Paris last week-end: File:B2GOS-flyerA5-deux-ex.pdf
  • Call for contribution shared within several Mozilla locales communities (including India)

Any special communication for the end of the transition phase?

  • after the merge has happened, at least to keep people informed on which branches to use

Round Table

Related: Project Tablet kicks off tomorrow Connected_Devices/Projects/Project_Tablet

  • Connected Devices working a user study to test the demand for a simple tablet dedicated to browsing the web
  • Link to the meeting time/place ?

Some figures about the telegram group: ~117 members 2 weeks ago ~147 last week 165 right now [benfrancis] There are currently 261 people in the #dev-fxos IRC channel, any progress on a bridge?

People come mostly by waves - seems like 1 new communication channel create this effect from time to time

  • Conclusion: the communication seem to be working ! :)

Questions ? Share them !