UX Branch

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What is the UX branch?

The UX branch is a project branch for landing experimental UX changes before they are ready to land on mozilla-central. Developers can use this branch to gather feedback on un-reviewed patches and work with the UX team to iterate on UX design. After a final design is reached, patches would go through the normal review process before landing on mozilla-central.

Can I use my clone of mozilla-central to write patches for the UX branch?

No, this is not a recommended approach to working on the UX branch. You should instead clone the UX repository. While anything is possible, using mozilla-central to contribute patches for UX will introduce more work and increased chances of things going wrong. It's just not worth it ;-)

Where is the UX branch?

The hg repository is available at: https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/ux along with a bundle for more efficient clones at http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/bundles/ux.hg

Nightly builds are available at: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-ux/. You can use http://msuja.ws/ux as a more friendly URL to share.

What are the rules for the UX branch?

  • When a patch for the UX branch is checked in, the bug's whiteboard should be updated with the phrase '[ux-branch]' (minus the single quotes).

What if I have questions?

You can ask for help in #ux or #fx-team on irc.mozilla.org. Particularly, you may want to message the following people on IRC: mconley, jaws, MattN, Gijs, Unfocused, mikedeboer, or shorlander.