New community in Firefox 24; degree and improving

Axel Hecht axel at
Tue Oct 1 10:22:10 UTC 2013

FWIW, I proposed an open session in Santa Clara for contributing to 
Firefox through the browser. The way that you can fork/edit/pull-request 
all within the browser on github. Not something we can just copy, but I 
think that we can use as inspiration.


On 10/1/13 10:45 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> On 30/09/13 17:09, Mike Hoye wrote:
>> - Codebase accessibility efforts; we know that there are a lot of
>> pain-points involved in getting set up to actually fix a Firefox bug,
>> particularly if you (like the overwhelming majority of our user base)
>> are on Windows, starting from "getting set up to actually build Firefox
>> is quite hard" right down to "our build documentation is inconsistent,
>> sometimes  opaque, and often implicitly assumes you're a journeyman Unix
>> developer". Glob and Liz Henry, among many others, have done a ton of
>> work to mark routes and sherpa people up Mount Bugzilla, but getting
>> past the MDN basecamp is still too hard a climb for many. There's plenty
>> of progress being made here, but plenty still to make.
> A long time ago, I wrote some software called Patch Manager, which
> allowed people to hack on and produce patches for chrome bugs using only
> a downloaded build of Firefox. Patch Manager itself morphed into Patch
> Maker, a general "help you use your SCM" thing
> <> but perhaps the idea could
> be revived?
> Gerv
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