[req] Strategic testing needed for building with Gradle locally
nalexander at mozilla.com
Fri Mar 11 23:27:54 UTC 2016
I'm working on a plan for transitioning Fennec builds to use Gradle in
automation (everywhere, really). I've filed Bug 1254353  to track this
Bug 1119520  added an opt-in Gradle mozconfig option. I've been using
it for new TaskCluster jobs, including our Unit testing job, so the
automation side of things is in reasonable shape.
I would like a few strategic testers to opt-in to Gradle building. All
that you need to do is add
to your mozconfig, then |mach configure| and |mach build| as usual. You
should find that the moz.build system is only partially used; the Gradle
build kicks in to produce classes.dex; and |mach package| works as it did
You should see no particular interaction between these moz.builds and your
Gradle/IDE builds, since they use different Gradle configurations.
It would be best if we had a few front-end developers (but not all!) and a
few platform developers (but again, not all!). Please reply to this email
if you can help out for a few days.
Expect a transition plan in the next days and weeks, when I'll be asking
for your feedback and concerns.
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