10.21.13 Engineering Progress Report for Firefox Accounts and Sync.next

Lloyd Hilaiel lhilaiel at mozilla.com
Thu Nov 7 14:55:30 PST 2013


Thanks for the background, Zach.  This makes total sense.

lloyd

On Nov 8, 2013, at 12:43 AM, Zachary Carter <zcarter at mozilla.com> wrote:

> I touched on it briefly in my other reply, but, simply, the generated bundle is bloated, ugly, and of questionable stability. The work required to get it into a state that could potentially pass gaia review was deemed not worth it, especially with the raw_password endpoints and parts of the client already being written in gecko. We're in the process of rewriting gherkin for the web first instead of node.js for similar reasons.
> 
> -z
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Lloyd Hilaiel" <lhilaiel at mozilla.com>
>> To: "Austin King" <ozten at mozilla.com>
>> Cc: sync-dev at mozilla.org, dev-fxacct at mozilla.org, "Zachary Carter" <zcarter at mozilla.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 1:04:49 AM
>> Subject: Re: 10.21.13 Engineering Progress Report for Firefox Accounts and	Sync.next
>> 
>> On Oct 24, 2013, at 8:00 PM, Austin King <ozten at mozilla.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 10/24/13 8:17 AM, Zachary Carter wrote:
>>>> For FxAccounts on FxOS, we've determined that landing the browserified
>>>> FxAccounts client library in gaia is not really viable.
>>> Why isn't it viable? These kinds of details are helpful for evaluating
>>> Desktop strategies.
>> 
>> I too am curious to hear the backstory!
>> 
>> lloyd
>> 
>>> 
>>> thanks,
>>> ozten
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