Oh hey, here’s another belated post from Sole! But at least it didn’t take me a full whole year to write ^_^
We hosted the first ever Firefox OS Bug Squash Party at Mozilla London (also known as MozLDN) last week, thanks to the initiative of Francisco and Guillaume that mostly brainstormed it all with support from Valentin Schmitt.
As I was typing the final paragraphs of my previous post, hundreds of Flame devices were being handed to MozFest attendees that had got involved on sessions the day before.
When I arrived (late, because I felt like a lazy slug), there was a queue in the flashing station, which was, essentially, a table with a bunch of awesome Mozilla employees and volunteers from all over the world, working in shifts to make sure all those people with phones using Firefox OS 1.3 were upgraded to 2.1. I don’t have the exact numbers, but I believe the amount was close to 1000 phones. One thousand phones. BAM. Super amazing work, friends. **HATS OFF**
I’ll try to not let something like past year happen and do a quick blogging now!
Days that take Sole to want to get rid of the stable build and want to go to Nightly so she can fix the little things here and there that annoy her: 1.
Days that she spends “distracted” with a Jewels-style game: 1.
Hence the jump from day 1 to 3.
I went and compared the stable version with the Nightly version I had flashed on the other Flame and most of the bugs were gone. So I figured that since what I actually want is to “scratch my itches” (another terrible software metaphor) what I’ll do is flash a recent Gecko and work with my custom build of Gaia where I can do whatever I want. WHATEVER. I. WANT. YES.
(Sending a patch and getting it accepted will be an entirely different matter, but maybe I’ll convince everyone that using .ANI files on the home screen is a good idea)*.
I’m kind of getting acquainted to the one-button navigation, but sometimes I sorely miss Android’s BACK button. I’m not sure if that’s because the apps don’t open new links in the right way or why it’s that, but I find that going back to where I was takes me more time than I’d like it to take. I’m not sure how will new users find this workflow–maybe I’m conditioned to find it not as cool but new people love it, so I’m not complaining much about it until I investigate on the best way to open links… but before that, I need to update Gaia!
* Hi, if you thought I was serious, you’ve just been trolled.