Olivier Migeot
6 ans auparavant

Firefox on lower-end Android phones

Mozilla offers his mobile browser - codenamed Fennec - to the Android platform for quite some time now. And it's pretty convenient : through the use of Mozilla Sync - formerly known as Weave - you could access your desktop's history from your phone. Quite handy.

But only for those of us who own higher-end phones. Specifically those running on ARMv7 hardware. A lot of lower-end phones - not to mention mine, Geeksphone Zero - sport an older revision of the ARM CPUs : ARMv6. For most Android apps, there's no difference, since they're provided as Dalvik bytecode.

Now enters some software engineering tricks like Just-in-time compilers. Those things are really good at getting code to run faster : they transform higher-lever code to native code on the go, opening to way to near-native speeds. But apps using these kind of trick - and Mozilla does for its Javascript engine - now depend on the hardware architecture. And thus Mozilla had to provide separate builds for ARMv6 and ARMv7, and the former have been failing so mu... montrer plus
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Olivier Migeot
6 ans auparavant

Oh, and it looks like Friendica interprets bugzilla's links into their title, as well. Not a bad idea, but still without warning it's a bit... destabilizing :)
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