Firefox OS is Now Available For Testing On Desktop

b2gdash
b2gdash

Advertisement

Few Weeks ago, I posted that Mozilla is working on its own mobile operating system, Firefox OS. Now this Operating system is available for testing on desktop systems.

Firefox operating system is fully based on HTML5 and other latest web technologies. After the launch of this operating system, we can expect cheaper smartphones. This operating system comes with all those features which are required on smartphones today. All these features of this operating system includes dialing, messaging, internet browsing, web gaming, photo taking, video watching and music listening.

This operating system is also known as codename “Boot 2 Gecko.” It is expected to run on smartphones officially by next year.

“The phone we’re working on will consist of 3 basic software layers: Gonk (kernal, HAL, and low-level components), Gecko (rendering engine, web APIs), and Gaia (HTML5 User interface layer). Our test approach is to create mochitests against the DOM and API layer, and run regression tests against a Jenkins CI system,” dknite posted about the OS.

“On the UI, we will take a more traditional acceptance approach, executing testcases against Apps in an end to end scenario; and building webapps that will utilize supported B2G apis. All this, to delivery in a very aggressive timeline, and working with multiple partners on different Quality approaches at every level,” he added.

This desktop build has been released to invite testers to use and test the operating system. For setup instruction, you can refer to Gaia/hacking. Developers can use these builds to create and test their apps for this operating system.

“If you’re looking to help do some testing, these desktop builds will also give you an immediate opportunity to play with and help us write testplans and file bugs. We encourage anyone interested to give the desktop builds a spin (available on Mac, Windows, and Linux), and get involved with the project!”

For more information on getting involved with Development and Testing, visithttps://wiki.mozilla.org/B2G to get started.

Advertisement