Last Comment Bug 750366 - [tracking bug] Start producing Android x86 Firefox builds
: [tracking bug] Start producing Android x86 Firefox builds
[android][waiting on dep bugs]
Product: Release Engineering
Classification: Other
Component: General Automation (show other bugs)
: other
: x86_64 Linux
P4 normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Kim Moir [:kmoir]
: Chris AtLee [:catlee]
Depends on: 723713 756816 757909 820592 820600 820882 822653
Blocks: mobile-automation
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Reported: 2012-04-30 11:13 PDT by Mark Finkle (:mfinkle) (use needinfo?)
Modified: 2013-08-12 21:54 PDT (History)
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Description User image Mark Finkle (:mfinkle) (use needinfo?) 2012-04-30 11:13:25 PDT
In an effort to become more compatible with Android running on x86 hardware, we'd like to create build-only automation. This would NOT unclude tests. To start, we'd only like to get builds. We can add tests later, as we become more active on Android x86 hardware.
Comment 1 User image Makoto Kato [:m_kato] 2012-04-30 17:45:16 PDT
Mark, breakpad doesn't work on Android/x86 (it is build error).   Should we disable it into until supporting it?
Comment 2 User image Makoto Kato [:m_kato] 2012-04-30 17:56:07 PDT
And, we need NSPR 4.9.1 for x86 build.  Current m-c is 4.9.
Comment 3 User image Chris AtLee [:catlee] 2012-05-09 06:04:55 PDT
From channel meeting discussions yesterday this is much lower priority than other work on our plate right now -
Comment 4 User image Ted Mielczarek [:ted.mielczarek] 2012-05-19 12:35:50 PDT
There are still a few kinks to be worked on here anyway: bug 723713
Comment 5 User image Armen Zambrano - Back on March 27th [:armenzg] (EDT/UTC-4) 2012-05-23 10:58:28 PDT
I have done a rough patch that could work off the bat.

If one of you could land the mozconfig changes for this build I could give it a shot on staging whenever I have a change.

For reference, Android uses this:
Comment 6 User image Ted Mielczarek [:ted.mielczarek] 2012-05-23 11:19:59 PDT
bug 757909 is adding mozconfigs, but there are other issues that make these builds not work yet, so we'll have to fix those first.
Comment 8 User image Ted Mielczarek [:ted.mielczarek] 2012-06-01 07:58:28 PDT
This appears to not have used the right mozconfig:
retry: Calling <function run_with_timeout at 0xb7d450d4> with args: (['bash', '-c', 'if [ -f "mobile/android/config/mozconfigs/android/nightly" ]; then                        echo Using in-tree mozconfig;                        cp mobile/android/config/mozconfigs/android/nightly .mozconfig;                    else                        echo Downloading mozconfig;                        wget -O .mozconfig;                    fi'], 1260, None, None, False, True), kwargs: {}, attempt #1

In any event, these builds won't work on tinderbox until we fix the bugs blocking this one.
Comment 9 User image Armen Zambrano - Back on March 27th [:armenzg] (EDT/UTC-4) 2012-06-01 09:22:26 PDT
I tried again and it failed on compilation:
Comment 10 User image Ted Mielczarek [:ted.mielczarek] 2012-06-01 09:30:41 PDT
Ok, that makes more sense. You're hitting bug 756816 there.
Comment 11 User image Armen Zambrano - Back on March 27th [:armenzg] (EDT/UTC-4) 2012-06-06 10:56:15 PDT
For now I will assign myself until we're closer for me to test it.
Comment 12 User image John O'Duinn [:joduinn] (please use "needinfo?" flag) 2012-09-07 08:57:12 PDT
per meeting w/blassey yesterday:

1) We agree this remains much lower priority then armv6 (on or android4.0 (on pandas).

2) This bug (and dep bugs) are on hold until the higher priority projects are completed. Blassey + I will revisit this in late Oct... or sooner if all goes well.
Comment 13 User image Thomas Stache 2012-10-25 05:29:45 PDT
Motorola now sells the x86 "Razr i" in Europe, which has a lot of fans for small size, good performance and reasonable price. Firefox is one of only 3 apps frequently missed (Flash/AIR, Shazam the others).
Comment 14 User image Thomas G Eaton 2012-10-25 08:31:44 PDT
It looks like an unlocked one can be ordered here if needed in the US.

There is also the Orange San Diego in Europe that has Intel in it that has a much more resonable price than the Razr i.

There's the Xolo in India.

There's one available from a russian carrier as well.
Comment 15 User image Scoobidiver (away) 2012-11-24 05:38:36 PST
Now that the ARMv6 support is done, is it possible to start working on x86? Indeed, Motorola Razr i will be under many European Christmas trees.
Comment 16 User image Ted Mielczarek [:ted.mielczarek] 2012-11-24 08:43:43 PST
We were blocked on bug 756816, which may have been fixed by the switch to our new build slaves using mock, but that change made the newer version of the NDK (required to build for x86) unavailable without further changes, so we haven't been able to test. This is very low on RelEng's list of priorities so nobody has looked at it.
Comment 17 User image Armen Zambrano - Back on March 27th [:armenzg] (EDT/UTC-4) 2012-11-26 06:10:22 PST
I know that mobile still wants this and have loaned a mock slave to see what is needed to get this going.
Comment 18 User image Kim Moir [:kmoir] 2012-12-14 14:58:16 PST
I'll land the changes for this in bug 820592 + reconfig on Monday.  Today was busy deploying new pandas for Android.
Comment 20 User image Aissen 2012-12-20 01:59:47 PST
I just installed Nightly:	19-Dec-2012 13:45 	23M, and it's working well.
I consider this bug solved. Next step: Firefox on Play Store.
Comment 21 User image Chris Cooper [:coop] 2012-12-21 11:57:15 PST
(In reply to Aissen from comment #20)
> I just installed Nightly:	19-Dec-2012
> 13:45 	23M, and it's working well.
> I consider this bug solved. Next step: Firefox on Play Store.

While I appreciate the enthusiasm, this is marked as a tracking bug for a reason. There are many other steps required before we're ready for the Play Store.
Comment 22 User image Kim Moir [:kmoir] 2013-02-08 07:49:16 PST
Can this bug be closed?  We can open a new tracking bug with the changes required to put Android x86 tests into production once the infrastructure is ready.
Comment 23 User image Ted Mielczarek [:ted.mielczarek] 2013-02-11 07:05:53 PST
Per comment 0 this was only about builds, so this could have been marked FIXED a while ago.

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