Closed Bug 783706 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Bump minimum SDK version to 16

Categories

(Firefox for Android :: General, defect)

ARM
Android
defect
Not set

Tracking

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RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 17

People

(Reporter: eeejay, Unassigned)

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Depends on: 775720
OS: Linux → Android
Hardware: x86_64 → ARM
Attachment #652960 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs)
Why are you doing this? These changes are somewhat disruptive, so we need a good justification.
(In reply to Brad Lassey [:blassey] from comment #2)
> Why are you doing this? These changes are somewhat disruptive, so we need a
> good justification.

The main motivation is bug #777560. We have been waiting a while to have SDK 16 in our build bots, otherwise I would have proposed this patch earlier in the cycle.
(In reply to Brad Lassey [:blassey] from comment #2)
> Why are you doing this? These changes are somewhat disruptive, so we need a
> good justification.

Without the SDK being bumped to 16, we won't have a chance to make Firefox for Android accessible on devices that run Jelly Bean, like the Nexus 7. While version 16 is accessible on Ice Cream Sandwich, once devices update to JB Firefox is completely broken for blind Android users. The changes that went into JB on the accessibility side are quite extensive, but without the SDK, there's no chance to fix the problems on our end.
Comment on attachment 652960 [details] [diff] [review]
Bump minimum version to SDK 16.

Review of attachment 652960 [details] [diff] [review]:
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please post to the mobile newsgroup about this change before you push it
Attachment #652960 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs) → review+
Announcement sent to dev-planning, and landed on inbound on Eitan's behalf: http://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/783a295687d2
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 17
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/783a295687d2
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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