Build Fennec frontend fast with mach artifact!

A Fennec (Firefox for Android) build can take about 20 minutes on modern hardware. By downloading pre-built C++ binaries and only building the Fennec frontend Java and JavaScript, we can build and deploy to device in about 5 minutes. The new mach artifact command landed in Bug 1162191 makes managing those pre-built binaries easy. Here’s how to get set up.

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Thu 02 July 2015 / tagged: android, build system, fennec, mach, artifact