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Boot 2 Gecko Being Stripped From Mozilla's Codebase
The news to report on now is that Ari Jaaksi and David Bryant have announced, "Today we are announcing the next phase in that evolution. While work at Mozilla on Firefox OS has ceased, we very much need to continue to evolve the underlying code that comprises Gecko, our web platform engine, as part of the ongoing development of Firefox. In order to evolve quickly and enable substantial new architectural changes in Gecko, Mozilla’s Platform Engineering organization needs to remove all B2G-related code from mozilla-central. This certainly has consequences for B2G OS. For the community to continue working on B2G OS they will have to maintain a code base that includes a full version of Gecko, so will need to fork Gecko and proceed with development on their own, separate branch."
While Mozilla stopped commercial development on Firefox OS, some have still been interested in Boot 2 Gecko while now that community will need to work harder to develop it with effectively having to branch/fork the code. In the comments to that announcement, there have been some developers upset about the lack of public discussion about stripping B2G from mozilla-central prior to Mozilla Corp making this decision.