B2G is under currently under heavy development; we are constantly working on ways to make it easier for you to use and hack on Gaia and create apps. However, you need knowledge about systems in order to do things like build the entire B2G stack, or flash a phone with a build of B2G. Linked below are guides meant for Web developers interested in running and making changes to Gaia or developing apps to run on Boot to Gecko devices.
Documentation about Boot to Gecko
Getting help from the community
If you're working with Boot to Gecko, or developing applications you'd like to run on Boot to Gecko based devices, there are community resources to help you!
Running Gaia using Firefox Nightly
If you have some knowledge of git, you can clone the Gaia repository and launch Gaia using a recent Firefox Nightly build.
Building and Running B2G desktop builds
It is possible to build a Boot to Gecko 'simulator' and run Gaia using this application. This software is based on Firefox but behaves similar to the on-device experience of Boot to Gecko. Currently Mozilla is working on providing nightly builds of this application for developers, and this work is being tracked in bug 744008. If you are familiar with building the Firefox code-base or C++ projects, you can build this application yourself following these instructions.
- to a mobile device in most respects
- are not available.
Setting up & building Boot to Gecko
- Setting up B2G Build Environment
- Setting up B2G Build Environment for Mac OS X
- Building B2G for QEMU Emulator
- Building and flashing B2G for Samsung Galaxy S2
- Building and flashing B2G for Samsung Nexus S
- Updating an existing B2G phone