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From Ally Ogilvie <>
Subject Re: [Android] MozillaView Update: PoC is working
Date Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:58:02 GMT

That. Is. Awesome.

How far back can you target Android?

On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> Hey
> Just an update, I have a working PoC of the GeckoView-based WebView ready
> for people to look at here:
> This is definitely a very different webview than what we have had
> currently, and I've had to re-think a lot of how we do things with Cordova
> because of it.  The asynchronous bridge that uses promises is very
> interesting on GeckoView, as well as how this is properly sandboxed.  I
> like it a lot better than how Chrome based web-views are currently working
> with just bolting on an synchronous object.  However, due to time, and
> because I didn't want to repaint the bike shed again, I kept the basic
> bridge architecture mostly intact.
> At any rate, from the initial tests, the bridge works and the plugins are
> mostly intact.  I override the exec with clobbers, and while I haven't run
> Mobile-Spec against the plugin version, the fact that it fires tells me
> that the clobbers probably will work.
> I am really worried about the Splashscreen and how we show and hide the
> webviews, since this was found to be very brittle when I started to work on
> this.  We should consider having more proper refactoring of Cordova.
> At this point, now that we have two webviews, I think we should ramp up for
> a 4.0 final release in January 2015. I don't want to do it now because I
> can see people getting pissed off that we released 4.0 and then go on
> vacation.  That said, I'm glad that this exists, since it feels like we're
> finally at the finish line with this feature.
> Thoughts?
> Joe

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