On 09/11/12 08:50, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> This is due to time constraints. It's much harder to implement in B2Gs
> security model since we essentially don't have any chrome JS code
> running other than what's part of gecko. In fact, we don't have any
> chrome code which displays UI at all.
But the settings app allows the changing of things which are prefs
Can't it just grow an extra facility where you input both the pref to
change and the value, instead of just a value? Even that would be a lot
better than having to reflash or reboot.
For bonus points, you could then "save" a pref name with a title, so
there was a screen of prefs that you'd said you wanted UI for - and it
would provide UI according to pref type.
For extra bonus points, remember previously-entered values for Text and
Number prefs and allow choosing between them.
But neither of the bonuses is essential.
> I agree. Though it's a bit trickier also since we want to make it hard
> to brick your device. With desktop Firefox you can at worst case blow
> away your profile. But if your phone isn't starting most people would
> be in trouble.
> But I agree this is something that we should try to figure out.
It is impossible to brick an Android device (to a similar degree) via
the UI, even using advanced settings and toggles?