Closed Bug 1176187 Opened 7 years ago Closed 1 year ago

Lazy HomeProvider SQLite migration is only triggered from JavaScript

Categories

(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: Awesomescreen, defect)

Unspecified
Android
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

People

(Reporter: sebastian, Unassigned)

References

Details

While developing a new home panel layout that required a database migration, I noticed that the migration code inside HomeProvider.jsm is only lazily triggered when an addon is actively using a database connecting (getDatabaseConnection()).

The Java code that is building the panel UI does not trigger the migration and therefore has to be backwards compatible across all schema versions (theoretically). This adds some complexity.

We could:
* Trigger the migration from the Java side too. That's probably rather complex.
* Perform the migration not lazily but as soon as HomeProvider.jsm is loaded (potential race condition?).
Blocks: home-panel-addons
No longer blocks: home-panels
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Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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