Closed Bug 1202248 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Implement navigator.mozApps.mgmt for Desktop Apps (available in b2g)


(Core Graveyard :: DOM: Apps, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: anaran, Unassigned)



(2 files)

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:43.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/43.0
Build ID: 20150905030205

Steps to reproduce:

I visited install.html hosted by
python -m SimpleHTTPServer

Actual results:

It can determine the app in question is installed, but when I press button
[Uninstall App]
I get this error.

Expected results:

I would expect it to work, according to
Attached file install.html
Attached file install.js
OS: Unspecified → Windows XP
Hardware: Unspecified → x86
Attachment #8657586 - Attachment mime type: application/x-javascript → text/plain
Component: Untriaged → DOM: Apps
Product: Firefox → Core
This, like so many of Component DOM: Apps, is still unconfirmed and unassigned.

This there a place to track progress in this area?
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: 43 Branch → unspecified
Summary: TypeError: navigator.mozApps.mgmt is undefined → Implement navigator.mozApps.mgmt for Desktop Apps (available in b2g)
Apparently the mgmt property is currently only available for certified Firefox OS apps.

I can already install a Firefox OS app as desktop app.

Updating it does not work because
is not available.

Could this property be exposed for platforms other than Firefox OS, where certified apps are not relevant?
Adrian: In the best of times, this would be a difficult bug to fix, but we haven't been investing in the runtime, and I don't see a prospect of that happening, so I've proposed that we disable it, which would mean that we won't fix this bug.  See the proposal for the details:!topic/firefox-dev/WV2XkVN3sWQ

(If you have thoughts about the proposal, I encourage you to join the discussion in the firefox-dev forum, as that's where it's taking place.  Discussion in this bug will be disconnected from it.)
Per bug 1238576, we're going to stop exposing navigator.mozApps on desktop/Android (except where MOZ_B2G is set, such as B2G Desktop), so we won't fix this bug.
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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