Implement notification flow for addon updates




Firefox for Android
Add-on Manager
10 months ago
9 months ago


(Reporter: aswan, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox57 wontfix)


This is part of the flow documented in the flowchart on slide 3 of:

In this flow, when an addon has an update that requires new permissions, a notification is issued that includes the name of the extension and an action that opens the browser on the add-ons manager detail page for the affected extension.  The update permissions dialog is immediately displayed.  When the dialog is dismissed, the browser remains at the add-ons manager detail page for the extension.


9 months ago
Assignee: nobody → aswan
Priority: -- → P2


9 months ago
status-firefox57: --- → wontfix
Priority: P2 → P3
Thinking about this one a little further, we've got a bit of a problem here -- extension updates are stored in a temporary directory so if they aren't acknowledged by a user they aren't saved across browser sessions.  This is mildly annoying on desktop but on mobile where non-foreground processes can be killed at any time its going to be a much bigger problem I think.
That is connected to this bug since we have to consider the scenario where we send a system notification for an extension update but by the time the user selects the action from the notification, the browser process has been killed.  We can try to re-download the update at that time, but then what if that fails?  Ugh.
Based on comment 1, I don't have any immediate plans to work on this.
Assignee: aswan → nobody
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