Closed Bug 1491332 Opened Last year Closed 10 months ago

Reset legacy homepages to about:home - again

Categories

(Firefox :: General, enhancement, P1)

enhancement
Points:
3

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
Firefox 68
Iteration:
68.1 - Mar 18 - 31
Tracking Status
firefox68 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: mconnor, Assigned: rrosario)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug, Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxgrowth])

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(1 file)

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1077740 +++

The original bug didn't touch *.start*.mozilla.com URLs, which was the format used from Firefox 1.0 through 3.6.x.  

We still see traffic to start.mozilla.org (and DNS for start*.mozilla.com is currently broken, but will be fixed (and will be actively monitored once bug 1491329 gets resolved).  That's even from Fx62 users.

I suspect the best fix will be to dust off that old migration code, fix it to also clean up .com URLs, and add it to the end of migrateUI with a new version.  It's pretty self-contained, so if it's resolved quickly we could potentially uplift ot Fx63, but that's not a blocker.  That we still have folks on Fx62 with start.mozilla.org suggests we should re-migrate everyone if needed.
Also, we should probably reset to about:newtab instead of about:home since about:home is about:newtab now.
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Flags: needinfo?(mconnor)
(In reply to Chris More [:cmore] from comment #1)
> Also, we should probably reset to about:newtab instead of about:home since
> about:home is about:newtab now.

The default is about:home, so we should stick with that for now. If we want to unify the two and remove the about:home alias, we should probably do it somewhere else (as it'll need a separate migration).
(In reply to :Gijs (he/him) from comment #3)
> (In reply to Chris More [:cmore] from comment #1)
> > Also, we should probably reset to about:newtab instead of about:home since
> > about:home is about:newtab now.
> 
> The default is about:home, so we should stick with that for now. If we want
> to unify the two and remove the about:home alias, we should probably do it
> somewhere else (as it'll need a separate migration).

Makes sense and thanks for the clarification.

Probably an easy fix to pick up in the 68 cycle, and clean up bogus entries.

Component: General → Activity Streams: Newtab
Flags: needinfo?(mconnor)
Blocks: 1492953
Iteration: 36.1 → 68.1 - Mar 18 - 31
Priority: -- → P1
Assignee: nobody → rrosario

MozReview-Commit-ID: 997S4oJLHiB

Pushed by rrosario@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/eb812213b25f
Reset legacy homepages to about:home - again r=dao
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 68
Component: Activity Streams: Newtab → General
Depends on: 1537726
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