Open Bug 1492597 Opened 6 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Update repack scripts to handle webextensions with embedded .ftl files


(Firefox Build System :: General, enhancement)

63 Branch


(Not tracked)


(Reporter: aswan, Unassigned)


(Depends on 1 open bug)


The repack scripts currently handle system extensions that do localization via the chrome registry by replacing localization resources (.dtd/.properties files) and making appropriate edits to the extension's chrome.manifest.
As we move away from chrome.manifest and toward the scheme defined in bug 1492593, the repack process will need to rewrite the affected fragment of system extensions' manifest.json files.
Blocks: 1446164
I think I misunderstood how repacks work.  The chrome.manifest files aren't actually modified, they're just re-generated using substitutions on a variable called "AB_CD", eg:

There's a bunch of magic there that I don't understand, but regardless I think the build system logic will need to be able to find the right .ftl files for a particular system extension/locale combo when we're producing a localized build.
With :kmoir's consent, I'm reviewing the backlog for bugs in FFx Build System to see if we can do some things to clean up the backlog.

This bug appears to be an enhancement or feature request. If so, please set the bug's severity to `enhancement` and/or add the `feature` keyword depending on if this is an improvement to an existing thing, or a new feature/tool/system.
Flags: needinfo?(aswan)
I don't really know what the guidelines are here for deciding what's an enhancement versus feature for the build system.  This bug is about the build system keeping pace with ongoing work in localization of system addons.
Flags: needinfo?(aswan)

Per conversation with :kmoir, I'm going through untriaged bugs in her components and marking the ones which look to be enhancements/tasks with the enhancement severity to get them out of the triage queue.

If this incorrect, please remove the tag.

Severity: normal → enhancement
No longer blocks: 1446164
Severity: normal → S3
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