Closed Bug 1530316 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Allow finer control of extension auto-updating

Categories

(WebExtensions :: Untriaged, enhancement)

65 Branch
enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: mrj, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.0.3626.119 Safari/537.36

Expected results:

Users of an extension get automatic updates unless explicitly turned off on the extension's option's page. Certain extensions, such as those that charge for certain updates, would instead like to have their manifest files initially turn this off, to stop users being up for unwanted or unexpected charges unless they follow a suggestion to manually disable updates.

One solution would be to add an "auto_update_default" field to the "gecko" section of the manifest.

A better solution would be to allow update json files to specify which versions can be safely auto-updated, and which require user confirmation.

Product: Firefox → WebExtensions

Providing store-like capabilities is out of scope of AMO, it's been tried a few times before, and failed for numerous reasons.

If you need to charge your users, you need to do it via some method other than updates.

Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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