Change bootstrapped extensions to using manifest.json

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 68.0


2 months ago
15 days ago


(Reporter: darktrojan, Assigned: darktrojan)


Thunderbird 68.0
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Having to keep support for install.rdf manifests is preventing updates to from upstream. If we switch bootstrapped add-ons to manifest.json, then at ESR60 EOL we can update the website to a more-recent state.

It would also help if Thunderbird had only one manifest format to deal with.

Attachment #9065851 - Flags: review?(philipp)
Blocks: 1551831
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Review of attachment 9065851 [details] [diff] [review]:

I'm liking all the code removal. I prefer that instead of using bootstrap: true, we use a type attribute set to either bootstrap or xul
Attachment #9065851 - Flags: review?(philipp) → review+

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Change bootstrapped extensions to using manifest.json; r=Fallen

Closed: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 68.0

I found some further problems I didn't spot earlier.

  • I get asked to restart on installation, but shouldn't.
  • I tried to use a variable that might be null.
Attachment #9065974 - Flags: review?(philipp)
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r+ with typeof changes discussed on irc
Attachment #9065974 - Flags: review?(philipp) → review+

Hard to tell, but it looks like the follow-up causes:
TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL | /builds/worker/workspace/build/tests/mozmill/content-tabs/test-install-xpi.js | test-install-xpi.js::test_xpinstall_webext_actually_install

Flags: needinfo?(geoff)

I mixed up the two things I fixed when we were talking about it. Damn. And blast. :(

Flags: needinfo?(geoff)
Attachment #9065974 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #9065997 - Flags: review+
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Follow-up: Fix start-up error and unneeded restart message. r=philipp DONTBUILD

Please could we have this change announced on tb-planning or dev.apps.thunderbird? I've just been puzzled as to why this my add-on which is bootstrapped suddenly stopped working in the latest nightly and had to come search for it. Thankfully I knew where to start looking.

Regressions: 1552981

It was announced on maildev, but I'll copy what I wrote there to dev.apps.thunderbird. We have too many mailing lists.

Did this bug make in into tb68? It says so as target, but there are no tracking flags and no commit for beta. I don't see the code in comm-beta and it looks like the push to comm-central was one day too late for merge, so it might need uplifting?

The merge was on the 2019-05-20 during the European afternoon/evening. What makes you think it's not in TB 68? Even the follow-up is there:

(In reply to Jorg K (GMT+2) from comment #13)

The merge was on the 2019-05-20 during the European afternoon/evening. What makes you think it's not in TB 68? Even the follow-up is there:

I was trying to debug bug 1561270, but couldn't find a regression range and when I looked at my local beta, I couldn't find the changeset either…

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