(In reply to Francesco Lodolo [:flod] from comment #6)
I'd like to have a better understanding of what the plan is for about:addons on 68, given the dependencies of
bug 1533795, and the amount of things that landed during the soft freeze.
The major effort here is (and has been) converting about:addons from XUL to HTML. This has been in process since 66. The consternation is about when we should have enabled this by default (to which the answer is probably before beta merge, but we did not); preffing it on should happen when it's "good enough" -- but the line we've been walking is whether to enable with things that are not yet there (and subject QA to that delay) or leave it pref'd off until those pieces are in place (those are the uplifts). Most of those things are either small or a subset of other things that landed (like recommendations in list view), but the reality is that this is the intersection of the new release process, an ESR, and the HTML conversion.
This one, however, is for getting a string in as early as possible (now) for patches that will land later (this week or next) around showing which extensions are recommended in the client. That was not going to land prior to beta in order to wait for the autograph pieces to enforce our signing process, which either landed late last week or will land this week.
It's admittedly not been the smoothest process, but it's the best we've been able to do with the staffing and demands we have for 68.