With bug 240552 in effect, the there is no real indicator to tell users that an XPI has been blocked. To quote bug 240552 comment 56: "So now when someone clicks on, say, http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/xpi/chatzilla-0.9.64.xpi then the throbber will briefly spin and... that's all folks." Without knowing about bug 240552, I first thought it was a slow connection, then thought the XPInstall engine was broken. If all 1.7 is going to have concerning bug 240552 is couple of prefs in about:config, there should be some sort of indicator.
Such an indicator was intended to be part of the UI in bug 241705 *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 241705 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I'm under the impression that bug 241705 is long term (and assigned to Firefox). If this makes it into 1.7 final (and Netscape 7.2) without any UI, I think users are going to be confused when a XPI is blocked. Will a new larger whitelist be the answer?
Fair enough, this is a well-defined subset of bug 241705 that could be implemented independently.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Assignee: xpi-engine → dveditz
Status: REOPENED → NEW
I should also add that a simple "Alert" message, with an OK button will do. Something like the alert, when a user enters a URL that cannot be found. The cool UI stuff, like an icon in the bottom corner, can come later in bug 241705.
This bug was originally intended for Mozilla 1.7. Now that Mozilla 1.7 has been released, with xpinstall.whitelist.required set to false, this bug does not apply. However, as Daniel Veditz states in comment 3, this bug works as a subset of bug 241705.
14 years ago
(In reply to comment #3) > Fair enough, this is a well-defined subset of bug 241705 that could be > implemented independently. It would be nice if we could land bug 270443 and bug 270170 early enough before 1.8b to use both of them to fix this bug.
This is seamonkey-only, does not block aviary releases.
Assignee: dveditz → guifeatures
Component: Installer: XPInstall Engine → XP Apps: GUI Features
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: guifeatures
We now have notification boxes and doorhangers.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago → 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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