Closed Bug 465898 Opened 14 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Rearchitect plugin finder service


(Websites ::, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: morgamic, Assigned: lorchard)



Tracking bug for all PFS rearch work.  The general ideas and goals are covered here:

* revised plugin schema to store all plugin data
* new service that provides xml and json output
* javascript library to embed pfs functionality in any site for plugin awareness
Blocks: upyourplug
Depends on: 465888
Depends on: 465891
Depends on: 465894
Blocks: 465890
Target Milestone: 4.0.5 → 5.0.1
Target Milestone: 5.0.1 → 5.0.2
Assignee: nobody → morgamic
any parts of this planned for q1?
Yes, implementation of server-side script will be done in Q1.  Not sure if we'll be able to finish the JS API, so looking for help on that. has some good insight and perspective into why this is needed, and points out issues around trying to set something up and keep it maintained.  

In particular "4.2.2 Authentic sources of most recent plug-in versions"  suggests some standard/authentic sources that could be used across browsers and websites to determine if users are running plugins that are safe.   This might be close to qualifying as one of those authentic sources.

One of the problems will be with trying to keep it updated with current info.  Are we thinking about access controls to this database that would allow the plugin vendors to maintain current version info, or are we thinking it will be maintained by mozilla contributors that will need to track each of the plugin vendor releases?
one other thought is that if this is to become an updating system used widely by plugin vendors it might need some of the features we use to effectively manage updates of firefox.   those might include 

-update channels for various versions and target audiences
-major update mechanisms
-throttling to control the presentation of update info and control bandwidth use

All of this is way more than we do now but it might help to think about how we might add these to the initial design so we could add later if needed.
Target Milestone: 5.0.2 → 5.0.3
Target Milestone: 5.0.3 → ---
Blocks: 517974
Anyone happen to have the content from this wiki page:

Not sure if it's still relevant, but it's another one that got deleted...
Blocks: 480525
Assignee: morgamic → lorchard
I don't have it -- I'd consider it long gone.
If it's out of date and nobody is going to update it, I'm okay with it being gone.
Or, let's put it this way -- can someone update it?  Chris?
Component: Plugins →
Product: → Websites
Version: 3.2 → unspecified
Marking this as fixed, basic work on PFS2 has been completed, will open other bugs as necessary.
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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