The Add-On Compatibility Reporter was a GREAT SUCCESS for Firefox 3.6. I think we should look at including it with all versions of Firefox (perhaps as the default UI treatment when a user indicates they wish to disable compatibility checking? or via some other switch/preference?) since it really helps add-on authors, and since it strongly indicates to users the risks of installing a potentially incompatible add-on.
Version: 1.9.1 Branch → Trunk
Severity: normal → enhancement
The way the add-on works right now, the Compatibility button appears by default for *all* add-ons, even compatible one. Given that this is probably something <1% of users will use, that seems a bit intrusive to me. If integrated, some ideas to be less intrusive: - the button should appear only for incompatible add-ons - it should be a context menu item
(In reply to comment #2) > - the button should appear only for incompatible add-ons > - it should be a context menu item Those items were the result of the talk Brian and myself had yesterday. As a general information for me how I have to schedule my time for testing, I would be interested for which milestone we plan the integration, or if it will happen at all.
blocking2.0: --- → ?
This is not on the cards for Firefox 4.
blocking2.0: ? → -
I'm not sure if bug 639464 or rather the feature request is covered by this bug. The Add-on compatibility reporter is mainly used (as I understand it) to find bugs related to interoperability between (new) firefox versions and add-ons. What I would like to have is a button next to each add-on entry on the Add-ons manager "Extensions" tab with installed add-ons that allows the user to give feedback (positive or negative) directly to the developer. This would be feedback not related to compatibility but to the add-on itself, e.g. does it do what (it claims / what the user expects), suggestions for improvement, praise, bugs, etc... This could perhaps include a rating too and possibly the user could be asked for feedback (non intrusive please :)) when uninstalling an add-on via this mechanism as well.
Would this functionality also allow reporting abandoned or abusive add-ons to Mozilla, or is it just to notify authors? As I said in the previously duped bug 1154880, * The average user doesn't know about this site, which is where you're supposed to report add-ons. That's how you end up with extensions that break essential functionality for 5 Firefox versions before the problem is addressed . * Add-ons that simply don't do what they're supposed to (anymore)  don't have their compatibility range altered. I was told this isn't a concern . It hardly seems appropriate to have review after review complain that the add-on doesn't work, yet still have that green “Add to Firefox button” that says, “Someone at Mozilla reviewed this; go ahead and install it with confidence”. ―――――――――――――――――  Bug 1138986.  https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/user-agent-rg/  https://support.mozilla.org/forums/contributors/710243?page=3#post-59567
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Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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