Create a way to warn users when they have add-ons that are incompatible with each other installed

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

Toolkit
Add-ons Manager
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enhancement
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: ithinc, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)

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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; zh-CN; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; zh-CN; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13

Add a new field in install.rdf to declare which add-ons are incompatible. Check compatibilities between add-ons when Firefox starts or install new add-ons, and show the result in Add-on Manager. This could help users to discover and reduce extension problems.

Reproducible: Always
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Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Updated

7 years ago
blocking2.0: --- → ?
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Updated

7 years ago
Severity: normal → major
And so we are supposed to go in and test each of the 6,000+ extensions with each other and ensure that they don't cause issues among each other? Are you volunteering for this? Not to mention that these addons update all the time. It's a decent idea, but rather impractical.
Component: Extension Compatibility → Add-ons Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: extension.compatibility → add-ons.manager
Whiteboard: WONTFIX?
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Comment 2

7 years ago
I mean that adding a new field, for example "incompatibleAddonID", in the install.rdf file, then the creators of the add-ons could fill in their incompatible addons, Firefox just checks according to these delclared ids.
This has been talked about a few times but we're still not sure there is a big need for it just yet. Likely if we did something like this it would end up being a list of known bad combinations that we'd maintain centrally on AMO and Firefox would download to warn users about rather than giving developers the control which could be abused. Definitely not for Firefox 4 or the immediate future though.
Severity: major → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
blocking2.0: ? → -
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: WONTFIX?
Summary: Provide a way to check compatibilities between extensions → Create a way to warn users when they have add-ons that are incompatible with each other installed
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