Nightly/Aurora restart their process when running when selected from 'Recent Apps'

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 9

Status

Fennec Graveyard
General
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: csuciu, Assigned: snorp)

Tracking

(Depends on: 1 bug, {regression})

Trunk
Firefox 9
ARM
Android
regression

Details

(Whiteboard: [fixed in aurora])

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
Created attachment 563703 [details]
log file

Mozilla/5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:10.0a1)Gecko/20110929 Firefox/10.0a1 Fennec/10.0a1
Device: HTC Desire
OS: Android 2.2

Steps:
1. Start Nightly
2. Go to Preferences | Language
3. Choose any language from the list (e.g. Italian)
4. Restart the app when prompted.
5. Wait till Nightly is fully loaded, then long press the Home key to bring up the Recent apps menu.
6. Tap on Nightly in Recent apps.

Expected:
Nightly will open again without restarting.

Actual:
Nightly restarts.

Note:  This happens also after installing an add-on which requires restart. 

Please see the attached log file.
Confirmed seeing this on my Galaxy SII. This is happening on Aurora and Nightly, both Beta and Release are currently unaffected.
status-firefox10: --- → affected
status-firefox7: --- → unaffected
status-firefox8: --- → unaffected
status-firefox9: --- → affected
Keywords: regression, regressionwindow-wanted

Updated

6 years ago
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
Summary: Nightly restarts when opened from Recent apps → Nightly/Aurora restart their process when running when selected from 'Recent Apps'
Created attachment 563742 [details] [diff] [review]
Bug 690705 - Don't put the restart helper activity in the recent list
Attachment #563742 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs)

Updated

6 years ago
Keywords: regressionwindow-wanted
Comment on attachment 563742 [details] [diff] [review]
Bug 690705 - Don't put the restart helper activity in the recent list

Review of attachment 563742 [details] [diff] [review]:
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good stuff
Attachment #563742 - Flags: review?(blassey.bugs) → review+
Comment on attachment 563742 [details] [diff] [review]
Bug 690705 - Don't put the restart helper activity in the recent list

Requesting approval for Aurora 9.  This Android-only patch fixes a user-visible regression that causes the browser to restart unexpectedly in some situations.  The patch is low-risk; it does not touch any code but just corrects one bit of metadata for the "Restarter" activity in our Android manifest file.
Attachment #563742 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
For what it's worth bug 645799 might be worth taking a similar fix while this is active here.
Assignee: nobody → snorp
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/68b80bf42457
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/68b80bf42457
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 10
Verified Fixed on Nightly
Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:10.0a1) Gecko/20111003 Firefox/10.0a1 Fennec/10.0a1
tracking-fennec: ? → ---
status-firefox10: affected → fixed

Updated

6 years ago
Attachment #563742 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+
https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-aurora/rev/8ccea4352c39
status-firefox9: affected → fixed
Whiteboard: [fixed in aurora]
Target Milestone: Firefox 10 → Firefox 9

Updated

6 years ago
Depends on: 693289
Whiteboard: [fixed in aurora] → [fixed in aurora][qa+]

Updated

6 years ago
Whiteboard: [fixed in aurora][qa+] → [fixed in aurora]
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