Created attachment 605485 [details] addon_collector_extension_hang.jpg User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2 Build ID: 20120215223356 Steps to reproduce: This happens on two completely different networks (both at home and at work), both on 32-bit Windows Vista and on 32-bit Firefox running on 64-bit Debian Linux, so this is unlikely to be a network configuration issue. This has been happening for several days now. Build identifier for this particular execution scenario: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:10.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.2 1. Invoke Firefox 2. Select Tools menu 3. Select Add-ons 4. Select Extensions on the left side 5. Scroll down to Add-on Collector, and click on its Options button 6. Select the General Settings button 7. If there is a Log-out button, click on it so that the user is logged out. 8. Click on the Log-in button. Actual results: After clicking on the Log-in button, it hangs with a "Loading ..." image and a dotted circle that goes around and around infinitely. Expected results: Logins should take no more than 5 seconds to complete, and not hang. See attached screenshot file (addon_collector_extension_hang.jpg).
The Collector is being retired at the end of the month. http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2012/03/07/add-on-collector-retiremen/
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
The fact that it hangs with no user visible message is a defect. The hanging behavior gives the user no indication that the extension is being dropped/sunsetted/removed/deprecated. Instead of hanging, it may be better to arrange it so that when the user clicks on the Login button, it browses to the http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2012/03/07/add-on-collector-retiremen/ web page. Alternatively, one could provide some other direct indication on that configuration page of the same (perhaps even removing the login or logout buttons), or similar.
Such a case could be made for such action, but this is not a widespread bug. Login works for me and I have not seen any similar bug reports.
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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