Builder should provide constant visual notification if helper add-on is not installed

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
Add-on Builder
P1
major
RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: dietrich, Assigned: zalun)

Tracking

unspecified
Q1 2012
x86
Mac OS X

Details

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
The UI currently appears usable if the add-on is not installed, when in fact it isn't.

Some ideas:

* Disable the test button, and upon clicking give the "install the helper add-on" notification.

* Provide a permanent notification at the top, that indicates that the builder is not completely configured.

* Nuclear option: Don't ever allow anyone in the editor environment without the add-on installed. Instead pop them onto an installation page that provides the install link, and reloads post-install to validate that the install was successful.
This is good timing, we were trying to plan a new user flow for the ABH install process last week. I will bump this to the top of the queue because it annoys the $hit out of me as well.
Assignee: nobody → zaloon
Severity: normal → major
Priority: -- → P1
Target Milestone: --- → Q1 2012
the add-on builder project has been retired.  More info at https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2013/12/18/add-on-builder/
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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