Uploading a new dev/beta/rc version of the add-on is restricted because of bad handling of the final optional number



7 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: whimboo, Unassigned)



For some of my extensions I want to upload a dev version to AMO to let people immediately use new features. Therefore I have checked the following page how to do so: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/policies/maintenance#beta-addons

As given the naming of the XPI should be: "(a|alpha|b|beta|pre|rc)\d*$"

I tried a couple of ways but without luck. All the time the final number is getting removed after the upload, so another upload for the next version will fail with the error that the version of the extension is already present.

First upload:  memchaser-0.3pre1 -> 0.3pre
Second upload: memchaser-0.3pre2 -> 0.3pre (fail)

Right now I have to delete the formerly updated version of the extension and re-upload the new one. Not sure how this affects users of the formerly installed extension. I have tried and I don't get updates offered which is kinda bad. :(

Can we please fix this so we keep the optional number in the version string on AMO? Would there even be the chance to enhance it, so that I can upload a nightly version like: memchaser-0.3pre-201203230751.xpi?
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Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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