desktop runtime needs to disable globally installed add-ons

VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 15

Status

P1
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
7 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: asa, Assigned: Gavin)

Tracking

unspecified
Firefox 15
Bug Flags:
in-moztrap -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking-kilimanjaro:+)

Details

(Whiteboard: [blocking-webrtdesktop1+] [qa!])

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
We will want to disable globally installed add-ons in the web app runtime on desktop. I'm told this is simply a flag so hopefully it's easy to pull off.
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
blocking-kilimanjaro: --- → +
OS: Windows 7 → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Blocks: 737571
Note for testing - Need a list of top installed global add-ons when verifying the fix for this.
Whiteboard: [marketplace-beta-]
Priority: -- → P1
Whiteboard: [marketplace-beta-] → [marketplace-beta-] [blocking-webrtdesktop1+]
Target Milestone: --- → M1
Created attachment 622838 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

This turns out to be pretty easy.
Assignee: nobody → gavin.sharp
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #622838 - Flags: review?(myk)
No longer blocks: 737571
Whiteboard: [marketplace-beta-] [blocking-webrtdesktop1+] → [blocking-webrtdesktop1+]
Attachment #622838 - Flags: review?(myk) → review+
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/ba1c1a993a33
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [blocking-webrtdesktop1+] → [blocking-webrtdesktop1+] [qa+]
Component: Desktop Runtime → Webapp Runtime
Product: Web Apps → Firefox
Target Milestone: M1 → Firefox 15
Justin - Do you have a listing of top add-ons that are typically installed globally? I would like to try a couple of those to verify this bug.
A list of most-commonly-installed add-ons wouldn't be useful, because in order for an add-on to work in web apps it would need to explicitly target the web app runtime (whose app ID is different than Firefox's). I wrote a simple add-on that does so: https://people.mozilla.com/~gavin/alerter.xpi (it just shows an alert on startup). See https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Installing_extensions for information about how to "globally install" it.
Whiteboard: [blocking-webrtdesktop1+] [qa+] → [blocking-webrtdesktop1+] [qa+:jsmith]
Flags: in-moztrap?(jsmith)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Whiteboard: [blocking-webrtdesktop1+] [qa+:jsmith] → [blocking-webrtdesktop1+] [qa!]
QA Contact: desktop-runtime → jsmith
Flags: in-moztrap?(jsmith) → in-moztrap-
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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