stop supporting Sherlock search engines

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 44

Status

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Firefox
Search
P3
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
4 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: Gavin, Assigned: florian)

Tracking

unspecified
Firefox 44
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

No one else does, OpenSearch is the clear winner.
Depends on: 862143
Depends on: 862148

Comment 1

4 years ago
No great resistance from me - I might compile some numbers to compare downloads later. There are probably still a few people making use of <interpret> - can you trawl AMO?

Apart from that I'd just want an idea of timescale / a bit of notice if poss.

(Don't suppose you fancy changing to store OpenSearch rather than MozSearch in the profile at the same time - it does confuse people and I can't remember what the logic was in the first place!)

[Gratuitous Mycroft keyword spam so that this bug will show up in my search]
(In reply to Mycroft Project (CC) from comment #1)
> No great resistance from me - I might compile some numbers to compare downloads
> later.

Sounds great! I was curious as to what the current state of things on Mycroft is.

> Apart from that I'd just want an idea of timescale / a bit of notice if poss.

This isn't a high priority, I filed it mostly for tracking purposes. I don't think it would end up shipping before Firefox 24 at the earliest.

> (Don't suppose you fancy changing to store OpenSearch rather than MozSearch
> in the profile at the same time - it does confuse people and I can't
> remember what the logic was in the first place!)

Could do, I filed bug 862550.
(In reply to Mycroft Project (CC) from comment #1)
> There are probably still a few people making use of <interpret> - can you trawl
> AMO?

The search service doesn't support <interpret>, so I don't think anyone is relying on it? Though I may not be understanding what you mean.

This search on AMO add-ons (requires a Mozilla LDAP account):
https://mxr.mozilla.org/addons/find?text=&string=\.src
shows only a few add-ons potentially shipping search engines:
/1097/searchplugins/printmall.src
/3615/searchplugins/delicious.src
/7942/searchplugins/prontoEngine.src
/11923/searchplugins/HexoSearch.src
/175988/searchplugins/delicious.src
/311926/searchplugins/briteclick.src
/371445/searchplugins/delicious.src

I suspect most are no longer compatible with recent versions of Firefox, but I'll double check.
Firefox 24 Aurora is mentioning this bug by mistake?
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/24.0a2/auroranotes/

Some third party sites still have Sherlock search engines. I'll add this bug to the site compatibility document to get developers' attention.
Keywords: dev-doc-needed, site-compat
(In reply to Kohei Yoshino [:kohei] from comment #4)
> Firefox 24 Aurora is mentioning this bug by mistake?
> http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/24.0a2/auroranotes/

Oh, please discard this comment. That is Bug 862143.

Updated

4 years ago
Keywords: addon-compat
Sorry, the blocker bugs already have keywords. Clearing.
Keywords: addon-compat, dev-doc-needed, site-compat
(Assignee)

Updated

2 years ago
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
(Assignee)

Comment 7

2 years ago
Fixed in bug 862148.
Assignee: nobody → florian
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 44
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