Firefox Dev Tools Add-on for Publishing to Webmaker

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

defect
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: humph, Assigned: mbbaig)

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(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
This was an idea that Ryan originally suggested.  Webmaker has X-Ray Goggles, which users really love.  Part of what they like is being able to easily play with what's in the DOM, make a change, and then save that page so they can show their friends ("Look mom, I'm on the NYT's front page!").

This project is about taking this to the next level, and leveraging similar work in the Firefox Dev Tools.  Similar to the Goggles, the Dev Tools have many ways to alter the DOM (i.e,. the Inspector) and CSS (i.e., Inspector, Style Editor).  There are also many other tools we might want to hook into somehow, and more being developed.

The idea is that a user could install this add-on in their browser, used the Dev Tools to change a page somehow, then publish it to Webmaker and MakeAPI using their Webmaker Persona login.

In terms of how to get started, I'd suggest the following:

* Join #webmaker (webmaker, MakeAPI, Persona, etc.), #devtools (any questions re: Dev Tools), and #extdev (any questions re: add-on development) on irc.  You'll probably need to ask questions of people in all three at some point.

* Research how Firefox Extensions (i.e., add-ons) are built.  A good starting point is here - https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Extensions, but there are many other things Google will turn up.

* Research Victor's example Dev Tool Addon, see https://github.com/victorporof/Restartless-Template.  Try and get it working in your Firefox browser.

* Figure out how to get the HTML/CSS/Script our of the dev tools in such a way that it can be sent to webmaker.org's publishing services.

* Figure out how to get Persona authentication working in the addon, and how to deal with webmaker.org's SSO (talk to jbuck/Pomax/cade in #webmaker).  We'll probably have to cook up some new way of allowing external publishing with a new node app.

Above all, let's do this in small steps, and don't let yourself get overwhelmed with all the details as you start.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

6 years ago
Hello I am working on this bug.  Can I be assigned to it?
This is also interesting 
https://people.mozilla.org/~prouget/appmanager.webm
Assignee: nobody → mohamed.b.baig
Hi guys, I am also interested in working on this bug.

Comment 4

3 years ago
Is anyone still working on this?
Closing this bug as part of the Deprecation of the Webmaker Product on Bugzilla. If this issue needs to re resolved in another manner, re-file it in a new Product or find the associated project on Github (http://github.com/mozilla) and file an issue there.

see bug 1347718
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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