Closed Bug 980935 Opened 7 years ago Closed 5 years ago
Provide hooks in homescreen for gadget framework to add, remove, rearrange, resize and interact with gadget in homescreen app. The initial drop attached (NOTE: work in progress!) is intended as UX proof of concept, comes with some obvious shortcomings, and should serve as proposal for the way forward. The initial drop provides the following: - method to add and remove gadget in Homescreen Any type of application can provide a gadget. Application's manifest file defines a gadget, path to its source and placement. UI in Homescreen is added to add/remove gadgets - long tap will open a context menu with wallpapers and gadgets actions. - method to fit a gadget in Homescreen's icon grid A new icon type is defined for gadget placement. - method to interact with gadget and its parent application Message handler defines the messages propagated. Gadget can trigger a mozActivity or start the parent application. - demo application The initial drop does not provide: - secure process sandboxing (remote mozbrowser iframe does not fork a new process) - method to fit a gadget in Lockscreen or utility tray - resize functionality
IMO This won't land before 2.0 (currently named 1.5), thus we should keep an eye on bug 989848 which is the planned 2.0 Homescreen.
Mass update: Resolve wontfix all issues with legacy homescreens. As of 2.6 we have a new homescreen and having these issues open is confusing. All issues will block bug 1231115 so we can use that to re-visit any of these if needed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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