Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4427 closed defect (fixed)

Support Firefox 8: Re-enable pre-installed addons

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: mikeperry
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Firefox Patch Issues Version:
Severity: Keywords: MikePerryIteration20111120
Cc: erinn, gk Actual Points: 3
Parent ID: Points: 3
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Firefox_8_for_developers looks Mostly Harmless. This shouldn't be too painful.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: MikePerryIterationReport20111120 added; MikePerryIterationReport2011120 removed

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: MikePerryIteration20111120 added; MikePerryIterationReport20111120 removed

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by gk

Seems like one would get ioerror's --disable-necko-disk-cache in ticket #4280 here for free as according to the above linked document the build option --necko-disk-cache got removed. But, on the other hand that could just mean that one cannot disable/enable that cache anymore, i.e. it is enabled by default...

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Replying to gk:

Seems like one would get ioerror's --disable-necko-disk-cache in ticket #4280 here for free as according to the above linked document the build option --necko-disk-cache got removed. But, on the other hand that could just mean that one cannot disable/enable that cache anymore, i.e. it is enabled by default...

Heh, yeah, I saw that.. I just checked my FF8 source though, and --disable-necko-disk-cache still seems to be an option. Very weird.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Actual Points: 3
Cc: erinn gk added
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
Summary: Support Firefox 8Support Firefox 8: Re-enable pre-installed addons

There was an issue with https://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2011/08/11/strengthening-user-control-of-add-ons/ disabling all of our addons. We fixed it by setting pref extensions.autoDisableScopes to 0.

The Mozilla bug for the feature was https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=476430

Since we already restrict our use of system addons by using extensions.enabledScopes, we don't expect the security impact to be significant.

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