improve firefox add-on support in ubuntu

Registered by Alexander Sack on 2007-04-25

Find/specify/implement ways to improve firefox add-on support for ubuntu users.

Feature examples:
 1. allow packaged extensions/plugins to be searched, navigated and installed from within firefox extension manager (a new tab)
 2. display quality information for third party extensions in add-on dialog.
 3. warn (once per extension?) when user installs/upgrades extensions that are known to be problematic (e.g. extension is broken or conflicts with other extensions installed)
 4. block extensions/plugins that are known to have serious impact on stability (crashes/freezing)

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Alexander Sack
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Alexander Sack
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for gutsy
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Alexander Sack on 2007-07-06

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

2007-05-03 kamion: see also firefox-updates specification

2007-05-31 kamion: approved

2007-08-14 asac: implementation available in ubufox bzr 0.4~pre ... plugin-finder service needs a home.

2007-08-17 asac: beta available in gutsy ... webservice currently hosted on people.ubuntu.com (though i had to turn of the feature that adds official pfs.mozilla.org results, because of firewall rules on rookery)

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Work Items

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.