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[Metabug] Make Screenshots a regular, non-embedded webextension #3875

6a68 opened this Issue Dec 2, 2017 · 1 comment


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6a68 commented Dec 2, 2017

last updated 12 Sep 2018

Metabug to track work needed to remove the bootstrapped wrapper from Screenshots:

Open items:


  • Check the disabled pref inside the webextension before loading the UI code (#4811)
    • The addons team did this for us, moving the disabled pref check into the browser (bug 1488971)
  • Init the Library menu item from the webextension (#4812)
    • For now, the Library item is initialized via the embedded API. This will eventually be removed when the addons team allows webextensions to register Library items (bug 1483609)

Preferences handling

  • short-term:
    • Use an API experiment to access about:config prefs (#4800)
    • Make sure we need the history.enabled check and, if so, check it from the webextension (#4531)
  • longer term:
    • Replace prefs with storage.managed equivalents? (#4773)
    • Expose disable and disable-upload options in the about:preferences page? (#2711)

Uploads and ESR

  • short-term:
    • Use an API experiment to check the update channel (#4802)
  • longer term:
    • Check if platform is ESR from WebExtension (#4772)
    • Add server version (necessary if ESR is allowed to upload; first step to ensuring older ESR clients can indicate they are submitting an older version of the upload packet) (#4775)
      • Note that, right now, we are sticking with the original policy of not allowing ESR to upload at all

Build related:

  • Remove jpm and bootstrap references from Makefile / build tools
    • Ran into a weird error with jpm removal, leaving it in there for now (#4873)

Completed items:

The BMO dependencies are also tracked in the BMO bug:


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6a68 commented Sep 12, 2018


Landed the webextension PR in #4864. Individual follow-up bugs have been filed for all the stuff marked 'longer-term' in the description. Closing ^_^

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