Mind the Time, WebExtensions, issues with timing events

Andrew McKay amckay at mozilla.com
Thu Aug 31 19:49:20 UTC 2017

Feel free to alter MDN, its a wiki and an easy way to contribute.

Sadly your assessment is correct, unless a contributor assists on this
bug, at P5 its unlikely to be fixed in the 57 timescale.

On 29 August 2017 at 15:49, Paul <paul at paulwmorris.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks to Kris Maglione for clarifying the expected behavior of the APIs in
> these two bugs:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1383254
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1383264
> Maybe it would be worth adding this info to the MDN docs for these APIs?
> (i.e. these events are not necessarily tied to user activity.)
> Thanks to Andy McKay for triaging this bug, which is more critical for
> porting my add-on to WebExtensions:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1383244
> I assume that since it is P5 it likely won't get fixed before FF57 hits the
> release channel.  In that case I'll probably go ahead and finalize the beta
> version of my add-on and release it.  This bug is the main thing holding it
> back.  I can put a link to the bug on the AMO page to give users a heads-up
> about this known issue.
> (I need to get the hybrid version out to allow time for user data migration
> before releasing the full WebExtension version before FF57.  And
> interestingly it seems my user numbers have been dropping since 57 hit
> nightly...)
> Cheers,
> -Paul
> P.S. I've put together a simple add-on to help reproduce/demonstrate the
> problem, currently pending review:
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/idle-api-tester/
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