Downloads API, fifth update
paolo.02.prg at amadzone.org
Tue Aug 20 16:49:55 UTC 2013
The Downloads API is almost enabled in Nightly! We're dealing with a
"surprise orange" (an automated test that succeeded on the fx-team
branch but failed when ported to mozilla-central), but we should be
able to solve this and enable the Downloads API very soon.
Since this a substantially different back-end, handled by a different
code base, please be on the lookout for improvements! Also, if you
happen to notice a regression while you're there, please file a new bug
blocking bug 825588.
While we're very happy to have Nightly testing on the feature at last,
there is still more work to do before we're ready for final release.
All the platform-specific features (taskbar notifications, scanning,
adding to the recent documents list) are still to be implemented.
You can see a list in our newly created feature page:
We'll triage and add reported bugs to the list if we think they're
blocking release. When we're confident that the feature is ready, we
will remove the legacy front-end code and remove the preference that
allows nsIDownloadManager to be used in Firefox for Desktop.
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