Re: Web Activities is creating an nsIActivityManager, it's going to collide with Thunderbird's mail/components/activity/nsIActivityManager.idl
mbanner at mozilla.com
Wed Jul 18 06:25:34 UTC 2012
Surely mozilla-central's new interface should be mozIActivityManager by their own convention?
Can someone comment on their bug and file a bug for us if necessary? Given they are breaking their current convention it'd be nice if they could give us a chance to working something out. I've also got a feeling there's one or two extensions that use the interface so this won't be great for them...
Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
Andrew Sutherland <asutherland at asutherland.org> wrote:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=715814 is implementing web
activities. It introduces an nsIActivityManager idl file (the part 4
patch). I assume this will end up being a problem for the various JS
code that just references it via Components.interfaces. I find it hard
to make a case for the patches changing their name.
Since the Thunderbird activity manager is effectively unowned right now,
I'm sending an email rather than filing a bug because I'm not sure there
would be anyone to see the bug.
In retrospect, once comm-central got forked off, we probably should have
claimed our own prefix-space. tbIActivityManager looks dumb. I think
rkent has abandoned skink, but skIActivityManager is pretty cool. I
suppose nsITBActivityManager is also workable...
NB: "moz" is not a good prefix because mozilla-central is using that
already, so that's just another source of potential collisions.
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