Automatically fixing addons for new Thunderbird versions
cleidigh at gmail.com
Sun Sep 1 21:27:43 UTC 2019
I would be interested to know more about the notification system. This
sounds useful. I'm not sure if I am in a position to help on that, but
I'm willing to learn more to see if I am able to.
Matt/All Re: fixing add-ons automatically
I think we would all agree for the totally automatic conversion case, we
could take forever on that. I don't think that's what you are
I have been thinking about several possible tools along these lines. I
have started investigating a couple. My perspective was what could help
in the following areas:
1) Awareness/helping to know API/UI changes
Just using ESLint with custom rules I made helps - this would be
very easy to set up and make it easy for developers to find changes needed
but I have to find the best equivalent for the XUL/HTML/XML files.
2) Help For solutions and changes - to develop us access to solutions
and examples of other people's work
I have started to set up a knowledge base of extensions - basically
post all the source for many extensions and make it searchable
3) Basic "busywork" helper scripts - just having a few conversion tools
even for partial stuff would help
- install => manifest
- creation of localization directories and messages.json
- preferences converter for preferencesBindings
If the community feels these would be good help, I think I can crank out
a few in between upgrading extensions!
All joking aside, I would be very interested in the feedback if this
would be good otherwise I'll make sure to concentrate on other things.
On 9/1/2019 8:00 AM, tb-planning-request at mozilla.org wrote:
> Re: Automatically fixing addons for new Thunderbird versions
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