Beta add-on support on ATN - asking for a reminder

Dillinger dillinger at kpnmail.nl
Sat Aug 15 11:57:13 UTC 2020


ATN was forked from AMO about 2 years ago.
Support for beta versions was removed from AMO about 6 months before that.
There was never support for beta versions on ATN, and there never will 
be, see Andrei's answers.

On 8/14/20 5:35 PM, Eyal Rozenberg wrote:
> (Replying to the list only regarding betas on ATN)
>
> Is ATN's code base the same as AMO, i.e. this:
>
> https://github.com/mozilla/addons-server
>
> , or has it been forked? Because if it hasn't I want to file an issue 
> there about beta support (and ask for supporting comments for it.)
>
> Also, why did they remove the beta feature? Did they rewrite the thing 
> from scratch and didn't add it back, or did they want to actually stop 
> having it for some reason?
>
> Eyal
>
> On 14/08/2020 17:38, Axel Grude wrote:
>> Dear Eyal Rozenberg,
>>
>> I believe it was removed by Firefox / Mozilla core. Not sure if can 
>> have it back, but I would find it very useful, seeing that I have my 
>> first ADd-on in late beta stages:
>>
>> https://github.com/RealRaven2000/QuickFolders/issues/8#issuecomment-674099903 
>>
>>
>> As an aside - I am also afraid that the update mechanism within Tb68 
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>> the current one.
>>
>> regards,
>>    Axel
>>
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>>> *Subject:*Beta add-on support on ATN - asking for a reminder
>>> *From:*Eyal Rozenberg <eyalroz at technion.ac.il>
>>> *To:*Tb-Planning at mozilla.org <tb-planning at mozilla.org>
>>> *Sent: *Friday, 14/8/2020 11:54
>>>
>>> With 78 coming in, people are publishing extension betas, but for a 
>>> long while ago, ATN/AMO hasn't offered a mechanism for publishing 
>>> betas separately from regular versions (like it used to); so we 
>>> either keep betas on other channels-of-distribution, or push them as 
>>> a replacement for the older stable versions.
>>>
>>> I've forgotten why the beta version feature disappeared from 
>>> ATN/AMO; can someone post a reminder of why that happened, and 
>>> perhaps speak to whether there are plans to restore this feature?
>>>
>>> Eyal
>>> _______________________________________________
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>>> tb-planning at mozilla.org
>>> https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/tb-planning
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