Opened on 02/08/2018 at 04:32:39 PM

Closed on 03/22/2018 at 08:01:33 AM

#6371 closed change (fixed)

Move hosting of beta versions of Adblock Plus for Firefox back to a self-hosted solution

Reported by: tlucas Assignee: tlucas
Priority: P1 Milestone:
Module: Automation Keywords:
Cc: fhd, sebastian, matze, sergz Blocked By:
Blocking: #6381 Platform: Unknown / Cross platform
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by tlucas)


Mozilla removes the feature to host beta versions of extensions @ AMO, the currently aimed deployment of this change happens on Feb 22nd '18.
We currently use this feature and have to adapt to continue providing beta versions for our users. Extensions STILL need to be signed by AMO, in order to be installable in Firefox.

What to change

Resources for the aforementioned processes:

  • change in abpssembly to create and update an update-manifest for Adblock Plus for Firefox, always pointing to the latest version in, adhering to the following format:
      "addons": {
        "": {
          "updates": [
            {"version": "<LATEST_VERSION>",
             "update_link": "<DOWNLOAD_LINK>" }

Update the buildtools dependency to:

mercurial git
c830dfa08e2f 3a925dd

Included changes in buildtools

The list of changes imported by this is:

Ticket Summary Component
#6383 Overwrite ID and updateURL for Adblock Plus for Firefox when creating a non-release build Automation
#6037 Allow popup icons without popup Automation
#6021 Refactor to use modern argparse Automation
#6020 Unnecessary code being included in webpack bundles Automation
#5997 Unit test files are included in the release build Automation
#5996 Let release automation create Firefox builds Automation
#5994 Release automation produces wrong commit Message Automation
#5939 Crowdin downloads suffixed translations to the wrong folder Automation
#5916 Locale strings are broken in adblockpluschrome when building from Windows Automation
#5915 adblockpluschrome won't build under Windows Automation
#5913 doesn't install Node.js dependencies on Windows Automation
#5877 First run page is missing some text Automation
#5844 [flake8-eyeo] Detect (more) redundant parentheses Automation

8ed981af2b75 Noissue - Drop support for Firefox 50 Manish Jethani
79688f4a4aff Noissue - Make comparable_xml safe against ambiguous tags Tristan Lucas
  • Relevant changes for this issue are #6021 and #6383
  • Relevant integration notes are found in #6021

Hints for testers

createNightlies should - besides the build-target gecko behave as before.


This issue circular dependent on #6453

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comment:1 Changed on 02/09/2018 at 10:31:23 AM by sebastian

You cannot have unlisted extensions on AMO. I think the way to go is self-distributing the development builds (after having them signed by AMO). This is also what Mozilla seems to recommend.

comment:2 Changed on 02/09/2018 at 10:55:06 AM by fhd

Note that that's exactly how we currently distribute the Flattr extension, here's the relevant code:

comment:3 Changed on 02/12/2018 at 09:38:15 AM by tlucas

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from Move hosting of beta versions of Adblock Plus for Firefox back to an on-premises solution to Move hosting of beta versions of Adblock Plus for Firefox back to a self-hosted solution

comment:4 Changed on 02/12/2018 at 10:06:52 AM by tlucas

  • Owner set to tlucas
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P1
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comment:5 Changed on 02/12/2018 at 10:07:23 AM by tlucas

  • Cc fhd sebastian matze added

comment:6 Changed on 02/12/2018 at 10:39:45 AM by sergz

  • Cc sergz added

I saw in IRC that it could be eyeofiles for which a couple of projects are awaiting the configuration (basically proper securing of the server) for CI uploading, so I have added myself to CC to be aware if there is some progress in that direction.

comment:7 Changed on 02/13/2018 at 11:44:57 AM by tlucas

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comment:8 Changed on 02/13/2018 at 12:16:46 PM by tlucas

  • Blocking 6381 added

comment:9 Changed on 02/13/2018 at 03:28:25 PM by tlucas

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comment:10 Changed on 02/13/2018 at 03:59:09 PM by tlucas

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comment:11 Changed on 02/14/2018 at 11:30:53 AM by tlucas

  • Blocking 6383 removed

comment:12 Changed on 02/15/2018 at 12:51:34 PM by tlucas

Last edited on 02/15/2018 at 12:52:30 PM by tlucas

comment:13 Changed on 03/07/2018 at 09:00:51 PM by tlucas

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comment:14 Changed on 03/07/2018 at 10:00:49 PM by tlucas

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comment:15 Changed on 03/07/2018 at 10:14:38 PM by tlucas

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comment:16 Changed on 03/21/2018 at 11:53:12 PM by abpbot

comment:17 Changed on 03/22/2018 at 08:01:33 AM by tlucas

  • Resolution set to fixed
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