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Re: Liking Firefox Quantum - some questions about bug submission




On Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:51:01 -0500, in mozilla.general, Disaster Master
wrote: 

>On 11/29/2017, 11:01:35 AM, WaltS48 <WaltS48@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 11/29/17 10:55 AM, Hartdonor wrote:
>>> I am a little disappointed that the new WebExtensions add-ons aren't
>>> sufficiently sandboxed to keep them from causing such major problems with
>>> the browser. I thought they were modernizing the extension protocols? I
>>> can't rule out that it may be a problem with the way Firefox implements
>>> WebExtensions. Bound to be some bugs out of the gate with the new API.
>
>> Update the extensions lately?
>> 
>> It appears a new version of Ghostery was released yesterday, version 
>> 7.4.2.5.
>
>You don't seem even minimally concerned about Hartdonors very valid
>point that the entire reason for eliminating XUL Addons and going with
>Webextensions was to eliminate Addons being able to do this to the browser.

Yeah, the fact that "Password Toggler" seems to be capable of wiping out
the main browser process is a serious flaw in WebExtensions (or I'm
mistaken, but I don't believe so). 

This stuff is not supposed to be happening with the new extensions.

I'm not surprised one bit, though, and it is still an improvement, IMHO.

I'm internally debating whether I should go to Bugzilla and open up a bug
about extensions being able to crater the browser. I think I'll probably
just avoid that extension and wait to see if the kinks get ironed out. I
only have so much time on my hands. ;^)

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