[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#907740: webext-debianbuttons: significantly less convenient than the old xul-ext-debianbuttons

Francesco Poli (wintermute) invernomuto at paranoici.org
Sat Sep 1 08:59:34 BST 2018

Package: webext-debianbuttons
Version: 2.1-2
Severity: important

Thanks for maintaining this firefox extension in Debian (along with
other useful ones)!

I've just upgraded package xul-ext-debianbuttons on my Debian testing
box.  It became a transitional package, pulling in package
webext-debianbuttons as a dependency.

Unfortunately, though, when starting firefox-esr, I can no longer
see my usual debian-buttons.
I was hoping to see my previous debian-button configuration
transparently migrated to the new version, but that does not
seem to be the case.

Apparently there is a single Debian swirl button, where
 * I have to click in order to get a menu
 * then I have to paste the clipboard content into a text field
 * finally I have to click or right-click on one of the enabled options

All this seems to be extremely slow, compared with the old "select
some text and click on one button" feature of the previous
package xul-ext-debianbuttons version...

Hence, I thought "OK, let's reconfigure it to meet my preferences...".
But, no, it seems I can't.
The extension (which now seems to be called "Debian queries")
does not appear to be configurable.

Is there any chance to get the old-style buttons again?
Please let me know.

Thanks for your time.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (800, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.17.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages webext-debianbuttons depends on:
ii  firefox-esr  52.9.0esr-1

webext-debianbuttons recommends no packages.

webext-debianbuttons suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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