[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#878425: it's all text will stop working in Firefox 57

Antoine Beaupré anarcat at debian.org
Mon Sep 10 16:00:48 BST 2018

On 2018-09-09 22:41:19, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:53:28AM -0400, Antoine Beaupre wrote:
>> Package: xul-ext-itsalltext
>> Version: 1.9.2-2
>> Severity: normal
>> Tags: upstream
>> Once Firefox 57 hits the archive, this extension will completely stop
>> working, as it relies on the older XUL API. It also cannot be ported
>> to the new web-ext API cleanly, as it is a fundamental shift in the
>> way it works:
> This is now affecting even stable. Upstream makes it clear that no
> conversion to web extensions is planned (as it would require a complete
> rewrite).
> @David, let's turn this into a removal bug.

For what it's worth, I've switched to GhostText as a replacement:


It requires an editor plugin, but any "it's all text" replacement will
require some sort of userland support because the way webext works now.

I suspect many more xul-ext-* packages are in this situation and might
need removal, btw.


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