Downloads API, eighth update

Monica Chew mmc at
Tue Sep 24 16:45:38 UTC 2013

Congratulations, and thank you so much for doing this work! This is really great news :)


----- Original Message -----
> We released the Downloads API in the first Aurora 26 update last Friday!
> This marks the end of the project tracking in the Performance wiki page.
> The progress of the feature from the Aurora to the Release channel will
> be tracked as usual through the feature page:
> Big thanks are due to Neil, Felipe, Raymond, and Marco for all the help
> they provided in reaching the Firefox 26 milestone, and also to Andres
> and Marcos that helped out in particularly busy moments.
> Much less effort will be required by any follow-ups now, in fact the
> few regression reports we received until now have been minor, like the
> fact that a zero-sized file remained in place when canceling in some
> cases (bug 918466). Our planned work involves adding new features to
> the API as needed by add-on developers, and fixing some intermittent
> test failures. You can subscribe to the meta-bug 825588 to stay updated
> on final developments from now on.
> Now that the project is completed and used in Firefox for Desktop, other
> Mozilla products may migrate on their own schedule. We will refactor
> and simplify the Downloads Panel code to remove any reference to
> nsIDownloadManager, and the new code might serve as an example of
> how to use the API for other products also.
> This is the last update of this bi-weekly series, this means there will
> be no seventh update. As always, regressions can be filed as blocking
> bug 825588, and add-on compatibility bugs as blocking bug 907764.
> Cheers,
> Paolo
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