Intent to remove SocialAPI Share

Kris Maglione kmaglione at
Fri Aug 11 20:47:22 UTC 2017


On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 01:39:28PM -0700, Shane Caraveo wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>The last feature left from SocialAPI is the Share feature.  This was 
>the only used feature from SocialAPI but it's use has been declining 
>over time and is not significant.  At the same time, SocialAPI has not 
>kept up with all the changes in the past year leading up to Firefox 
>57. Rather than fix and maintain the code, I intend to remove it.
>The basic concepts of SocialAPI are covered by a better structured and 
>more evolved system we all know as WebExtensions.  The Share feature 
>itself is well covered by page actions, and many of the features 
>previously removed from SocialAPI are also covered in WebExtensions.  
>If I find the time I'll look at creating a webextension implementation 
>of Share.
>To my understanding there are no dependencies left on SocialAPI, if 
>you are aware of any please let me know, or better yet comment on the 
>removal bug.

Kris Maglione
Senior Firefox Add-ons Engineer
Mozilla Corporation

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