Intent to remove SocialAPI Share

Shane Caraveo scaraveo at mozilla.com
Wed Aug 16 16:53:11 UTC 2017


This has landed on autoland this morning.
Regards,
Shane

On 8/11/17 1:39 PM, 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.
> 
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1388902
> 
> Regards,
> Shane



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