Regarding BrowserStack's Firefox Extension

Andrew McKay amckay at mozilla.com
Mon Sep 25 20:45:27 UTC 2017


Sadly, at this time I don't believe that there are alternatives to
those APIs. There are come bugs for some of those things you've
mentioned like:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1247628 TCP and UDP
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1373640 DNS support
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1323414 streaming support

But as you can see those have not been implemented in Firefox 57.


On 22 September 2017 at 05:40, Dhimil Gosalia <dhimil at browserstack.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> We are the developers of the BrowserStack's Firefox extension. Our goal at
> BrowserStack is to help developers to test websites/apps seamlessly on all
> the major platforms. That is made possible by our extension which acts as a
> reverse proxy and let user test local servers by tunneling the connections.
> For your reference: https://www.browserstack.com/local-testing.
>
> With the changes to the Firefox API leading up to version 57.0, our plugin
> was marked as legacy because it's based on XPCOM-javascript API. Now, we are
> all excited about new WebExtensions API and the future it holds but
> currently, it's missing one of our most used API, chrome.socket.*
>
> Currently, we use the following services on Firefox in our extension:
>
> nsISocketTransportService
> dnsService
> nsIScriptableInputStream
> nsIInputStreamPump
> nsIBufferedInputStream
> nsIAsyncInputStream
>
>
> Checking online, we found that we might not be the only group using the
> above APIs. Mozilla and BrowserStack announced a partnership recently and we
> don't want our customers on Firefox to miss out on seamless local
> integrations! We want to understand if there are any alternatives to the
> above APIs.
>
> I have cc'd my fellow team mates and Adam, who helped us with the right
> contact (Thanks Adam!).
>
> Thank you for helping us out!
>
> --
> Dhimil Gosalia,
> BrowserStack.
>
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