Search Tools (search plugin) queue timing? (Replacing deprecated Yahoo search plugin)


(jscher2000) #1

Hello, the default Yahoo search plugin is being phased out. U.S. English users are already getting an update that hides it.

Users can install https://search.yahoo.com/opensearch.xml from a Yahoo search page if they have the optional Search Bar displayed. Or they can select among a bewildering list on http://mycroftproject.com/yahoo-search-plugins.html

To ease the transition, I uploaded a “Yahoo.com Search” search plugin this morning, and I noticed it is 6th of 6 in the queue. I don’t know what that means in hours or days, but faster would be better to respond to users on SuMo and other platforms.

Thanks.

Ref. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1443957


(jscher2000) #2

Thanks for the quick review.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/yahoo-com-search/

Oddly, the mouse pointer shows a “forbidden” symbol when hovering the blue “Add to Firefox” button. I see this both in Firefox 58 and Firefox 52esr, and it occurs for other search plugins as well.

Is this by design?


(Jorge) #3

That may be due to this issue: https://github.com/mozilla/addons-frontend/issues/4047


(jscher2000) #4

Yup, that looks like it. Hopefully to be fixed soon…