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Can it be that with regard to Bug 1549078 the Firefox-user has to have the setting app.normandy.enabled set to True?

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Hi there,

With regards to the 1549078 bug (that's the one about "what's happening with our Add-ons"):

1. I normally have Studies disabled so I had to enable the setting to get the “hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-1548973”. But the setting wouldn't stay put: whenever I enabled it, then closed and restarted the browser the setting was lost. About:studies didn't show any study. 2. I saw a commenter (Dave) mention app.normandy.run_interval_seconds and how he set it to 1 sec temporarily and I started remembering that I had disabled the setting altogether. After enabling normandy and setting the interval to 1 sec, and restarting Firefox, the temp fix was active, and the Add-ons were working.

So I concluded: you have to have normandy enabled (which enables Heartbeat, Firefox' User Voice). So maybe that's what hinders the getting of the fix.

I have a question: Do I have to let Studies be enabled for the fix to be working?



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Hi jaMoz, thank you for the additional information.

Any idea how Normandy got disabled on yours in the first place?

I have a question: Do I have to let Studies be enabled for the fix to be working?

The study downloads and runs an extension. The extension installs a new certificate. It then triggers an immediate re-verification of your extensions. Each of those steps is important, but once they are done, you should no longer need to allow studies to address this issue.

Also, a new version 66.0.4 is due out today/tonight, although I don't know whether testing is finished yet.

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Hi jscher2000,

I disabled it myself thinking "the less telemetry goes out the better". Contrary to about everyone else I don't think sharing everything is a good idea.

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Someone else must feel the same way, or there wouldn't be a preference to disable it. ;-) But yeah, the diversity of configurations makes testing solutions a bit of a nightmare.