Features/FlightDeck/Client side app

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FlightDeck as a Client-side App
Stage Draft
Status `
Release target FlightDeck 1.0
Health Blocked
Status note In order to more fully serve FlightDeck's add-on development use-cases, the app should be transitioned to work as an open web app. This would include building XPIs on the client and enabling offline use.


Product manager Daniel Buchner
Directly Responsible Individual Sean McArthur
Lead engineer Sean McArthur
Security lead `
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead Stephen Donner
UX lead `
Product marketing lead Dan Horner
Operations lead `
Additional members `

Open issues/risks

We are currently blocked on the SDK cfx build tool's conversion to JavaScript and the promise of support of this piece of code by the SDK team.

Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

Enable saving data to the client machine that will be used in constructing Jetpack-based add-ons locally. In addition, use these features to enable the app to operate in offline mode.

2. Users & use cases

This feature will decrease build times and allow the developer to continue working when they don't have connectivity.

3. Dependencies


4. Requirements




Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification


6. User experience design


Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan

  • Sync, edit, and save packages to IndexedDB
    • Rework the front-end code, with the help of the Add-on Builder extension, to sync add-ons/libraries to IndexedDB for editing on the user’s local machine.
  • Compile add-on XPIs locally
    • With the help of the Jetpack Runner, make it possible for compilation of XPIs to be performed locally on the user’s machine.
  • Enable offline use of the app
    • Detect and handle the user entering offline mode. Writing of data should save on the file system and sync to FlightDeck servers when a data connection is established.

8. Reviews

Security review


Privacy review


Localization review




Quality Assurance review


Operations review


Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation


Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria


Feature details

Priority P1
Rank 999
Theme / Goal `
Roadmap Add-ons
Secondary roadmap Jetpack
Feature list Jetpack
Project `
Engineering team Flightdeck

Team status notes

  status notes
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Security sec-review-needed when ready sched w/ curtisk
Privacy ` `
Localization ` `
Accessibility ` `
Quality assurance ` `
User experience ` `
Product marketing ` `
Operations ` `