CJ could publish a 3rd party plugin API

Bug #501164 reported by Kyle Hotchkiss on 2009-12-28
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
computer-janitor (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: computer-janitor


I see Computer Janitor as what CCleaner does for Windows, Something to clean up the accumulated crap, and occasionally that crap is in the form of leftover Firefox and Chrome files, which would be neat to clean up because TADA new features are cool =)

So removing the ~/.mozilla/firefox/some_id/Cache folder could do the trick perhaps? and the ~./cache/google_chrome has the cache files too (But they're in another format so maybe we don't wanna touch those...)

Of course, history, cookies, download history, and form information could also be cleaned up.

hope I inspired!

talsemgeest (talsemgeest) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to make Ubuntu better. Since what you submitted is not really a bug, or a problem, but rather an idea to improve Ubuntu, you are invited to post your idea in Ubuntu Brainstorm at http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ where it can be discussed, voted by the community and reviewed by developers. Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion!

Also, as Firefox and chrome/chromium all have the option to clean their own temporary files, this ability in computer-janitor would be a duplication of functionality.

Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

One thing that might be interesting though, would be to extend the plugin architecture of computer janitor to allow easy third party plugins. Then community members could contribute cleanups for Firefox and Chrome. I agree however that this is outside the scope of CJ core.

Changed in computer-janitor (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - CCleaner link firefox / chrome cleanup.
+ CJ could publish a 3rd party plugin API
Changed in computer-janitor (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Barry Warsaw (barry) on 2010-05-20
Changed in computer-janitor (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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