Firefox Extensions still needed?

Xavier Guillot Valeryan_24 at
Mon Aug 10 21:21:49 UTC 2015


I can't answer to this specific question, but as an user with Firefox as 
default browser on Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop, if those addons are kept, 
perhaps they need to be signed.

Today when I updated to the latest FF Nightly 42.0a1 on the daily ppa, 
Mozilla activated the obligation to use only officially signed extensions:

All 3 Ubuntu addons were automatically desactivated.

On the nightly version, there is an option in About:config to restore 
the old behavior (xpinstall.signatures.required set to false), but on 
future normal and beta versions of Firefox, it will not be possible 
anymore normally.

Even if the addons are provided directly in the packages and not on 
Mozilla site, it is still also possible to validate them.

Best regards,


Le 10/08/2015 19:21, Bryan Quigley a écrit :
> HI,
> I'm wondering if we still need these three Firefox extensions.  I
> can't tell* what they do in Wily:
> Ubuntu Online Accounts    (xul-ext-webaccounts)
> Unity Desktop Integration   (xul-ext-unity)
> Unity Websites integration  (xul-ext-websites-integration)
> With a Unity specific browser coming, is there a reason to maintain these?
> Kind regards,
> Bryan
> Ubuntu Firefox Modifications  (xul-ext-ubufox)
> Does the defaults change, apt://, etc - still useful
> * Online Accounts for Gmail doesn't set up anything specific for the
> browser.  My Firefox doesn't seem better integrated with them on.
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