Firefox Extensions still needed?

David Barth david.barth at
Tue Aug 11 10:41:38 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:02 PM, Chris Coulson <chrisccoulson at>

> On 10/08/15 22:21, Xavier Guillot wrote:
> Hi,
> 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,
> Xavier
> Ubufox was signed a few weeks ago and will be shipped with the Firefox 40
> update tomorrow. However, it's only been through preliminary review, and
> future Firefox versions disable side-loaded addons that haven't had a full
> review.
> I'm not sure about the status of the other addons (cc'ing dbarth).

Yup, we've started submitting webapps extensions as well, starting with the
main xul-ext-websites-integration.

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