Firefox Extensions still needed?
david.barth at canonical.com
Tue Aug 11 12:48:41 UTC 2015
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:41 PM, David Barth <david.barth at canonical.com>
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:02 PM, Chris Coulson <chrisccoulson at ubuntu.com>
>> On 10/08/15 22:21, Xavier Guillot wrote:
>> 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
>> 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,
>> 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
>> 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.
Hmm, actually there is a problem, but thanks for the reminder.
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