[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Draft Mozilla extension packaging policy

Guido Günther agx at sigxcpu.org
Tue Aug 4 19:32:08 BST 2009

On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 12:50:02PM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> Following up on this old thread:
> On 06/30/2009 04:32 PM, Alexander Sack wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 08:17:08PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> >> I'd say putting the extensions there now would be future-proof and the
> >> best thing to do IMHO. Then we could put links in
> >> /usr/share/iceweasel/extensions of
> >> /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{app-id}. I'd be more in favour of the
> >> latter, especially considering the app-id is in install.rdf, and we
> >> don't need to keep a list of app-id <-> locations mappings.
> > 
> > OK, so consent is to use "mozilla" location with xul-ext- prefix?
> I think this was the closest we reached to consensus, though the
> xul-ext- package name prefix itself was considered dubious by some folks.
> I've updated http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianMozExtTeam to correct
> the location to match Mike Hommey's suggestion.  I'd appreciate folks
> checking to make sure that i got it right.
Thanks. I meant to update this since quiet some time.

> I tried to figure out what iceape's app-id was for the example, but it
> doesn't look to me like iceape-browser is actually looking anywhere in
> /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/ during startup.  so at the moment, i just
> left the documentation with ??? for that reference.  if anyone knows how
> it should be fixed up, please have at it!
Why not pick iceweasel instead?
 -- Guido

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