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

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Tue Aug 4 17:50:02 BST 2009

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.

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!



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