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

Alexander Sack asac at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 12 17:16:23 BST 2009

On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 03:18:35PM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> i found it curious that iceape (at least version 1.1.17-1, which is what
> i tried) doesn't appear to conform to the behavior that Mike Hommey
> suggested would be universal for xulapps of looking in
> /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{$APPID}/ for extensions.

As I wrote in the other mail a few minutes ago to pkg-mozext, this
happens automatically now based on targetApplication in install.rdf if
you are using xpi.mk from mozilla-devscripts.

Only difference is that we use /usr/lib/ as we only create links there
to the real extension place (e.g. /usr/lib,share/extension-name) and
so whether its share or lib shouldn't matter much in our
opinion. Works quite well here. I havent checked if
toolkit at mozilla.org appid for toolkit/xulrunner extensions is also
supported. If not thats an upstream thing though.

 - Alexander

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