[LibX] LibX for Chrome update

Lin, Victoria victoria_lin at harvard.edu
Wed Oct 10 08:06:39 PDT 2012

Hi Godmar,
I did a quick testing, everything is working. Thanks for fixing this, our users will be very happy to have it back.

I am not very clear about how to distribute them to our users, we have two libx editions, can we post the two links on our library web site, so that people can click on one of them to install?



Victoria Lin
Harvard University Information Technology
Library Technology Services
90 Mt. Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-495-3724
email: victoria_lin at harvard.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: libx-bounces at mozdev.org [mailto:libx-bounces at mozdev.org] On Behalf Of Godmar Back
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 4:21 PM
To: libx at mozdev.org
Subject: Re: [LibX] LibX for Chrome update

Update:  Inline installation and activation of an edition seems to work, too!

Take note: please place this link for Chrome on your website:


where 'vt' needs to be replaced with your edition id.  This will lead users to a page where LibX can be installed.  Post installation, we provide a link back to your site.
It is, unfortunately, not possible to embed the direct link in your site (the Google Chrome store policy forbids so-called inline installations on more than one site).

Please do not link to libx.org/releases/

That said, I think the user experience with this method should be good.

Any feedback/testing is welcome.

 - Godmar

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 3:57 PM, Godmar Back <godmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> We've figured out most of the technical issues that prevented us from 
> getting into the webstore.
> We have a first version of LibX 2.0 in it:
> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/libx-for-google-chrome-tm/ff
> kfoaiikoedjcjlpnnaidojhfchiafk
> Before you send everyone there, there's a few things to be figured out.
> First, we need to figure out how if/how it's possible for you to embed 
> the LibX download into your edition homepages, which many of you have.  
> Second, we need to figure out if the auto-activation of your edition 
> is still possible and how.  Third, the new autoedition feature (based 
> on sensing the IP address) currently does not work in the version 
> uploaded to the store; we're working on fixing this right now. Once 
> these issues are figured out, we'll revector the update path so that 
> existing users of LibX 2.0 will receive their next update from the 
> webstore (and all future updates); currently, updates are still served from libx.org.
> We're now looking to get on addons.mozilla.org as well.
>  - Godmar
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