[Project_owners] Re: Porting extension from Mozilla to Firefox

Sudhakar Chandra thaths at openscroll.org
Sat Aug 21 16:03:27 EDT 2004


Oops.  Sent this from the wrong email address.  Resending.

S.

Sudhakar Chandra wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have an application that works fine under Mozilla.  I am trying to 
> port it to Firefox and am following the instructions at 
> http://jedbrown.net/mozilla/EM/
> 
> My application as it exists today is not packaged into a jar.  Instead, 
> it exists as an individual tree of files and sub-directories like so:
> 
> habarixenu/
> habarixenu/content/
> habarixenu/content/habarixenu.xul
> habarixenu/content/habarixenu.js
> habarixenu/locale
> habarixenu/locale/en-US
> ...
> [You get the idea]
> 
> 
> I DO NOT want to jar my files and directories for a reason.  My 
> application is a news aggregator and I want to cache a local copy of 
> downloaded feeds under the chrome/habarixenu/content/ structure.
> 
> In the docs on packaging for Firefox I came across this:
> 
>  <em:file>
>  <Description about="urn:mozilla:extension:file:quicknote.jar">
>  <em:package>content/</em:package>
>  <em:skin>skin/classic/</em:skin>
>  <em:locale>locale/en-US/quicknote/</em:locale>
>  </Description>
>  </em:file>
> 
> The above is for jar-red extensions.  How will I have to change this for 
> non-jar extensions?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Thaths

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