[Project_owners] Best way to test extensions

Percy Cabello pcabellor at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 30 10:24:14 EDT 2004

Thanks Brian/Davide

Here's my XPI. It's based on Jaap Haitsma's (thanks!) dictionarysearch since it
seemed the most alike extension to what I am trying to do.



--- Brian King <brian at mozdev.org> wrote:

> On 30.7.2004 17:10, Percy Cabello wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > I am a newbie creating extensions for Firefox. Right now, between fixes, I
> > repack the XPI, uninstall prev version, restart FF, reinstall new xpi and
> > restart. Is there a faster way to ensure my changes are taken? I have the
> > cache off.
> Instead of using a JAR, why not just a flat directory structure while 
> developing. All you will need to do is change the entires in 
> installed-chrome.txt. I'd need to know your package folder structure and 
> where your contents.rdf files live to tell you exactly.
> Then all you have to do is edit the file, shutdown and restart. No 
> messing with JARs.
> Of course, once its ready for release you can switch back to the JAR format.
> -- 
> Brian King
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