[Project_owners] Quick Guide to Firefox's new Extension API

Robin Monks mozillaman at linuxmail.org
Fri May 28 14:56:14 EDT 2004

I definatly agree, it more of a "one size fits all" approach that will ruin the flexibility of the installer system.  Perhaps this should be ranted to Ben's blog?  Or even better, rant in the DevLinks forums ( http://newsletter.mozdev.org/dev then forum).

Also, would you be interested in writting this up as a rant for the Mozilla Developer Links newsletter ( http://newsletter.mozdev.org/dev)?  It would be a good column.

Robin Monks
----- Original Message -----
From: Karsten Düsterloh <mnenhy at tprac.de>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 19:21:27 +0200
To: Mozdev Project Owners List <project_owners at mozdev.org>
Subject: Re: [Project_owners] Quick Guide to Firefox's new Extension API

> Jed aber hob zu reden an und schrieb:
> > I felt inspired and wrote a document on "Converting Firefox/Mozilla 
> > Extensions to the new 0.9 API"
> > 
> > You can reach it here: http://jedbrown.net/mozilla/EM/
> Very nice doc!
> You just forgot to warn that with the ignorance of the install.js by the
> new extension manager, it is impossible to install anything with the
> requirement of an installation process more complicated than sliced bread.
> Mnenhy, for example, has an install script that allows for an user
> defined selection of subpackages to install - all that will be broken.
> The new extension manager is far too inflexible to be of any use to me,
> *taking* user-friendlyness away...
> I wonder what the rational behind this is.
> <rant>The new extension manager is going to be as dumb as Firefox itself
> already is.</rant>
> Karsten
> -- 
> Feel free to correct my English. :)
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