[Project_owners] external update url and mozilla update approval

Christopher Ottley xknight at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Aug 1 17:12:21 EDT 2005


Gerald Vogt wrote:

> Christopher Ottley wrote:
>
>> If you have a look at the wiki 
>> http://wiki.mozilla.org/Update:Requirements/LegalAndReview you'll see 
>> that under the Mozilla Software Integrity Guidelines v0.2 point 3, 
>> All hosted software must: Have an update URL that is addons.mozilla.org. 
>
>
> Is that possible? I did not know that. I thought it should be that way 
> but I have just checked my extension on addons again, and I cannot 
> find a way to add or update an update.rdf on their server. There is 
> also no documentation that I can find pointing out how to do it or a 
> server generated update url to be added. I have checked a couple of 
> the most popular extensions and they all point somewhere else 
> sometimes to mozdev.org.
>
> So can please someone post a link where it is explained how it is 
> supposed to work?? ;-) 


 From what I understand, right now you just leave the update url blank. 
I think Firefox is supposed to check the addons.mozilla.org site for 
updates (based on your GUID and platform) if it's blank.

Regards,
Christopher.


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