[Project_owners] Porting extension to Deer Park

massey massey at stlouis-shopper.com
Wed Aug 10 08:43:06 EDT 2005

Brian King wrote:

> Sudhakar Chandra wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Where can I find documentation on how to make my extension run in 
>> Deer Park?
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Bundles
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Chrome_Registration
> Note the deprecated property reference in install.rdf at:
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/install.rdf#Deprecated_Property_Reference 
> In short, if you want your extension to work only in 1.5 (Deer Park 
> and above), you can get rid of those entries in install.rdf and you 
> also no longer need any contents.rdf files (*disclaimer, I'm not 100% 
> sure about contents.rdf).

The way I understand it is that you _do_ need contents.rdf in your 
/contents /locale /skin (top level) directories. The current state of 
xpi installs seems to be a real mess, you need to have a mix of old and 
new if you want your extension to work across mozilla(suite, ff-1.0.x, 
deerpark) distro's. There used to be one well defined method. Now there 
are two. The new simpler method requires much more work and seems to 
much more complicated.


> You define where your package folders and overlays are in 
> chrome.manifest, which needs to be bundled with the XPI.
> If you also want your extension to work with older Firefox builds 
> (1.0.x and below), the old system of chrome registration is still 
> supported.

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