[Project_owners] Porting extension to Deer Park

Axel Hecht axel at pike.org
Fri Aug 12 12:03:15 EDT 2005

massey wrote:
> 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.

That's wrong. For deer park, you just need a chrome.manifest for the 
chrome resolution stuff, and an install.rdf for the installation of the 


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