[Project_owners] Porting extension to Deer Park

massey massey at stlouis-shopper.com
Fri Aug 12 11:07:45 EDT 2005

Axel Hecht wrote:

> 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 extension.
Thanks for clearing that up. I am curious how someone would debug 
problems with chrome.mainfest. In the old chrome.rdf/overlayinfo scheme 
a person could go look at the rdf to see where things went wrong but now 
I am confused about where to look.


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