[Project_owners] How auto update looks for updates?

Foreningen Selvet - Jesper Staun Hansen jesper at selvet.dk
Mon Jul 16 14:37:17 PDT 2007


Really useful. Thanks :)

But if I use https protocol as the guide recommends against 
https://heroes.mozdev.org/update.rdf then firefox update will error. But 
if I use against http://heroes.mozdev.org/update.rdf then it finds an 
update.
I find that strange.

(like: <em:updateURL>https://link</em:updateURL> will error while http 
will not)

eric.jung at yahoo.com wrote:
> Hi,
>
> If someone has heroes-0.1.xpi installed, then Firefox's extension 
> manager periodically checks the URL specified under em:updateURL in 
> install.rdf of heroes-0.1.xpi for information about new versions.
>
> Info on em: updateURL: 
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/install.rdf#updateURL
>
> Example:
>
> http://www.mozdev.org/heroes/update.rdf
>
> When you release heroes-0.2.xpi, then you should update the file at 
> http://www.mozdev.org/heroes/update.rdf with information about that 
> release.
>
> Sample update.rdf (note you can name this file anything as long as it 
> matches what's specified in em:updateURL) here:
>
> http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Extension_Versioning%2C_Update_and_Compatibility#Update_RDF_Format 
>
>
> Hope that helps!
> Eric Jung
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Foreningen Selvet - Jesper Staun Hansen <jesper at selvet.dk>
> To: project_owners at mozdev.org
> Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 7:57:07 AM
> Subject: [Project_owners] How auto update looks for updates?
>
> Hello
>
> I've been looking for this on newsgroups and mozilla developer related
> site, but this seems like its "something everyone knows", but I dont :O
>
> Well, I've made my first release on the 6th named "heroes-0.1.xpi" and
> then today named "heroes-0.2.xpi" and thrown them in downloads/, so far
> so good. While I wait for the mirrors to update, then I would like to
> hear how the client (firefox XULrunner update manager (at least thats
> what I think its called)) finds out I made a new version.
>
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
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