[Project_owners] AMO vs. mozdev was: Awaiting extension upgrade approval

John Woods johnrw at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 14:00:06 PDT 2008


On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 1:24 PM, Douglas E. Warner <silfreed at silfreed.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 July 2008 12:53:23 John Woods wrote:
>> It has no scarry scarry messages about bad extensions... like mozdev
>> gets...
>>
>> ie it is whitelisted by default... mozdev is not.
>
> About this; Mozdev *does* provide a mechanism for secure installs and updates
> now, but we still get the initial warning about installing an extension from
> an untrusted host.
>

Secure updates? Got a link? Sorry if it has been discussed already.

Still, I like that extension idea... it doesn't need to be hosted on amo.

> Does anyone know if it would be possible to create an extension that would add
> mozdev.org as a trusted source in Firefox?  We could host this on AMO so
> extension developers on Mozdev would only need to require this extension
> before doing installs from Mozdev.org
>
> If the warning about installing from Mozdev was removed the barrier for new
> users would be greatly reduced.
>
> -Doug
>
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