[Project_owners] Can't get update to work

Matthew Wilson matthew at mjwilson.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 6 09:11:09 PST 2008

Onno Ekker wrote:
> Hi,
> I thought I understood how Thunderbird checks for updates, but it 
> doesn't work for my extension, so I must do something wrong. I've looked 
> over it a couple of times, removed all the signing stuff, rereleased and 
> reinstalled original version, waited for mirrors to sync, etc, but it 
> still doesn't work.
> This is what I have done:
> - forward-0.1-tb.xpi contains an install.rdf with updateurl 
> http://downloads.mozdev.org/forward/update.rdf
> - update.rdf contains information for version 0.2, with updatelink 
> http://downloads.mozdev.org/forward/forward-0.2-tb.xpi
> - forward-0.2-tb.xpi is the new version
> Do I misunderstand the way Thunderbird looks for updates, or doesn one 
> of the files contain wrong information?

If I try to load your RDF in Firefox, I get Page Info showing that the 
content type is "application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml". This won't work I 
think; text/xml or text/rdf would be OK; I wouldn't be surprised if 
application/rdf+xml worked too now.


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