[Project_owners] update.rdf Questions

Stephen Lau stevel at songbirdnest.com
Mon Jan 12 15:57:08 PST 2009

Joe Brochu wrote:
> I'm ready for my first release, and I'm confused about the update.rdf 
> process described here 
> <https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Extension_Versioning%2c_Update_and_Compatibility#Update_RDF_Format>.
> In particular, where does the update.rdf file go?  It doesn't seem 
> like it would go inside the xpi (e.g. next to install.rdf) because it 
> can contain a hash of the xpi.
> However, it also seems like it should be included with the xpi so that 
> the user has access to the update info.  I guess I don't understand 
> how the whole update process works.
> Is any of this even necessary if the xpi is hosted on addons.mozilla.org?
Nope - it's not necessary if you host on AMO.  It's only needed if you 
want to host your own updates on your own server.

stephen lau | stevel at songbirdnest.com | www.whacked.net

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