[svlug] firefox plug-ins: TACO any issue I forgot?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Aug 16 07:57:37 PDT 2011
Quoting Ivan Sergio Borgonovo (mail at webthatworks.it):
That's because (going by the head code), ./firefox/install.rdf inside
the .xpi file includes:
If you wish to temporarily have a local barely-modified branch of the
head code, just change that 5.* to 6.*, run 'make' to repackage (rezip)
the .xpi archive, and see if it works.
The 'max' tag is, it appears to me, just a safeguard to make sure you
don't accidentally assume an extension if compatible with versions for
which the extension author hasn't tested it. Doesn't prevent _you_, the
browser user, from locally deciding 'OK, sure, I know Jim Hobbs hasn't
certified this code for Firefox/Iceweasel 6.0, but I'm fine with using
Of course, it's possible that Firefox's extensions interface has
substantially changed; I wouldn't know. But you could try it and find
out. Frankly, since BeefTaco is pretty much just a set of HTTP cookies,
I don't think incompatibility is likely.
> While firefox checks for installed plug-in updates, once a plug-in
> becomes unsupported by a newer version I doubt I'll get a reminder.
> I couldn't see any rss, newsletter, whatever on any of the sites.
True. Where available, I always urge using distro packages for Firefox
extensions, in preference to going upstream. But then, you won't be
getting upstream head versions, for better or worse -- and, of course,
not everything's packaged. (Debian doesn't yet have a BeefTaco
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