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packaging firefox add-ons

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Hackweek VI


We lack a way to be able to easily package firefox add-ons as rpm. Packages of add-ons are useful both for the distro vendor and for admins. Distro (or appliance) vendors may install some add-ons by default. Admins want all users to have certain add-ons by default.
Moreover some add-ons are not noarch (like bonjourfoxy) and need to be compiled specifically for each distro so a package is unavoidable.

To make all of that possible the firefox package needs to provide rpm macros so spec files for add-ons become really simple.
By creating a script that downloads version, description etc from addons.mozilla.org and automatically creates spec files the task of packaging add-ons becomes a piece of cake.

home:lnussel:firefox for current status.


icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

There are already some (12 ?) addons packed in "lnussel" 's home repository - cool!I do not really know the difference from "Implementation" to status: "Done" here (additonal testing?).

All the best


P.S.: Hope I am not too bold if I 'misuse' this openFATE thread a bit for connected features:On my included-in-trustfull-repository-firefox-addon-wishlist would be also: - DownThemAll! Because of the automatic use of Checksums if you are using Metalinks with Firefox and DownThemAll!: * http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Metalink#Checksums * http://software.opensuse.org - Maybe there is also some good working, FOSS/FLOSS , cross-browser-working , secrue addon to sync bookmarks and so on (but there may be just not an openSource addon for that porpose ;-( compare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_browser_synchronizers )

icons/user_comment.png L. N. wrote: (7 years ago)

I consider the feature done if Wolfgang accepts my submit requests for changes to the firefox package.

I've added downthemall to the collection. What's desperately missing though is a way to get notified about updated add-ons.

icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

> I've added downthemall to the collection.
Thanks. I have added it to my fireox 4.0b in 11.4 factory-tested and have successfully downloaded Milestone 6 using Metalink 4.

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