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Re: sense of packaging firefox' addons?

On 02/27/2008 03:35 PM, Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek wrote:

I saw Ubuntu is puting Firefox' addons to repo.

I wonder why, while Firefox has now integrated search for addons and better addons site is planned...

I don't think we should package extensions, but what do you think about that situation in U?

This may make most sense for binary extensions where we may want to compile it so users don't need to install compat-libstdc++33 and optimize using the latest greatest compiler, and our opt flags du jour.

However, one thing which is highly relevant is that extensions usually have no discernable upstream (unless you count a.m.o), sometimes do not include license information or have hostile licenses, and often don't include source code. *.xpi files are not source code as they can contain binary data, such as compiled byte code (*.xpt) or .so files

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