[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Draft Mozilla extension packaging policy

Alexander Sack asac at ubuntu.com
Wed Jul 1 09:33:43 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 07:33:25AM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 10:32:50PM +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 08:17:08PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > I'd say putting the extensions there now would be future-proof and the
> > > best thing to do IMHO. Then we could put links in
> > > /usr/share/iceweasel/extensions of
> > > /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{app-id}. I'd be more in favour of the
> > > latter, especially considering the app-id is in install.rdf, and we
> > > don't need to keep a list of app-id <-> locations mappings.
> > 
> > OK, so consent is to use "mozilla" location with xul-ext- prefix?
> Actually, why a prefix at all ? If all extension packages Provide
> something, they can surely be searched with that... All applications
> targetted at gnome don't start with gnome- in their package name...

Yeah, personally, I always thought that prefixes should go away and be
replaced by Provides or tags or something, but in the end I can live
with and without prefix; only thing I really care about is to stop the
use of "targetApp"- prefixes :) ... how about forbidding the use of
those in the policy and optionally suggesting the use of xul-ext- if
the maintainer really wants a prefix?

 - Alexander

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