[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] packaging the addon-sdk?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Fri Mar 8 15:47:12 UTC 2013

hey debian mozilla folks--

i am looking into packaging the firefox/iceweasel plugin "Collusion"
[0], and while reviewing the source, i came across the "Add-on SDK" [1],
which seems to be a preferred paradigm for writing more modular and
secure firefox extensions.

This might be old news to some of you, but it was news to me :)

I don't see the Add-on SDK in debian at the moment -- is this something
that people think should be packaged for debian?  Does it belong under
the aegis of pkg-mozext-maintainers?

For extensions like Collusion, which appear to include chunks of the
add-on SDK source, should we be distributing this separately to avoid
embedded code copies?

I don't see any currently-packaged extension that embeds part of the
add-on sdk, but there appears to be several reasons to encourage
extensions to move in this direction [2].

Any thoughts?


[0] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/collusion/
[1] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/sdk/1.13/dev-guide/
[2] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/sdk/1.13/dev-guide/guides/sdk-vs-xul.html
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