FW: Regarding Firefox Web Extension and Mozilla's Roadmap

Sachin Soni ssoni at adobe.com
Fri Jun 16 11:48:59 UTC 2017


Hi Andrew,

As of now, we install our FF add-on along with the installation of Acrobat. Apart from migrating our add-on to the new web extension based API, we are also considering the add-on to be published to the FF store. In that regard, do you believe something like the following is feasible:

(1) User installs Acrobat which creates some registries corresponding to our add-on (says its ID and the executable with which it will communicate) in FF hive (or any other hint that can be leveraged in next step)
(2) Whenever user opens FF, FF reads the corresponding registry and tells user that a new add-on is available and can be installed
(3) User says yes and the corresponding add-on is automatically downloaded and installed from the store

Thanks & Regards
Sachin Soni

PS: We use similar kind of steps for automatically installing our extension for Chrome :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew McKay [mailto:amckay at mozilla.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 11:26 PM
To: Sandeep Singh <sandees at adobe.com>
Cc: webextensions-support at mozilla.org; dev-addons at mozilla.org; Sachin Soni <ssoni at adobe.com>
Subject: Re: FW: Regarding Firefox Web Extension and Mozilla's Roadmap

Installing a WebExtension in that manner is the same as installing any other kind of add-on (assuming you've done this in the past with a legacy add-on). Some documentation is here:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdeveloper.mozilla.org%2Fen-US%2FAdd-ons%2FInstalling_extensions&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cafebb174b90441b755d708d4b1bc3e02%7Cfa7b1b5a7b34438794aed2c178decee1%7C0%7C0%7C636328869437596718&sdata=TO1TuCXLZjsnTRDgmBREafqc%2FLld8ogIovhM3FMWZ5M%3D&reserved=0
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdeveloper.mozilla.org%2Fen-US%2FAdd-ons%2FAdding_extensions_using_the_Windows_registry&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cafebb174b90441b755d708d4b1bc3e02%7Cfa7b1b5a7b34438794aed2c178decee1%7C0%7C0%7C636328869437596718&sdata=GZ1OA0oICe6KR2MxZ4AlF%2FT%2F4CAiN7hbqiRYOWo%2B5zk%3D&reserved=0

Hope that helps.

On 12 June 2017 at 08:41, Sandeep Singh <sandees at adobe.com> wrote:
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> user installs the Native Application(Adobe Acrobat) on his system.
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> ð  So, I want to side-load/install a web-extension that is submitted 
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