Is Squeaky an opt-in project or something that we will be forced to use?

David Ascher da at mozilla.com
Fri Nov 1 03:03:27 UTC 2013


How about you ask in that planning thread?  I’m sure Jorge will read that, while he most likely doesn’t read tb-planning.

—da

On Oct 31, 2013, at 6:50 PM, Eric Moore <emoore at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.planning/zLwLNyWm7es
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> "The Add-on File Registration System is intended to create an add-on file repository that all add-on developers need to submit their files to." "This system will allow us to better keep track of add-on IDs, be able to easily find the files they correspond to, and have effective communication channels to their developers. It's not a silver bullet to solve add-on malware problems, but it raises the bar for malware developers."
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> "Non-AMO developers will need to create an AMO account in order to register their files".
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> "If a user installs a file that is not registered, a message will be shown explaining that the file can’t be installed for their protection"
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> The proposal describes it as something that would be implemented in Firefox.
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> * Does anybody know whether it might actually be implemented in Gecko or some other shared library? My concern is that we might have no choice whether or not to support this system.
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> * Its "series of automatic malware checks" might block some Thunderbird add-ons because whoever designed the malware checks is focused strictly on Firefox.
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> * It doesn't seem compatible with the idea of a open web.
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