Caution about Thunderbird 52 and binary extensions

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at
Wed Nov 16 20:50:18 UTC 2016

On 11/16/2016 3:41 PM, Jörg Knobloch <jorgk at> wrote:
> On 16/11/2016 21:10, Tanstaafl wrote:
>> One question - how do you tell if an Extension you are using is a binary
>> one?
> Two ways to check:
> 1. Do they offer different versions for different platforms?
> 2. Look inside, you can open the .xpi with WinZip/7Zip. If you see a DLL 
> (on Windows), it's binary. For example Lightning has calbasecomps.dll.

Thanks Jörg...

Ugh... now I have to go open 49 Extensions to check for DLL's...

Or maybe - anyone know of a (windows) search tool available that will
search inside .xpi files? A quick google didn't reveal any...

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