new addons: xul, bootstrapped, webextensions, what to use

Wayne Mery vseerror at lehigh.edu
Sun Sep 2 22:52:32 UTC 2018


On 9/2/2018 6:34 PM, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> On 03/09/2018 00:27, Philipp Kewisch wrote:
>> If you would like an intermediate path, you could aim for a bootstrapped
>> add-on. Note however you will need to rewrite to a WebExtension at some
>> point before Thunderbird 68. Upgrading from a bootstrapped add-on to a
>> WebExtension could be less effort than doing so from a XUL add-on, but
>> my recommendation would still be to write it as a WebExtension 
>> Experiment.
>
> Well, M-C actually "promised" a way forward for bootstrapped add-ons, 
> see:
>
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1413432#c7
>
> How exactly that's going to look like, if at all, we don't know yet.
>
> Jörg.

"we're going to continue supporting some form of bootstrapped add-ons 
that are as powerful as current bootstrapped add-ons. For Firefox, that 
will probably mean WebExtensions with embedded experiment APIs."

Are there bug reports for this?  ^

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