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

Jörg Knobloch jorgk at jorgk.com
Sun Sep 2 23:22:29 UTC 2018


On 03/09/2018 00:52, Wayne Mery wrote:
>> 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."
>
You didn't quote the TB part:

For Thunderbird, I'm willing to provide hooks so that you can handle 
loading bootstrapped add-ons however you want, just so long as the code 
for dealing with bootstrap scopes and chrome manifest files lives in 
comm-central.

Jörg.



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