Re: [Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Packaging WebExtensions compatible with multiple browsers
- Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:43:00 +0000
- From: Ximin Luo <infinity0@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Packaging WebExtensions compatible with multiple browsers
> There are some problems for us to package Debian packages for
> WebExtensions that can support Firefox and Chromium using the same
> codebase. I do come up with my idea, but I still need a conclusion to
> prepare a package:
> 1. Should we use different prefix for the WebExtensions packages that
> support different browsers?
> I think webext- prefix can be good for this kind of packages.
> 2. Should we split the package for different browsers?
> There's current efforts packaging ublock-origin for both chromium and
> xul-ext. However shifting to WebExtensions implies that the codebase
> will be the same. To save disk space and lower the security risk not to
> split the main package could be good. Some of the browser-dependent
> files can be splitted to their dedicated packages.
> Inputs are welcome!
Hi Yao Wei, thanks for taking this forward! I have not been following the discussions very closely but this all seems sensible to me.