Converting a Mozilla Application Suite Package to a Mozilla Firebird Extension

Wednesday May 14th, 2003

Brian King writes: "I want to inform you of a FAQ I wrote on converting your Mozilla package to a Mozilla Firebird extension. It was something I have been intent on discovering for a while, and thought it was a good idea to document it for the benefit of others who wish to make the switch.

"This is posted as part of the Developer's Notes section at, and if anyone has any other tips & tricks, code snippets, articles or related, I would be glad to publish them there."

#1 install into profile

by byron

Wednesday May 14th, 2003 7:20 PM

i'd like to see details on allowing the extension to be installed into the user's profile directory.

is it possible for an extension to ask the user where to install to?

#2 installing to profile

by asa

Wednesday May 14th, 2003 7:30 PM

Yes. It is possible for an extension author to install to any location he desires. Right now, XUL extensions can be made to work when installed into either of the users's profile directory or app install directory.


#3 Re: install into profile

by briank

Thursday May 15th, 2003 3:41 AM

The linky install is a good example of giving the user choice on where to install I have intention to write a developer note about this issue too.

#4 whoa

by willll

Thursday May 15th, 2003 5:55 PM

at first i totally misread the article and thought that this person was providing information on how to turn the seamonkey suite into a firebird extenstion.

#5 Re: whoa

by briank

Friday May 16th, 2003 11:19 AM

I'm sure it's possible, but it would be a big download :)