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Re: The Future of Developing Firefox Add-ons

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:13 am
by barbaz
Davidsmith150 wrote:i think its Good bro.

Care to be more specific, or are you only here to spam?

Re: The Future of Developing Firefox Add-ons

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:32 pm
by barbaz
barbaz wrote:What sorts of existing extensions will not be possible to port, exactly?
And if these are not (all) malicious extensions, why can't WebExtensions provide the needed functionality?

I think this answers my questions -
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14727102#p14727102
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1328244

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Re: The Future of Developing Firefox Add-ons

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:51 pm
by Thrawn
I think the problem is visible in Mozilla's own statement:

WebExtensions are decoupled from the platform


Now, in most spheres of programming, loose coupling is generally assumed to be a positive, and indeed it does make development easier.

However, the whole point of many extensions is to radically alter the platform. Which is obviously impossible with a loosely-coupled approach.

In the past, if you wanted something different to everyone else, the answer was: Write an extension to do it. Now, it seems, the answer is: Too bad, you can't have it.