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Author Topic: Getting Started Easily  (Read 3887 times)

housetier

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Getting Started Easily
« on: November 10, 2008, 08:58:58 AM »
Extension Wizard is very helpful
After a couple of days I finally could make an extension work. This was only possible with the help of the Firefox/Thunderbird Extension Wizard.

fill the form, download the zip, it works
I filled in the required fields, and some others as well; checked a few checkboxes, i.e. "Use Unix line endings"; and finally clicked "Create Extensions". I extracted the downloaded zip file to my Development directory on my desktop and updated the development profile for firefox according to the included readme.txt. When I started firefox with the development profile, the extension was installed and I actually saw results!  :D :D :D

coming next
This is a huge step forward for me :) I'll next play around with the current code to get a feel what does what. And eventually there will be a shiny "hello donationcoder" extension for FF3.

Hopefully the wizard will help others too.

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Re: Getting Started Easily
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 04:18:35 PM »
Another new guid as of March 2009:
http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=17400

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Re: Getting Started Easily
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 11:13:06 PM »
Ewemoa says this advice saved his sanity:
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"Please note that if you are using code from this tutorial to add to an existing extension, you must uninstall and reinstall your extension to enable the Preferences button for your extension in the Add-ons "
from https://developer.mo...nces_to_an_extension

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Re: Getting Started Easily
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 11:53:41 PM »
Yes -- specifically for assignment 2 :)