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@Brett Zamir , you wrote in 2013 you were taking over this addon. Is it still on your plate? I am happy it provides a few menu items, but I'm wondering what the status of dev tools is today, what with the retiring of the online builder you mentioned, https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/SDK/Builder Thank you!
Nice; works on FF21.0
Handy addon. It's unfortunate that it will no longer build addon installer files in the latest Firefox. Looks like it was updated 2011.
The original creator is no longer maintaining it, and I just agreed to take over in case I was inspired to make some modifications. However, Firefox is going in the direction of restartless addons which you can build using their online tools at https://builder.addons.mozilla.org/ . There are bugs with the feature to auto-upload from their site directly for submission to AMO (the official Addons site), but you can use the builder to download the file package (or just the source files) after you have built it and then upload the package to AMO yourself (assuming you want a public addon hosted by Mozilla). The online builder tool also doesn't support localization yet, but otherwise, you can do a lot using this tool.
Is there any plan to make this tool (especially the xul editor) integrated with Firebug?
It can be simply done if we could open these tools in Tabs instead of new window.
Doesn't work for me. I tried using the source of a working addon and it will not create the xpi. it creates a build folder that can be zipped manually but when installed that way, the addon does not work.
if someone could add this line
somewhere around line 10 into install.rdf it will unpack automatically
The addon does work if you unpack it. Since FF4 xpi files are not unpacked like they use to so now there is a guide when you need to add which the developers failed to follow -- see http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2010/09/23/changes-to-how-extensions-are-installed-in-firefox-4/ also see https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Install_Manifests#unpack -- this addon needs to be unpacked because it uses windows bat and linux shell scripts.
Just looking into this tool. Haven't tried it. Many recent reviews point out that it is not working - no longer creates an XPI. Perhaps it may be awhile before it is fixed since it appears to be Google developed and work on their Chrome browser likely takes precedence.
This extension is not creating the xpi file with the current version 0.3.0.20100706.
This is the only extension builder I found and used. But the current version (0.3.0.20100706) of this extension is not creating the .xpi files. It just creates a "build" folder inside my working directory. Many have already reported it.
Any updates from the author or development team is highly appreciated with respect to the fix.
Doesn't build .xpi (or .jar/.zip) - please fix.
I just downloaded and installed it. Whenever I try to build an extension, it gives error message as "Error creating XXXX.jar" and creates a build folder inside of my project folder. It used to just create the XPI file.
Any idea or update.
Is it working again?
This use to work great, but now I went to make an update and like everyone else all I get is "Initializing..."
Must need some updating to work with the newest version of Firefox or something...
Please fix, this was a great tool.
Have been using it from a long time, but after the last update (this addon update), extension builder stopped working. It always says "Initializing..." for 5-7 mins n then my FF crashes (FF 3.6.6).
I can't get the Extension Builder to work either. It just says "Initializing..." but nothing works.
I'd like to ask for support, but there doesn't appear to be a "Support Section" on the website. So it has to be a negative review instead. Sorry.
The extension builder doesn't work. anyone can help me?
Click on the link in the error console. Then you see the path in die title bar of the source code. Open the file an remove the whitespace between "getJarFilesAndChrome" and "Dirs" (@line: 450).
Restart Firefox and try it again ;)
Love this, so 5 stars, but Extension Builder seems broken. From the console,
Error: missing ; before statement
Source file: chrome://extensiondev/content/extensionbuilder.js
Line: 450, Column: 2
getJarFilesAndChrome Dirs(mf, cm, jarfiles, jardirs, newCM);
I tried to create two xpi files with EDE, one from the source code of Site Compare v0.87, an addon that works and is in Mozilla Addons and one from the source code of an extension that I'm developing called Missing Alert. None of them worked.
I took a screenshot of the Error Console:
I double-clicked the link below "it is null" and I took a screenshot from a source code too:
The Site Compare v0.87 source code is at:
The Missing Alert source code is at:
My e-mail is deltrem(because of Delirium tremens)1984(because of my birthdate)*the at symbol*bol (because of Brasil Online)*the dot symbol*com*the dot symbol*br
Please, help me! What should I do?
I just saw that the "Debugging Preferences" checkbox does not set all preferences I'd like to have.
This is really handy thanks!
Amazingly useful addon.
Just a little error in the dump : "TypeError: lit is null". This does not seem to impact addon behavior, but this always remember me I should go to bed.
A extension developer's best friend.
This addon is helpful but it should never mess with nglayout.debug.disable_xul_cache if not changed explicitly via it's menu.
Currently it always sets the value to false even if I set i to true in about:config. The same happened if one of my addons needs to change the value temporarily at FF startup. It took me a long time to find who was the culprit. Please fix it, for now I am quite annoyed.