Does sugar web browser support extensions?

Kleber Infante corujito at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 10:28:05 EDT 2007


Dan,

I want to know better about the sugar web browser and learn how to create
extensions for it (port some firefox extension too).

I installed firefox2 in my XO emulated and I think every extension (addons)
will work fine there (google bar works fine), but I think firefox2 is not
the default browser and it will be a large software (size) to have installed
in the real laptop (am I right?).

Web activity is in python and you wrote that I should use pyxpcom.
Can you tell me something about pyxpcom?

sorry for my writing, I'm brazilian :)
I may be talking a lot of stupid things because I'm learning about olpc, I
hope you correct me
thanks

On 8/15/07, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 15:43 -0400, Samuel Klein wrote:
> > what was the reason not to support firefox addons again?
>
> Well, it's not really a decision, but more of a side-effect.  The best
> and most flexible embedding technology to use is pyxpcom.  We're
> embedding a Gecko engine into a different app, and this is of course not
> firefox.  We are not using XUL as the UI toolkit, which is likely what
> most firefox addons require.
>
> It's sort of like Epiphany.  You can't put firefox addons into epiphany
> because epiphany is actually native and doesn't use XUL.
>
> We are shipping xulrunner though, so it's conceivable that whenever a
> xulrunner-based FF comes out it'll just run with the xulrunner we've
> got, but be completely unsugared.
>
> Dan
>
> > firefox runs smoothly on my B4... and it's pretty great to have access
> > to Google Gears, for instance.
> >
> > SJ
> >
> > On 8/14/07, Noah Kantrowitz <kantrn at rpi.edu> wrote:
> > > If you mean normal Firefox add-ons. It does not. We use a simpler
> > > core called XULRunner. It does support extensions of a sort using
> > > PyXPCom, though I don't (yet) know much about those.
> > >
> > > --Noah
> > >
> > > On Aug 14, 2007, at 3:00 PM, Kleber Infante wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > I saw in a post that Sugar web browser does not support extensions.
> > > > Is that true?
> > > > If it´s true, what can be done?
> > > >
> > > > I would like to know how to install an extension in XO browser. I
> > > > wanna try to port an Firefox extension to sugar browser.
> > > >
> > > > thanks
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Kleber Manoel Infante (Corujito)
Bach. Ciências da Computação 2003
USP - São Carlos
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