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Re: Extensions Strategy Feedback Request

[In response to Extensions Strategy Feedback Request]

Basically what Lloyd said. Leave it up to the people, and the good (useful and/or popular) stuff floats to the top. And if something “hot” is not quite up to Flock quality standards, by then it’ll have had enough eyes on it that someone should be able to help polish it up. I’ve seen it with many Firefox extensions—if someone drops the ball for whatever reason, there’s almost always someone else that picks it up and continues development or forks their own “plus” version or whatever.

Rating systems can be gamed, so that might be tricky. Downloads are probably a closer measure of what’s actually popular.

I’ll admit that i pretty much never go to addons.mozilla.org to get extensions for Firefox. Of course, i hardly ever just browse for extensions—i’m usually looking for something specific. I’ll Google first, then maybe hit extensionsmirror.nl, and ultimately try to find the author’s/extension’s homepage. With so many extensions to browse through at the big “portal,” it becomes too hard to find stuff.

As a used-to-be theme developer, i was turned off by the ridiculous submission process that Mozilla Update began with (leaving comments in their Bugzilla system) along with some of the early quirks associated with updating extensions. I know things are better since then, but i never gave it a second chance.

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2 Comments»

  dllh wrote @

Thanks for your feedback! I’m pretty much on the same page as you and Lloyd, as many in the community so far seem to be.

  WIP 20051206 at A Fool’s Wisdom wrote @

[…] Discovered Miahz’s fantastic work on getting his LCD theme working with Flock , got some developer attention to a bug he submitted related to making Flock more themer friendly, and also identified and confirmed another bug he discovered. // Used for showing and hiding user information in the comment form function ShowUtils() { document.getElementById(“authorinfo”).style.display = “”; document.getElementById(“showinfo”).style.display = “none”; document.getElementById(“hideinfo”).style.display = “”; } function HideUtils() { document.getElementById(“authorinfo”).style.display = “none”; document.getElementById(“showinfo”).style.display = “”; document.getElementById(“hideinfo”).style.display = “none”; } […]


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