06-04-2015, 01:42 PM
(06-03-2015, 11:12 PM)rsjtdrjgfuzkfg Wrote: [ -> ](06-03-2015, 06:44 AM)zjays Wrote: [ -> ]Is it possible or feasible to hack the "Find Updates" portion of the Nightingale extension manager to check for add-on updates by checking either the last update date field, or the version number field (if implemented) on the addon page?No. One could set up a server-side solution doing what you say, but I'd rather not change client update code, as it is standartized between all XULrunner applications (Firefox, Thunderbird, ChatZilla, SeaMonkey, ...). Also, any kind of update mechanism needs HTTPS, else all add-ons must be signed individually iirc. Add-ons can also use the update mechanism with custom endpoints, which may be disturbed if we change this in a quick-and-dirty manner (and I consider a proper implementation to consume more time than completing featherweight or a new add-on platform with update support).
Got it, thanks.