sense of packaging firefox' addons?

Casey Dahlin cjdahlin at
Thu Feb 28 15:18:38 UTC 2008

Andrew Farris wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> The Firefox addon update system is far from awesome when you're the one
>> who has to install and update Firefox extensions manually on a pool of
>> systems because users don't bother (additionally that's one reason
>> Firefox fares so bad in the enterprise — geek-oriented installation
>> system without any provision for centralised management).
> And this argument really does not hold water.  Unless I'm missing 
> something, the extension deployment system in IE7 is nearly identical 
> to Firefox, so I think the realistic reason firefox does not fair well 
> in the enterprise is because it lacks support for activex sites (among 
> other things microsoftish), and many businesses contract out internal 
> web application development to.. cheap activex sites.

Really? Last I checked activex was used pretty much exclusively for 
virus transfer (oh, and the windows flash plugin).


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