100 up-to-date Firefox extensions

update.mozilla.org now has 100 Firefox extensions that work in 0.9. Extensionroom has 195, but many of them only work in older versions.

8 Responses to “100 up-to-date Firefox extensions”

  1. arielb Says:

    I feel for the sake of security, that update.mozilla.org should be the only place where firefox should be able to download an extension.

  2. Jed Says:

    Why? What if I were to tell you that some of the same people who do the update.mozilla.org checkings/updates are the same who maintain the ExtensionRoom database.

    Also, if anyone know of any extensions that DO NOT work in Firefox 0.9 + please let us know!

  3. alanjstr Says:

    That’s a nice sentiment, Jed, but ER is really being neglected. It has for a long time.

    But I’m not saying I agree with the previous comment, either. Until UMO has the ability for authors to update their own entries, not everyone will choose to list theirs.

    One reason why ER has so many is that we don’t ask for permission to list something, nor do we actually install it and make sure it doesn’t hose your system. With UMO, we only accept author-submitted entries and we validate them (to a degree).

  4. arielb Says:

    well! right now in the latest build I have, firefox will only from mozilla.org, mozdev and texturizer but you can add more if you like.
    It is very important that extensions are tested. If they are untested and buggy they may create exploitable problems. Imagine this scenario. Unsupported extension “X” is very popular, it digs deep into mozilla core. Someone finds an exploit for mozilla + extension x. Now how is mozilla.org supposed to deal with problems created by buggy unsupported extensions?

  5. alanjstr Says:

    Um, exactly how much testing do you think we do? I don’t look at the code, I just make sure it’s relatively normal. Hopefully the Mozilla core itself is protected enough that an extension isn’t able to make it vulnerable. There is no way to make extensions run inside a sandbox, since that would limit the functionality too much.

    I’m not sure where 100 extensions comes from, since I only see 97 listed for Firefox 0.9. Of course our database backend says 114, and I know there are some non-FX extensions in there.

  6. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    I got 100 from the http://update.mozilla.org/ front page. Was I wrong to assume all were 0.9-compatible?

  7. arielb Says:

    I can think of at least one very very popular extension that’s not ‘normal’ (cough TBE cough) and updates.mozilla.org is the only site that doesn’t allow it.

  8. curious Says:

    I generaly find myself going to http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/ since they the guy running the site maintains unofficial ports of extensions to .9x