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Request to install 2 extensions on 2.53.7b1pre?

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RDaneel
 
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Post Posted December 23rd, 2020, 7:21 pm

After installing the 2.53.7b1pre from 20201223, when I first start the browser, I have 2 tabs requesting to install an Add-On?

Specifically, they are asking for permission to install:

ChatZilla 0.9.96 by The ChatZilla Team
SeaMonkey Debug and QA UI 2.07 by Mozilla.org

On the face of it, these do not [necessarily] seem like bad actors, but this seems unconventional, both in the actual method of installation ("tacked on" to an SM install?) and the implicit assumption that I would care about these - why are they so "special"? ;)

I have not allowed these installs, pending some input from the SM devs or at least someone who has "the story" on these. :)

frg
 
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Post Posted December 24th, 2020, 6:47 am

Probably comes from:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1659298

The extensions were bundled for ages. debugQA in beta / nightly builds only. Basically just adds a few menu itmes for testing and latest source changes. chatZilla is used for the irc protocol e.g. if you want to visit irc://freenode/SeaMonkey

Should be a one time question and makes it easier to upgrade them. Hopefully resulting in less support queries about lightning and cZ not installed or breaking because not updated properly.

RDaneel
 
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Post Posted December 24th, 2020, 11:52 am

"Hopefully resulting in less support queries..." - like this one? ;)

Hey, it was unusual - I think the only time I have seen anything like this since I started using "Mozilla" back in the early 2000s (I don't recall whether Netscape Communicator had anything quite like this for installation of extensions).

Thanks, f-r - and yes, I have been following the Freenode SM thread (or whatever they call it), and assumed I would need some kind of IRC client to join in - now I have one again. :)

rainyd
 
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Post Posted December 26th, 2020, 6:51 am

It's rather strange idea for me - why I should keep extensions which I do not find useful at all?

Btw, how I could uninstall them because there's no remove button?

Snake4
 
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Post Posted December 26th, 2020, 2:31 pm

rainyd wrote:It's rather strange idea for me - why I should keep extensions which I do not find useful at all?

Btw, how I could uninstall them because there's no remove button?

go into your Seamonkey Extensions Directory an manually delete them there, ( just make sure Seamonkey is closed before you do that )

rainyd
 
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Post Posted December 27th, 2020, 8:04 am

Snake4 wrote:go into your Seamonkey Extensions Directory an manually delete them there, ( just make sure Seamonkey is closed before you do that )


Thank you for the tip, I didn't know it's possible to remove them just like that.

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