DEPRECATED: Firefox/SeaMonkey/Thunderbird extension that makes extension development easier: it allows automatically adding or updating browser extensions, e.g. via command line tools.
IMPORTANT: This extension is deprecated, it will not work in Firefox 57 and above. Providing comparable functionality in newer Firefox versions isn't possible.
Extension Auto-Installer is a helper for Firefox/SeaMonkey/Thunderbird extension developers: it allows automatically adding or updating browser extensions, e.g. via command line tools. This makes testing your changes easier. Detailed description
Run the following command:
python build.py build
This will create a development build with the file name like
autoinstaller-1.2.3.nnnn.xpi. In order to create a release build use the following command:
python build.py build --release
Testing your changes is easiest if you already have Extension Auto-Installer installed, e.g. the stable version. Then you can push the current repository state to your browser using the following command:
python build.py autoinstall 8888
Extension Auto-Installer will be updated automatically, without any prompts or browser restarts.