January 20, 2015

Edit Debian, with iceweasel

Soon after publishing the chromium/chrome extension that allows you to edit Debian online, Moez Bouhlel sent a pull request to the extension's git repository: all the changes needed to make a firefox extension!

After another session of browser extensions discovery, I merged the commits and generated the xpi. So now you can go download the Debian online editing firefox extension and hack the world, the Debian world.

Install it and start contributing to Debian from your browser. There's no excuse now.

8 comments:

  1. Uhm, it is installing on Iceweasel 31.3.0 but I can't see an edit button on sources.debian.net. Some compatibility issue with Iceweasel?

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    1. It works here with icewasel 31.4. The edit link should be visible when a file is displayed; in case it doesn't, you could open up the developer tools -> network and see if it failed to load some of the javascript files.

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    2. Ah, the extension does not work in Private Browsing mode.

      Second annoyance is that on sources.debian.net the "Package Info" box is hovering over the Edit and download links.

      These with Iceweasel 36.0 from experimental

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  2. This is excellent, thank you for this awesome tool and cheers to Moez for iceweasel support!

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  3. Recent versions of Firefox (41 or later) don't allow installing unverified extensions. Would you be able to get is signed/verified?

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    1. The plan is to integrate it directly into debsources, so that there is no need fir the extension.
      Should it take more time to get it merged, I would indeed look into getting it into the mozilla addons thingy.

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