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Mozilla tries to silence add-on developers' scream

Jan 12, 2010, 17:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kelly Fiveash)

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"Mozilla has been forced to justify its decision to herd third party coders, whose add-ons sometimes break the Firefox user interface, away form the browser's components directory.

"In a meaty blog post on Saturday, the open source browser maker's development boss, Mike Connor, explained the rationale behind Mozilla's move to debut a "lockdown" feature in Firefox 3.6.

"The switcheroo will compel third party application developers to toe the line by preventing them from adding their own code into the browser's components directory, thereby making the Firefox interface more stable."

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