DEPRECATED: Firefox/SeaMonkey/Thunderbird extension that makes extension development easier: it allows automatically adding or updating browser extensions, e.g. via command line tools.
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README.md

Extension Auto-Installer (DEPRECATED!)

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

Prerequisites

How to build

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

How to test

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.