New release repackager and about:config fixer

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

I’ve prepared a couple new software releases this week:

Firefox Release Repackager (1.2)

Adds support for repacking the NSIS installers used by Firefox 2.

about:config fixer

Fix about:config to display the chrome URI of localized prefs, instead of the localized value.

“Release Repackager 1.0” Released

Monday, August 28th, 2006

I’ve prepared, documented, and released a production release of the Firefox+extension repackager tool I blogged about a while back.

Packaging Firefox With Customizations

Monday, July 17th, 2006

The CCK (Client Customization Kit) is a tool that is useful for corporate system administrators and Mozilla partners who want to distribute Firefox with customizations for a particular environment. This allows customizations such as changing the default homepage, adding a search plugin, and even changing the default proxy settings.

Once you’ve created a CCK extension, however, there wasn’t an easy way to package up Firefox with customizations for distribution. I’ve written a utility which can accomplish this task. This tool can take the official Windows, Mac, and Linux builds of Firefox and repackage them with an additional extension.