Extension Authors, Say Hi to McCoy

McCoyI know all you extension authors out there have been understandably miffed at the add-on update security bits landing before you could do anything about it, so I’ve pushed hard and we can now make an early version of McCoy available.

McCoy is the tool to use if you are hosting your own add-ons and for whatever reason cannot use SSL to secure the updates. If you haven’t yet heard about the new security restrictions that will be in Firefox 3 or you don’t quite understand them yet then why not skip on over to the vastly improved add-on updates documentation and take particular note of the security section.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy of McCoy and get to work securing your add-ons.

I should point out that this is an early version, there are a bunch of improvements that we’d like to make so keep an eye on the homepage and here for updated releases. Also massive thanks to Mark Finkle for getting through the code reviews so quickly.

If you happen to hit any issues using McCoy or just have some ideas for it’s future then please file a bug (searching for dupes first of course!). Given that this is an early release there’s a number of issues already on file.

3 thoughts on “Extension Authors, Say Hi to McCoy

  1. Really great!! Simple and… democratic ;-)

    McCoy works fine.

    thank you very much for your hard work

    davide

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