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Cross-Platform Installer Module (XPI) (pronounced "zippy") is a ZIP file used to install packages, utilising the XPInstall technology. XPI modules (so called "Bundles") are employed to install a wide variety of software, for instance Plugins, Extensions, Themes, Thunderbird dictionaries, etc.

A XPI contains installation instructions (install.js or install.rdf) as well as the actual software to install, which is itself packaged as a JAR file. When downloaded or dropped into an extension manager, XPInstall automatically interacts with the installation instructions contained in the XPI, and installs the contained software.

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</p><p><b>Cross-Platform Installer Module (XPI)</b> (pronounced "zippy") is a ZIP file used to install packages, utilising the <a href="en/XPInstall">XPInstall</a> technology. XPI modules (so called "<a href="en/Bundles">Bundles</a>") are employed to install a wide variety of software, for instance <a href="en/Plugins">Plugins</a>, <a href="en/Extensions">Extensions</a>, <a href="en/Themes">Themes</a>, <a class="external" href="http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/dictionaries.html">Thunderbird dictionaries</a>, etc.
</p><p>A XPI contains installation instructions (install.js or <a href="en/Install.rdf">install.rdf</a>) as well as the actual software to install, which is itself packaged as a JAR file. When downloaded or dropped into an extension manager, XPInstall automatically interacts with the installation instructions contained in the XPI, and installs the contained software.
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<h2 name="See_Also">See Also</h2>
<ul><li> <a href="en/Bundles">Bundles</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XPInstall">XPInstall</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/Creating_XPI_Installer_Modules">Creating XPI Installer Modules</a>
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