mozilla

Revision 72554 of XPI

  • Revision slug: XPI
  • Revision title: XPI
  • Revision id: 72554
  • Created:
  • Creator: Mgjbot
  • Is current revision? No
  • Comment robot Removing: [[it:XPI]]

Revision Content

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

A XPI contains installation instructions (install.js or install.rdf) as well as the actual software to install, which is often 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.

See Also

{{ wiki.languages( { "fr": "fr/XPI", "ja": "ja/XPI", "pl": "pl/XPI" } ) }}

Revision Source

<p>
</p><p><b>Cross-Platform Installer Module (XPI)</b> (pronounced "zippy") is a ZIP file used to install packages, utilizing 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, including <a href="en/Plugins">Plugins</a>, <a href="en/Extensions">Extensions</a>, <a href="en/Themes">Themes</a>, and <a class="external" href="http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/dictionaries.html">Thunderbird dictionaries</a>.
</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 often 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.
</p>
<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>
</li></ul>
{{ wiki.languages( { "fr": "fr/XPI", "ja": "ja/XPI", "pl": "pl/XPI" } ) }}
Revert to this revision