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Can a sandboxed Opera Addon be published?

  • Does the Opera Add-ons store allow sandboxed add-ons? Particularly useful during development and testing?

  • Can you please elaborate on what exactly do you mean by 'sandboxed' in this context?

    We have something like 'developer mode'. On the extensions management page (type in 'opera://extensions' in the address bar to bring it up if you can't find it in the menu options) ... you can find a button called 'developer mode' in the upper right hand corner. Once you click that, developer mode is on.

    Then you can load your extension from your local file system that you are developing. It will enable you to easily inspect the extension using the browser's developer tools, reload it, and pack it as a .nex file too.

  • Hi,

    What we're looking for is a way to publish our addon-on to a limited group, for testing. It is somewhat inconvenient for each beta tester to use "developer mode" and "Load Unpacked Extension" for each release.

    Chrome allows us to test a "nightly version" of our product as it is only "Published to Testers"; A form of private, available only to a list of "trusted users" which is managed from the Chrome store developer dashboard.

    Many thanks in lieu of your reply.



  • Unfortunately, we don't have that as an option right now, but thanks for mentioning it. I'll see what we can do about it in the future.