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question about registering extensions

  • OK, so for a native addon to work, there are two parts, one the native app, one the extension.

    and to be able to install the extension, it needs to be in the extension store....

    I was wondering, how to do that while still in development ? Can I register an extension that is not yet finished that I can use when I create my installer ?

    if I make changes to my extension, can I just upload new versions ?

    usually when I make changes, it gets a new ID. will that become a different extension? or can I update the ID with new versions? do I need to await approval for every version ?

    Is this described anywhere ?

  • Why do you say that an extension needs to be in the store in order to install it?

    In Opera drag & drop installation works just fine.

    You can upload new versions. Yes, they need an approval.

  • it's a chromium feature, native installers are prohibited from installing an extension if it's not in the store. this is to prevent malware....

  • So, you can request from the moderators to publish it only for Opera developer version.

    I guess your installer will work then with the Opera developer binary?

    It won't be visible for regular Opera users in the store, so it's fine if it's not yet polished.

    It will go through a moderation though.