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  • Ensure that users who are not covered by plugin auto-update mechanisms are not left vulnerable to active exploits
  • Improve the plugin installation process across the board (less perceived failure, etc)
  • Minimize in-app localization changes


  • Drop PFS wizard, as most plugins are forced to fall back to binary installers to get global install right.
    • XPI installs will still work like extensions, they'll invoke the EM UI instead.
  • Build a new PFS that either:
    • Hosts information on the plugin for a streamlined download process and provides a link to the site (much like
    • Redirects users to the vendor download site directly, or has a fallback "no information on this plugin" page with information on how to find obscure plugins (or more information if we have it, i.e. there is no Silverlight for Solaris)