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crxmake packages chrome extensions as .crx from python

Project description

crxmake
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Python script for building google chrome extension crx package.
It is inspired by rubygems' crxmake.

Ubuntu Installation
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sudo apt-get install swig
sudo pip install crxmake

Usage
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.. code-block:: usage

# CLI
$ crxmake.py PACKAGE_BASE_DIR

# From python
>>> from crxmake import package
>>> package('examples/app', outfile='examples/release1')

Example
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An example extension named 'app' is provided in the examples/
directory for testing purposes:

.. code-block:: example

$ crxmake.py examples/app
$ ls examples/app
$ app app.crx app.pem

Requires
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- python 2
- swig
- M2Crypto (available via pip, requires swig)
- "openssl" command: because current M2Crypto lacks func for rsa pubout DER

Legacy Dependencies
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Appendix: m2crypto-0.20.2-enable-rsa-pubout.patch

"svn diff" output for appending the feature for rsa pubout DER.

Howto build m2crypto with it:

svn co http://svn.osafoundation.org/m2crypto/tags/0.20.2 m2crypto-0.20.2
cd m2crypto-0.20.2
patch -p0 < ../legacy/m2crypto-0.20.2-enable-rsa-pubout.patch
python setup.py build

(I hope someone send it to M2Crypto maintainer ^^)

Resources
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- "M2Crypto":http://chandlerproject.org/bin/view/Projects/MeTooCrypto
- "crxmake":http://github.com/Constellation/crxmake
- "Packing Chrome extensions in Python":http://grack.com/blog/2009/11/09/packing-chrome-extensions-in-python/

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