Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#4511 new change

Distribute ABP for IE through Windows Store

Reported by: oleksandr Assignee:
Priority: P4 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer Keywords:
Cc: oleksandr Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Internet Explorer
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description

Background

Currently we are distributing the binaries of ABP for IE from our download servers. It would be great if we were able to offload that to Windows Store. It would increase the awareness and also take off some of the load from our download servers.

What to change

Submit an installer of ABP for IE into the Windows Store.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by oleksandr

After trying out Project Centennial (aka Desktop Bridge). The problem with it is that it is using containers and so it expects our Windows Store app to run in a container. We of course cannot support that because we need to be registered as a global COM object among the rest. Here is a list of current requirements, among which there are these:

  • Your app's modules are loaded in-process to processes that are not in your AppX package. This isn't permitted
  • Your app modifies the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) registry hive. Any attempt by your app to create an HKLM key, or to open one for modification, will result in an access-denied failure.
  • Your app exposes COM objects or GAC assemblies for use by other processes. In the current release, your app cannot expose COM objects or GAC assemblies for use by processes originating from executables external to your AppX package.
Last edited 2 years ago by oleksandr (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by kzar

  • Blocking 4579 added

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by kzar

  • Blocking 4579 removed
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