Check archival state of a source code repository and propose to update it if needed.

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What is UpdateSWH?

UpdateSWH is a Firefox add-on that checks if a software development repository visited by the user is archived and up to date in Software Heritage. It provides a color button indicating the status of the repository, allowing easy access to the archive or triggering a save code request.

Stats date:
Users: 62 ▲ 7
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.6.7 (Last updated: 2023-09-18)
Creation date: 2022-06-25
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • tabs
  • activeTab
Size: 93.08K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This extension checks if a software development repository visited by the user in a supported code hosting platform is archived and uptodate in Software Heritage. A color button on the right of the browser indicates if it is uptodate (green), in which case clicking on the button opens a tab on the corresponding page of the archive, missing (grey) or not up to date (yellow), in which case clicking on the button triggers a save code now request, and optionally shows the save request submitted to the Software Heritage archive.

A red color indicates that the API request of information for the repository did not succeed: this happens typically when one is visiting a repository that is not publicly accessible, and that naturally cannot be archived.

User reviews
Very useful add-on to quickly archive a repository to Software Heritage(grey), update an existing archive (yellow) or open the archive page at Software Heritage (green).
by Pierre Poulain, 2022-06-27
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Risk impact

UpdateSWH is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install UpdateSWH if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

UpdateSWH is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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