MozillaZine

Where is the STABLE version of Firefox Developer version?

Talk about add-ons and extension development.
alervd
 
Posts: 36
Joined: June 6th, 2015, 2:46 am

Post Posted December 1st, 2016, 6:17 am

Where?
You forced us (developers of extensions for your browser) to use this buggy Developer version because it's impossible to develop and test extensions using the normal version of the browser.
Our extension has never worked in your alpha builds due to different bugs of your browser.
But it always worked in normal version.
How can I continue to develop the extension now??

alervd
 
Posts: 36
Joined: June 6th, 2015, 2:46 am

Post Posted December 1st, 2016, 6:19 am

You must give the developers a way to install their unsigned extensions in STABLE versions of your browser!!
Just build the same STABLE version which allows to run unsigned versions and hide it somewhere from the usual users.

LIMPET235
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 37622
Joined: October 19th, 2007, 1:53 am
Location: The South Coast of N.S.W. Oz.

Post Posted December 1st, 2016, 6:22 am

Moving to Extension Dev...
Ancient Amateur Astronomer
Win-7-HP/IntelĀ® DualCore-2.0GHz/500G HDD/4 Gig Ram/550Watt PSU/350WattUPS/Firefox-20.0-56.0.1/T-bird-2.0.0.24/SnagIt-v10.0.1/MWP-7.11.0.
RadioYachting.
(Always choose the "Custom" Install.)

alervd
 
Posts: 36
Joined: June 6th, 2015, 2:46 am

Post Posted December 1st, 2016, 6:49 am

Current Developer version has this bug:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1180409
STABLE does not.
That's why i can't use it.

gorhill
 
Posts: 146
Joined: February 10th, 2015, 8:00 am

Post Posted December 1st, 2016, 7:35 am

alervd wrote:You must give the developers a way to install their unsigned extensions in STABLE versions of your browser!!

Did you try to load your unsigned extension through the "Load Temporary Add-on" button in about:debugging?

lithopsian
 
Posts: 3663
Joined: September 15th, 2010, 9:03 am

Post Posted December 1st, 2016, 7:38 am

Developer Edition is not stable, don't expect it to be. An unfortunate name really.

The current release version of Firefox without the signing requirement is available as "Unbranded Builds". Mozilla doesn't want them to be visually identified as a stable version of Firefox but they are essentially identical.

The real Firefox release executables can be modified without recompilation to not require signing of addons, but it is slightly fiddly and probably not needed since the unbranded builds exist.

alervd
 
Posts: 36
Joined: June 6th, 2015, 2:46 am

Post Posted December 1st, 2016, 9:52 am

Thanks for the answers.

James
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 27090
Joined: June 18th, 2003, 3:07 pm
Location: Made in Canada

Post Posted December 2nd, 2016, 12:58 am

alervd wrote:You forced us

mozillaZine never forced you to do anything since it is independent and not a part of nor run by Mozilla. Mozilla has their own support site at support.mozilla.org

The Aurora aka Developers Edition is one of four main development channels. The Aurora and Nightly gets checkins almost everyday so they get a update each of those days. Sometimes this can lead to issues until checkins is finished, fixed, or reverted. Release < Beta (b#) < Aurora (a2) < Nightly (a1)

Return to Extension Development


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest