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conundrum about legacy add-ons user counts stats on amo!

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yochaim
 
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Post Posted September 1st, 2018, 7:36 pm

can anybody explain how DownThemAll (for ex.) was able to break the quantum barrier and have about 450000 users on ff61...
at least according to the stats page https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... /?last=365
Last edited by yochaim on September 2nd, 2018, 5:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

pintassilgo
 
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Post Posted September 1st, 2018, 10:06 pm

This probably counts profiles with DTA! installed, no matter if enabled or not.

Fx 57+ doesn't uninstall legacy addons, it just disables them.

yochaim
 
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Post Posted September 2nd, 2018, 5:59 am

counts should be average for enabled add-ons in the past two weeks...
see here https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/06 ... tatistics/

pintassilgo
 
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Post Posted September 2nd, 2018, 11:55 am

Maybe this is not discounting addons disabled by incompatibility, which is different from manually disabling. If someone with DTA disabled by incompatibility in Fx 57+ downgrades to Fx 56-, DTA will be activated. So there is some parameter indicating that the extension should be enabled if it were compatible, and maybe that's what the counter is considering.

DN123ABC
 
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Post Posted September 21st, 2018, 8:22 am

If there is a legacy addon/extension, does the "check for updates" still work against those, so if they ever get updated to a modern version, they will get updated properly?

Thanks.

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