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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 8:09 am

sipowicz wrote:IMO, Mozilla should remove all extensions that are not updated to at least the 3.6.x level.

In actual fact, a very myopic and thoughtless idea, since many addons simply need a version bump.

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 8:43 am

hexx wrote:Anyone fixed Speed Dial 0.9.5 ?


the fix is actually simple - I did it for 0.9.5.1, but I suppose it will work for 0.9.5 too.

The trick is to add

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function NSGetFactory(cid) { return SpeedDialCacheFactory; }


at the end of the file:
<user profile>\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>\extensions\{64161300-e22b-11db-8314-0800200c9a66}\components\speeddialcache.js

and also:

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# Component registration
component {7a44e0ce-757a-4f65-93aa-b05a377558a7} components/speeddialcache.js
contract @uworks.net/speeddialcache;1 {7a44e0ce-757a-4f65-93aa-b05a377558a7}
category profile-after-change @uworks.net/speeddialcache;1 service,@uworks.net/speeddialcache;1


anywhere in:
<user profile>\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile ID>\extensions\{64161300-e22b-11db-8314-0800200c9a66}\chrome.manifest

Edit:
The Add-On should be disabled and re-enabled after this operation
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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 8:44 am

quirK wrote:
sipowicz wrote:IMO, Mozilla should remove all extensions that are not updated to at least the 3.6.x level.

In actual fact, a very myopic and thoughtless idea, since many addons simply need a version bump.

What he is referring to are old, long-abandon add-ons with no one to maintain them and that (especially) do not work in the more recent (supported?) releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, Seamonkey nee Mozilla Suite, etc., but this is off-topic, so... :-$ ...back to your regularly scheduled programming. :sleeping:
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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 8:46 am

quirK wrote:
sipowicz wrote:IMO, Mozilla should remove all extensions that are not updated to at least the 3.6.x level.

In actual fact, a very myopic and thoughtless idea, since many addons simply need a version bump.


So say you. Is it so hard for the DEv's of these extensions to do a version bump? ](*,)

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 9:02 am

sipowicz wrote:
quirK wrote:
sipowicz wrote:IMO, Mozilla should remove all extensions that are not updated to at least the 3.6.x level.

In actual fact, a very myopic and thoughtless idea, since many addons simply need a version bump.


So say you. Is it so hard for the DEv's of these extensions to do a version bump? ](*,)

Is it hard for YOU to do a version bump? A more practical AND palatable idea is to encourage developers to forsake backward compatibility to trim down their code. I still see "2.0"s all over the place.

@WildcatRay: The gift of reading hidden implications into plaintext is certainly remarkable.

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 9:09 am

^ I am not an extension developer. No it is very easy, so then it should be easier for the developer of the extensions. Chrome is now removing extensions that are not up to date. There are well over 1,000 extensions in AMO. How many of those have not even been looked at by the Dev in 2 years! For God's sake NTT is abandoned! Anyone still using Firefox 2.0 probably still uses IE 6 and Xp!

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 9:40 am

anyone can fix ForecastFox ? i miss it

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 9:52 am

myzar74 wrote:anyone can fix ForecastFox ? i miss it


According to Quirk you can.lol

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 9:58 am

sipowicz wrote:
myzar74 wrote:anyone can fix ForecastFox ? i miss it


According to Quirk you can.lol


Well it's not a matter of just a version bump , i know how to do that :P

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 10:32 am

myzar74 wrote:
sipowicz wrote:
myzar74 wrote:anyone can fix ForecastFox ? i miss it


According to Quirk you can.lol


Well it's not a matter of just a version bump , i know how to do that :P


I know that and you know that but some apparently do not. Contact the developer or post in their forum if they have one.

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 11:35 am

sipowicz wrote:
myzar74 wrote:anyone can fix ForecastFox ? i miss it


According to Quirk you can.lol

Aren't straw men fun to use? :)

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 12:59 pm

myzar74, you can use AniWeather :: Add-ons for Firefox.
Anybody fix foxy tunes and brief?

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 1:27 pm

Sergyk wrote:myzar74, you can use AniWeather :: Add-ons for Firefox.
Anybody fix foxy tunes and brief?



just tried it works fine thx :)

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 2:42 pm

quirK wrote:
sipowicz wrote:IMO, Mozilla should remove all extensions that are not updated to at least the 3.6.x level.

In actual fact, a very myopic and thoughtless idea, since many addons simply need a version bump.

I agree, simply wiping them off is a bad idea. It's great to have them archived, maybe those old extensions can even work as inspiration or something.

But here's what I think what should happen at the very least:
Extensions that put up donation buttons should be forced by contract to work on compatibility with betas to ensure that they will be working when new stable releases are ready.
No updates for beta = warning
No updates for stable = remove donation button

( don't know if they have a similar system in place already though)

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Post Posted July 4th, 2010, 4:08 pm

You don't get where extension authors are coming from do you? I would say 98% do not now nor have ever worried about making money from extensions. They want to be able to do something so they write an extension to do it or they see a need.
The majority do this stuff in any spare time they may have and I think it was Mozilla who rowed out the donation button idea as a sort of belated thank you for endless hours of unpaid work.
Your idea if I can call it that, would probably drive away a massive number of people who due to other commitments are unable to provide updates immediately a release is out.
And for what? because you and others are impatient?
Some of the fault lies squarely with Mozilla for it's painful habit of breaking extension and themes later in the development cycle rather than earlier.

Oh and sipowicz. Have a look at the percentage of the world population people still using XP before jumping on your elitist high horse.
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