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Post Posted August 8th, 2017, 8:51 am

A FF56 based build with a tweak or two for usability and performance and an occasional security patch.

you choice - your fud, who really cares about people ignoring fixes.
but you never will find any (official) build which is based on v56 and get fixed. v56 i the last build with gecko, it dies with v57 which has servo as engine and no longer gecko. so there exist no code change. people need to revert or analyse v52 esr to find changes and insert them into v56 - but the possibility to make them work is very little because there were major changes between 52 and 56.

your choice, your "fud".

@JDpower - it apply to any v55, either nightly, beta or final, sounds logical!?

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Post Posted August 8th, 2017, 8:58 am

Brummelchen wrote:you choice - your fud, who really cares about people ignoring fixes.
but you never will find any (official) build which is based on v56 and get fixed. v56 i the last build with gecko, it dies with v57 which has servo as engine and no longer gecko. so there exist no code change. people need to revert or analyse v52 esr to find changes and insert them into v56 - but the possibility to make them work is very little because there were major changes between 52 and 56.

your choice, your "fud".

@JDpower - it apply to any v55, either nightly, beta or final, sounds logical!?

It doesn't look like you know what FUD means.

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Post Posted August 8th, 2017, 10:08 am

avada wrote:It doesn't look like you know what FUD means.
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Post Posted August 9th, 2017, 10:28 am

Download Star - WE alternative to DownThemAll:
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/commen ... native_to/
I am an idiot. Sorry for my poor English. Current list of config tweaks: https://pastebin.com/1dCT4Cvp

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Post Posted August 9th, 2017, 10:32 am

you assume wrong: Fear, uncertainty, and doubt

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 2:28 pm

GHM113 wrote:Download Star - WE alternative to DownThemAll:


"alternative" just reading the author comments seems that it's not and it'll never be a dta alternative it just trying to recreate a small part of it and some of the code is pretty hacky in order to circumvent web-extension restrictions.

However the author efforts to make this addon and its workarounds to implement features that are out of scope of what web-ext can provide is praiseworthy.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 2:37 pm

What DTA functionality is missing?
I am an idiot. Sorry for my poor English. Current list of config tweaks: https://pastebin.com/1dCT4Cvp

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 2:43 pm

-no last used folders history
-doesn't work on some websites
-doesn't support changing downloaded files names to specific ones
-isn't accelerator
and some minor ones
Virtualfox persona

Are you ready for deprecation of XUL & XBL & XPCOM extensions? Not?! Try Firefox ESR

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 3:00 pm

I'll drop this here. It looks relevant.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/08 ... atibility/
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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 3:26 pm

WaltS48 wrote:I'll drop this here. It looks relevant.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/08 ... atibility/


Thanks. Good reading.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 4:11 pm

WaltS48 wrote:I'll drop this here. It looks relevant.https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2017/08 ... atibility/

Thanks, looks like more MozSpeak :^o to me. More honest would be "we're just making it up as we go".
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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 9:52 am

legacy add-ons ... may break due to other changes happening in Firefox

Right.
Like, Bug 1374847 Remove nsIPrefBranch2 and nsIPrefBranchInternal.
So any extension that references nsIPrefBranch2 or nsIPrefBranchInternal are automatically broken come FF 57.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 10:29 am

therube wrote:
legacy add-ons ... may break due to other changes happening in Firefox

Right.
Like, Bug 1374847 Remove nsIPrefBranch2 and nsIPrefBranchInternal.
So any extension that references nsIPrefBranch2 or nsIPrefBranchInternal are automatically broken come FF 57.


Well, technically yes, but you can just rename nsIPrefBranch2 to nsIPrefBranch to make it work again.

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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 10:46 am

Sure.
And that breaks the extension signing.
So again it won't work - unless you get it signed or use some other work-around that might or might not be available in some Nightly or Dev version of FF?

Plus you've got to figure that as these are most likely going to be "Legacy" extensions (though some current extensions are likewise affected - like NoScript), the "you" who is going to "fix" it is going to be you or I, or ... not the extension author.
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Post Posted August 11th, 2017, 10:59 am

Yesterdays Nightly no longer allows the installation of Legacy extensions. As near as I can tell today's Nighty disables all legacy extensions. I don't have any but I have been told.

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