MozillaZine

Current State Of Add-Ons Post FF56?

User Help for Mozilla Firefox
LameBrains
 
Posts: 37
Joined: August 25th, 2013, 10:08 am

Post Posted November 2nd, 2017, 7:25 pm

James wrote:Only the Fx 56.0.1 was to update to Win64 version if user has 64-bit Windows and 2GB RAM. https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/56.0.1/releasenotes/

You say this as if the 32-bit Firefox Releases for Windows is no more. http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/

64-bit (Win64) Firefox for Windows is not new as it has been available for Releases since Fx 42.0 and listed on http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ since Fx 43.0


Thanks James...

My computer meets those specs. If I understand correctly apparently the reason why it didn't update to 64-bit is that I skipped v56.0.1 and went from 56.0.0 to 56.0.2. I'm assuming 56.0.2 is not intended to make that change. And fortunately it didn't for me... since I didn't want to make that change.

Nothing I said was meant to imply that the 32-bit FF is no more. I know it still exists as I am using it! If you mean it will still exist after v57 is released, that's good to know, but I wouldn't assume otherwise since there is a ton of 32 bit OS users out there and I would be shocked if FF would simply drop support for them.

I do have to admit that I would have been pretty annoyed if I had installed and update and it switched me from 32-bit to 64-bit without specifically notifying me and giving me an opportunity to decline. I suppose some would say "you should have read the release notes before installing the update." But I don't think that would be a very user friendly response. Not everyone has the time for that, they just trust the developers not to switch things on them like that without some kind of safety net.

I am aware that FF 64-bit has been around that long. What I am not sure of since I have not had adequate time to research it is whether or not I think it is something I want to switch to.

mightyglydd

User avatar
 
Posts: 9035
Joined: November 4th, 2006, 7:07 pm
Location: Hollywood Ca.

Post Posted November 2nd, 2017, 7:29 pm

Mozilla knows what is best for us....
#KeepFightingMichael

Return to Firefox Support


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], L.A.R. Grizzly and 13 guests