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Is Upgrading to Latest TB 68.2.2 Worth It?

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Post Posted November 29th, 2019, 12:04 pm

I'm currently on 60.9.1. Many complained about the latest version 68.2.2 that it doesnt support many addons and themes. 2 questions about this....

1) Is upgrading to the latest worth it?

2) Whats the difference between 60.9.1 and 68.2.2?

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Post Posted November 29th, 2019, 4:12 pm

Read the Release Notes Luke.
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Post Posted November 30th, 2019, 7:03 pm

1. Not really, though the party line is that you need to always update to the latest version to get security upgrades. However, most security fixes are for potential bugs that you won't run into because scripting is disabled when reading mail.

2. 68.* finished the changeover from the old type of add-on (XUL/XPCOM based, now called legacy add-ons) to the new type (WebExtension API based). The side effect is none of the unmaintained add-ons are likely to work, complete themes won't work at all, and there are far fewer add-ons that will work. The situation should slowly improve as more add-ons are rewritten.

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Post Posted November 30th, 2019, 9:24 pm

tanstaafl wrote:1. Not really, though the party line is that you need to always update to the latest version to get security upgrades. However, most security fixes are for potential bugs that you won't run into because scripting is disabled when reading mail.

2. 68.* finished the changeover from the old type of add-on (XUL/XPCOM based, now called legacy add-ons) to the new type (WebExtension API based). The side effect is none of the unmaintained add-ons are likely to work, complete themes won't work at all, and there are far fewer add-ons that will work. The situation should slowly improve as more add-ons are rewritten.


Ahh sounds good. Thanks!

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