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Post Posted July 21st, 2011, 2:57 am

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nizhneportovaya wrote:Is there a way to find **unreviewed** updates of installed add-ons with Addon Update Checker?
No. Only the ID is specifically sent by the add-on (app and version has to be sent, but you don't specify that when you send the request) and a response of available update of not is returned. That's all done by the add-ons site. There would have to be changes there to let what you want to happen.

OK, thanks. I thought, it could be implemented by parsing/comparing some text from /versions/-HTML's... I am presently using Update-Scanner-extension to track version-pages of all my installed add-ons for modifications, but I thought it would be more comfortable to use another approach...

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Post Posted July 21st, 2011, 9:22 am

nizhneportovaya wrote:I am presently using Update-Scanner-extension to track version-pages of all my installed add-ons for modifications

Did you try Alert Box? I wasn't keen on Update Scanner....but that's just me.
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Post Posted July 21st, 2011, 4:20 pm

keithy397 wrote:
nizhneportovaya wrote:I am presently using Update-Scanner-extension to track version-pages of all my installed add-ons for modifications

Did you try Alert Box? I wasn't keen on Update Scanner....but that's just me.

Thanks, I gave it a quick try, but it lacks batch-capabilities... Manually adding over 80 pages for all my extensions is quite too much hassle... Could be done much quicker in Update-Scanner, but it is no optimal solution...
So I am hoping for some update in Addon-Update-Checker, or something new...

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Post Posted July 21st, 2011, 4:29 pm

It won't be happening here. I'm using commands built into Gecko. First I get add-ons by type. That fills an array with the add-on's ID. I then use another Gecko command to send those IDs to addons.mozilla.org which responds either update available, or update check complete (no update.) If if responds update available, I change the icon for my add-on and open the correct page if selected. It would be a completely new add-on to do what you need.

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Post Posted July 22nd, 2011, 11:46 am

howdy Chris000001,

now that i finally switched to tb5, i can't use update notifier so i went hunting for AUC for tbird. no luck. ratzenfratz! [*grin*] are you going to make a tbird version of addon update checker?

take care,
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Post Posted July 22nd, 2011, 12:13 pm

Lee_Dailey wrote:howdy Chris000001,

now that i finally switched to tb5, i can't use update notifier so i went hunting for AUC for tbird. no luck. ratzenfratz! [*grin*] are you going to make a tbird version of addon update checker?

take care,
lee

It works in Thunderbird (and SeaMonkey) as well. If you have the .xpi, just drag it to the Thunderbird add-ons manager. Or, change the word Firefox to Thunderbird in the url posted in the first post. I don't think you can search and find it since it is not reviewed yet.

edit: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/addon-update-checker/

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Post Posted July 22nd, 2011, 1:09 pm

Hi Chris,

Would it be possible to enable a tooltip from the AUC menu/status bar icon displaying available updates?

The 'other' extension had this function and I found it really handy.
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Keith

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Post Posted July 22nd, 2011, 1:17 pm

howdy Chris000001,

hot ziggity! thanks, dude. [*grin*]

take care,
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Post Posted July 22nd, 2011, 11:06 pm

keithy397 wrote:Hi Chris,

Would it be possible to enable a tooltip from the AUC menu/status bar icon displaying available updates?

The 'other' extension had this function and I found it really handy.
I have a version here that already does this. I'm waiting for preliminary review before I update again. That way addons.mozilla.org won't show that it hasn't been reviewed at all. Plus I want to test more. Every time I update, you go to the back of the line.

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Post Posted July 22nd, 2011, 11:57 pm

Chris000001 wrote:Every time I update, you go to the back of the line.

That's ok, we British are used to waiting in a queue!
Cheers,
Keith

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Post Posted July 26th, 2011, 11:52 am

Hello Chris,
I translated EOM into Dutch (I'm the Dutch translator at BabelZilla).
Would you be so kind to upload AUC to BabelZilla as well?
tia

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Post Posted July 26th, 2011, 6:44 pm

Chris000001 wrote:
keithy397 wrote:Hi Chris,

Would it be possible to enable a tooltip from the AUC menu/status bar icon displaying available updates?

The 'other' extension had this function and I found it really handy.
I have a version here that already does this. I'm waiting for preliminary review before I update again. That way addons.mozilla.org won't show that it hasn't been reviewed at all. Plus I want to test more. Every time I update, you go to the back of the line.

Version AUC 1.3 now shows it's been preliminary reviewed.

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Post Posted July 26th, 2011, 10:24 pm

alf_nl wrote:Hello Chris,
I translated EOM into Dutch (I'm the Dutch translator at BabelZilla).
Would you be so kind to upload AUC to BabelZilla as well?
tia

I will try to get to it in the next few days.

1.4 released. It should hit the add-on mirrors soon. Added tooltip to icon/menu when update available. It displays name and new version. DEFAULT SETTING CHANGED - no longer defaults to check for updates on startup. The option is still there. I was afraid this might hammer the addons.mozilla.org servers if people restart their apps often.

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Post Posted July 27th, 2011, 11:35 pm

rob64rock wrote:
Chris000001 wrote:
keithy397 wrote:Hi Chris,

Would it be possible to enable a tooltip from the AUC menu/status bar icon displaying available updates?

The 'other' extension had this function and I found it really handy.
I have a version here that already does this. I'm waiting for preliminary review before I update again. That way addons.mozilla.org won't show that it hasn't been reviewed at all. Plus I want to test more. Every time I update, you go to the back of the line.

Version AUC 1.3 now shows it's been preliminary reviewed.

Thanks very much Chris, just the job and thanks for the heads-up rob64rock.

As a matter of interest, one of the reasons I asked about this was because I have a Microsoft.net extension that NEVER updates which means my icon always shows blue. I never installed it, apart from deleting it out of the extensions folder, is there any way to force an uninstall?
Cheers,
Keith

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Post Posted July 28th, 2011, 2:17 am

keithy397 wrote:As a matter of interest, one of the reasons I asked about this was because I have a Microsoft.net extension that NEVER updates which means my icon always shows blue. I never installed it, apart from deleting it out of the extensions folder, is there any way to force an uninstall?

That is one of those extensions that got installed with Windows update: Microsoft NET 3.5 SP (KB951847)

Microsoft NET 3.5 SP (KB951847) Mozillazine thread discussion:
viewtopic.php?f=37&t=1064265

How to remove/Uninstall:
http://wyday.com/blog/2008/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-net-framework-assistant-from-firefox/

Mozilla is currently working on notifying users(also possibly provide a way to deny there installation)of those type of third party extensions being installed.
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Extension_Manager:Projects:Third_Party_Add-on_Warnings

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