New Firefox Browser Version Released

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JRViejo, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Posts:
    1,906
    Regarding your first question: No, legacy add-ons won't work anymore beyond 14 Nov 2017.

    However, they will still be available in AMO until 26 June 2018 as they will be still supported by Firefox ESR. Here's a gHacks article with the details.
     
  2. paulderdash

    paulderdash Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Posts:
    4,394
    Location:
    Under a bushel ...
    Thanks, I get it now. So changing to ESR, not my preferred option, will just give one another 7+ months grace.

    Hopefully there will be significantly more choice regarding WebExtensions by November 14.
     
  3. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Posts:
    1,906
    I'm sure there will. For example, uB0 and uMatrix are not yet in the list of FF57-compatible add-ons because their webext-hybrid versions are still in the dev channel on AMO, and their "pure" webext versions are still only available on gorhill's github sites. Other developers like the one for Decentraleyes has said that a webext version will be available for FF57. So it seems that many add-ons are in the pipeline. And more APIs are being added so hopefully add-ons like Tab Mix Plus will be also available. And don't forget that development won't stop on Nov 14. The Mozilla engineers are under pressure right now as FF57 will be a really big release with very significant changes. Once this pressure will be gone I guess that they will find more time to add missing APIs.

    Anyways, these are the add-ons wich I'm using with FF57 Nightly right now:
    Code:
    Canvas Defender    1.1.0    true    @canvas-shadow
    Cookie AutoDelete    1.4.1    true    CookieAutoDelete@kennydo.com
    Dict.cc Übersetzung    5.1    true    searchdictcc@roughael
    Duplicate tab    1.3    true    {54fa1e34-a0ad-4526-a81b-b06139adf332}
    Smart HTTPS    0.2.0    true    {b3e677f4-1150-4387-8629-da738260a48e}
    uBlock Origin    1.13.9.6    true    uBlock0@raymondhill.net
    uMatrix    1.0.1.4    true    uMatrix@raymondhill.net
    Violentmonkey    2.6.3    true  {aecec67f-0d10-4fa7-b7c7-609a2db280cf}
    All of them are webextensions and they work flawlessly.
     
  4. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Posts:
    6,090
    Location:
    USA
    Tab Mix Plus is one of the few that I will really miss, so I hope you're right.
     
  5. paulderdash

    paulderdash Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2013
    Posts:
    4,394
    Location:
    Under a bushel ...
    Thanks.

    My hopes for Tab Mix Plus also, and others like FaviconizeTab, etc., which I have used from the outset - where the functionality is still achievable, and devs are still motivated to maintain them.
     
  6. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    69,722
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    paulderdash, keep in mind that the Blog article I posted was written in Feb 2017, however, this March reply by the blog's author perhaps explains what could happen:

    https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/201...ity-milestones/comment-page-2/#comment-223780
     
  7. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    69,722
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    mantra, you're welcome! Take care.
     
  8. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Posts:
    4,022
    i told you that FTP dont exists any longer, its archive.mozilla.org - its same server, but ftp is offered for convenience and people, who wont learn.
    ask them yourself
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contact/

    had this info from Sören Hentzschel who is a official representive of mozilla which is provided @ www.camp-firefox.de

    it has reason for the delay between occurance on the archive server and the offical download page - i already wrote that mozilla had last minute changes and such versions never appeared on the official page. people use those on their own risk.

    edit - for your convenience :rolleyes:
    https://support.mozilla.org/de/questions/1078139

    and that will also tell you the ftp.mozilla org nowerdays is NO ftp server.
    ftp server start with ftp:// and NOT https://

    concerning TMP i read that author wont work on a webextension version

    btw v55.0.1 due a bug is on its way
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
  9. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Posts:
    5,987
    Location:
    Nicaragua
    I just tried to update via the updater, its not giving me the update.

    Bo
     
  10. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    69,722
    Location:
    U.S.A.
  11. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Posts:
    5,987
    Location:
    Nicaragua
    Thanks, J R, I figured that was the reason, I had read your post yesterday. :)

    Bo
     
  12. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Posts:
    6,090
    Location:
    USA
    I'm not intentionally arguing about anything. I called it an FTP server because I used to access it with an FTP client and FTP is still in the name. I understand now that the actual FTP protocol is turned off, but this misses the main point which is Mozilla consistently makes Firefox releases available on that archive server a day or so before the website. Over the years I've often downloaded a new Firefox release installer there because I wanted it early and I've never experienced a problem with it being different than the one made available on the website. I accept the possibility of last minute changes, but for me at least it hasn't happened. Even if it did I would learn about it and correct it. I don't see a problem. If Mozilla prefers that people not download new release installers from the archive server then maybe they shouldn't make the installers available there before they are posted to the website?
     
  13. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    69,722
    Location:
    U.S.A.
  14. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    9,064
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    Hi Bo,

    FYI, I'm still not receiving FF 55 here on my three machines either.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  15. bo elam

    bo elam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Posts:
    5,987
    Location:
    Nicaragua
    Thanks, Krusty. :)

    Bo
     
  16. Nanobot

    Nanobot Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Posts:
    460
    Location:
    Neo Tokyo

    https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/55.0.1/
    https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/55.0.1/
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  17. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Posts:
    4,558
    Location:
    Outer space
  18. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    69,722
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    FYI. Schedule Update. I'm experiencing the freezing and bookmarks issues with my Fx55; still not available via internal updater. :ninja:
     
  19. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    9,064
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    Yep, no surprise really. I've said it before but why oh why can't Mozilla fully test new versions instead of rushing them out to make their stupid schedule? The dev's should be embarrassed!
     
  20. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    69,722
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Fx 55.0.1 available now via updater (5.1 MB - 32-bit)!
     
  21. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    9,064
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    Yep, received FF 55.0.1 here x 3 machines.
     
  22. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    69,722
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Finally! :thumb:
     
  23. bjm_

    bjm_ Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Posts:
    4,011
    Location:
    .
    Yep. Thanks!
     
  24. stvs

    stvs Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Posts:
    34
    Location:
    greece
  25. mood

    mood Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    40,555
    Regarding uBlockO, legacy is now removed after it has been updated to v1.13.9b8 (beta)
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.