Tutorial: Do The Firefox Bump-And-Browse


I'm a big fan of Firefox extensions, and it shows: I have 40 extensions installed on one of my PCs, and on the others -- including Windows 2000, Linux, and Mac OS X systems -- I rarely run Firefox without at least 20 of my favorites installed, sometimes together, other times spread across two or three different profiles.

Like many Firefox power uses, I also installed the Firefox 1.5 beta not long after Mozilla released it. And when I ran the beta for the first time, I discovered that just 10 of those 40 extensions ran, too. Firefox 1.5 found the rest "incompatible" when it started for the first time and disabled them.

Some of you already know what I'm going to tell the rest of you: Most of those disabled extensions are no less compatible with Firefox 1.5 than they are with Firefox 1.0.7 (or Firefox 1.0.6, as it was at the time I installed the 1.5 beta). The only show-stopper in these cases is a single piece of metadata that allows an extension to work only with a specific et of Firefox versions: On the addons.mozilla.org site, you'll see this information listed with each extension (e.g., "Requires: Firefox: 0.9.x - 1.5beta"). Security Pipeline | Tutorial: Do The Firefox Bump-And-Browse

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 29th September 2005 2:23PM