Guide to Updating Extensions for Firefox PR/Thunderbird 0.8 Available
Wednesday August 18th, 2004
Ben Goodger writes: "Very soon now the update service for Extensions hosted by update.mozilla.org will be turned on, and we will increase the compatibility number for Extensions to 0.10 (the Firefox 1.0 Preview Release). When we do this, all installed Extensions installed with
#4 Re: get userfriendly as well...
Thursday August 19th, 2004 4:49 AM
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Yes, it could be better, but the people doing the work are unpaid contributors doing it in their spare time. The most important problem at the moment is that all the updates to the extensions are being made manually, which means not all the extensions that could be available are available, and not all the latest versions are up there.
The Mozilla folks don't seem to be too concerned, as the vast majority of "end users" won't use extensions anyway. Even with the current user-base of early adopters, upwards of 90% of them aren't using extensions. It's all a matter of priorities - making things actually work at all is more important than recategorising extensions.
I'm sure it'd be impossible to agree on which the 25 most end-user oriented extensions were anyway. The top 5 most popular ones are shown - if "end users" are actually getting extensions, then the ones that get most use will be easily available.