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 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 maxVersion set for Firefox to 0.9 and maxVersion set for Thunderbird to 0.7 will be disabled to prevent compatibility issues. If your extension or theme still works and has no compatibility problems with the nightly builds, please look at the guide for updating to 1.0PR (this also applies to Thunderbird 0.8) for information about how to get to contain the newer compatibility information. If your extension or theme is incompatible, the guide also has information on how to provide a newer XPI or JAR file. Finally, people not hosted by but who use the custom RDF update system should also check out the guide as it provides links that explain changes to the RDF format since 0.9."

#7 End users are the key...

by engmark

Thursday August 19th, 2004 7:10 AM

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to Mozilla's future success or failure. End users don't know the first thing about computers, many of them use the Net only when absolutely necessary, too many of them don't care one bit about security, and they certainly don't want to have to learn something new. How, then, can they be "educated"? It seems that some administrators have got it "their way" based on the later security issues, but there are millions of home users who are their own administrators...