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."

#8 Re: End users are the key...

by andkon <>

Thursday August 19th, 2004 3:11 PM

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Clap clap clap:

Security is a non-issue and most users are clueless.

Mozilla needs to have a 12-month strategy to lure new users. The 1% month increase is NOTHING because it would take four years at that rate to become the majority browser.

As I've said before an enduser strategy is very easy: few forums (which are obviously well alive here though they need to be simplfied: aka absolutely NO developer forums), semi-interactive Flash tutorials discussing the main Firefox (and TB) features, demos linked from the frontpage to give a visual sample of features such as tabs.

From the silence in these areas I presume that the Mozilla Foundation is neither willing or is unable to produce a few simple enduser "services".

A publicized 1.0 launch is a terrible thing to waste...