Updates messin whith the plugins!

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Pun Krocker, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Pun Krocker

    Pun Krocker Guest

    Every new version there is kills most plugins!
    It's getting to be a pain, why must every new build not be compatible
    with the plugins?

    I see it slowing down also, so maybe time to break a habit of years now :(
    Pun Krocker, Feb 2, 2006
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  2. Pun Krocker

    Ed Mullen Guest

    For the plugins/upgrade issue see the thread "Plugin issues with
    upgrade/reinstall". Here's what I wrote:

    Save the plugins folder of the old version
    Install the new version
    Copy the saved contents of the old plugins folder to the new
    installation EXCEPT for npnul32.dll which is the default plugin and may
    have changed from the old to new version.

    It sounds like you may really mean "extensions" rather than plugins.
    Extensions are not written by the people who write the applications.
    Most plugin developers wait until a new app version is released before
    tweaking their extensions. One reason is that code changes can occur
    quite close to the actual moment of release. However, the update
    process for extensions in Firefox and Thunderbird is now quite easy and
    reliable. A little harder in Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey but still not
    onerous if you only update on major releases and minor security releases.
    Ed Mullen, Feb 2, 2006
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