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Windows 7: Firefox 6.0 Released

17 Aug 2011   #31
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well except then of course the FF APIs will change over time and the plugins wont know about it and that is a recipe for crash/elevation exploits. Something a browser does NOT need. (BTW faking version numbers or "load anyway" hacks are doing just this. BAD security practice)

Plugins don't need to necessarily be tied to a browser version but they MUST be tied to an API version (Which is simplified to be the browser version)

Without version numbers either FFs programming API needs to be 100% fuuly backwards compatible for all time, or they need to dissallow plugins because doing neither is a giant computer crashy security risk.


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17 Aug 2011   #32
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, Installed yesterday. Stylish 1.2 went Out of Order after the update. After a copuple clicks, I found about "Add-on Compatibility Reporter" and activated it... and it worked flawlessly! I se Stylish to put Youtube a black skin and have my Bookmark Bar have multiple rows.
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17 Aug 2011   #33
preiius

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

That's the thing, addons rely on version no., but mozilla still went ahead with accelerated release schedule, which breaks many addons. They can't or won't go back to old way of naming, because that would mean they made a mistake, unnecessary. So what do they do, take out the version number, genius!
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17 Aug 2011   #34
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh my goodness, didn't Firefox 5 just come out like three months ago?!
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18 Aug 2011   #35
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Actually it was 8 weeks ago. And all future versions will be 8 weeks apart..

Jim
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18 Aug 2011   #36
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll stick to my Interweb Explorer 9 thank you....

Wow, eight weeks?! That's madness! I thought it was on a 3, 4 month schedule, good golly miss molly!
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18 Aug 2011   #37
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
No Java.
Java 7 Extension Disabled firefox 6 - Java Console Is Incompatible With Firefox 6 » TechLogon

Danny
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18 Aug 2011   #38
mrobjo

 
 

Once again some add ons not working,have spent so much time getting them to work in 5.have now gone back to 5.i thing i am going to give chrome another go.
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18 Aug 2011   #39
mrobjo

 
 

I have now switched to chrome,it has come a long way since i last tried it.no more trying to fix firefox add ons.i will sleep better now.
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18 Aug 2011   #40
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I decided to remove FF6 and install Mozilla Aurora. 1 known addon not working is Better Privacy.
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