FDM made this rather "low key" announcement
on their forum 10 days ago and even their Homepage
"Latest News" column has yet to mention anything. Most Pale Moon users will probably have FDM 3.9 with Plugin version 22.214.171.124 installed and as this setup does NOT appear to update automatically FDM's "Good news!" will be easily missed!
On 05 Sep 2012 FDM's "vaneo" wrote:Free Download Manager Firefox plugin
Hi, Good news!
There is no need to edit install.rdf file each time when Mozilla releases its new version of Firefox browser or wait for new FDM Release. Seems problems with firefox plugin are gone - our extension is fully reviewed by Mozilla team
Actually Firefox browser will update it automatically but for those users who have not been auto updated, plugin is available at: https://addons.mozilla.org/ru/firefox/a ... er-plugin/
P.s You can adjust plugin auto updating at Firefox->Add-ons->Extensions->Free Download Manager plugin Settings
FDM development team
Obviously this is excellent news for Pale Moon users too! These additional notes and explanations may be helpful:
1. FDM's original link above is to a Russian language Firefox Add-ons page. There is now an English language Firefox Add-on page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... er-plugin/
and Softpedia has the new FDM Plugin 126.96.36.199
2. If you are running the current stable release of FDM 3.9 or FDM 3.9 Lite (both are "build 1249") you will have FDM Plugin version 188.8.131.52 currently installed in Add-ons Manager/Extensions. Experience suggests FDM Plugin version 184.108.40.206 DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE in Pale Moon (or Firefox) so you will need to update manually using FDM's link (or Softpedia) to obtain the new FDM Plugin version 220.127.116.11 which is compatible with PM and FF 15.
NOTE: The new plugin's "install.rdf" file's "maxVersion" number is set to 15.* although oddly FDM have stated in forum answers that build 1249 is already compatible with FF 16?
3. If you are using one of the more recent FDM BETA versions (latest FDM build available from "Download 3.9.1 BETA" heading & link here
if interested) you should find that your FDM Plugin has already AUTOMATICALLY UPDATED to a slightly different new Plugin version 18.104.22.168 - NOT the same as new plugin version 22.214.171.124
on Firefox Add-on page/Softpedia above.
NOTE: If you have updated to the latest FDM 3.9.1 BETA build 1268 (released 03 Sep 2012) the plugin's "maxVersion" number will be set to 20.*.*
Hopefully from now on both of these new FDM Plugin versions will update automatically?