Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

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Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby nimanima » Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 00:05

What I and several others feared over he past two years is going to happen now: Mozilla add-ons no longer compatible with Firefox version 57 - will disappear from the Mozilla Add-ons website. That will make them unavailable for Pale Moon users. Have you done anything to transfer the older versions?

http://www.chip.de/downloads/Firefox-Cl ... 53751.html

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Re: Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby helloimustbegoing » Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 00:55

Just download the .xpi files to your computer before they disappear. Problem solved.

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Re: Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby CraigPD » Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 01:50

Or to save redundancy, they all exist in your profile folder in the extensions subdirectory and can be installed "from file" into any new installation or different profile at any time.

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Re: Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby hujan86 » Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 02:17

I did back up a few extensions, the last version before they were converted into WX, to my Mega account.
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Re: Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby New Tobin Paradigm » Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 03:59

I have a plan. More to come. Do not ask.

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Re: Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby Smokey20 » Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 13:35

They will not disappear until next summer at the earliest on the day after Fx 52ESR has official internal push to upgrade it to Fx 59.1 ESR. That would be June 26. However, they will be frozen at some point before that date so the authors will not be able to issue further updates.

You can do what I did for Pale Moon, Fx 52 ESR and SeaMonkey and download the latest version of all your extensions to disk or you can download and install Classic Addons Archive extension. It is incompatible with my version of Pale Moon (26.5) so I installed it on Fx 52.4 ESR. It's a work in progress and is an answer to the prayers of many (not just Pale Moon users).

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Re: Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby illiad » Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 13:39

If you want to save ALL of your extensions, addons, themes paswords, etc, etc this one is very good! (never have to re-download again:) )

http://softwarebychuck.com/febe/
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Re: Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby dapgo » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 11:31

I have backup of all my extensions, but what happen if I have a new need after that removal date. too risky...

In the past I saw how a developer removed his addon and page from Mozilla, so luckily I had it installed so I exported to xpi using FEBE.
Being most of extensions opensource, making a repository of them should not be a legal problem.

Is possible that Mozilla foundation will help? any mozilla developer with access to AMO repository?
Otherwise, what about an script to browse AMO, and download all addons(even versions)?

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Re: Mozilla Add-ons are going to disappear from Mozilla website

Unread postby New Tobin Paradigm » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 12:25

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:I have a plan. More to come. Do not ask.


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