Eventual incompatibility?

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Eventual incompatibility?

Post by Tharthan » 2015-07-05, 16:24

Isn't there going to come a point at some point that Pale Moon code diverges enough from its original code that old Firefox add-ons will no longer be compatible?

For instance, I use such add-ons as Procon Latte, Blur (Don'tTrackMe) and Greasemonkey. What is to stop them from becoming incompatible with Pale Moon except the developers actually taking an active interest in developing versions specifically for Pale Moon?

It seems silly to think that these icons will indefinitely stay compatible with Pale Moon. When the browser ID is not even being made known on websites due to people either not knowing that it is automatically overridden by the Firefox ID for compatibility reasons, or because they use so many websites that lock them out because of broken identification processes, how are we to expect that developers will bother caring to make versions for Pale Moon?

What incentive do they have to do so?
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Re: Eventual incompatibility?

Post by Moonchild » 2015-07-05, 22:46

Tharthan wrote:What incentive do they have to do so?
The same incentive any extension developer has for making extensions: wanting to extend an Open Source browser with added functionality.
This is a community effort. if the original authors aren't willing, and the license is Open Source, then anyone else (yes ANYone else) is free to pick it up for Pale Moon.
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Re: Eventual incompatibility?

Post by Tharthan » 2015-07-05, 22:55

Moonchild wrote:This is a community effort. if the original authors aren't willing, and the license is Open Source, then anyone else (yes ANYone else) is free to pick it up for Pale Moon.
Fair enough. The community makes the project what it is, ultimately.

For the record, I fully support and agree with the direction that you're choosing to have the project go in.

I'm just pointing out one possible issue that may arise in the future.

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