Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

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Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by Scribe » 2018-08-22, 13:34

I note that 'All legacy add-on versions will be disabled in early October, 2018. Once this happens, users will no longer be able to find your extension on AMO.' See https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/08 ... x-add-ons/

Many, if not all PM users will have Mozilla add-ons, so does this mean we will no longer be able to access any that we don't already have installed, or are they to be ported to PM in some way?

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Re: Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2018-08-22, 16:07

There will be an eventual non-affiliated archive site put up for historical reasons with the most complete library of true firefox extensions more complete than even AMO today offers. If you want to pay me I can accelerate the work or you can wait for whenever I get around to it for free.
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Re: Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by Scribe » 2018-08-22, 17:20

Ah OK, thanks very much Tobin, it sounds like it'll be worth waiting for. Patience is a virtue! :)

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Re: Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by therube » 2018-08-22, 17:24

(Legacy) extensions should still be available from https://addons.thunderbird.net/.
(And I'm assuming that when TB.net was set up, they got a copy of what was, from AMO.)

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Re: Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by doofy » 2018-08-22, 17:40

therube wrote:(Legacy) extensions should still be available from https://addons.thunderbird.net/.
(And I'm assuming that when TB.net was set up, they got a copy of what was, from AMO.)
It's only stuff that specifically supports TB and/or Seamonkey that got moved. Any FF addons, or addons that support FF, TB and SM remain on AMO. And, of course, will soon go.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/07 ... y-add-ons/

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Re: Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by gepus » 2018-08-22, 18:59

Mozilla kicked apparently without any reason some extensions over the years from AMO.
Therefore I always preferred to look for updates and downloads at the devs' pages/GitHub.
Anyway, automatic updates are always disabled in my browser.

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Re: Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by Goodydino » 2018-08-22, 19:47

doofy wrote: It's only stuff that specifically supports TB and/or Seamonkey that got moved. Any FF addons, or addons that support FF, TB and SM remain on AMO. And, of course, will soon go.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/07 ... y-add-ons/
That is not quite true. Some extensions that were written for both Firefox and SeaMonkey were copied over, and some were not. The ones I use which were copied over:
Add-ons Button
Controle de Scripts
DOM Inspector
DownThemAll
Element Inspector
Live HTTP Headers
Restart Application Button
User Agent Switcher
Version Number in Add-ons Manager
YesScript
The ones I use which were written for both SeaMonkey and Firefox which were not copied:
Web Developer
YouTube High Definition

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Re: Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by doofy » 2018-08-22, 22:36

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:There will be an eventual non-affiliated archive site put up for historical reasons with the most complete library of true firefox extensions more complete than even AMO today offers. If you want to pay me I can accelerate the work or you can wait for whenever I get around to it for free.
Excellent. Thank you. I'll happily give you a few dollars of non crypto either before or after you finish.

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Re: Mozilla to disable legacy add-ons from October '18

Unread post by Thehandyman1957 » 2018-08-23, 04:24

Just so we know, how would one go about
Donating to you for such a great project?

Moonchild has a "buy a coffee" page.
Do you also have one for the things you do?

I'm sure this info would help us to contribute
To your projects also if they are different than
The main Pale Moon stuff.

Remeber folks, thank you's are welcome.
But they dont keep the lights on. ;)

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