Friday, September 9

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 (Beta 1) available for download

It looks cool, but I only tried it out for about 10 minutes because none of the extensions I use are compatible with it. It seems odd that, of 11 extensions, none are yet operable with 1.5. Not even Greasemonkey!

So, while 1.5 seems to have a cool interface, only even think about using it if you donn't rely too heavily on the extension system. I'll stick with 1.0.6 until my extensions get updated compatibility.

Why does this have to happen every time there's a major Firefox version change? Can't they just create an extension API layer or something, so that the individual extension writers aren't all required to modify their code every time MozCorp makes a change to the browser?

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The Geek Code desperately needs updating, but in any case here's mine (as of 2010-02-28):

Version: 3.12
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If you really care about knowing what that all means, you either know the code already, or you can get it decoded for you here.