[Project_owners] extension stops working under Firefox 3.0.4 -- disregard?
can at ecpcorp.net
Sun Nov 16 18:17:46 PST 2008
I have just noticed that my other machine has already updated to 3.0.4
without my noticing. That means my problem must be something other than a
Firefox version issue. Sorry for the false alarm, but I didn't know what
else to attribute the problem to.
I guess I still have lingering questions - but not quite the same.
(1) Is there anything I can do to trouble shoot the error message?
(2) I would still like to know if I can prevent Firefox from updating
without my permission.
----- Original Message -----
From: "can" <can at ecpcorp.net>
To: "Mozdev Project Owners List" <project_owners at mozdev.org>
Sent: Sunday, 16 November, 2008 17:44
Subject: [Project_owners] extension stops working under Firefox
3.0.4 --please help
> Many thanks again to all the nice people who helped me with my first
> uninformed question. I think this one is a little more substantive.
> I have written my first "Hello World" Firefox extension. I had some
> confusion about installing it, but I think I got that straightened out
> now - BUT ONLY under Firefox 3.0.3. Yesterday, Firefox updated itself
> without giving me any chance to stop it (at least as far as I could tell).
> I now have version 3.0.4. I didn't think that would be a big deal until I
> got back to trying to work on my extension. Now, the exact same extension
> that works under 3.0.3 will not install under 3.0.4.
> I have tried two install methods: (a) copy my extension directory to the
> Firefox profile/extensions directory (where Firefox installs), (b) set the
> appropriate Windows Registry key to point to a directory where I have
> unpacked the contents of my .xpi file. In case (a), Firefox starts and I
> see *nothing* new in the Extensions window. In case (b), Firefox starts,
> and I see an entry for my extension, but it is whited out and there is a
> message that says, "This extension is not compatible with Firefox 3.0.4."
> I have a separate computer that (thank God), is still running 3.0.3, and
> everything still seems to work there. I tried searching for posts from
> other people who might have encountered this problem and have come up with
> nothing. Can anyone help?
> As a related question, hopefully much easier, can someone please tell me
> how to stop Firefox from updating its version WITHOUT my permission? I
> would expect at least an OK/Cancel box.
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