|Originally posted by trancaholic |
I'm not really that impressed. After install I lost about 10 extensions, of which three were quite important to me. I guess that's the fault of the extension programmers, but Firefox really ought to be backwards compatible with XUL, I think. What's worse is that the development team still hasn't fixed the search plugins. Updating to 1.5 I once again lost the 8 engines I had added, and had crap like Creative Commons put in there instead. It was a stated objective that 1.5 would move plugins to the user profile, thus ensuring that upgrading wouldn't mess with your settings, but apparently this hasn't happened.
What's the cool stuff?
If the Linux version is similar to the Windows version, you can change the file's extensions from .xpi to .zip, and then unzip it. Edit the 1.XX line in the .rdf file (in Windows I use notepad) so that the max version is higher than what you're currently using (mine all say 1.97+) and then zip all the files using Winzip, and then rename the .zip back to .xpi - and then double click on that saved .xpi file to install that extension.
And for whatever it's worth, the new version of Firefox is really still a Beta (so bugs are to be expected.)