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Re: [Bug-librejs] Bug in LibreJS 7.16: it is not compatible with a curre

From: Dedeco Balaco
Subject: Re: [Bug-librejs] Bug in LibreJS 7.16: it is not compatible with a currently supported browser
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 14:19:34 -0300
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Em 06-09-2018 05:12, bill-auger escreveu:
to be clear, this was not a decision made by librejs - all add-ons that
are compatible with firefox versions less than 57 are not compatible
with firefox versions 57 and greater - AFAIK any addon that claims to
support both pre-v57 and post-v57 firefox versions is doing so by
offering 2 distinct add-ons: one of the pre-v57 (XUL) type, and one of
the post-v57 (WebExtensions) type - it would be nice if both version
could be supported but there is not enough developers on the project
currently; so the focus is on making one good version rather than 2
half-baked ones

All right. I have heard about the strict division on pre and pos v57. Thank you for the information.

the legacy version of librejs is now, and will always be available on
the GNU FTP server: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/librejs/ - if you are using a
browser based on firefox version less than 57 then there is no need to
install any new version of librejs - the version you have will continue
to work for as long as you keep it - if you want to use the
WebExtensions version of librejs on debian today, using a browser that
is officially supported by debian today, then you can get firefox v61
from debian today:


My Debian here is 9, stretch, and its Firefox is here:


It is an Extended Support Release (ESR) browser still supported.

as a side note, another browser you (and other users) may find
interesting is the new iceweasel-uxp from the hyperbola project; which
is the default browser for the hyperbola system - it is a fork of the
firefox fork: 'basilisk'; which means that it will continue to suport
legacy add-ons indefinitely, but also is FSDG-compliant like iceweasel
and icecat - if enough people choose the option to continue using legacy
add-ons, then perhaps it may become justified for librejs to put some
attention into maintaining the legacy add-on; but it is not cler today
how much demand there is for that

I have heard of Basilisk. Now that you told me about it, that fork� of Firefox may be my next browser, in a few more months.

What is "FSDG-compliant"? I searched a bit for it, but I found no answer.

For that demand, I will keep that signaling in my mind, and tell other users.

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