Add-on not being compatible with latest releases of Firefox

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Aug 18 11:28:56 UTC 2011

On 18/08/11 16:45, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 18 August 2011 07:18, Basil Chupin<blchupin at>  wrote:
>> For at least a couple of weeks now I have been running Firefox 8.x[1] and
>> found that I lost the use of at least 4 extensions because they were
>> incompatible with 8.x. Although annoyed, I didn't worry too much because the
>> main security extensions were still working.
>> This morning, Firefox got upgraded to version 9 - and I lost a couple more
>> extensions and also the theme (Nautipolis, which I have been using for
>> years).
>> Now, this got me "stirred up" :-) , and so I went looking for a butt to
>> kick.
> Kick your own.

If it weren't for my current belief that you are not a complete 
deadhead, I would have responded to this stupid respsonse of yours in a 
totally different manner.

> [1] I have the Nightly direct from the Mozilla site installed.
> You're running nightly, this is expected behaviour. If you want
> bleeding edge developer releases (nightly) then you need to reset your
> expectations accordingly. If you want stability, run a stable version
> of Firefox, not Nightly, Aurora or Beta.

Firstly, as I mentioned, someone mentioned in this mail list that FF 8 
was much faster than the version I installed (#7), and an improvement on 
version #6, available in Ubuntu, after which I installed Aurora #8 from 
the Mozilla site and found that it WAS was faster than FF6 and even #7 - 
and which I acknowledged in this list.

You made no comment about this in this list at the time.

But now, suddenly, you come out and decide to make an 'in depth 

Is my post off-topic and not relevant to those who may be using Firefox 
#7 or #8, or now #9?

Secondly, what was your purpose in stating what you just stated above 
when someone here posted a totally useless piece of info about taking 
apart a mouse to get rid of some crap inside it and which had nothing 
remotely do with anything  associated with Ubuntu or Linux?

And following from this, am I allowed to post another piece of 
information about Logitech keyboards and Logtitech mice which may assist 
their users to overcome a potential problem they may encounter when 
using them?


"Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive."
     Sir Walter Scott

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