Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Diagnostics for Adblock Plus: the restartless edition · 2012-01-02 10:51 by Wladimir Palant

Creating extensions that can be installed, uninstalled and updated without a browser restart used to be very painful but got a whole lot easier with Firefox 8. I am now making all my add-ons restartless, Diagnostics for Adblock Plus is the first try. The current development build (Diagnostics 1.2b.156) should work exactly like the previous versions but e.g. disable immediately if you click the corresponding button in the Add-ons Manager. Reasonably new browser versions are required (at least Firefox 8, Thunderbird 8, SeaMonkey 2.5), old versions are no longer supported.

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  1. Hubird · 2012-01-03 12:07 · #

    Nice one !

    I had one small problem though, the 00latest.xpi wasn’t actually the latest version (I figured this out after being asked to restart Nightly).

    I had to go to the “older builds” pages and manually click the new version (which was in bold up the top).

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    No, 00latest.xpi is the latest version. I probably should have mentioned – when you update from an older version you still need a restart. The new version can install without restarting the browser but uninstalling the old version requires a restart.

  2. Hubird · 2012-01-04 08:55 · #

    That’s weird because I did not have an old version installed.

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