For Firefox, Out With The Old Add-On System And In With The New 'WebExtensions'

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Morbus

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Firefox has been killing itself slowly over the years. And now is the point of no return.
Some day the web will become stagnate again, and we'll have a new Firefox with full extensibility. Until then, we'll go back to 1999.
 

kep55

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So how long before Firefox will operate Adobe Acrobat documents correctly? Right now, the proprietary Java Script code will not properly display Acrobat docs that have any non-text feature, such as forms, buttons, lnks, etc.
 
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Bing was their 'straw' that broke me. I was a loyal user >10 yrs.
 

merikafyeah

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Addons being "too advanced" is a selling point, not something to be scorned. WebExtensions can never do as much as XUL/XPCOM addons. At least there will always be Pale Moon looking out for users' choice. It's basically the only browser left for power-users.
 

ODuron

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On Firefox 54.0 now. I've seen a lot of crashes, freezes and no responses. Seems to run faster, still doesn't run right on some web pages.
 

kep55

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Another example of coders wanting to show off rather than bother with clean, functional code? Must be grads of the Microsoft School of Coding.
 
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