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From Hagar Delest <>
Subject Re: 4.0 and loss of backward compatibility for extensions with toolbar
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:37:59 GMT
Le 11/02/2013 22:46, Rob Weir a écrit :
> My impression was that even if we made no changes, from the user's
> perspective, they would lose all extensions.  This is due to the
> change in base directory for the profile.  So all extensions would be
> lost and need to be reinstalled.  So there will be no doubt in the
> user's mind, even if they do not read the release notes, that the
> extensions are gone.
> [...]
> Again, my impression is that users will lose their extensions and need
> to reinstall them, even if we do not make any API changes.
> [...]
> I think a "clean break" with the past profile helps us avoid the
> current generation of crash issues.  We get to start clean rather than
> deal with the many upgrade paths:

No real problem with reinstalling extensions after a major upgrade, I've done that too.
But there is a difference between the mere inconvenience of reinstalling extensions and losing
them completely (waiting that someone dare update them).


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