Topic: All XUL Addons to be purged - your help needed

Hello Everyone,
A few days ago Mozilla announced they will be purging all XUL addons from the AMO website by October. As we depend on legacy addons, we ask for your help.

How you can help:

1) Any addon you use currently, back it up. If possible, backup all versions. You may use the DownThemAll extension to do this. Click on "See All Versions" from an addon's web page and you will be able to see them all.

2) Open a bug report requesting the addon and attach the last working version to your bug report.

There are people working to preserve these addons using an automated solution, but we would like to make sure everyone was given a fair warning should any of your favorite addons be missed.

Thank you!

Re: All XUL Addons to be purged - your help needed

This might fit your needs. It is an add-on with the full website of Mozilla add-ons without the xpi files (and the user comments it seems). The xpi files will be added very soon apparently (at the moment they still  point to the original links but they will point in the future to another website).

https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/issues/8
https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/releases

Re: All XUL Addons to be purged - your help needed

g4jc wrote:

Hello Everyone,
A few days ago Mozilla announced they will be purging all XUL addons from the AMO website by October. As we depend on legacy addons, we ask for your help.

How you can help:

1) Any addon you use currently, back it up. If possible, backup all versions. You may use the DownThemAll extension to do this. Click on "See All Versions" from an addon's web page and you will be able to see them all.

2) Open a bug report requesting the addon and attach the last working version to your bug report.

There are people working to preserve these addons using an automated solution, but we would like to make sure everyone was given a fair warning should any of your favorite addons be missed.

Thank you!

All right!

Backup of wappalyzer → https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/down … .11-fx.xpi

Re: All XUL Addons to be purged - your help needed

aloniv wrote:

This might fit your needs. It is an add-on with the full website of Mozilla add-ons without the xpi files (and the user comments it seems). The xpi files will be added very soon apparently (at the moment they still  point to the original links but they will point in the future to another website).

https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/issues/8
https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/releases

Thank you! I actually just discovered this today and will be monitoring to see how it progresses. It will be good to have an archive of existing addons so that they can be updated and ported as time permits. I'm glad to hear they saved so many of them and cataloged them. I have my own saved collection but it is no where near as complete.

5 (edited by aloniv 2018-09-01 07:36:29)

Re: All XUL Addons to be purged - your help needed

The legacy add-ons will be integrated into Waterfox (the main developer has backed up the add-ons) and the Classic add-ons Archive add-on will possibly use Waterfox's add-on mirror:

https://www.reddit.com/r/waterfox/comme … n/e4lomm0/

Re: All XUL Addons to be purged - your help needed

At some point in the (near) future, it would be great to have a website featuring all those extensions. From what I read on github ticket, this could happen !
Meanwhile, I backed up the ones I use.

7 (edited by zapper 2018-09-04 00:54:05)

Re: All XUL Addons to be purged - your help needed

It's good you backed up legacy addons, I myself backed up the ones I use.

Just so you know, Noscript support is probably going to be dropped very soon. 

Actually scratch that you probably are well aware of this.

But yeah, Thank you.

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