Cannot download incompatible addons for 4b2, even though checkCompatibility is False
I downloaded 4b2 on to a new Windows 7 machine. I want to download some "older" addons that aren't yet compatible with 4b2. So I downloaded the Compatibility checker addon, plus manually ensured 'extensions.checkCompatibility.4.0b=false' was set in about:config.
When I go to the Firefox Add-On site, I get an error that there was a "connection error" with addons.firefox.com ONLY when I try to download a non-compatible addon (AdBlock worked, for instance, but it's compatible).
Every time Firefox opened
Additional System Details
- -Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b2) Gecko/20100720 Firefox/4.0b2
Add-on Compatibility Reporter
Most of the extension developers should be aware, but if there isn't a comment about updating to beta2 on the addons page, it couldn't hurt to add it.
See also this MozillaZine forums thread: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1937759