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Cannot download incompatible addons for 4b2, even though checkCompatibility is False

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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).

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

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). == This happened == Every time Firefox opened

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0b2) Gecko/20100720 Firefox/4.0b2

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Slashy

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Yup,

Beta2 broke a ton of stuff

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.

Nat.

Yup, [http://cybernetnews.com/firefox-4-broken-extensions/ Beta2 broke a ton of stuff] 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. Nat.
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See also this MozillaZine forums thread: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1937759

See also this MozillaZine forums thread: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1937759