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Firefox 13 marked some themes incompatible

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I just got Firefox 13, and it immediately marked 4 of my themes as incompatible. All these had the max version in the install.rdf file bumped up to version 20.*, yet Firefox would not accept them until I reinstalled them. It is quite happy with them now. This is in spite of the fact that the oldest theme I have was apparently quite acceptable. What makes Firefox decide that an add-on is incompatible now? It is evidently not just the max version setting any more.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0

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These were marked incompatible by FF 13, but all the install.rdf files had max version set at 20.*. After reinstalling, they are now fine, apparently.

jscher2000
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I believe Firefox objects when the maxversion is higher than any existing version. Try setting it to 15.* instead of 20.* and see whether that makes any difference.

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It no longer makes a difference now anyway. Firefox is accepting those themes after I reinstalled them. You could be onto something, however. Halloween was set to max version 10.*. That was the older theme with no problem. I thought Firefox would not accept themes with a max version less than current?

That does not explain why Sky Pilot was not rejected as incompatible. Its max version is set to 20.*. There has to be some other factor.

jscher2000
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Due to public outcry, Firefox stopped disabling extensions with an old maxVersion as of Firefox 10 (see Firefox 10 for developers - MDN). However, Firefox will enforce maxVersion if you add a strict compatibility requirement to your manifest.

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So the other factor is the manifest. Why does that make no difference

when the add-on is reinstalled?

Modified by finitarry

jscher2000
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I think you might try the AMO forums for better answers... https://forums.mozilla.org/addons/

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It would seem that I cannot log on there. The instructions for logon say, "Log in below using your Mozilla Add-ons account username and password.". That does not work. I am told that I gave an incorrect username, and it is the same as what appears at the top of the page for an addon. I guess that will have to remain a mystery unless someone at another forum knows.