I have reverted back to Nightly 49 on my computers and have no intentions of updating beyond it, as too many valuable addons, that I need, have disappeared from the addon… (read more)
I have reverted back to Nightly 49 on my computers and have no intentions of updating beyond it, as too many valuable addons, that I need, have disappeared from the addon database. Needing to get a fresh copy of the Request Policy addon, I searched the addons.mozilla.org database but, to my surprise, was unable to find it.
I then had a look at the addon's website, and found a message from the author, Justin, indicating that he has embarked on a new career path and has stopped working on the Request Policy addon. So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his previous work, wish him the best in his new Wordpress and PHP hosting business, and at the same time send out a cheerio to the folks who have accepted the challenge of continuing Justin's work, under the new name Request Policy Continued.
On their website, I did find a direct addons.mozilla link to the Request Policy Legacy addon, but sadly and to my indignant surprise, the link is dead!!!! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/requestpolicy-legacy/
What happened to the addon? Why is the link dead? Is Mozilla abandoning it's support for older versions of FireFox that quickly? Does someone in the community need to step up and make a backup of the addon database to preserve the good work that's been contributed from the community?