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A question to Giorgio

by Danny » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:26 pm

Dear Giorgio,

Thank you for what you've done some for to develop and support this wonderful and helpful add-on, which we all love dearly.
When can we expect to get an updated version that would work on the newest Firefox versions?


Re: Firefox quantum

by therube » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:33 pm

Yes, all would like to see it.
Unfortunately functionality would never equal what was.

Quantum is so diminished compared to FF.
Extensions that were not ported (except, hoping for FlashGot ;-)) are not likely to ever be ported.
There was no & is no point to any points that Mozilla made. It was & is only lies.
Due diligence. We are in a far worse position now then where we were before.
At this point I would not trust ANY webextension extensions - except for those from known extension authors with a history with "legacy" extensions.
Quantum is well below mediocrity.

PS: FlashGot should be working fine in FF 56, no (except not quite so well on YT)?

Re: Firefox quantum

by Beavis » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:34 am


I just wanted to register the fact that I for one am still really hoping for a Quantum version of FlashGot and I'm sure there are plenty of other people who feel the same way! I'm not posting to nag Giorgio about this in any way, just to make sure he knows that there is still interest in a renewal of the absolute best-in-class media grabber.

Firefox is so diminished without it and many other addons which were never (yet) ported to Quantum.. I must admit that I'm frustrated with the decision of Mozilla to make such sweeping changes to the Firefox infrastructure. I understand the point they made at the time, that the existing system required too much trust in add-on authors, but I'm not sure they made the right decision. Is it really unreasonable to expect Firefox users to do their due diligence before installing random stuff written by random authors? To research addons and who wrote them before installing them on their system?

I feel like they must have been, "Well, we're the greatest show on earth with regards to web browsers. Now, how can we rock the boat and mess everything up? Mediocrity awaits!"

Best wishes to Giorgio and everyone involved with FlashGot!


Re: Firefox quantum

by overburner » Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 am

Are there news Giorgio?
Is there an hope to see the return of flashgot one day?
I'm using also waterfox to use flashgot yet but without develope I think that it will become out of date and useless one day

Re: Firefox quantum

by GrumpyOldNan » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:51 am

In the absence of both DTA and FG for Quantum, we here in linux land have found that uGet appears to be a flexible and carefully integrated downloader project that won't misbehave - even if it hasn't the power of the FG/DTA/ Gecko combo.
Its yutub implementation doesn't bother with dash iteration but does allow configuration for
varying file sizes and types. Since it's based on the youtb api itself, it's fairly resistant to annoying changes
in dependencies that other third-party dlers suffer from.
I like it for its wildcard use in batch downloads from messy web pages. Again, not half as
flexible as FG re sniffing, but not too difficult to configure.
A good commandline, always important, is there.
The main dev seems to be a caring kind of an owner. This is important to those of us who want to
find someone to place trust in now that the modern browser appears to be quickly converging on
all things ggle.
I use this downloader to try to bash my way through the weed-infested ecology of the modern browser for more
timely access to lists of files where the Chromium clones all seem to want to make a person wait for every page
to suck down every piece of irrelevance before allowing (slow) access to files.
Also, with the deprecation of RSS in Fx, I'm finding that I mostly fire up non-Quantum net-connected applications to begin a normal browsing session, calling up uGet for file-getting - with those applications calling on Fx to display and sort detail as needed.
As long as the feed reader either has no javascript integration, or has a toggle for JS, it's a more efficient way for this reader to get around their usual browsing beat these days.
The only session I'd be turning Fx on initially for would be for searching and peeking at entirely new websites.
It feels a lot like 2001 again to me.

Re: Firefox quantum

by TAO » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:50 pm

To be honest, there is no good surrogate for FlashGot, Please try to update it or maybe make it open source so other developer works on it and make it work.
I know this is a big request but FlashGot was one of the greatest download plugins and it's not fair to leave it behind like this.

Re: Firefox quantum

by Guest » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:10 pm

Thank you for your working, take it easy, we can wait. If there are problems make it impossible, I can understand, anyway you have did a very good work.

Re: Firefox quantum

by Giorgio Maone » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 pm

Marc144 wrote:I guess since there was no response or update from the programmer, it must be a dead issue. Really upsetting! This may be a good place for anyone to let us know if they find a similar program out there that is compatible. I have found nothing even close.
I'd really like to allocate some work time to a FlashGot Quantum, because in many instances I've found myself in need of writing ad-hoc scripts to accomplish tasks I previously used it for.
Unfortunately putting NoScript back on its rails proved to be a much more time and energy consuming endeavor than I could ever imagine one year ago, and the limitations of the WebExtensions API doesn't make the other side of this equation any easier.
I don't want to give up yet, but if you find any surrogate let me know, because I too could use it myself in the meanwhile.

Re: Firefox quantum

by Rome » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:51 am

therube wrote:Not with e10s ;-).

FlashGot menu items do not fully display in WF.
disabling multi-process & the context-menu item

Re: Firefox quantum

by therube » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:58 pm

Re: Firefox quantum

by Rome » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:22 pm

Waterfox 56.2.5 works perfectly with flashgot. Research guys and gals

Re: Firefox quantum

by Marc144 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:29 pm

I guess since there was no response or update from the programmer, it must be a dead issue. Really upsetting! This may be a good place for anyone to let us know if they find a similar program out there that is compatible. I have found nothing even close.

Re: Firefox quantum

by therube » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:03 pm

It is less that a particular extension is dead, it is more that the entire extension echo-system is dead.
And that is only one precursor to the ultimate demise of Mozilla.

Re: Firefox quantum

by X42 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:58 pm

Flashgot is dead. period.

safe to say there is nothing like it all?

That's what is even more amazing.. that not a single person in the entire world has made a copy cat of what Flashgot does. Not even anyone associated with JDownloader or the likes.

Re: Firefox quantum

by 12alba34 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:21 pm

I find it shameful how the developer of FlashGot now behaves towards the numerous requests.
Therefore, I appeal to him once again to express himself at least to the inquiries,
whether a FlashGot version for the Webextensions even at work, or whether definitely the project FlashGot for him died.