Mozilla will drop support for binary files in extensions

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Mozilla will drop support for binary files in extensions

Postby TheExplorer » Tue May 05, 2015 8:01 am

As of today Mozilla is going to drop support for binary components in extensions.

The news is here.

As far as I know FlashGot creates a binary file as written here:

JavaScript/XUL with a single C++ file (FlashGot.cpp), which is the source of FlashGot.exe


I guess the file is being created in Windows (I dunno how it's implemented in Linux).

Giorgio, what do you think of all this? What is the future of FlashGot? I think it's not only mine best downloader ever :)


Thank you,
Keep up your good work!
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Re: Mozilla will drop support for binary files in extensions

Postby therube » Tue May 05, 2015 2:14 pm

I don't know, but I don't think FlashGot is going to be affected?
Figure if it were to be, it would have had to be updated along with each new release, & that has never been the case.

But yes it sucks that they woke up the other morning & said, it's gone.

Seems as if Lightning is going to be the biggest loser in this deal.

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