[lug] FF Certificate Expiry vs. Good Practice

Michael J. Hammel mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
Sat May 4 08:45:47 MDT 2019

Heh.  You're not the only one.  I run an old FF just so I can use It's
All Text.  I use it heavily in wiki and redmine editing.  The
alternative in new FF doesn't work correctly for me.

The only problem is that it occasionally gets auto-updated so I have to
reinstall it.  Oh, and a recent purchase of a new machine got me
updated to latest Fedora and now old FF doesn't play videos.  So I
switched to chrome for that (Plex, Youtube, etc.).  Good news:  old FF
no longer auto plays videos on sites that try to pull that.  Sometimes
old and broken is better.

On Sat, 2019-05-04 at 07:58 -0600, Jed S. Baer wrote:
> On Sat, 4 May 2019 07:51:21 -0600 (MDT)
> D. Stimits wrote:
> > I'm still trying to find out which extensions were
> > removed/disabled/broken. It seems the policy is to not provide any
> > means of knowing which extension was disabled. It used to be I
> > could
> > see a list of extensions and they would be marked if disabled...now
> > they are invisible.
> Oh, that's rich. Hah! I'm all schadenfreude now! :) I cackle
> maniacally
> at the benefit of running an older Firefox build.
> Oh, seriously? I'm still running FF 54.0. I do that because it's the
> last
> build before the change to plugin architecture. So, I can see which
> ones
> are disabled. And maybe that's why the xpinstall preference is
> available
> to me, and not others? The /. discussion seemed to imply that it's
> more
> widely available than Mozilla claims.
> But, obligatory comment here about how Mozilla keeps taking more and
> more
> stuff away from end users. Yeah, we so dumb!
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Michael J. Hammel
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