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If I try to install something on Vista or 7, and it is only compatible with XP, don't I just get an error message or code of some sort? Maybe a "Could not finish installation, not compatible with Vista" error?

FF does very same thing. Since add-on incompatibility doesn't affect a whole FF, it just simply says: "this add-on is incompatible, and will be disabled". It's very same as program saying, it can't be installed.
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Broni, what would I do without you, thank you! That is my exact point, so why in the heck is version check there then? Do you see? A good example is with the MR Tech Tool installed, try and install an old add-on that you know is not compatible. What happens? This...?? I have not tried

"this add-on is incompatible, and will be disabled"


So in short, why is version check there? Mozilla should pay up! haha, and make the MR Tech Tool part of Firefox's code, or just eliminate the version check, and then you just get that error code.

Don't programmers always look for ways to shorten code? Try to have a clean code excluding all unnecessary stuff? That's what I've heard, so it seems useless to even have it.
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You've been tying to confuse me, haven't you?....LOL
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:) Not on purpose, but am I right or am I right?

*Ferrari worries his noobness is about to be shown
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I don't know...I'm confused already...LOL
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GRRR! :)

Well, I won't drag it out any further than a simple linear list to explain how I see it.

Current Set Up In Firefox
  • Install Add-on
  • Checks Version Stamp
  • Won't allow add-ons with old version stamp/not up to date stamp even though it would probably work.
Conclusion: Sucks.

Hot Fix With MR Tech Tool
  • Install MR Tech Tool
  • Disables Version Stamp
  • Install any add-on
  • Error Message, if it is truelly not compatible, "Not compatible, will be disabled"
Conclusion: Fixes it, but slows down my browser with yet another add-on.

The Way it Should be!!
  • Install any Add-on
  • Error Message if its truly not compatible, "Not compatible, will be disabled"
Conclusion: Simple, shortened code or possibly more code but necessary for the users overall good experience, and no extra add-ons.

Do you want me to tie your shoes for you too Broni? :)

Edited by Ferrari, 09 August 2009 - 01:25 PM.

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With Mr. Tech installed, you'll never get:
Error Message, if it is truelly not compatible, "Not compatible, will be disabled"
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I give up :)
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Good :)
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Boy... I'm glad that's finished :) I was getting offly confused too!
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