Flagfox 4.1 application support changes

This has all been stated in various places already, but I didn’t have a blog set up yet.  Now that I’m getting questions about it I’ll summarize things here.

Current stable Flagfox 4.0.11 supports the following applications:

  • Firefox 3.0 – 4.0b6
  • SeaMonkey 2.0 – 2.1a3
  • Flock 2.0 – 2.5

Current development Flagfox 4.1a4 supports the following applications:

  • Firefox 3.5 – 4.0b8pre
  • SeaMonkey 2.0 – 2.1b2pre

That means there are a few changes coming for Flagfox 4.1. First of all, Gecko 1.9.0 based application support has been dropped, which includes Firefox 3.0.x and all versions of Flock 2.x. This also means Flock support is dropped entirely as newer versions of Flock are no longer Mozilla based at all. Mozilla long since dropped all support for Firefox 3.0 which means no security or stability or bugfix updates. The updates to Firefox 3.0 are Firefox 3.5 and 3.6. Upgrade!

Additionally, I am no longer attempting to maintain compatibility with current Firefox 4.0 development versions in stable Flagfox 4.0.x. After the third or fourth change to Firefox that broke Flagfox compatibility I decided to maintain support for newer development versions of Firefox and SeaMonkey in Flagfox development versions only. If you’re using a development version of your application you should probably check for development versions of your other extensions too. What this means to users is that if you’re using Firefox 4.0 beta 7 or later you must install Flagfox 4.1a4 or later for support. (the same goes for SeaMonkey 2.1 beta users)

As to operating system support, it’s the same as it always has been: whatever. Flagfox supports all versions of Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, and any other system you can get a supported version of Firefox or SeaMonkey to run on. According to the statistics there’s even people running Flagfox on OS2, AIX, and Haiku.